My Inclination To Strengthen The Canine-human Bond Inspired Me To Become A Dog Behaviourist
Creature Companions|November 2019
I have loved being around dogs since I was a toddler. In 2013, life took a pleasant and unexpected turn, and I ended up joining a workshop which was training pet owners to learn about and understand their dogs better. And I have never looked back at a corporate desk job ever since.
Priyamvada Shukla

I am a canine behaviourist based out of Mumbai. Caesar, my 8-year-old male Labrador, came into my life in 2011. And yes, I have been around dogs since 2011 and training them since 2015. The motivation behind becoming a canine behaviourist is primarily Caesar. I also do not like the idea of a desk job anymore.

On a daily basis, I meet and train dogs of all shapes and sizes, from puppies to adult dogs for various reasons - it could be fussy eating, separation anxiety, hyperactivity or basic obedience. I regularly organise outdoor sessions for teaching puppies/ dogs to be obedient outdoors, and educating pet owners about the correct way to socialise their dogs in an outdoor setting.

I play an instrumental role in creating the much desired “CanineHuman” bond between pet parents and their furry companions. In the past I have also worked with several Animal Welfare Organisations in Mumbai to help the dogs at these shelters get adopted. In 2017, I was a part of a team of trainers who were training rescued dogs at a shelter in South Mumbai, and trying our best to help these dogs find their forever homes. Through correct training and behaviour modification methods, my team and I were successful in finding good and loving homes for a few of these dogs.

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