Oh, the wonderful things we can (help you) do.
Flexible, private instruction helps you and your dog learn with less frustration.
TAMMY, KPA CTP
My journey began as a pet parent first searching for answers to help my first generation of dogs many years ago.
A team of qualified behavior professionals you can trust
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Build a strong bond.
Our mission is to help pets and the people who love them connect for life. Our methods can successfully teach what is wanted, build confidence, reduce reactivity, and improve impulse control for pets of any age, any temperament, and any background.
We advocate and use a revolutionary approach to teaching dogs known as clicker training. Clicker training is effective, easy, fast, and fun. To the pet, clicker training is a fun game that she gets to play with you. To you, clicker training is a way to talk to your pet and reach your goal! Learn more.
Fear Free Certified Professional
Be proactive rather than reactive.
Our methods avoid physical force and corrections, including verbal reprimands. Instead our methods focus on proactively setting your pet up for success and rewarding what is wanted. This can include steps to prevent or reduce fear, anxiety, and stress associated with visits to the veterinarian and home care. Learn more.
Behavioral Health Team
You are not alone. Help is available.
You are not alone. Help is available for you and your pet with behavioral issues related to fear and anxiety such as reactivity, aggression toward other animals or people, and separation anxiety. As part of the behavioral health team, we can partner with you and a veterinarian specializing in behavior to improve your and your pet's quality of life.
A veterinary behaviorist that we often work with and highly recommend is Kenneth Martin, DVM, Diplomate, ACVB. Dr. Martin (Veterinary Behavior Consultations LLC) is available in our area for telephone consultations with local veterinarians for pet owners. Learn more.
Puppy Start Right Preschool
Prepare your puppy for a lifetime.
Early puppyhood is a critical time for socialization and learning. Experiences during this time set the stage for the rest of your puppy’s life. The best time to socialize your puppy is between 7 and 12 weeks of age.
Puppies older than 12 weeks will benefit greatly too since Puppy Start Right focuses on a positive approach to solving common puppy issues and teaches proactive puppy parenting to help your puppy learn what is wanted from the start rather than forming unwanted habits that eventually create frustration and conflict. In the event things are already off to a rocky start, the Puppy Start Right approach can help get things back on track.
Learn how to make new experiences fun and proactively parent your puppy to teach what is wanted while positively addressing common puppy issues such as house training, play biting, and chewing. Enrollment is always open.