The Benefits of Hiring Us
*Positive training methods
We use positive reinforcement (treats, toys, and play) in our training – NO prong or electric collars, no submission holds, and no physical force - after all, how else can you expect to have a trusting and positive relationship with your dog?
*Professional training for you and your pet
The owners of the company have a combined 40 years of professional training experience and animal care in zoos, aquariums, veterinarian clinics and animal rescue centers.
*Specific certification and training
Julie is the only regional dog trainer with a graduate certification through Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Behavior and Training. Working with a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPACTP) ensures that you and your dog will have access to top-tier training delivered by excellent teachers. KPA trainers have completed an extensive educational program, and scored the highest marks on a detailed assessment of their technical knowledge and hands-on skill teaching pet owners and training dogs! World-renowned trainer, author, and behavioral biologist Karen Pryor is a pioneer of force-free training technology and methods.
Julie is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
No waiting by the phone for a return call or sitting by your computer waiting for an email reply. We are always available and respond promptly to all of your inquiries, whether by phone or e-mail.
We offer a variety of training solutions that can be customized to meet your varied needs. Tell us about any special requests you may have and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
We come to you in the comfort and convenience of your home. We can work with you and your pet on specific issues you might be having, or you can learn all the basics to have a well mannered pet for you and your family.
*Training blog and other social media
*Wealth of information
Use our website as a wonderful resource for the latest training articles, recommended training books and videos, area events and more!
Our education never ends. We pride ourselves with continuously expanding our knowledge in all areas of animal training and behavior via conferences, workshops, classes, research, and seminars. This allows us to provide the most up to date information and training services to you and your pets.