My goal is to enhance the relationship between dog and handler; specializing in companion/pet homes, rescue dogs, new puppies.
Border Collies, being the most intelligent breed often develop unwanted behaviors and quirks. They're problem solvers and thinkers with the rationale of a 7 year old child. Intelligence can be their best quality but can also be their worst. My training/consulting services can help recognize new behaviors and change the course of the unwanted behaviors before they become habitual.
I have a long history of working with a variety of breeds, both large and small. My specialty is Border Collies, but I have gained an understanding of the different motivations within each breed and how to best encourage good behavior with effective and appropriate rewards.
- 40 years breeding and raising border collies
- 26 years as owner/operator of a dog grooming business
- 20 years competing in sheep dog trials and caring for my own flock
- 15 years training dogs for agility, fly-ball, frisbee, and more
Appointments are made by phone, text or email. Each session consists of a 30 minute phone call where you can discuss any issues you are having with your dog. I recommend you make a list and prioritize the issues you'd like to work on. Sessions are $35. In some cases you may want to video your dog prior to your appointment so I can preview the video ahead of time, allowing more time for discussion.