Building Positive Relationships, One Behavior at a Time

You and your pet are unique and you need expertise you can trust!

Pets Decoded LLC offers the very best in behavioral consultancy services and private dog training options for veterinarians, animal professionals and pet owners in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. My name is Dr Lynne Gilbert-Norton, and I am a behaviorist (a behavior specialist) with over 20 years of academic and applied experience in canine behavior. 

I provide positive solutions for pet behavioral and training issues based upon the science of canine behavior, learning and motivation. Contact Pets Decoded LLC today and get the help and support you and your pet need. You will be in good hands!  




Behaviorist and Private Dog Trainer (SLC, UT)

I was born and grew up in England and was always fascinated by animals and animal behavior. My life-long passion is dogs, and I have trained obedience, agility, flyball, psychiatric service dogs, and helped people find positive solutions for their pet behavioral issues. 



Simply the Best 

I am the only qualified behaviorist in Utah and am proud to be affiliated with the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB). 

I studied animal behavior through a BSc, MSc, PhD and postdoctoral research. My expertise is in canine behavior: personality and learning in wild canids (coyotes) and dogs.

I am a professional member of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and an a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). 

My work is published in a number of scientific journals and I have presented my research at conferences throughout the UK and the US. 


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Behaviorist and Private Dog Trainer (SLC, UT)


Call Dr Lynne Gilbert-Norton today!

Take the first positive steps for you and your pet, and contact Pets Decoded LLC today – 385-202-0087

The Science of Behavior

My approach to behavioral issues is based upon the science of animal behavior and learning, which builds a positive relationship between you and your dog. A relationship that is based upon mutual trust and respect.

I use a scientific training approach called LIMA. Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) primarily uses positive reinforcement training and takes into account the individual choice, welfare and needs of your pet. Science shows that this approach is associated with the lowest incidence of aggression, anxiety, avoidance, and fear in animals.

I do not use, or advocate the use of aversive training methods inc. pinch, prong, or shock collars  (e-collars). Or dominance/pack theory approaches that have little scientific merit. For more information please read the dominance and punishment position statements from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).


Why Things Go Wrong

Sadly, myths about dog behavior, aggression and dominance are rife in the dog training world. Many behavioral ‘experts’ and dog trainers use training and behavioral modification methods that are based on a poor understanding of canine behavior and learning. These methods can often make behavioral issues worse, undermine your relationship, and damage the trust between your you and your pet.


Building Relationships

I am a behaviorist and private dog trainer (SLC UT). My scientific expertise gives me a unique insight into your pets’ behavior. And it gives you the professional expertise you need to build and strengthen your relationship with your dog and overcome behavioral issues together.