We had the good fortune of connecting with Teka Martin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Teka, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Through countless hours of personal experience and literally thousands of satisfied clients, I have discovered that the missing link between human and animal communication is a lack of emotional and psychological understanding. Simply put, people just don’t know how to handle their pet’s emotions and often end up rewarding the very behavior they are trying to change because they don’t understand how their pet’s mind works.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My degree is in animal psychology and my primary focus is working closely with the entire family in a private in-home training environment as I evaluate the emotional and psychological make-up of your pet.
I specialize in both Dog Obedience Training and Dog Behavior Modification Training, two methods which may look the same however the outcome and reward structure are very different.
There is much more to animals than instinct. They have feelings and emotions that can’t be ignored, in fact, they are the driving force behind behavior. By understanding how they think and learn, you’ll discover how to stop reinforcing the behavior you’re trying to change while learning how to communicate more effectively with your pet.
In just one or two sessions, my unique Obedience and Behavioral Modification program will teach you how to understand the thought process your pet experiences when learning new behavior. My methods are a simple, fun and effective solution that will enable you and your family to identify emotional triggers and understand how your pet’s mind works, resulting in a well-mannered, balanced and loving relationship.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The mountains of Southern California provide some of the most dramatic hiking to be found anywhere in America. A perfect day for me is to meet up with my friends and set off into one of the many amazing trails that are all over the Los Angeles area. The peace and quiet restores my soul.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My thousands of satisfied clients are my greatest inspiration.