Identify the Challenges

Everyone seems to have a dog with a behavior or issue that they'd like to improve or change. While some of these may be simple and just need a guiding hand to teach some basic cues or manners, others may be much deeper or more complex, causing you to be frustrated, aggravated or even fearful of your canine companions. Don't give up, I'm here to help.

Formulate the Plan

As a nationally accredited and certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), licensed and endorsed by Victoria Stilwell and a member of her Victoria Stilwell Positive Dog Training network (VSPDT) I will only use force-free, pain-free, science based, trust building, positive reinforcement methods. Animal research continually proves that these methods achieve the most reliable, effective and longest lasting results. 


This also means that I will NOT use choke chains, prong collars, electric collars, leash corrections, hanging, hitting, kicking, slapping, physical force, alpha rolls, hollering, screaming, pack theory, pack leader or domination theory to teach. (Picture: Bear from Rumson)

Work the Plan

We don't change using fear, we build and nurture trust; we don't change with force, we create a desire to learn; We don't change using control, we incorporate positive behavior modification; we don't change just your dog, we create a partnership;  Build TRUST, TEACH Skills, CHANGE Behavior, ENJOY the Partnership!

HOW WE TEACH

TRUST

TRUST

TRUST

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TRUST means that your dog will feel safe, that his brain will able to learn, retain what's learned and even when your dog is nervous or scared, your dog will know that you'll keep him safe. (This is K9 Sanders)

TEACH

TRUST

TRUST

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Once you have your dog's trust, you'll be your dog's TEACHer. I'll show you how to do that using force free, fear free, pain free, science based, trust and bond building methods and protocols. (This is Rufus)


CHANGE

CHANGE

CHANGE

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With learning comes CHANGE, turning negatives into positives, and that means your dog's life is more fun, less scary, very rewarding, awesome and safe. (This is Clyde from Garwood)

ENJOY

CHANGE

CHANGE

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When you add up TRUST + TEACH + CHANGE,  you have a dog that is happier, more confident and more trusting so life for you both is AWESOME- ENJOY!! (This is Bear from Egg Harbor)

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