Enjoy a well-behaved dog

the easy way - by letting
me train him for you

Whether it’s basic manners you’re after or relief from a more pressing behavior problem, the fastest way to results is to hand over training to an experienced, professional dog trainer.

Prefer to do the training yourself? I’ll happily teach you how.

Basic Manners

From sits to stays, coming when called to walking politely on leash, leave its to drop its: You tell me what you need your dog to do, and where you need him to do it, and I’ll teach him to respond reliably.

Jumping, Barking, Chewing, etc.

Impulse control issues like jumping, barking, pawing, chewing, and digging can be irritating as well as damaging, and even dangerous. I’ll teach your dog alternate ways to get your attention and spend her time.

Aggression Toward Other Dogs

If daily dog walks have become a source of stress, training can help. I’ll teach your dog to walk calmly with you past other dogs instead of all the growling, barking, and lunging. It’s time to enjoy your walks again!

Aggression Toward the Family

Does your dog find it difficult to share her toys, chews, or spaces with canine or human family members? I’ll help her see there’s no reason for all the growling, snarling, or barking, and teach her that sharing is fun.

Basic Manners

From sits to stays, coming when called to walking politely on leash, leave its to drop its: You tell me what you need your dog to do, and where you need him to do it, and I’ll teach him to respond reliably.

Jumping, Barking, Chewing, etc.

Impulse control issues like jumping, barking, pawing, chewing, and digging can be irritating as well as damaging, and even dangerous. I’ll teach your dog alternate ways to get your attention and spend her time.

Aggression Toward Other Dogs

If daily dog walks have become a source of stress, training can help. I’ll teach your dog to walk calmly with you past other dogs instead of all the growling, barking, and lunging. It’s time to enjoy your walks again!

Aggression Toward the Family

Does your dog find it difficult to share her toys, chews, or spaces with canine or human family members? I’ll help her see there’s no reason for all the growling, snarling, or barking, and teach her that sharing is fun.

Basic Manners

From sits to stays, coming when called to walking politely on leash, leave its to drop its: You tell me what you need your dog to do, and where you need him to do it, and I’ll teach him to respond reliably.

Jumping, Barking, Chewing, etc.

Impulse control issues like jumping, barking, pawing, chewing, and digging can be irritating as well as damaging, and even dangerous. I’ll teach your dog alternate ways to get your attention and spend her time.

Aggression Toward Other Dogs

If daily dog walks have become a source of stress, training can help. I’ll teach your dog to walk calmly with you past other dogs instead of all the growling, barking, and lunging. It’s time to enjoy your walks again!

Aggression Toward the Family

Does your dog find it difficult to share her toys, chews, or spaces with canine or human family members? I’ll help her see there’s no reason for all the growling, snarling, or barking, and teach her that sharing is fun.

Ready to get started?

A well-behaved dog is just 3 steps away.

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Initial Consult

I come to your home at a time convenient to your schedule. We discuss your dog training goals and lay out a personalized, custom plan for reaching them. I’ll also help you understand why your dog is doing what he does (or not doing what you wish he would), and share simple tips to improve his behavior while you wait for the full results of training.

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Training sessions with your dog

I come to your home at set intervals to train your dog. I’ll work with him in your home, neighborhood, or wherever issues are occurring or you need to see results. Watch me train if you like, but don’t feel you need to be there—head to work as usual or attend to other things on your busy schedule.

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Transfer sessions to share results with you

We’ll meet weekly so I can teach your dog to do his new tricks for you, and show you how to make the most of the training I’ve done.

Choose the training program that meets your goals

I offer three programs to accommodate all goals and needs. Each program includes:

  • 3 dog training sessions per week .This is where I do the heavy lifting for you.
  • 1 transfer session per week. In these fun sessions I transfer my training results to you.
  • Training equipment. All training equipment is included; no extra charge. I’ll bring everything you need, including a clicker with convenient wrist coil for easy use, a large treat pouch, a training harness sized for your dog, even all the yummy treats.
  • Private Facebook community. Join myself and fellow First Friend training clients in a friendly, supportive environment to share your successes, seek support and suggestions for challenges, and stay connected with me.
  • Lifetime email and phone support. Have a question about something we worked on? Experiencing a sudden setback? Just reach out, anytime, no matter how long it’s been.

Program 1: The Quick Fix

This four-week program is perfect for single training issues, like nailing a reliable recall, turning a jumper into a sitter, or teaching your dog to walk by your side instead of dragging you through the neighborhood.

$1,995 plus tax

Program 2: The Polite Pooch

Five weeks of training gives us time to address an extra behavior or two, or work a particularly intractable problem, such as convincing a dedicated, lifetime barker to give up the habit.

$2,495 plus tax

Program 3: The Lassie

Tired of all the lunging, barking, and growling at other dogs during walks? Stressed living with a dog who snarls when asked to share her toys, food, or space with human family members? This six-week program is designed specifically to address fear and aggression issues. We’ll replace the chaos with calm for enjoyable walks and household harmony.

$2,995 plus tax

Payment by cash, check or charge. Payment plans available.
$25 discount when you pay in full at time of initial booking.

Why let me train your dog for you?

  • You’re busy
  • You don’t have daily time in your schedule for training
  • You want the best results in the least amount of time
  • You want to know your dog is in qualified, professional hands
  • You want to know your dog is enjoying the training process

Prefer to do the training yourself?

No problem! If you’ve got the time I’m happy to teach you to train your dog, and support you through the process.

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