About Denise

Hi! My name is Denise Willis and I started my dog training journey back in 2001 after my 1 year old lovable 110 lb lug of shepherd dragged me down an icy sidewalk to chase a cat (or something...I never saw what it was) and injured me. I got him trained fairly quickly, nostalgia set in and I got a puppy. Using the same training techniques wasn't working on my puppy and I was stumped. We went back into training and my trainer soon to be mentor had me teach him a completely different way. Turned out my puppy had a completely different thinking process than my older dog and needed a different approach. **MIND BLOWN** I had no idea dog training was so multifaceted. From there started the exploration of all things dog. I've had some incredible mentors, worked with some of the brightest brains in animal behavior, and am constantly learning from every dog I train and every client I teach. I compete my dogs in various sports, enjoy lazy down time with them but mostly I just really enjoy watching their clownish personalities shine.


Chewy, the dog who started my dog training journey. Always in my heart my baby boy RIP 2002-2009