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 use science based positive reinforcement training methods.
these methods are humane and pain free. We won't be shocking
your dog into compliance.
We have over thirty years of training experience and keep our knowledge
current through continuing education. We are Certified
Professional Dog Trainers and have had our knowledge assessed. 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 methods will help strengthen the bond between you and
your dog by teaching you to understand his body language. We
make learning fun for you and your dog.
Any sized dog is welcome
Why choose us?
We offer private sessions in your home where the behavior happens. We
can teach obedience and behavioral training in your home and in your
neighborhood where you are most likely to use it.
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 have 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. Now
her confidence is high and she is fine with being
touched everywhere. This is a spectacular girl,
smart, fun, loving and loyal. She knows basic
obedience and is available for adoption. Contact
me if you are interested in adopting her.
We specialize in difficult dogs. We can help with fear issues, resource
guarding issues, and many other behavioral problems. We do so in a
positive fashion, we do not punish your dog for expressing his concerns,
we alleviate them.
We teach you how to interact with your new puppy in order to ensure a
happy, healthy, well behaved adult dog. We will help you puppy proof
your home and prepare for your new family member.
We can help you pick the breed type that is right for your lifestyle.