Karen Fazio is an expert on fear, aggression and medical-related behavior issues.
Here, Karen works with Sienna, a territorial aggressive Doberman who is implicated in several bites to visitors to the owner's property
Karen's husband allows dogs and cats to behave badly when she's away from home. Every trainer's nightmare.
A miniature Poodle engages in blanket sucking, an obsessive compulsive behavior. Early weaned dogs often engage in this type of behavior.
This German Shepherd barks at a leaf on the skylight above. The behavior began to spill out in other areas of the house and the dog began barking obsessively at ceilings in every room. He was treated with an increase in exercise and timely interruptions of his behavior the moment each event started.
The dog engaged in the behavior for several months. Today, he can be distracted and move on to more relaxing behaviors.
This dog suffers from neophobia, a fear of all new people, places and events. This dog has been suffering for five years without help. The owners called Karen and she introduced the dog to a Thundershirt and the soothing effects of swaddling. She also suffers from epilepsy.
Karen advised the owners to visit a veterinary behaviorist for psychotropic medications since the behavior may be related to her neurological issue.
Dogs familiar with each other will engage in play by using the same behaviors that may be seen in a real dog fight. It is normal for dogs to use their teeth during play. Note how neither dog hurts the other and the relaxed body language of both dogs.
Karen became a dog trainer to help owners bond more closely with their dogs. She is a well-respected expert on fear and aggression and understands the stress that owners of such dogs can experience. In trainings, Karen works to heal the owner and dog relationship as well as emotional fall-out.