Martha Meacham, Ph.D., CPDT-KA

 

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Education Consultant for you...
                                                          ...
and your dog.

Central Texas
Tellington TTouch Practitioner & Certified Professional Dog Trainer
:
Kyle, Wimberley, Driftwood area

 

 

Pet dogs can be faithful, trusting companions when we understand what they need from us.

Too often we don't even know they are reacting in fear or why they are insecure.
To maintain harmony in my own household, I have learned to "think-like-a-dog".
Every day I think about how to balance the 'canine needs' with ours.

What I bring to lessons:

  • Experience and enthusiasm to apply modern scientific methods to change animal behaviors with positive reinforcement and behavior modification techniques.
  • Educator of all age levels in developing curriculum and instruction in both public and private learning environments to apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Credentials as a Professional Dog Trainer combined with an advanced degree in Education and Tellington TTouch practice.


To teach children, I learned about behavior modification based on the studies of dogs like Pavlov and Skinner.
Now I focus on dog behavior modification and work with dogs and their people.

My career path followed diverse interests related to human behavior in the field of education.

Like Maria Montessori, my educational career began working in special education with young children where I learned to use behavior modification techniques. I know about dog and human behavior.

For several years I have focused on improving relationships between humans and their dogs using the scientific approach of observation and awareness.

My teaching approach is with both heart and mind and has led me to use force-free training methods.

After living with a variety of breeds and mixed breeds, I have built on the training methods I first learned from John Rogerson, world reknown dog behaviorist.
I use Tellington TTouch to build trust and confidence within the human and companion dog teams.
I use these methods because they bring results.
Behaviors that are reinforced will increase or continue, while behaviors that are not rewarded will decrease.


I will help you and your family learn about your canine companion and find out what your family companion needs from you to be happy and healthy!

The goal is to communicate what you want your dog to do clearly and reward those behaviors.

Experience and credentials


Tellington TTouch Practitioner

Linda Tellington-Jones with Murphy


Dog Trainer since 2006
The Canine Center for Training and Behavior

Instructor
Flyball, Basics, Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Austin, Texas 2011-2012

Lee Mannix Center  for Canine Behavior
Intern
Austin, Texas 2006-2007

 

Group Class Assistant with
Kimberly Burgan for RallyO, Canine Good Citizen (CGC),
Adult Basics 2007-2008

The University of Texas at Austin:

Education (Ph.D)
Anthropology (M.A.)

Texas Teacher certificate (Grades 6-12) Composite Social Studies, Computer Literacy, Bilingual, Spanish and Special Education.

Long-time central Texas resident.

I have worked with most of the areas schools, universities and colleges, as well as the City of Austin's Nature Center and Pioneer Farm.

A caver, I have led adventurers of all ages to explore their physical limits by exploring area limestone caves.

All of these experiences have contributed to my unique skills for dog training and helping people manage pet dogs in their households.

 

Box 52
Driftwood,Texas 78619

 

 

Come forth into the light of things.
Let nature be your teacher.
~ William Wordsworth