We use only positive reinforcement training
methods to create this behavior. This dog is
working for love and praise, not because he feels
he has to. Non aversive retrieve and carry
training may take longer than more aversive
methods, but the training holds strong where
aversive learned behaviors may fail.
We have over thirty years of training experience from obedience to
problem behaviors including aggression. We are Certified
Professional Dog Trainers through the Certification Council for
Professional Dog Trainers and the National Association of Dog
Obedience Instructors. We are licensed by the AKC for their Star Puppy
and Canine Good Citizen training and certification programs. We are
licensed by The Association of Pet Dog Trainers for their C.L.A.S.S.
training programs. Our training methods are based in positive
reinforcement so your dog learns in a fashion that doesn't harm
physcally or emotionally.
Shelly has an incredible way with animals! She worked
with me and my one year old malamute. Within the first
5 minutes I saw an outstanding difference in my dog. He
was listening and obeying her every command (even
without a treat in her hands!) I saw exactly what I
wanted to see in my dog while she was working with
him. She gave me amazing information and tips on
every question and concern I had, and had a solution to
everything! After our first session, I saw incredible
improvements in my dog's behavior.
Not only is Shelly an amazing trainer, but she is all
around fun to be around!
We help you teach your dog the basic
manners needed to interact within
Teaching your dog basic manners
translates to a dog you will enjoy being out
in public with. Your dog will learn to follow
your cues even when distractions such as
strangers are near.
We can help you prepare your home for your
new puppy, as well as teach you the basics
needed to create a happy, obedient,
interactive family member with early training.
We will give you the skills you need to teach
potty training, bite inhibition, correct
chewing choices, crate training, socialization
and other helpful behaviors.
Our basic through advanced classes will
help your dog learn how to follow your
cues in a group situation.
We have many classes for you to choose
from you can receive the classroom
training you desire
Our private instruction is held in your
home or wherever the need takes us.
Since the dog lives with you, your home is
the best place to begin training and also
to correct issues related to the home. We
are also available to do training sessions
outside the home where it is necessary.
Does your dog bark and lunge at other
dogs while out on a walk?
This is considered a reactive dog and
once we know the reason for the reactive
nature, we can work to solve it.
Does your dog guard his food when
anyone comes near? Does he guard his
toys and growl if you try to take them?
Does he guard his spot on the sofa or bed?
This is known as resource guarding
and your dog can be trained in a
completely positive, manner not to do
Do you have a dog that is shy or even
afraid around strangers?
We can help you teach your shy dog how
to interact more happily and more
confidntly with strangers.
This is Olivia, a rescue Pit Bull I worked with for
Shorty's (The Pit Boss) Rescues. When I met
her, she was timid and didn't like being touched,
especially around her back end. She had been
hit and dragged by a car and was understandibly
scared. After rehab, she was transferred to
another rescue in Arizona and adopted out from