ABC Certified Dog Trainer Database

Utah Dog Trainers
Karen Harris, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Kanab, Utah 84741
Phone: 435-819-0925
Profile: Hello:

The methods and training solutions I teach are based in calm leadership energy, clicker training, combined with positive reinforcement and reward.

The training that I teach is "in home", one on one, rather than group classes. I feel that by working one on one, there is a higher rate of success for you and your dog, as well as offering more personalized attention.

The services I offer are as follows:

Basic obedience: Sit, sit/stay, down, down/stay, focus/watch me, recall/come, loose leash walking.
Puppy programs: House training/crate training, beginning leash and obedience, and socialization.
Problem solving: Barking, chewing, digging, jumping, bolting.
Behavioral issues: Dog reactivity, dog interaction, fear aggression, shy dogs, separation anxiety.

Training session I do are performed at your home where I work with you and your dog, teaching the owner/s the skills needed to continue training their dogs and resolve whatever issue they are having. Sessions are once a week for either- two weeks, three or four weeks and a free consultation included before training sessions begin, to evaluate the dog, discuss problem and solutions as well as give a price quote.

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Amy Francis, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Park City, Utah 84098
Phone: 616-902-0205
Profile: I am dedicated to helping my clients understand their dog's basic needs to create a well balanced and obedient canine. All sessions take place in YOUR home based around YOUR schedule. My techniques are clear and effective because each training session is modified to the individual needs of my clients. My courses focus primarily on basic obedience and behavior modification.

As a dog trainer, it is my responsibility to educate all of my clients on dog behavior and psychology. When we gain a better understanding for how these animals are wired, we can then appropriately put together a plan of action for how to alter undesirable behaviors - utilizing positive reinforcement methods.

Dogs are such a beautiful addition to our families and ask only for proper exercise, leadership, and affection in return!
Shauna Boyd, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Draper, Utah 84020
Phone: 720-465-5441
Profile: Independent Contractor for Doggy's Big Day-Salt Lake City, UT

I have a deep seated love and passion for animals, and Pet Sitting; Dog Walking; Volunteer work with local animal foster care programs; and Dog Behavior Training are just small and simple ways for me to express that love, and fulfill my passion for furry friends. Specialties: ABC Certified Dog Obedience Trainer ; Canine Dimensions Certified Dog Obedience Trainer; Dog Walking; Pet care

Associate Trainer at Canine Dimensions November 2013 - July 2015 (1 year 9 months) Specialized in behavior modification, problem solving and obedience training. I trained puppies 8 weeks and older, and adult dogs of all ages. I trained dogs in the homes of their owners. I used only humane, natural, dog training methods - no shock collars, no clickers. I went to clients' homes and worked with their dogs and their families to custom design a dog training or puppy training program based on their dog's personality, temperament and drive, using the latest scientific dog training protocols. I showed clients how to establish good communication and proper pack structure in the home, and taught all of the basic dog obedience commands (sit, stay, down, come, drop it) plus good leash manners (no more pulling on the leash). It was fast, it was fun, and it really worked!

Dog Daycare Certified Camp Counselor at Camp Bow Wow June 2013 - June 2015 (2 years 1 month)

What I did:

1. Followed all Camp policies and procedures. 2. Insured a safe and clean environment at all times for dogs and employees. 3. Monitored information for proper feedings, medications and checkout dates. 4. Followed proper procedures to allow only non-aggressive dogs and dogs current on all required vaccinations into CBW. 5. Insured the proper functioning of all day camp and boarding operations including reservations and nightly close out procedures. 6. Provided quality customer service to insure a friendly, caring environment. 7. Monitored and insured adequate supply levels. 8. Monitored and updated Vaccination Records with each reservation and check-in. 9. Insured forms were filled out correctly with all pertinent information. 10. Insured Quality Customer Service - troubleshooting and problem solving with a customer friendly attitude. 11. Promoted the business by understanding and explaining extensive safety procedures, spacious indoor/outdoor play areas, certified training, etc. Provided customer tours. 12. Insured proper care and attention to each camper. Learned the camper's by name and made sure they had a good time at Camp!

Owner at PAWSibilities Unleashed, LLC -September 2011 - March 2013 (1 year 7 months)

Specializing in personalized and customized dog walking and pet sitting services with an emphasis on providing loving, responsible, in-home care for all domestic house pets.

Animal Rescue of The Rockies Foster Care Provider November 2013 to November 2014
Mile High German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Foster Care Provider July 2014 to October 2014
(Fostered an 8 year old Female German Shorthair Pointer, and took her through an entire Dog Training program with Canine Dimensions Dog Training-from the obedience phase, all the way through the distraction phase. She was adopted out with perfect manners, full obedience certification, all previous problems that put her into foster care in the first place completely dissolved)

Volunteer Experience:

Animal Foster Care Assistant at Animal Humane New Mexico October 2012 - May 2013 (8 months)

Provided all-around care and feeding of newborn, under adaptability age, or otherwise sick or injured dogs and cats.

Reception Assistant at Animal Humane New Mexico September 2012 - May 2013 (9 months)
Assisted staff receptionist with telephone, in person reception inquiries, and office tasks.

Intake Greeter at Animal Humane New Mexico September 2012 - May 2013 (9 months)
Greeted and assisted customers who had to surrender their pets, entering person details into Shelter Buddy database.

Completed Education and Training:
Safe Animal Handling Adoptions

Adoptions Greeter at Animal HUmane New Mexico September 2012 - April 2013 (8 months)
Greeted and assisted customers seeking to adopt a cat or dog. Helped them complete the Meet Your Match survey for dogs and issue a hall pass. Directed potential adopters to kennels and cattery.

Completed Education and Training: Adoptions Safe Animal Handling

Advanced Dog Walker at Animal Humane New Mexico April 2012 - Present (3 years 11 months)
Provided enrichment and training for all canine residents, including those with high energy, which can be more difficult to train or manage. Assist potential adopters.

Completed Education and Training Programs: Safe animal Handling Animal Care Adoptions Cat Socialization Life Skills 101 for Dogs Advanced Dog Walking Manners Tune-up and Agility Training Canine Communication and Body Language

Canine College Dog Training Assistant at Humane Society of Southern Arizona 2010 - 2011 (1 year)
Provided mental and physical enrichment to shelter dogs Helped shelter dogs to build confidence- as well as reduce anxiety and stress- for the duration of their stay in the shelter Increased visibility and adopt-ability by fine-tuning and showcasing unique personalities, skills, and fun tricks. Strengthened the human & animal bond with physical, positive, and loving interaction. Helped shelter dogs to build a foundation for a strong secure relationship with a new family graduating into a forever home.

Dog Walker at Humane Society of Southern Arizona November 2008 - March 2011 (2 years 5 months)
Walked, played with, and handled dogs to help relieve boredom and stress of living in a shelter environment.

Adoptions Counseling Assistant at Humane Society of Southern November 2008 - March 2011 (2 years 5 months)found good homes for dogs, cats and other animals both at the shelter and at off site adoption events,while creating a positive experience for prospective adopters. Actively reached out to and interacted with the general public, specifically talking with prospective adopters to find out what they are looking for in a pet. Interacted with/got to know the animals and talked with prospective adopters about them in order to make the best possible match. Provided high quality customer service to people who visited HSSA Helped people through the adoption process by sharing information about animal care and behavior, reviewing adoption applications, interviewing applicants in a conversational way, and communicating with the applicant in such a manner that maintained a courteous and friendly attitude even when declining a request.

Volunteer Animal Foster Caregiver at Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) 2009 - 2010 (1 year)
Provided temporary, in-home care for kittens, puppies, and dogs in need until they could be placed for adoption. Fed, socialized, cleaned, groomed, trained, exercised and medicated (if necessary) animal (s) sheltered at my home in behalf of the Animal Rescue Foundation

Certifications Certified Dog Obedience Trainer Animal Behavior College November 2012 Professional Dog Trainer

Andrew Maunder, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: 801-687-4673
Alternate Phone: 385-219-0982
Profile: At the Premier Canine Academy, we do things a little differently to the other dog training facilities in the area. We have created a home style environment that will help your dog learn faster and retain more information when they transition back into your home. We treat and train your dog as if they were our own dog.

While with us, your dog will feel like it is living at home. They will learn how to handle being in a crate, they will learn how to be calm when they are out of the crate, they will learn how to interact with other dogs, they will learn how to behave around children and cats. We will teach them to stay off of counter tops and out of garbage cans and teach them to not react every time the doorbell rings or someone knocks on the door.

By giving your dog "real life" experiences gives them more opportunity to learn and makes the transition back to your home faster with longer lasting results.

Our unique training facility allows us to work with up to ten dogs at a time. We help your dog to learn structure and routine while providing them with multiple opportunities throughout each day they are with us to work on each new skill with our certified dog trainer.

Each day your dog is with us they will receive frequent social times with the other dogs, pack walks, one on one obedience training as well as group training sessions as we believe that dogs learn best from each other.

We provide opportunity for your dog to be exposed to children and learn how to behave around them. As your dog progresses through our program we will give them exposure to various social settings by taking them on trips to dog-friendly stores, parks, and trails.

We believe in setting your dog up for success and vow to find the best tools to help you and your dog in the safest and most humane ways possible. It is our promise to go above and beyond to make sure your experience with us is one you, and your dog, will never forget.

I am able to serve anyone who is willing to come to my facility. I no longer offer in-home consultations.
Molli Baker, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Orem, Utah 84097
Phone: 801-592-6912
Profile: Teaching you to teach your dog! Offering professional, personalized dog training in the Utah Valley area. From obedience training to Service Dog training and everything in between!

I believe a strong relationship with your dog is the key to good behavior. But how can you have a good relationship if you don’t understand each other? My goal is to help you understand how your dog learns and how he or she thinks, allowing you to work with your dog, increase respect, and develop a more meaningful relationship. I believe that the best human/canine relationships are built on love and respect, not force and fear.

Because of this, I focus on using positive training methods. I also strive to make sure that my training methods are up to date with the most recent sciences and behavioral studies.

I understand that, like people, every dog is different. There is no such thing as a one all training method that will work for every dog. Shaping methods may work wonders in a variety of situations, but some dogs may do better with luring techniques. While most dogs may do fine without the use of a clicker, some dogs may need it in order to focus. I will mold my training methods to fit the individual needs of you and your dog.

Please note that I do not employ the use of e-collars, prong collars, or choke chains.
Ashleigh Harmening, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: 586-651-9158
Profile: After graduating high school, I knew that traditional college wouldn't be the right path for me. Animal Behavior College offered me a chance to learn at my own pace, in my home, with my own very untrained dog. My certification came quickly and easily with the help of my star pupil, a Border Collie mix named Willow. She was eager to learn and I was eager to teach. She was highly motivated and attentive, and I got very lucky with her.

With my newly certified over confidence, I adopted a highly abused rescue Pit Bull mix named Lucy. This girl put me through more training hoops than I could have ever anticipated. In the years I've had her, we've faced everything from dog aggression, destructive behaviors, potty training, fear of almost everything, socialization, table manners, basic obedience, moving (by car) to new states twice, leash manners, people skills, getting along with cats, appropriate public behavior, jumping, and so much more. She has shown me the true power of commitment to a cause, and unconditional love. She has been an amazing teacher, student, and best friend all in one.

My training methods are personalized on a case-by-case basis, as I know well that one type of training will never work for every situation. All lesson plans being with a free phone or email consultation, followed by a no cost, no commitment evaluation in your home. During our meet and greet, we will discuss your goals and needs for training, the challenges your pack is facing and possible ways to overcome them together, your schedule and your budget. This time allows us to communicate on a deeper level, as well as allowing me to get a better understanding of your pack dynamic, and your dog's personality and motivations.

My training programs generally last for around one hour per week, for 6-8 weeks or as long as needed. These lessons are usually family friendly, and I highly encourage children of all ages to be involved. The more people on the same page, the better!

My training prices do vary some based off of your individual training needs and your budget. I believe that you should never have to decide between having dinner or having a good dog.

Please feel free to call me with any questions, or to set up a consultation. A good dog is only one phone call away!
Serena Sliger, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
West Jordan, Utah 84081
Phone: 801-915-5901
Alternate Phone: 801-915-5901
Profile: I have been training and helping dogs of my own, friends, family, and shelter animals for many years now.

I am looking to get to know you and your furbaby. I am willing to work with any breeds and any temperments. Although I am certified in dog training I know that every dog is its own dog. I am always learning and trying to grow. Please, if you are interested in getting private dog training lessons contact me directly.

I do work a full time job with crazy hours so please give me some time to get back to you. Text and email are generally the best options,, and direct number (801)915-5901!

Thank you for your consideration,
Serena Sliger
Heather Sowle, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Park City, Utah 84098
Phone: 435/277-0122
Alternate Phone: 760/533-0675
Profile: Heather Sowle is a certified Canine Training Specialist. She received her certification from Animal Behavior College, where she studied canine learning theories and training techniques.

For two years prior to coming to Utah, Heather worked & volunteered for the San Diego Humane Society, gaining experience working with a large variety of dog breeds and behaviors.

As an adoptions counselor, she worked with shelter dogs to improve their behaviors and increase their adoptability.

Heather also counseled adopters on potential pet behaviors to ensure the best possible pet/owner match.Heather is the Resident Trainer on staff at Thorn Creek Kennel in Kamas, Utah, where she offers regular group training classes, private sessions and board & train services.
Russ Nielsen, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Spring City, Utah 84662
Phone: (435) 851-6983
Alternate Phone: (435) 462-0255
Profile: My name is Russ Nielsen and I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer.

Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. My year long commitment to this program has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives.

My certification, education, and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you.

I also have additional certifications in Private Lessons and Shelter Training (see certificates below).

I work with all breeds and I look forward to working with you and your dog. I have been around different kind of dogs since I was a little boy. My Dad trained hunting dogs and show horses, roping horses, and racehorses.

I have been around training for a long time. I love animals. Some of the things I learned from training horses with my Dad work really well with dogs also.
Maureen Urpani, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Toquerviooe, Utah 84774
Profile: I offer Private lessons using positive motivational techniques. Enhance the harmony in your relationship with your four-legged friend by learning the gentle way to teach basic obedience commands and improve your skills to more easily prevent and deal with common behavior problems.
Barbara Neeley, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
North Ogden, Utah 84414
Phone: 801-710-6108
Profile: Bairbre Click "N" Paws Dog Training LLC

I will give you information on how to communicate with your dog, prevent behavior problems, puppy socialization, basic obedience, solving existing behavior problems, Canine Good Citizen,all with humane positive reinforcement methods. I would like to help you build a lasting bond between you and your companion. I'm a member of the APDT.
Melissa Payne, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Provo, Utah 84606
Phone: 801-377-1918
Alternate Phone: 801-471-8097
Profile: I offer a wide range of services including: dog walking, private lessons, pet sitting, obedience training, behavior solving and behavior modification.
Stephen Belcher, ABC Mentor Trainer, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Phone: 801-856-7699
Profile: Master Your Dog, Dog Training

Teaching dog owners to be pack leaders. Training through positive reinforcement. Have a deeper, more loyal relationship with your dog. I teach you how to become your dog's best friend. I offer private lessons in your home so you can learn how to teach trained response for most common behavioral issues. You and your dog are important to me, lets keep the dog!
Jaime Gardner, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
St. George, Utah 84780
Phone: 435-632-2655
Profile: b Dog Town Obedience Training /b

I provide private lessons where I come to your home to work one-on-one with your dog. We will work on basic obedience training, as well as other problem behaviors your dog has.

I have been ABC certified since 2006, and in 2011 became CPDT-KA certified. (Certified Professional Dog Trainer)

I love working with dogs and their families to help everyone fit into each other's lives. Each dog is different and I love each new challenge.

If your dog needs help with sit, down, stay, come, walking on leash, bolting out the door, jumping, barking, fear, separation anxiety, aggression, or house training, DogTown is your answer!

Call me to train your dog today!
Amber Loosle, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Taylorsville, Utah 84118
Phone: 801-550-7771
Pawsitive Attitudes, LLC

Please contact me for more information. Thank you!
Madison Farnsworth, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Riverton, Utah 84065
Phone: 801-520-8310
Alternate Phone: 801-979-3632
Profile: Certified dog trainer focused on balanced training techniques. Specialized in puppy training, basic obedience and social anxiety.
Rebecca Hansen, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Layton, Utah 84041
Phone: (801) 529-3177
Profile: Now accepting new clients in the Layton and surrounding areas. Please contact me for more information. If you don't get through to me, please leave your name, number and a brief message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I specialize in behavior modification and correction. I have worked with all breeds and mixes including breeds that many consider "aggressive," as well as puppies and rescued pets.
Jamie Flanders, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
West Jordan, Utah 84081
Phone: 801-273-3647
Profile: Jamie has been training for 5 years. She is currently training out of Calling All Dogs in Holladay. At Calling All Dogs, they use positive reinforcement methods only.

This means the emphasis is on humanely teaching your dogs—with patience and fairness—exactly what we want from them.

Destiny Barnes, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: 1-435-691-1096
Alternate Phone: 435-319-5556
Profile: Owner Of Destiny's Dog Training/ ABC Certified Dog Trainer

I was raised on a farm full of animals, all my life I grew a strong passion for dogs and wanted to learn all about them.

I have gained my education through Animal Behavior College and brought my love for dogs into a career.

My long term goals are to help as many dogs as I can to be in forever homes.

I work my skills with positive reinforcement
methods of training, problem behavior training, clicker training, capturing and shaping a bond between dog and owner.
I strongly believe all dogs can learn and be trained. I work with the deaf as well.

I also offer gift certificates for the holidays.

If we work together we can save the life of our best friends, so give me a call anytime. I offer group and private classes, so come on and let your canine shine!!


Andrea Charest, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Park City, Utah 84060
Phone: 603.305.2926
Profile: While working with Thorn Creek Kennel, at this time, I offer private in-home sessions to help you gain a better relationship and understanding with your K-9 best friend.

These sessions are geared to guide you, the owner, to use the techniques needed to teach your dog trained responses for most desired manners. These sessions can include, but may not be limited to, socialization, basic commands, and prevention of behavioral problems.

Coming Up! Group classes: Puppy classes, and Basic and Intermediate classes.
Shaunna Rose, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Bountiful, Utah 84087
Profile: I am no longer training.

Elizabeth Knight, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
St George, Utah 84770
Profile: Hi, my name is Elizabeth, owner of Edelmann Kennels and All Breed Dog Training.

I am an ABC Certified Dog Trainer. I offer private in-home training, puppy kindergarten, and AKC Canine Good Citizen training and testing. Please visit my website and fill out the contact page. I will reply asap.

I look forward to working with you!

Katrina Smith, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Orem, Utah 84601
Phone: 801-215-9085
Alternate Phone: 256-714-3955
Profile: Does training your dog seem overwhelming? Are you stuck with behaviors you don't like? Does your dog seem to suffer from hearing loss? Do you want to show off your dog to friends and family?

I can help you! I'm a certified dog trainer serving the Utah Valley area. I train through rewards and games to make training fun for you and your dog! I also offer free socialization classes each week in American Fork. Give me a call, or shoot me an email, and we'll talk about your dog!
Natalie Allred, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Rocky Ridge, Utah 84645
Phone: (801) 822-9877
Alternate Phone: (435) 623-1137
Profile: Hey guys, my name is Natalie Allred.

Here's a little something about me and why I'm a trainer. I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College where I earned my Dog Training certificate and training.

I really enjoy what I do because I can manage my hours and I can dog train even if I were a mom (which I'm not).

I love working with dogs and their owners to create forever family pets that will last a lifetime. I've had several dogs growing up but none of them lasted very long due to behavior problems and disobedience that we just didn't know how to handle. I decided I wanted this to stop. When I got a dog I didn't want to have to struggle to keep it because I didn't know how to handle it. So I looked for somewhere I could learn about dogs and I found ABC.

The first dog I ever trained is my family dog, Roman, a Boxer/Labrador, and we've had him for almost a year. I don't worry about him being around kids and strangers, he doesn't run away, he never barks, and his obedience and impulse control is amazing. I thank ABC for that.

Now about my business:
My business is called Happy Tails Obedience Training. I am located in Rocky Ridge, UT, and I train as far south as Nephi, and north up to Provo.

My rates and classes are listed on my website and to sign up for one, email me at, or call me at (801) 822-9877.
Derek Farnsworth, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Riverton, Utah 84065
Phone: 801-979-3632
Profile: Dog trainer focusing on basic obedience. Please refer to website.

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