How we can help SOLVE your dog training struggles!
"I just wanted to tell you that I took Enzo on a walk today with my daughter in the big stroller, and he did awesome!!!!...One of the best walks I've had with a dog, and I just wanted to thank you for for that. You taught us very well!"
Our Freedom Dog course will focus on and address:
*Building a positive and respectful relationship with your dog
*Physical, mental and confidence-building exercises
*Teaching your dog to have an optimistic state of mind instead of a pessimistic view of the world
*How to politely greet people (no more jumping on guests and embarrassing you!)
*A dog that doesn’t counter surf or steal things in the house and then play keep away
*Enjoy a dog that walks nicely on a leash (no more dragging you around the neighborhood!)
*Basic obedience (sit, down, mat) with an implied stay. An implied stay means your dog sits and stays automatically without you having to say the word stay until you release them from the sit.
*How to relax and have a calmer demeanor – relaxed dogs are happier and make better decisions because they’re not going a mile a minute
*Help your dog be more comfortable being touched whether your dog is nervous being touched, aggressive or just spazzes out when you touch or pet them.
*Teaching your dog to wait for permission to go out a door (no more running out of the crate, house or car doors!)
*Conditioned Relaxation: A physical, message like technique of relaxing your dogs body which relaxes their mind.
*Learning to correct your dog for behaviors you don’t want in a way that won’t shut them down and actually gets them more enthusiastic about what they should be doing
*Begin the foundation for a great recall with our very fun Paper Plate Recall game!
*Help your dog become comfortable for nail trims, brushing, baths, ear cleaning and other grooming activities.
How is your dog at the vet office? Have a dog that is comfortable and relaxed for vet exams, blood draws, ear cleanings and other veterinary procedures without having to get stressed out or trying to be aggressive toward veterinary staff.
*A dog that can make better choices on their own so they need less micromanaging and are more fun to live with!
Have a new puppy?
Take the ultimate course to raise a well behaved, confident and happy dog!
Our Freedom Dog program will help from
- potty training
- socialization & exposure training
- teaching your puppy when it's playtime and when it's quiet time
- manners - not jumping or mouthing all over people
- walking politely on a leash
- being good for nail trims, brushing and vet visits
- and more!
Do you have trouble walking your dog on a leash?
Is your dog pulling you on walks? Zig Zagging left and right almost tripping you? Do you not walk your dog because it's embarrassing?
When you stop and chat with a friend on the walk does your dog pull you around, whine, bark, paw at you for attention or settle and relax while you're talking?
Enjoy time in the neighborhood, chatting with a friend or going to the pet friendly outdoor market with your dog instead of leaving them at home!
Does your dog bark?
Does your dog bark
*at other dogs or people on walks
*out a window at people walking by
*when a package is delivered
*when guests come in the door
Let us help your dog learn to be calmer and not feel like they need to bark at things. Have a more peaceful time at home and away with your dog!
Want a dog with reliable obedience?
In our Foundation course we introduce sit during leash walking and come with our Paper Plate recall game. In our Freedom Dog program we expand the obedience to include teaching a sit, down and mat with a stay. Enjoy a dog that lays down for all those awesome photos while you are out enjoying time together!
This course will prepare your dog for advancing to ecollar off leash obedience and recall. Get ready for summer hikes in the woods or on the beach with a dog that listens!
Get Started with Training Today!
"Nicole was a Godsend to our family. Our 14 month old yorkie poo was disobedient and had awful manners. Nicole is a miracle worker and takes her time demonstrating how to continue working on reinforcing the behavior with the owners to ensure continued success at home. It is clear she loves the animals she cares for, treats boarded dogs as her own, and is a superb dog trainer. This experience was every thing I hoped for and more than I expected."
Want to have an awesome recall with your dog to enjoy walks and hikes off leash?
Ask about adding off leash recall to your dog's board & train or or through private lessons.
Does your dog run off or play hard to catch?
Let us teach your dog to come back when called! Enjoy a dog who comes in from the backyard right away, a dog you can take out to the park for a good run or a hike in the woods who comes back when you call the first time! Dogs love to run, give your dog the freedom to enjoy themselves off leash!
Does your dog dash out the door?
We can teach your dog to assume they cannot go through the door without permission from you. This can be handy when going in and out of the door such as when bringing groceries in, having friends come over and when the kids go running in and out during the fun summer months.
Even little 4.5 month old Vinny knows to wait for permission to go out the door. Good puppy!
Do you want a dog that pays attention to you?
Does your dog ignore you? Or only listen in your home and blows your off outside?
Our training program will teach your dog to pay attention to you inside your house and outside. No more begging for your dog's attention to listen to you!
Is it a struggle to clip your dog nails or go to a routine vet visit with your dog?
We can help dogs that are difficult to impossible to trim their nails (whether by the owner, the groomer or at the vet office). We have helped dogs who have previously had to be sedated to get their nails done at the vet office get trimmed awake at home by their owners.
We can help your dog learn to relax and be opportunistic so that vet visits are not a stressful event but a smooth activity. Your dog can learn that they don't need to to be anxious or scared, shake, whine, drool or excessively pant at the groomer or vet's office.
Or perhaps you're struggling with your dog barking or vocalizing at other people or dogs in the office. Or your dog is aggressive, must be muzzled (or will bite the vet and staff), takes multiple people to handle and is very stressful on the dog, vet and staff for a basic visit for an examination, vaccinations or a heart worm blood draw.
Does you dog suffer from:
- Intense Anxiety
- Human aggression
- Dog aggression
Is your dog barking, lungeing, growling, snapping, biting at other people, children or dogs. Is you dogs a nervous wreck when you're home and panics when you're gone?
We can help your dog enjoy being with you but also comfortable by themselves when you leave. Have a dog that is not growling, snapping, or biting. Let us help you and your dog!
"Nicole is an excellent dog/people trainer! She is very patient and thorough with both the dog and the owners. I highly recommend her!"