Positive Motivational Training for the life of your Dog!
Training begins the moment you bring your new puppy or adult dog home!
I'm a certified professional dog trainer (Former CPDT-KA #1081615) and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). I have been training dogs and their owners for 20+ years. I am referred by veterinarians, clients, groomers, and rescue groups. I specialize in integrating new dogs into the family and starting puppies and their parents off on the right paw! I am well versed in the art of classical conditioning, behavior modification, problem solving, aggression, and overall house manners. I'm a positive motivational trainer and offer private in-home, group classes, agility, and field trip training; combination training packages available.
There are no absolutes when it comes to training. That's because every dog is different as are their humans. That's why I have a variety of ways to teach dogs to do just about anything. My goals are two-fold: First, I find out what the family is looking to accomplish with their dog. Second, I train, first the dog then the owners. I show the owners how to do what I just taught their dog. This way they are able to follow up and reinforce the training.
I believe in positive reinforcement and in teaching people to train their own dogs; simply put, I do not live with your dog(s). Compulsion methods do not work in the long haul and result in breaking down the bond between human and canine. But I have another way, a fun way for both you and your four-legged family members. I can teach you what works!