Peaceful Paws Puppy and Dog Training
Peaceful Paws Puppy and Dog Training

Peaceful Paws Puppy and Dog Training

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$125
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Introduction: Calm and control; physical and mental energy in balance; being a confident and respectful pack leader . I train a family's puppy or dog for obedience and good manners, behavior issues, pack walking, establishing rules and boundaries in the home, Canine Good Citizen certification, and so much more; the training is customized based on each dog's individual needs. I also work privately and with Veterans to train their service dogs for obedience/directional/task training, CGC, and public access training. (emotional support dog and therapy dog training is also available) My educational background is in special education, so I have experience working with people who have special needs with brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, autism, ADHD, PTSD, and other cognitive and physical disabilities. I love my job because not only do I have the opportunity to meet and help a lot of great people, I especially get to meet and help some amazing dogs. I love seeing the transformation that happens and the bond that is formed between pack leader and their furry companion; leading their dog from chaos to calm.
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10 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Sharon R.
Aug 26, 2023
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Denise helped me with my new-to-me 8 year old rescue, Jerry. Jerry had been rescued from a dog hoarding situation and his excitement levels were out of control (understandably). He has improved way past my expectations- Absolutley, you CAN teach an "old" dog new tricks. It's been just under 3 months that I adopted him, and he is calmer and more assured with our bond. I enjoyed our lessons, and will continue with his training because we both enjoy the connection and improved behavior.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Ava H.
Jun 22, 2023
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Denise was so great with my little cavalier puppy Daisy. We did one of the packages for six weeks and Daisy has become so well behaved as just a little puppy. Denise is nice and caring and really cares about explaining the psychology behind why dogs behave in certain ways. We had a blast over the last six weeks so much so that we ended up booking another six weeks of sessions. I highly recommend Denise to anyone looking for some dog training.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Barking • Crate training • Leash pulling • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Pat K.
Jun 4, 2023
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Denise knows her stuff when it comes to training pups! She worked with us, knowing our dog's reactiveness to other dogs was our main concern. Taught US how to lead Dobby to give him confidence to do the right thing. Every day we use the tools Denise gave us, and every day he gets better! I'm so happy to be able to control this pretty large dog and he's happy knowing how to please us! Highly recommend!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Victor E.
Apr 3, 2023
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Denise is an exceptional dog trainer and we began seeing results with our two doodles immediately. We have a challenging situation with two adolescent and rambunctious dogs but Denise taught us how to handle some of the problem behaviors. I was especially happy with her method of teaching heel, side and pack walking. I’ve been in several classes with my previous dog and feel like I finally understand a good technique for teaching a dog to walk on a loose leash. I would recommend Peaceful Paws for anyone needing help with dog training.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Chewing • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Megan P.
Feb 25, 2023
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Denise was an excellent trainer to our 7 year old pup. We hired Denise because we were expecting and wanted to ensure our pup was ready to welcome a baby safely into our home. Plus our pup has separation anxiety issues and doesn’t walk well around other dogs. Denise taught us about the psychology behind that. Denise has a structured method that works on building skills over time in a very disciplined manner. We started on more simple commands and worked up to fun scent training for him and ended with puppy massage which is a methodical way to treat your pup and easy anxiety. She also held me accountable for working on these skill during the week. Our pup now sits, waits and can calm down more quickly when he sees another dog and with the baby, he respects his space entirely. One thing I will note to prepare you, if you live with another person, you need to have them participate in the training sessions so they know how to reinforce training. A few times my husband missed them and I’m not as good of a coach as Denise. Definitely recommend!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Denise Michele Chalnick Marquez

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