Canine Life Skills - Dog Training and Behavioral Solutions

Canine Life Skills - Dog Training and Behavioral Solutions

Hillsboro, MO

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I became a dog trainer while volunteering at and managing a shelter's kennel. I then went on to help owners better the lives of their own dogs. With continued education and seminars I'm able to bring new ideas to your training needs.

About Canine Life Skills - Dog Training and Behavioral Solutions

Does your dog pull you along on a leash? Are you constantly telling your dog your dog No? Wish your dog would listen to you?

These concerns are what we work with everyday. We help people like you have a well behaved dog that will walk beside you and greet people and other dogs calmly and appropriately. Our programs will also help with other concerns like jumping, barking, not settling in the crate, running away, and not listening in general.

We will work with you until your goals are met. Our board and train programs have built in Free follow ups to help insure your dog training is going as planned. We also board for our training clients and offer touch up sessions and park outing to keep up with the training while you are away.

Come visit us for a free Meet and Greet and get to know us and our training. See our facility that is located on our personal property on 5 country acres in Jefferson county


Hillsboro, MO 63050

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  • 5/5 stars February 17, 2014

    I have a corgi puppy, and we did 7 private training sessions. We loved the individualized attention and personalized training plan.

    My corgi is just under a year old. She had issues with running away, barking when given a command, and just being too stubborn. We have broken all of those issues and she is doing great. She will now come and sit by my feet when called.
    I would recommend this training to anyone, no matter what doggy issues you're having. Angela is kind and extremely patient.

  • 5/5 stars February 12, 2014

    Angela has trained our four dogs. She is outstanding. Our boys are happy, confident, and have great manners - all of which we owe to Angela. They continue to spend time with her periodically to keep their best manners. We send everyone we know to her.

  • 5/5 stars February 8, 2014

    Canine Life Skills has improved our lives and our dog's life tremendously. We adopted a Goldendoodle in November and quickly realized he was very skiddish and often acted out to get attention. He would jump on people, tables, and counters without hesitation. Perhaps the most difficult time for us was when placing Jacob in his crate or playpen. He would squeal, bark, and hurl himself off the sides of the crate to the point where we were concerned about injury. He also lacked the ability to properly communicate with other dogs - primarily because we had not exposed him to social situations.
    After initial consultation with Angela, we decided to enroll Jacob in a 10 day training program. The transformation has been amazing. No longer do we spend the day yelling at our little man. His demeanor is one of calmness and confidence and he understands what is expected of him. He calmly enters and exits his crate without hesitation and he walks perfectly on a leash. We continue to work on the commands daily for reinforcement. At our most recent vet visit, our veterinarian remarked how he seemed like a different dog.
    We are very happy with the decision to utilize the services at Canine Life Skills and would highly recommend the services to any pet owner.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Our most popular program is our puppy Head Start. It gives busy puppy owners a better mannered puppy without having to attend weekly classes.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We are certified remote training collar specialists. We learned from some of the best trainers in the industry and continuing education is very important to us to keep our training approach current and as helpful to our clients as possible.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Teaching! Training is teaching and that's what we love to do.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How long will my dog need to use the remote training collar? This varies from dog to dog and individual situations. The training collar is just a tool used for training and the better trained your dog is the less you need to rely on the tool. Like any dog training, the more you practice, the more reliable your dog will be and the sooner you will be off the collar.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Not all training is the same. The profession of dog training is filled with many different approaches to the same goals. You may have heard of some of these.. Clicker training, positive reinforcement, remote collar training, lure and reward, shaping, traditional leash and collar training. Some of these approaches may be more effective than others for your dog. Find a trainer who is open minded about your training needs and who is well educated on the different training tools available to you.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. 16 week old labradoodle, Jacob, would bark, cry and bounce around in his crate. His owners were looking for help to teach him to settle down and accept going into his crate plus some basic manners. After our 10 day board and train program Jacob would rest quietly in his crate, was listening to his owners and was much easier to live with.

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