Obedience Training

I am the local go-to person for the complicated or problematic dogs.  This is my niche,and has allowed me to spot some handling errors that all with problematic dogs make. While none of my owner’s created their complicated canines, they are...

Most dog aggressive dogs have fear-based aggression. Please pay attention to the word ‘most’; not all dogs are fear aggressive. But for those dogs, the question is how did they become fearful? It becomes the chicken and egg riddle. Were they...

“What we think and feel, our body does”.  Diane Ackerman

Reggie is taking me on great adventures. He is the most amazing dog I have ever met but amazing does not equate to...

My friend’s son struggled with reading, despite her fabulous parenting.  Reading was difficult for him, which removed all of his motivation.  Picking up a book made him anxious, not happy.

We cleverly put him...

A Certificate Does Not A Dog Trainer Make

“If the only tool you have is a hammer you tend to see every problem as a nail”  Abraham Maslow

 

A short course, certificate and title “Professional” does...

I’ve recently been surrounded by really kind people.  And these really kind people are also really kind to their dogs.  When their dogs are rude, they wait for their dogs to not be rude, then reward them.  The people...

We have all been told that practice makes perfect, though in reality only perfect practice makes perfect. Yet right now I’m struggling with several underachieving students who feel that zero practice will make perfect!

Coming to class is a...

The world is filled with people with good intentions who want to give you advise on what you are doing wrong.  And most of these well-intentioned people also have perfectly behaved dogs that more often than not were born perfectly behaved.  In...

Your relationship with your dog is always visible. Here are Reggie and Monique competing together.

My job as a trainer is ultimate fixing relationships between dogs and their people. It doesn’t matter how bad the dog is – if the relationship is great, retraining is easy. If the relationship is not, retraining will slowly improve until the...

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