About Renee Rhoades, MSc
Specialist Areas - Aggression, Reactivity, Fears/Phobias in all ages, all breeds
To say I love dogs is probably an understatement, I am captivated by them. It is actually through working with dogs that I have also come to truly enjoy working with people. I was your typical "I like dogs more than people" dog nerd, but having worked with so many dog-human teams over the years has changed that. Helping people develop the skills and understanding they need to have the kind of relationship they want with their dog, and then seeing that relationship blossom, is the most rewarding aspect of my work.
My world revolves around my boys: Nero and Lycan. Nero is a senior border collie cross whippet (lurcher) and Lycan is an adult working-line German shepherd. As a dog professional who educates about reactive, fearful, and aggressive dogs, it was important to me to be honest about the journey I've had with Lycan, who joined our family as a reactive adolescent. Being transparent about how I live and help Lycan allows me to publicly say to others who are struggling with their dog's behavior that it is possible to be kind and effective - even with big, working dogs.
When I'm not talking about dogs I enjoy watching documentaries, creating art, reading, cuddling my husband and playing video games.