Cheryl offers e-mail, phone, and video consultations for cat and dog behavior issues, advice on end-of-life decisions, and pet loss grief counseling. These consultations can start you on a path to understanding behavior issues you may be dealing with and ways you can begin to work with your animal to help resolve behavior problems. If Cheryl feels you need hands-on assistance with a professional trainer in your area, she can assist you in the steps to finding a good trainer to help with your needs. Many typical problems like separation anxiety, pica, and housebreaking issues (to name a few) are problems that can be resolved with a few e-mails back and forth and some ideas and follow-up questions and answers. Get started by sending an email with what your questions are. Cheryl will respond and give you an estimate of services.
If you are struggling with an end-of-life decision, you may also reach out to Cheryl via email with your contact information. A phone call is usually more suitable during this difficult time, and she is here to help you make decisions or help you through your grief. Our animals are part of our family, and when they become seniors, it can be a difficult time in our lives and sometimes we just need someone to reach out to. Cheryl is here if you need her.
In Delilah's Eyes: Dog Training from the Dog's Perspective
Ever wonder why your dog seems so stubborn? Does it seem like your dog is just doing things to upset you? Your dog's behavior may be mind-boggling, but have you ever stopped to think how your behavior looks to your dog? Animal Behavior Consultant Cheryl Falkenburry takes you on a journey into dog training from the dog's perspective. Through the eyes of her canine colleague, Delilah, you will learn how human behavior appears to dogs and how you can change the way you interact with your furry friend in order to close the communication gap between people and dogs. In Delilah's Eyes shows how to enhance the human- animal bond by teaching skills to your canine companion which are useful in the human world. by using positive simple training steps, you can teach your dog how to become a good canine citizen in your household and the community.
Click on the button below to go to the free pdf of In Deliliah's Eyes. Please be aware that if you want to read this on a Nook or Kindle, most older versions will require a computer to first download and save the pdf and then it can be transferred to your device. Newer devices may allow a pdf download straight from the internet. A pdf will not be able to be viewed in the same way as other ebooks and formatting may be slightly affected, but the information is still able to be read and enjoyed for free. We wanted to be make sure people could still access the information now that there are only a few books left in print since they have almost sold out!
Our animals mean so much to us. When we miss them whether due to their passing or just during a long day at work, it is nice to have a memento of them to help us through the day. Cheryl creates whimsical mini-me copies of pets to commemorate the animals that mean the most in our lives.
To order one, just sent Cheryl an e-mail with the following:
Pictures from as many sides of the animal
Include a picture of their favorite toy if desired
Size desired (5" - 7" are the most popular, cut 3", 8" and 10" are also possible)
Date desired for finished product
Pick up or shipping (Cheryl's workshop is located in Palmyra, VA 22963)
Cheryl will answer with any follow-up questions and an estimate. Please be sure to order in advance as there can be a waiting list of a few months to receive a finished project.
Cheryl's passion for animals started as a young child, but her desire to educate really became strong when she worked in the Education Department of the Humane Society of the United States in 1980.. There she became compassionate about humane education. When she married a military man, she realized the need for a portable career, so she combined her ventriloquism skills with her love of animals and taught humane education wherever she went. While working at Caring For Creatures, an animal sanctuary located in Palmyra, Virginia, Cheryl developed the Rags program. Rags is a marionette developed to help humane educators in the classroom. Although the Rags kits have all sold out, instructions are still available to make your own Rags out of a basic stuffed animal. The instructions that used to come with Rags are available here as is the video that was lovingly made by a senior at Fluvanna High School for her senior project to help show people how to use Rags. This has been downloaded to YouTube for people to watch and learn when they make their own Rags puppets. If you have any questions on how to make or use Rags, or have trouble with the links. please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl. A humane education script that Cheryl used with other puppets has also been included for free use for humane educators as well as a fairly simple way to turn stuffed animals into hand puppets. Have fun!