I have compiled a list of some of the resources I find helpful for my clients, friends and other training professionals. If you have anything to add please let me know!

Other Certified Trainers in the Bloomington-Normal Area
Pawsitive Transformations specializes in treating separation-related anxiety in dogs, one of the most challenging behavioral problems to live with and resolve. Their training protocol helps dogs learn to feel safe and calm when home alone. is the link.

What am I feeding my dog, cat, bird or fish?

Nilla’s Tub is a local resource for both dog food and training supplies. Stop in and see them, I bet you’ll love them as much as I do!

Not all pet foods are created equally! Dog Food Advisor is a trusted resource to weed through all of the varieties, claims and jargon

Animals and Behavior

As a huge advocate for continuing education I encourage all my clients, potential clients and those just facing challenges with animals in their homes to read this informative paper from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

If you have a new puppy, or are looking to bring a puppy into your home this article on puppy socialization from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is an invaluable tool to help you get started with the right understanding!

First, do no harm ~ Hippocrates

The following article written by Dr. Susan G. Friedman at Utah State University is a thorough examination of behavior-change interventions.

Are you searching animal training ideas for yourself? This is a handy library of information from

This is my guide for proofing behaviors with your animals. I encourage you to try different scenarios to see if they can perform a given behavior in many different situations!

Here is a little information about my latest passion – K9 Nose Work

Not in the Bloomington/Normal, IL area?

While I would love to help anyone and everyone I realize that there is a whole word of wonderful trainers out there. Following are a few resources for finding a great pet trainer, wherever you are!
You can find a list of KPA certified trainers right on the Karen Pryor Academy website!
If you are in the Chicago area I highly recommend Animal Behavior Training Concepts
If you’re in the Indianpolis, Indiana area then I encourage you to check out Canines in Action

2 thoughts on “Resources

    • lmpaul76 says:

      Hi Nancy,

      I’m afraid that I don’t know any locations in town offering any puppy classes starting at that time of year. However, I do offer in home pet training and could certainly assist in training your new puppy. You can email me at

      Lisa Paul

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