I am an honors graduate of Animal Behavior College (ABC) where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer. 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.
In addition to my certification, I have a certificate of completion in Pet CPR and First Aid. I am a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and I am bonded and insured through Business Insurers of the Carolinas.
I keep up-to-date with the most valuable and relevant information on current training procedures by utilizing seminars as well as books and continuing education programs. Since my graduation from ABC, I have attended lectures and seminars with a combined content of 175+ hours and will continue to update my education and welcome and implement new and improved techniques.
During the course of my training programs, we will teach your dog respect and manners using luring, shaping, capturing and molding. We will watch your dog grow and learn to become a well-behaved family member. I will teach you how to socialize and housetrain your new puppy. You will learn to train your dog to be reliable and under control, off leash, at a distance, and around distractions. We will use treats as a lure and will phase out food and other external rewards quickly.
Private, In-Home Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes