Everything I know, I learned from dogs. - Nora Roberts
As a positive methods trainer, my goal is to develop the cooperative spirit inside every dog. My approach combines relationship-based techniques, owner education, and in-home training to address a wide range of behavioral needs. Contact me about puppy basics, problem dogs, service dogs, and more.
If your puppy is struggling with biting, crate training, potty training, or any other issue, I can teach training and management solutions that set your team up for success.
Do you want to get a new dog under command, or further training with an old friend? Get started on skills like recall, heeling, and good manners to reach true symbiosis with your pet, no matter their age or experience.
If your dog jumps on people, lunges at other dogs, nips, runs away, or pulls like a freight train, you're probably at the end of your rope as well. I can teach you the skills to wrangle some good behavior. Click below for more information.
Through basic obedience, socialization, service tasks, and public access training, I can prepare your service team to function in the public sphere. Discounts are available for long-term training.
We tailor training to the unique behavior of each dog, making our lessons as productive as possible. Your animal's learning style, temperament, attention span, and motivation are considered when creating a customized approach.
Lessons start in your dog's comfort zone, which minimizes distractions and allows us to observe their behavior in context. Once basic skills are in place, we can expand to parks, pet-friendly stores, or Public Access (for Service Dog training). This approach is especially helpful for addressing behavioral concerns.
We train owners and dogs, supporting continued practice at home and ensuring longevity of trained behaviors. Owners are also educated regarding canine communication, methods of handling their animal, and fulfilling physical and mental needs.