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I'm happy to help with all obedience and training related questions. Although I work as a trainer solving behavioral issues, I do not feel comfortable providing advice or suggestions for aggression, resource guarding, phobias or other behavioral problems without evaluating a dog in person, those are areas where I believe a personal consultation is necessary.

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I have been training dogs professionally since 2008. In 2009 I graduated with honors from Animal Behavior College and have also completed their Shelter Dog Program. I teach group classes and conduct in-home training sessions.


I am an ABCD-T (Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer) and am working towards my CPDT.

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2016-09-18 Dog Barking:

Hi Jess!    It sounds like Echo is doing some attention-seeking barking, or "bossy barking". When he barks at you, you respond (of course, it's loud!) and even if that response is telling him to be quiet

2016-09-01 Pulling on Walks:

Hi Glenn!    First thing to address is the sort of equipment your dog is walking on. Collars of any sort won't help with pulling, you want a front clip harness or a head collar. I generally recommend the

2016-08-30 Frequent potty issues:

Although I never like to contradict a vet's advice, I would start with rationing water. He can have as much as he needs, just in a more controlled fashion. Put down a cup and if he gulps that he needs

2016-08-11 Two Puppies:

Hi Kent!    Getting two puppies at the same time is LOT to bite into! Generally I suggest that people wait until their dog is completely potty and chew trained before adding another to the household so

2016-08-03 potty training:

Hi Nina!    It sounds like despite the cleaning the dogs are still smelling "potty" in the areas they've gone before. I usually recommend Nature's Miracle. You'll want to soak the carpet right down to


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