Whether you’re buried under backlog, drowning in a toxic work environment, or simply searching for advancement opportunities right where you are, Colleen Pelar gives you the necessary tools to negotiate change, collaborate creatively, and reduce stress.
Behavior is complex. Genetics, environment, and our own choices all play a significant role in how we behave. For more than 25 years, Colleen has created customized behavior modification plans tailored for dogs and their families. She’s spent years studying strategies, focusing on what works, and simplifying steps to develop effective and easy-to-implement plans for changing behavior.
Over time, she began using these same skills to help people with their own problems. She’s passionate about helping people find solutions that work for them, which requires critical thinking, nuanced observations, and purposeful communication.
Colleen has a B.A. from Penn State and has been certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. In addition to her work with people, Colleen still trains dogs and gives presentations about dog behavior. She’s the training manager at All About Dogs in northern Virginia and has written three books about fostering positive relationships between dogs and people.
Colleen believes learning should be fun. Her highly interactive presentations focus on changing behavior, learning new skills, and avoiding roadblocks. Every audience is unique, and Colleen customizes each speaking engagement with specific activities and insights to perfectly fit the needs of the audience. As a result, she offers a range of fees for meeting planners that meet most budgets. After an initial telephone consultation to determine your program requirements, you will receive a written quote for the appropriate customized packages.