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Explore Real-Life Transformations Guided by an Internationally Multi-Certified Canine Psychologist and Behaviour Specialist


Are you a dog parent who has recently adopted a rescue or is grappling with persistent behavioural issues in your four-legged family member? You're not alone, and there's hope. Read on.

Case Studies in the Spotlight

Multifaceted Approach to Max's Canine-PTSD and Aggression

Discover the journey of Max, a 3-year-old Newfie-Poo, as we unravel the mysteries behind his aggression, anxiety, and sensory issues. Dive into a case study backed by clinical insights and learn about a holistic treatment plan designed just for him. 

Transforming Monty's Guarded World: A Journey from Fear to Harmony

Dive into Monty's compelling story, a 4-year-old German Shepherd who struggled with fear and aggression in two different homes. See how tailored behaviour modification transformed him into a calmer, happier dog with caregivers Alicia and Tony.

Unveiling the Layers of Duke's Fear and Aggression 

Duke, a 2.5-year-old mini Golden-Doodle, had fear-based aggression issues. Previous training failed to resolve the core problem. A comprehensive review successfully transformed Duke's behaviour for a harmonious home life.

How We Became a Lifeline for Families in Need

Sparky's journey began across Canada helping families who had experienced adopting dogs with severely challenging behaviours. It is here where her fear-free, force-free, and positive reinforcement practices gained strong commendations for saving dogs who were nearly 'written-off' by their caregivers. Her education has led her to be internationally multi-certified in animal behaviour, welfare, and psychology. In addition, she is a thought-leader and expert in complex strategy development and planning, having worked alongside the best strategists in the world in the development of core principles and practices for professional business strategists. This ensures clients get the best tailored and comprehensive approach.

But it's not just education and theoretical teaching; it's deeply personal and backed by three decades of changing over 100,000 individuals across the globe, applying leading-edge neuroscience, systems thinking, and psychology. She holds a Masters Level on Systems Thinking through the University of San Diego and the Haines Centre of Strategic Management. Sparky's commitment to the well-being of both dogs and their caregivers is unparalleled.

Her accolades and certifications are not just badges but a testament to her dedication. They are the volume of accreditation, training, and experience that she brings to each case, each family, and each dog. It's not just about treating symptoms but about understanding the intricate web of emotional, psychological, and physical factors that contribute to a dog's behaviour. And it's about empowering caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to foster a harmonious relationship with their four-legged family members.


At PivotalChange, we don't just change behaviour; we changes lives.

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