Wagline provides in-home dog training in Reading and the surrounding areas including Burlington, Lynnfield, Melrose, North Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn as well as other towns in the vicinity. The goal is to give owners the tools they need to teach their dogs basic manners and behaviors or address behavior issues.
About the Trainer
Lisa McEvoy, KPA-CTP became interested in dog training after adopting India, a very active and easily distracted mixed-breed dog. She was fortunate to be introduced to clicker training, and because it provides clear information and encourages the dog to think, India flourished.
Lisa used clicker training to teach general behaviors as well as deal with India’s overly excited behavior and reactivity to other dogs. Looking to learn more about training and to give India a structured outlet for her energy, Lisa and India began to train in the dog sport of agility. India's energy and exuberance have made her a crowd favorite at agility competitions around New England and she has earned several titles from Canine Performance Events and the United States Dog Agility Association.
While serving as an assistant at the Instructor Training Course, she met and adopted Blue. The next few months involved integrating him into the home with India and restricting his exercise as he recovered from heartworm treatment. Being able to exercise his mind while also teaching him behaviors that helped to keep his heart rate down proved invaluable.
Lisa hopes to help others experience the advantages of training a dog using methods based on scientific evidence. She graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior and is a member of the New England Dog Trainer's Network and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She has benefited from working with some of the top trainers in New England and currently works with Operation Delta Dog, an organization that trains rescue dogs to be service dogs for veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other challenges. She also teaches classes at Metro Pets in Natick and the Pet Republic in Cambridge.
She has attended numerous animal behavior conferences, seminars and workshops, including:
IAABC Animal Behavior Conference
Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS) Conference
ITC Modifying Behavior Course - Course Assistant
Advanced Training Topics with Ken Ramirez
Fearful Dog Seminar with Debbie Jacobs