When we have an Aussie who is in need of additional training or evaluation, we turn to the trainer that has been helping Aussies for as long as David Thurman has been working in the Australian Shepherd rescue program, having met Lisa at an event promoting Australian Shepherds, Lisa took in one of the more challenging fosters at that time, helping him become a model Aussie example of a well structured and obedient canine.
Lisa has continued to help our rescue, offering discounts, and donating her time when we are in need of a deeper evaluation or training regiment.
Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest encourages you to contact Lisa when your Aussie, or any dog in your home that needs the added help that a regular trainer can’t provide.
Lisa was a guest speaker at this years Aussiepalooza event in Joliet Illinois.
Lisa Bataska is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Certified K9 Nosework Instructor (CNWI) and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She believes in continuing her education working with dogs and strives to find compassionate approaches to help people and their dogs understand one another. With more than ten years in the dog training industry, Lisa has come to understand the importance of accepting each animal as an individual. It is when this is achieved, human and canines fully enjoy each other, much like any other relationship in life.
Lisa has gained her knowledge and experience, and attended seminars to further her understanding of dogs, dog training and dog behavior. Some of the speakers that have helped shape her views and training beliefs are:
- Suzanne Clothier
- Sue Sternberg
- Dr. Jean Dodds
- Dr. Karen Overall
- Dr. Ian Dunbar
- Temple Grandin
- Dana Pike
- Steve Schwarz
- Ken Ramirez
- Denise Theobald
She currently shares her life and home with her husband, Bruce, and several dogs ranging from Australian Shepherds to Papillions. She enjoys working with her dogs in activities such as;
- K9 Nosework
- Dock Diving
She allows her dogs to work in the venues that they enjoy and show preference towards. From the Nervous Nellie to Aspiring Stars, she appreciates her dogs for what each brings to the relationship.
Additionally, she has contributed to helping dogs in need of homes by fostering, evaluating and training with rescue organizations such as Midwest Border Collie Rescue, Aussie Rescue Midwest, Illinois Doberman Rescue and others.
While working with dogs it also became more apparent to Lisa that goals were only accomplished if the dog has the mental and physical ability to handle the task at hand. She feels it is her calling to help dogs and people connect emotionally, so together they can enjoy activities whether it is in competition or everyday life.
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