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
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
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
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
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
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 it.
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
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