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Betsy Lane

Betsy Lane is Chicagoland’s only Certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for Companion Animals.

In group workshops and individualized in-home sessions, Betsy uses novel, positive training experiences to address underlying issues and root causes affecting dogs’ behavior and performance. These issues range from being generally fearful to becoming overly excited by stimuli to having age-related concerns of any kind. As a no-force/no-fear training method, TTouch is especially effective at helping shy, cautious, or fearful dogs gain confidence, resilience, and trust in their environments, but the TTouch method brings out the best in all dogs, making them safer, happier, easier to train, and more pleasant to live with.

Betsy has been a student of animal behavior and training since childhood, when she spent an inordinate amount of time pondering what her many pets might be thinking and feeling. To this day, she is an avid reader of nonfiction about any species, but particularly about dogs. From 2004 to 2014, Betsy volunteered with and certified new dog-handler teams for SitStayRead, Chicago’s premier canine-assisted literacy program for students in some of the city’s lowest-performing public schools. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and three of her articles have been published in the APDT Chronicle of the Dog. Betsy is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and is also trained in pet first aid and canine CPR. In her free time, she enjoys snowshoeing, tracking, or simply puttering in the yard with her German Shepherd, Ms. Biscuit (CGC, TD, TDX).

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I often wish I could stop people on the street who’s dogs are misbehaving and suggest they sign up for classes at AnimalSense.

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