Lisa Desatnik, CPDT-KA, CPBC
Lisa Desatnik, CPDT-KA, CPBC, is a Cincinnati certified professional dog trainer; and, through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, is a certified parrot behavior consultant. She offers individualized dog and puppy training using the most positive approaches to teach obedience and manners training, and prevent and solve dog behavior problems.
“In preparation for receiving my four-month-old goldendoodle Buddy, I read two books about the art of raising happy dogs. Each book detailed methods on how to make the dog do something. The overriding theme was exercise, discipline, and affection – in that order. I was eager to learn and did my best to internalize what I read. Just to be safe though, I consulted my veterinarian and he recommended a dog trainer, Lisa Desatnik.
Lisa presented a different approach to dog training; how to make the dog WANT to do something. She guided me on how to have a relationship with my pup through affection, fun, and trust. Discipline was infused throughout with carefully-timed disbursements of treats, play, and “parties”. (Lisa is a master at this and wonderful to watch!) Foremost, her training taught me how to have Buddy value me over everything else. Thanks to Lisa, I recognize Buddy as his own unique doggy-self and look forward to the journey of building a quality relationship with him.” ~ Cathy Koesters
“I wasn’t sure that it was possible to ‘teach an old dog new tricks’, but Lisa changed my mind! Our 15-year-old dog had started to bark all the time whenever my husband and I were in our kitchen. The barking was so annoying that we couldn’t enjoy being in our kitchen or have people over to our home because the noise made things so stressful. A few sessions with Lisa has made such a difference. She taught me how to teach my dog new behaviors and new ways to get her needs met – that don’t involve barking. It is so quiet now in the kitchen and that makes us so much happier. We are looking forward to having guests over.” ~Amy Katz