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Training and Obedience

I train YOU and YOUR DOG  to effectively communicate and work together.  We use a variety of proven methodologies to teach you to have your dog listen and obey, while staying positive and building trust.  We strive to make training rewarding and exciting for both you and your dog.   If you are interested please click the link and make a profile so that we can get started on making your dog the best dog your dog can be.​ 

Basic Obedience

Learn the essentials of communicating basic commands with your dog like  sit, down, stand, wait, greeting, focus, place, recall, stay, leave it and heel.  We also cover walking on a leash and socializing.

Canine Good Citizen

Earn a certification and title for you and your dog that meets the AKC criteria. You can be a responsible pet owner and improve your breeds reputation while showing off your good work.

 Canine Good Citizen Community​

Earn a certification and title for you and your dog that meets the AKC criteria. This works more out and about in public and getting used to life out in the community.   

Canine Good Citizen Urban​

Earn a certification and title for you and your dog that meets the AKC criteria.  This works even more out and about in public and getting used to life out in the community.


This is a class is a fun class that helps with confidence and is a fun title to get!  you have to do 5-10 new tricks every level and there are several different levels to get tittles for.      


A dog sport where a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course off leash in a race for both time and accuracy.       


You learn how to lay a track and teach your dog how to follow a track foot print by foot print.     

Nose Work

This class is all about teaching your dog to alert to specific scents that are hidden in or around objects.       


What makes our training unique?

     We challenge owners to think differently about their dog by coaching with compassionate training techniques.

     Becoming your dog’s leader and consciously training him from the start will teach him confidence and improve the bond you have together.

     We will teach you positive reinforcement, how best to reward and encourage good behaviors, but also, how to interrupt and curb unwanted behaviors. Best of all, our methods work without scaring your dog or resorting to harsh punishment!

     We focus the training on you — the human. We want you to understand what methods work, what doesn’t (and why) and help you build a relationship with your dog based on mutual understanding, communication, and consequences.

What's the difference between one-on-one and group training?

     One-on- one training is customized to your dog, your home and your family. Group classes are kept small to ensure lots of one-on-one attention however, the group training is a class not a personalized training session.

     If you are working on changing problem behaviors or want more personalized attention, consider In Home Training where you will receive a customized training plan and have the advantage of less distractions.

     If you have a new puppy or just want to get more socialization time, try our group classes, where at least 50% of the time is spent on getting your dog to listen with the distraction of other dogs.

     Our Canine Good Citizen classes are offered in a group setting, but we can schedule a Canine Good Citizen test even for those who haven't attended our group sessions.

What are some of the common "problem" issues we train to correct?

  • Pulling on the leash
  • Not coming when called
  • Play biting, nipping, mouthing
  • Jumping up
  • Counter-surfing / stealing food
  • Persistent puppy behaviors
  • Over-excited dogs
  • Demanding dogs
  • Excessive barking
  • Protective dogs
  • Anxious, fearful dogs
  • Dog / dog aggression
  • People aggressive dogs
  • Leash aggression
  • New puppy behaviors
  • Introducing dogs and babies
  • Integrating your dog with other animals

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