Bred For Life
Bred For Life

Bred For Life

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Introduction: Bred For Life is a dog training/pet care business dedicated to helping pet owners and pets live long happy lives together with healthy respectful relationships. I am a certified dog trainer who has a passion and respect for all animals. My certification was obtained from an establishment well sought out in the industry for specialized dog training, police dog training and personal protection to name a few. I use the Foundation style dog training methodology which is proven to achieve solid long term results. Your pet will be transformed into a cherished member of your family without losing their unique personality. I work with all breeds and behavior types. All dogs can be taught and behaviors can be either changed or managed. As a certified trainer following the Foundation style dog training concepts, I use a combination of motivations methods so you can achieve solid consistent results. Foundation style dog training also includes a very important part of training which is to teach how to communicate your leadership role to your dog. Your leadership role establishes the proper pack structure (positioning) with your dog, and is a key piece to achieving ultimate success. All training plans are customized and personalized according to YOUR goals, and specific situations. Training is done in your home or mine as opposed to a kennel or group environment. This provides a comfortable setting for your dog as well as the proper focus needed to achieve results quickly. You will not be disappointed. It is extremely rewarding and satisfying for me when I see dog owners observing the progress and results their dog has made during training. Just knowing that I had a direct impact in preventing a dog from being rehoused or possibly given up to a shelter, or even euthanized is paramount. When providing pet sitting, your pet will be treated as my own. You can have the peace of mind knowing your pet is in responsible, caring hands. Lastly, I love every aspect of my job. I enjoy the opportunity to meet so many people and animals of all kinds. My services have given me the opportunity to not only form long term client relationships, but friendships as well! In closing, I believe all dogs were bred to be loved and respected and to live happy fulfilled lives. Why not get your dog started right now on that path! Please take a moment to check out my reviews.
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Lindsey N.
Nov 14, 2023
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We would highly recommend working with Joyce from Bred for Life. She began working with our 1.5 year old dog, Bowie about 6 months ago. We adopted Bowie only knowing a very small portion of his background - in time we found that he had challenging triggers and high on-leash reactivity to other dogs, people, bicycles, cars - basically anything outdoors. This made it incredibly challenging to enjoy any on-leash outside activities. While we had to pivot our training technique as more of Bowie’s triggers presented themself over time, Joyce did an amazing job in working with us every step of the way. She mapped out a very detailed training plan that worked for him. Every dog is different and Joyce does an incredible job in identifying how your pup needs the best guidance, support and training to make an overall happier pup and household. She is responsive during and outside your schedule sessions. And one thing that we valued from her dog training services is she creates a detailed outline of the fundamentals ‘pyramid’ so you, as a dog owner, feel empowered to better understand what you and your pup need. 10/10 Joyce! You are amazing and we + Bowie thank you!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Steve b.
Sep 14, 2023
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Joyce was great would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to train their dog! We have a puppy which was able to get trained in a matter of a few sessions all thanks to her !

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

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Paul G.
Jun 17, 2023
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My trainer was Joyce What a wonderful lady.The first day my dog was jumping on her nipping at her.2nd visit my dog wasn't doing that anymore.Me& my dog learned a lot from Joyce stuff I never knew.Now my dog is peacefully& calm he like a brand new dog.Joyce is a trainer that takes her time with you and the dog she explains everything.Anyone looking for a trainer Joyce is the one.Thankyou again joyce

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Chewing • Leash pulling • House training • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

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Cindrew S.
Jan 23, 2024
Within the first week of working with Joyce, we started to notice a shift in our puppies reactivity/annoyances (counter surfing, jumping, leash pulling, etc). We've been working with her for about 2 months and the changes we have seen in him are incredible! We've had family members even comment on how much calmer our boy, Winston, is....and so are we! :-) With Joyce's direct and professional training as well as our own commitment and consistency, he literally has become the dog we knew he could be!! In a very short time. Having Joyce on your team is a game changer - you will not be disappointed! Cindy, Andrew & Winston
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Richard K.
Jan 27, 2023
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“Joyce is the trainer we had been searching for and that every dog parent needs. We met with a number of trainers, but none came close to matching Joyce’s gentle but firm approach. Joyce listened carefully to our goals for our dog Beau (a 7lb toy poodle) and then established a clear and well-structured plan for how to accomplish these together. Joyce focused on teaching us how to train Beau (rather than just training him herself) so that we can consistently reinforce positive behaviors and discourage negative ones even when she isn’t present. Our dog Beau is incredibly affectionate but also very protective of his family, which led to uncontrolled barking at visitors to the house and passersby in the car. Joyce helped us to address this undesirable behavior (which was both annoying and stressful) so that Beau is now our constant companion and is able to come with us everywhere (in stores, restaurants, literally everywhere), a change that we are all grateful for. Joyce’s approach is practical and not overly complicated; she is always calm and her love for dogs shines through. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to rely on Joyce’s expertise for my next dog - she is a huge asset to every dog family.”

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

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