About April's K911 Academy's Instructor
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Mesilla Valley's Dog Training & Behavior Expert!
APRIL NASTASI- April has been helping dogs in Southern New Mexico since 2005 after graduating from NMSU with her bachelors in Animal Science. Wanting to stay here in the Mesilla Valley, April went to work for a local pet store as their area trainer. During her work she was not allowed to work with dogs that had bitten a person or a dog & yet half her dogs in class where afraid of either dogs or people. April's long time experience in Equine behavior helped her to figure out what it was that made dogs grumpy & scared. . After a few years with the increasing need of someone to show people how to change their dogs behavior, April opened her own business doing just that. First in 2009 as AJ's Canine Academy and after the split in partnership, April is now helping dogs with manners & obedience with Aprils K911 Academy.
April's program has grown from just obedience classes to over nights, daycares & working with the owners in public at our local farmers markets to teach the owners how to interact safely & properly with their dogs. They get hands on experience how to meet & greet people in safe way that helps the dog gain confidence in meeting both people and animals. The day cares & over nights helps dogs to get a good foundation where they can learn to be dogs, get over their initial fears with calm assertive dogs in her pack which helps dogs to not over react & grow.
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April Nastasi- B.S.;A.A.S,- Canine Behavior Modification Trainer
~Specializing in Aggressive/Submissive Behaviors~
FEATURED IN 2014-2015 APRILS COMMUNITY GUIDE
April Nastasi has her A.A.S. & B.S. in Animal Science She will help you learn how your dog learns, why reacts the way he does and helps you learn to understand how to teach your dog what it is you want and expect out of your canine companion.
April teaches YOU how to train your dog for basic obedience on up for a well mannered, well socialized dog using the least amount of pressure to get the job done, that makes it fun for you and your dog!
April has over 10 years experience as the head trainer at April's K911 Academy specializes in Canine behavior modification of grumpy & submissive dogs. April has two years experience as the area trainer for a local pet store, before venturing off on her own to help those who have grumpy dogs to help them learn how to change that behavior so they do not have to end up putting their dog to sleep or finding him a new home.
April has experience with rescues & was Vice President of NM Dachshund Rescue for two years, & the owner/trainer of their mascot Lady Fire. Lady fire was also NM Lottery's of 2004!
April has owned dogs all her life & has a natural talent for training even those most stubborn dogs and is very effective with helping those scared, shy, aggressive dogs. Her passion is in helping those grumpy dogs to grow into confident, loving, happy dogs as well as helping the owners gain confidence as well.