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There are some dogs I call unicorns. The rare few with no issues at all, that will never need or require training intervention because they are just that perfect. Apollo (American bulldog mix) is no such unicorn🤪. He has his own set of emotional luggage from before he was adopted, new to dog ownership owners and the associated learning curves that come with that. I’ve taken care of Apollo off and on through out the years after his training was done with me and it’s nice to see how a dog who could of definitely been an emotional hot mess has actually turned into more of a dapper gentleman (and less the street brawler he was ready to be) because of his dedicated owners. ... See MoreSee Less

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Proof you can train ‘old dogs’ new tricks🤣. Both these gentlemen are from the era of ‘you can train a dog?’ Took some time, patience and a lot of creative thinking to help them wrap their minds around effectively communicating with their respective dogs, but both dogs and handlers did amazingly well on their joint final lessons🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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About to work the lil man with kibble. I really love his enthusiasm for some of the nastiest tasting stuff I’ve ever accidentally ingested🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

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Last lesson for Lil Josie in the books. Ugh, I’m gonna miss this sweet angel. For various reasons, Josie had been rehomed or shelter bounced 5 times before landing with her current owner. Understandably, Josie had some mistrust and insecurity. Fortunately, she had a dedicated owner who helped Josie overcome her insecurities and we have a happy lil lady! ... See MoreSee Less

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Poor Peso has what we affectionately call a ‘Biff Brain’ (like the 80’s movies where Biff is a star athlete but is scared of math🤪). He’s super great at physical play, but slowing down and thinking is super uncomfortable for him. Love his heart for trying so hard on a stationary exercise like his bed stays or place. His loose leash walking is coming along a lot better. Lil man knocks out after a session, so if nothing else he’ll sleep through visitor’s arrivals🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

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Ernie the cockapoo, is in for remote collar b&t for reactive behavior towards his family and everybody else. Once we took him out of his comfort zone where he could bully at will, he turned into a delicate little flower who needs a sensitive touch. We’re building up trust and his confidence using basic obedience drills (like ‘place’ or bed stays) and rewarding with food to make him feel extra good. While not a bouncy ray of sunshine just yet, he’s showing us that he’s gonna get there soon🌹 ... See MoreSee Less

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Ernie the cockapoo! This lil boy has a tense nervous streak a mile wide and expresses it through incessant barking and occasional teeth usage. He polices his family and doesn’t like any physical contact between them, as well as some grooming issues, though he loves having his teeth being brushed😬. Ernie is in our remote training board and train program so multiple handlers can work with him safely in a busy household with young children. ... See MoreSee Less

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A slightly skeptical looking Peso (pit bull) is in for remote collar board and train. This sweet, very excited little man likes to give out free bone density screenings by throwing himself at you to say hello, testing your strength by pulling hard on the leash and a few other minor issues🤣. Fortunately for us, he’s got a good head on his shoulders and is coming along nicely with understanding that we like him too and want to enjoy his company not be assaulted by it🥰. ... See MoreSee Less

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Newest client Fran the skunk🥰. She’s 12 weeks old and as adorable and sweet as any puppy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Post bath cuddles with Pepper! I honestly don’t know how people with small white/multi colored dogs keep them clean looking. With all the rain we’ve been having Pepper looks great for like an hour and then starts looking dingy or starts smelling because it’s impossible to for her to not get soaked in the wet grass🤪 ... See MoreSee Less

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Successful go home lesson with Bella (shep/husky mix) at Patterson Park working around untrained dogs and busy body squirrels! Bella did me proud🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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Today’s office😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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Piper (silver lab) has some anxiety about the pool. To prevent any mishaps and build her confidence, we taught her how to get in and out of the pool and taught her how to swim in case she ever accidentally falls in. ... See MoreSee Less

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Perfect day for a nice park walk with a very nice dog like Bella amid other dogs and busy body squirrels🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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Working directionals with Pepper so her owner will be able to point from a distance and Pepper will go to her bed from across the room. She’s such a great lil girl! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lady Bella working around ‘country dogs’🤪 before we head back to the city to finish proofing her training. Excellent work from Bella on this high level distraction! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beneath her wild party girl exterior is a sensitive lil lady. The other day when I started bed stays in the house, Pepper was having trouble assimilating the information, so I am teaching her ‘place’ or bed stays on random things before I circle back to an actual dog bed. ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s hot today! My co-trainer CeCe won’t let that ruin her day with Bella (husky/shepherd mix). Exercise is important for dogs but when the weather is uncooperative, having an appropriately sized treadmill is a good workout for dogs! This treadmill is specifically made for dogs, but any treadmill with a track long enough so the dogs back legs don’t slide off in full trot extension works just as well. ... See MoreSee Less

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Shaping e-collar behavior with Pepper the yorkie. I call Pepper a lil bird, she flies everywhere which makes it inconvenient at best, dangerous at worst because in the handlers attempts to not accidentally step on or kick her, you end up running into things or tripping over yourself🤪. Putting her sharp, lil brain to work to stay on my side and out of the way. Great first e-collar session with this hard lil worker🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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This lil puppy likes to climb all things so I made a lil obstacle course of buckets and a table with a lil difficulty added in that I set the table on a slope. One side is easy to get on, the other requires a lil problem solving. I like his quick thinking and mentality of I’ll just try different things until I get what I want🥰. He gets my imagination going of more fun things I wanna try with him. ... See MoreSee Less

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