Science-based Pet Training & Behavior Services
Pet Training Guidance
Let’s work together to help you and your pet have the best relationship and bond possible. I specialize in virtual and in-home consultations, working with families, often with multiple pets. I work with cats and dogs — all ages, all issues. My approach is science based, fear free, and force free.
I draw on my 25+ years of experience as a biologist, a former veterinary nurse, and a positive trainer/ behavior consultant to develop a family and pet-friendly plan to address your concerns and effectively solve problems. I love to make the seemingly impossible seem simply possible.
I am a scientist and an intuitive. Heck, my intuition is always running in the background because she’s part of me. But for training sessions, I reconcile her with science.
So no fear: no “woo-woo” unless you want to overtly incorporate it. Soul-based sessions can focus intuitively on both ends of the leash.
We first learned about Ruth from our vet on day #2 with our three month Goldendoodle, Tank. I’m not sure if it was the look on our faces or if he just knew that Ruth would be a good fit. I emailed her to see what virtual training options were available and we began our time together the following day. We felt reaffirmed in our decision to get a puppy after just one session and we continued to learn so much over our three month journey together. Ruth’s expertise and knowledge transfer quite nicely in the virtual world, which is amazing as it makes her a resource that is now available for everyone.
Ruth has a wonderful intuitive way with dogs and their owners. She’s very thoughtful and creative. She’s given us great tips on how to be with a very shy Boston Terrier we adopted last year. It’s helped us all. We enjoy her sense of knowledge and humor. We also have a 5-month-old Boston terrier who is full of it. Her tips and ideas work wonders. If you want support while raising your puppy or older dog, Ruth is the one. We are a better family because of her love and understanding the psychological make up of our furry friends (and us).
We got two rescue kittens for companionship during the pandemic. When we asked our vet, Dr. Ross, about a behavioral concern, he referred us to Ruth Hagen, saying that she was masterful and that he refers all behavioral issues out to her. He was so right. Over Zoom, without ever meeting our kitties, Ruth was able to pinpoint the issues and offer effective solutions. After our first call, we were sold and signed on for a one-month package to help us and our kittens make this transition. Ruth has a wealth of knowledge and is highly intuitive; her recommendations were spot-on. We also found her to be personable, compassionate, and very generous with her time. We’d recommend her highly to all pet parents!
You have done a great job creating a virtual experience over the last 9 months and we have benefitted from the 12 or so sessions. Trudi is a loving, well behaved pup but sometimes too loving and we will be scheduling sessions over the next few weeks. I encourage your other clients to start a program and benefit from the opportunity the next few months will provide.
When we think of Ruth, we feel the warmth of her compassion and devotion to all living creatures. She is truly our troubled-dog whisperer!
We hired Ruth when we got our first family dog. She was wonderful. I appreciated her knowledge along with her calm and loving personality. She truly cares and is passionate about animals.
Ruth has been a godsend over the last 6 months. We’re first time dog parents and didn’t know the first thing about training, grooming, feeding or being with our dog! We were looking into doggie training bootcamps where we’d send her away for someone else to teach her, when we met Ruth…so grateful! She made training simple as well as fun AND positive. In addition, Ruth has provided us with the sweetest boarding and doggy day care experience. She’s incredibly sensitive and aware to all animals’ needs. On top of it all, our little pup comes back happy and better behaved! Our 3.5 year old daughter says “Ruth is really good at training — you have to meet her” 🙂 Thank you Ruth!
Ruth is not only good for your puppy, she is great for your whole household. Her natural energy, warm manner and puppy instinct is incredible. She is a great read of your home as it relates to puppy training and safety as well as intuitive with the family and surroundings. Her lessons are well thought out, complete, clear and not rushed. If you listen to her lessons, you are pretty much guaranteed to have a well trained pup in no time. I would highly recommend engaging Dr. Ruth even prior to getting your puppy so that she can prepare you properly.
We were in a dire situation after the 2017 wildfires and needed help with our new Goldendoodle puppy, Bella. From Bella’s very first day with Ruth, we were put at ease. Ruth’s incredible insight, intuition, and warmth were a perfect fit for our precious pup. Ruth also has many creative ideas for training and problem solving. She helped us immensely with Bella’s picky eating, for example. Ruth puts a priority on always creating a safe environment, especially for the doggie “play dates” that she put together at her home, which were instrumental in socializing our puppy. Ruth is so caring and empathic, and she is obviously very passionate about her work with animals. We are so grateful to have Ruth in our lives.
On Ruth’s first visit to my home I noticed her focus was on me, as well as on the behaviors of my dog, Bruno. One of Ruth’s great strengths in both her dog training career and her dog-sitting career is her ability to connect in a positive way with owners. I am grateful for the help Ruth has given me over the years; Bruno and I have come to love her very much.
Soul-based Intuitive Services for Pets & People
Intuitive Guidance for Pet Guardians
As an intuitive, an empath, and a psychic medium, I can guide you toward a better understanding of yourself by way of Spirit, nature, and the bonds you share with your pets.
Animals come into our lives as teachers and healers; we are here to learn life lessons. Scientifically and intuitively, I bridge the communication gaps between species so that we can all grow from our time together on this planet.
I’m fascinated by the bonds we share with our pets. I draw on the powers of intuition, empathy, mindfulness, mirroring, intentions, and compassion as healing gateways for humans and their pets, via their bonds.
Because I embody the synergy of science and soul, I will always tell you the source (trainer or intuitive) of messages and information I give you. It’s the best of both worlds — a niche that makes our pet-centric sessions unique!
Don’t have pets? No worries!
Intuition only requires an open mind and a loving heart to hear its guidance. I offer intuitive psychic medium readings, animal communication sessions, and intuitive development sessions.
I’m also a trauma-informed intuitive guide. You’re safe, seen and heard in confidence with me.
It is my highest calling and my passion to guide you to trust and grow your own intuition through our work together. My new book, Intuitive Evolution, is a teaching memoir that will also guide you to enrich your intuition.
An intuitive life is richer and sweeter, indeed. There’s much to discover together! Join me, won’t you?
Ruth is honest, caring and authentic — she intuitively spoke to my heart, and also validated my intuition. I not only trust her guidance but received insight and comfort based on how she was able to tap into some of my deepest thoughts and feelings.
Readings with Ruth have been extraordinary! I have been blown away by the accuracy and depth each time. Impromptu messages during the readings have been bonuses. 5 stars!
The information I was given at my readings with Ruth was in complete alignment with where I am in my life. Many of the things she told me were remarkably accurate and affirmed for me that I am on the right path. Ruth has such a confident, comfortable way with her clients. I felt immediately safe, relaxed, and open to receive.
I went on a couple walks with Ruth… not only did we talk about life, but she analyzed my relation to nature. She pointed out some eye opening perspectives, and ultimately gave me hope for my future. Ruth is such an intuitive and wonderful person, I enjoyed her services very much, and look forward to seeing her again soon!
I have worked with Ruth for many years. She is extremely insightful and intuitive. I would recommend her services very highly!
Ruth’s fabulous! Everything she told me was spot on! She has a gift!