Great Dogs are created.
They are not born knowing what you want them to know. We must teach them. That's where I come in.
Most dogs try and please you, however, often times your dog does not understand what you want them to do. Let us teach them. We provide a base of communication in training that speaks to each particular dog. Just like people, each dog learns in their own specific way. Obedience is a game to the dog, which they loves to play!
It is not about being the Alpha or fear or even respect. What it is, is a true and clear understanding between you and your dog.
My goal is to teach you the attitude and take the moment to look in your dogs eyes and let them know that, "I lead and you follow and we will make your life easy"
Communication makes not jumping on the house guests or pulling you around the block on the leash possible in a very short amount of time.
We teach communication which is the foundation of all tasks that we ask for out of our dogs. Let us help you build a rock solid form of communication between you and your dog that will last a lifetime.
Let us help you today!
Dogs are marvelous and brilliant creatures capable of learning far more than the average person teaches them.
I am passionate about teaching you how to communicate with your dog.
I grew up watching my mom work in tandem with her GSDs preparing for obedience trials. Having a well behaved dog was as important as having well mannered kids. Even thou I was raised with GSDS , the Doberman stole my heart. Owning these rascals came at a price, I needed to step up my training game. While earning a BS in Computer Science from NIU, I started in dog sports. Apprenticing with Rik Woterbeek really opened the door to what I could do. I have worked dogs in nose work, dock diving, agility, barn hunt, obedience, tracking, and protection. Years of education and experience lead me to helping Dobermans and other shelter dogs in need. Being a trainer, I can help prepare these dogs for an amazing life. A trained dog has so many freedoms because you can trust them. They are defiantly worth it!
I help out with the administration side of things. Our trainers are often busy and I can respond back to your inquires quickly. I can have your questions answered and your pup on the schedule in no time.
I'm a nutritionist in addition to a trainer and foster mom. If you have any questions about what to feed your dog, please let me know. Raw, kibble, home made... I can help!
I have been passionate about and lived with dogs my entire life. I trained my first dog, Zinny, a German Shepard, while in high school. Working with Zinny sparked a keen interest in dog behavior and ignited a dream of training dogs and their people as a career. With this in mind, I attended Purdue University and received my Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences with a concentration on animal behavior and well-being. While at Purdue, I worked at Almost Home Humane Society where I was involved in temperament testing all dogs prior to adoption, evaluating dogs for play groups, and working with adopters to help resolve canine behavior issues. Dog behavior and training has been a lifelong interest and I am always striving to use that knowledge to make dogs’ and their owners’ lives more enjoyable. Understanding your dog's language is key to having the ultimate companion. I’m a lifelong dog owner. With a well-behaved dog, you can truly enjoy their company. You learn to appreciate their friendship more than humans. Training is about the communication. Corrections are timed correctly and are consistent, all while having fun.
I have loved dogs & have had them my whole life! My true passion for dog training developed when I got my dog, Oliver. After taking him through his Canine Good Citizen’s exam in order to train him to become a therapy dog, I realized how beneficial it is to have a dog that is well behaved and thoroughly trained. It doesn’t only help you and your dog but others as well. Having had many dogs, I know how difficult it can be to raise a puppy. Establishing communication with your dog is important from the start! From there, the relationship will grow deeper.