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Debi helped get my 21/2 year old Aussie ready for his first time in the Conformation Show Ring. Debi was able to identify Hank's strengths and weaknesses and worked with Hank with paitience. She also had to work with me with patience as it was my first experience showing a dog! Love that she is a Karen Pryor Certified Trainer! Awesome experience all around.

by Steve & Tina on Anything's Pawsable
Waiting for our new family member!

We recently lost one of our Shihtzu's that we lived with for 11 years. We still have one Shihtzu who needs a play mate. In searching around we found Sapphize Shih Tzu - Debi Buchholz in Kalispell, Montana. We are so impressed with Debi's love of her dogs. They way she feeds and trains them with love. We have observed that basically, Debi's life is all about her Shihtzu's. We now go and visit our soon to be new family member and play mate for our puppy and we are always amazed at how clean the environment is and how happy and well mannered all the dogs are, even the young ones. We are so excited that we found Debi Buchholz Sapphize Shihtzu's and having a very hard time waiting until Debi says the young puppy is mature enough to leave her mother and come home with us. We know in a few years we will be in the same situation and without hesitation we will be contacting Sapphize Shihtzu's - Debi again.

by Ashton on Anything's Pawsable

Fantastic! Great work by everyone.

by Kristy on Anything's Pawsable
Fun to learn from!

I have two young herding dogs and I was looking for fun classes we could take together beyond basic obedience. A Google search of "agility in Kalispell, MT" landed me at Anything's PAWSable website. I called Debi to see what classes she was offering and what pre-requisite classes we might need to take. We took a great beyond basics class and because it was so fun we are now taking an introduction to agility. Debi Buccholz is very knowledgeable and reads dogs very well. I really enjoy learning from her and my dogs do too!Debi's classroom/training area is spacious and safe and each dog/person pair, if taking a group class, has their own space. One of my dogs is nervous when first meeting other dogs so the private space was the key to her success in a group setting; it even helped her become more confident around new dogs because she didn't have to worry about defending herself.Debi is very knowledgeable and reads dogs very well. She clearly has a strong background in positive training techniques and keeps classes fun and energetic. She is able to personalize each class to my dogs' individual personalities, which makes it great for me to best understand how to best teach them based on their strengths and challenges. Debi is also generous with her time and offers helpful tips to help remedy a behavior, increase confidence, and improve the connection with my dogs.Debi offers puppy socialization and basic obedience to rally-o and agility classes and beyond. Her classes are reasonably priced and typically run six weeks. Whether you are looking to teach your dog basic manners or want to do more with your dog for fun, Anything's PAWSable is a great place to go! I am happy to be a student and look forward to having fun with my dogs each week in class with Debi!

by Julie Plevel on Anything's Pawsable
Family dog training

My six month old Pom cross and I have been having lessons with Debi for just a few short weeks and already he is understanding cues, walking calmly on leash and we are currently working on his "come". Debi has enlightened me about how the dog thinks and how important that is when one desires your pet to be a lifelong companion, free of fear and intimidation. I'm so excited to go through this process of learning and then teaching my own dog, with an exceptional trainer. (And a really nice person, too!)


I love helping you with your dogs, and especially to see the moment when the dog "gets it" and they smile and get happy. My goal is for you and your dog to have the same joy in each other.