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
Denise has been amazing. Not only is she training our dog, but also teaching her owners the proper way to interact with the dog to get appropriate responses. We’ve had two lessons so far and the change in our dog’s behavior has been incredible! I only wish we had done this sooner!
Denise is wonderful! We have completed 3 out of 4 sessions and we could not be happier with the progress she has made with our dog Sam. Before working with her Sam was TERRIBLE on a leash. I could barely walk him. After one session on leash walking he walks with a loose leash. We still have to keep up on it and correct him when if he starts to pull but we just use the methods she teaches and he now listens. I cannot believe the difference. She has also helped with in house behaviors that needed addressing. She is worth every cent to get the dog we knew was in there somewhere! Highly recommend!