slide2_1In-home behavior consults are ideal for owners: whose schedules don’t work with group class schedules, dogs with specific behavioral issues (fear, aggression, etc.), or owners who want very hands-on training. It is also especially useful for behaviors which occur only in the home. Private Training lessons are tailored programs based on your needs and your dog’s learning style. We will work with you to design a plan that is specific to you and your dog’s needs.

What types of Behaviors can be dealt with?lab x tearin up paper towels Indy Being Bad

  • Puppy Training – house training, crate training, bite inhibition, socialization, attention, impulse control
  • Excessive Barking
  • Door Manners
  • Resource Guarding
  • Coming when called
  • Greeting
  • Counter Surfing/Leaving Food/Garbage
  • House Training
  • Reactiveness /aggression towards people or other dogs
  • Separation Anxiety                             Dog Peeing on Couch_full
  • Fears and Phobias
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  • Boundary Training
  • Attention and Focus

All of these behaviors are taught with positive, force-free training methods.

What qualifications do I have?

I have completed an extensive certification program through the Karen Pryor Academy including being a graduate and certified instructor for the Puppy Start Right program.  I am also certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers- Knowledge Assessed. .  I’m a graduate of Animal Behavioral College and a mentor/trainer for their program.   I continue to further my education by attending seminars such as the  Clicker Expo and the APDT Expo (Association of Professional Dog Trainers).  Many of the seminars I’ve taken include extensive hands on training, including several at  Legacy Canine in Sequim, WA under International trainer and author Terry Ryan.  I also try to keep current on subjects related to nutrition, vaccinations, and animal health.  I’m an AKC Breeder of Merit and have also attended a number of breeding seminars.   I have been showing and training dogs for over 12 years.  I grew up showing and training horses and still have horses as well today. To schedule an appointment contact Debi by email or by phone (406) 270-5382

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