RELATIONSHIP-BASED

We know you got a dog to have fun, share adventures, and experience that unconditional love only a dog can give you. Not to feel frustrated or work complicated training plans or do things to your furry buddy you don’t want to do. Our relationship-based approach means you can train your dog with love and get the results you need.

FLEXIBLE

Our extensive background in the shelter/rescue field means we’ve worked with all kinds of dogs of various breeds, histories, and challenges. We know each dog is an individual and that what works for one dog might not work for another. We can adjust and fit our methods to your dog’s needs and help you find the solutions that work for you.

FUN

Training your dog doesn’t have to be a chore! And you don’t have to worry that you’ll be instructed to do things that might frighten your dog or damage your relationship. Our methods are easy to learn and focused on setting your dog up to succeed. Many are game-based, so you can relax and have fun and your dog will think it’s all a big game!

INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS

It can be hard in large group classes to get the individual attention necessary to master the skills needed to train your dog. All of our classes are small, and many 1-on-1, so you and your dog will never get lost in the shuffle. And since every dog and human learns a little differently, small class sizes mean we tailor the curriculum to your needs.

Recent Posts

Just You and the Dog

Of the many seminars we’ve attended, those from the always insightful Suzanne Clothier have been some of the most resonate. As such, this post was originally written to share our favorite takeaways from the experience. Permeating both the presentation and workshop portions, as is true with all of Clothier’s work, is the notion of simplicity …

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Enrichment and Behavior

If we could change just one thing to positively impact the lives of dogs in homes and housed in shelters, it would be this: provide regular, varied, species appropriate enrichment. While enrichment is not the same as behavior modification, it can do wonders to prevent behavior issues from developing and/or escalating due to boredom, stress …

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Catch Your Dog Doing Something Good

In our multi-beast household, an act as simple as dropping a pretzel stick on the floor can result in world war 3. But one day, I could only watch in panicked horror as that very thing happened, and curse my bipedalism as Dog and Cat raced from opposite sides of the room toward the salty …

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Leash Gremlins Need Love Too: Help for Leash Reactive Dogs

Reactivity is one of the single most common behavior issues faced by dogs and their people. In fact, many of us need only glance a few inches down the couch to see our very own much loved leash gremlins. Rather than just define what reactivity is, we wanted to focus on its consequences and solutions …

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