Custom Training Solutions
8 weeks to 6 months of age
Get your puppy started off on the right paw! Learn about potty training, managing destruction, teething, socialization, puppy development stages and the basic commands. Start your dog's training early -- it makes a BIG difference in the long run! The first year of "puppyhood" can push you to your limits. How you deal with it makes all the difference in the world.
6 months of age and older
If you are just starting your training, this is a great place to begin. Learn the basic commands and address any issues you are having. We cover the basic commands and get you headed in the right direction for a successful relationship long term. Feel confident and proud of your dog's behavior at home and while you are out and about.
Having some challenges?
Don't be frustrated, there are many good solutions to common problems:
Take your skills to the next level
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
AKC Canine Good Citizen
AKC Community Citizen
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen
Watch a Canine Good Citizen test:
Therapy Dog Training:
CGC Prerequisite Required
As a team, you and your dog will go through an extensive therapy dog training program, and learn how to enrich the community as a registered "Therapy Dog Team." You will learn how to "visit" at a variety of facilities (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries, rehab facilities, etc.), work around medical equipment, and learn all the skills it takes to become a successful therapy dog team. Teams will be registered with Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Watch a clip of a therapy evaluation:
Tricks and Extras:
Once you've mastered the basics, the "possibilities are endless." Let me show you how to unleash your dog's full potential.
Including but not limited to:
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Design an exercise plan:
Daily physical exercise and mental stimulation is very important in maintaining balance and overall good health. Give your dog the proper outlet for all of their excess "energy" that leads to many undesirable behaviors (such as barking, jumping, destruction, and other attention-seeking behaviors that you are not happy with). There are many benefits, types and styles for both indoor and outdoor exercise activities for you and your dog to enjoy.
Finding the right trainer for you:
You need to find the right trainer for you and your dog(s)! What's right for one person isn't for another. I believe at my core finding a trainer that uses positive reinforcement based training is the best solution for you. Training your dog properly not only makes life more enjoyable for you and your canine family members, but helps prevent or fix behaviors that cause many frustrated people to give up, landing their dog a home in a shelter or worse. My mission is to listen to your concerns and find you an achievable solution. There are many options for your training needs. You should find someone that you are comfortable working with, that will listen to you, and help you reach your goals quickly. Some issues have a "quick fix," others can take more time. I will find the best solution for you and your dogs in a comfortable, relaxed manner. I will also provide you with documentation to continue reaching your goals.
Supporting Member - Working Animals division