You are not alone.

I can empathize with the joys, the frustrations, the rewards, and the challenges of sharing our lives with pets.

 

There’s no greater joy than having a loving pet companion by your side to make your cares melt away for a few moments.

 

But when your pet’s behavior leaves you frustrated, confused, or hopeless, it can feel isolating. Others might not understand. You can get professional, compassionate help.  I will be By Your Side, helping you and your pet as you learn together.

How can I help?

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Cat Behavior

Get help with  uniquely feline behavior concerns including kitten socialization, cat introductions & re-integration, fearful cats, litterbox issues, aggression (toward you or another pet), and more. 

Whether you have one cat or eight, I can help.  

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Dog Behavior

Sometimes it is challenging to understand why our dogs behave the way they do.   

I can help set you and your dog up for success in the future whether you are dealing with leash reactivity, jumping on people, resource guarding,  or other challenges. 

I specialize in working with shy, under-socialized, and fearful dogs. 

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Puppy Training

Start off on the right paw with your puppy! 

You will learn how to communicate clearly, kindly and effectively with your new puppy and understand what your puppy is telling you.  

Private one-on-one sessions allow us flexibility while we focus on your puppy and your specific concerns.

What People Say...

Cat Behavior Clients

Emily & Jack C.

Karen Plescia helped keep our family together.  She is a dedicated and compassionate [behavior consultant] for both animals and humans!

Working with Karen was awesome!!

I've learned so much about how to effectively communicate with my pup, and our bond has become so much stronger. Couldn't be happier with the progress my puppy has made...

Dog Behavior Clients
Sean & Dani

We recommend Karen to our all our friends and family that have dogs! She...really understands dogs and their behavior...

She gives you the tools and the know-how to better read your dog and develop a plan to address any behavioral issues.

We have seen immense improvement in his behavior and he genuinely seems happier.

We also just had a baby and Karen helped us develop a plan for careful introduction...

Dog Behavior Clients

Rosaline & Randy H. 

Karen has been extremely helpful with our two pups. Her positive training tactics have helped us to both understand our pups better and to teach them to be happier, safer and more well behaved.     

Puppy Training Client
Ambra D.

Cat Behavior Client
Elizabeth W. 

I want to thank you so much for your guidance in bringing the girls back together. From the practical matters to keeping me buoyed, you brought us all through this.