My name is Lisa Clickener and I have had a love for animals since I was a little girl. I had many dogs and cats while growing up; I rode horses and helped care for the animals on my dad’s farm; I even raised sheep for the 4-H club in high school.
My dog training story begins when my mother was the recipient of a service dog (Bradley) due to her limitations from Parkinson’s Disease. I had the pleasure of working side-by-side with the dog trainer and my mother as we learned all the cues and made adjustments to the training as needed. I was so impressed with the trainer’s ability to come up with creative solutions to problems and her patience to teach dog and owner how to communicate effectively. I found it fascinating that Bradley knew how to push buttons on command, “get help”, and even to pick up a credit card or a pen off the floor. I was intrigued.
Shortly after Bradley came into our lives, our sweet nine-year-old Boxer Layla passed away. My whole family was crushed. Over the following months, we considered when and where we would find another dog to join our clan. As I researched puppy raising , I came across some training videos and something just clicked for me. I realized, at 36 years old, I finally knew what I wanted to be when I grew up – a dog trainer! Thus began my quest to obtain a formal dog training certification through Animal Behavior College. During my studies, I began fostering dogs for a local rescue organization. I successfully helped to train and find forever homes for several pups and continue to foster for them today. It’s a challenging and rewarding position that I love.
Behavior problems are the number one reason dogs are sent to shelters and I am committed to helping owners and dogs understand each other and live harmoniously so that no one would give up on their beloved pet. My training focuses on positive rewards for desired behaviors. This is proven to be the most effective method of obtaining compliance from your pet and I can teach you and your family how to do it!
Doing Private Obedience Training & minor Behavioral Issues