I have been providing private training for all breeds of dog at any age in the Dallas/Plano and surrounding areas since 2005. Since 2008 I have been the Dallas Instructor for the North Texas Bully Breed Club. Currently I have experience with almost 40 breeds and over 160 individual dogs.
- General manners
- House training
- Basic obedience
- Advanced obedience
- Behavior modification
I believe the best method to train your dog involves using a language to communicate that your dog naturally understands. Dogs are pack animals, and this is the most important survival drive they have. By learning to use this social structure to teach your rules, you will not only be teaching your dog more than what you thought possible, but you will also be creating a bond deeper than you have ever experienced with your dog. There is no physical punishment involved with this method. You only need patient guidance and a positive attitude towards communication!
In this initial meeting, I prefer to meet the entire family, including the dog in their home environment. In this setting, I can more easily see natural interactions between family members with each other and the dog to better understand the causes of your particular concerns. I will also explain my training style and any equipment recommended. Call for pricing.
Evaluations also include assessing behavioral issues with a dog you already own and my training recommendations. Also, I can evaluate a dog you want to potentially adopt, and I can let you know of any issue this dog may need to work through to be the perfect companion.
- House training
- Counter surfing
- Bolting through doors
- Multiple dog relations
- General lack of control
- Bad manners
The most important thing to remember is the whole family must be committed to teaching the dog. No matter what the breed or age, I can help!
If you don't see what you are looking for in a training program, please call and let me know. I would be happy to tailor a program to suit your particular needs.
Of course, every situation is different; therefore, the length of training programs will vary.
General Manners/Problem Solving:
I show you how to implement the house rules your family agrees upon. This includes setting up boundaries or objectionable behaviors, as well as teaching the dog acceptable and desirable behaviors. This course corrects any problems that you may already be having with your dog, and teaches basic handling of your dog, including sit, walking on a leash, and using confinement as a management tool. Call for pricing.
I will give recommendations on equipment, food, play rules, and house training, and begin teaching basic training. If you don't yet have a dog, or are looking for advice on a companion to your existing dog, I can also give recommendations of breed types based on temperaments and activity levels that will best suit the needs of your entire family. Call for pricing.
This course will get you started with the right equipment and the proper training techniques. Commands taught will include sit, stay, heel, and come; all on leash. Implementing family agreed upon house rules is also included. Call for pricing.
This course is for dogs that are already accomplished in basic training skills. This course introduces new commands such as down, Drop it, bring it, leave it, and stay inside/outside. Call for pricing.
This course refines all basic and intermediate commands by completing them all off leash. It is necessary for all dogs to learn to obey commands off leash as it can be life saving for them. In the off chance someone inadvertently lets them out the front door, they escape from the yard, or even on a walk with you their equipment (leash, collar, headhalter, etc.) fails, you always have the peace of mind knowing your dog will listen to you and stay safe in any situation. Call for pricing.
Bring out the performer in your dog! Tricks are limited only by your imagination. Examples include beg, shake, wave, dead, feet up, say your prayers, and open/close a door. Call for pricing.
This is for those who would like to use their dog in therapy work, agility, dock jumping, doggy dancing, pulling a wagon, etc. Once a dog has reached at least the intermediate level of training, he is ready to start learning a job. All dogs love a job, and I am certain I can help you figure out where your dog excels! Call for pricing.
Dallas, TX 75287