Begin on the right path to a well-behaved dog by planning and setting rules early. Every interaction with your puppy can be a learning experience for you both. Learn appropriate ways to reward and eliminate behaviors. Socialize in a safe environment. Play games and have fun while teaching your pup manners.
Our classes provide your family with dog training that works - through every stage of your dog's life as they grow up in your home. We've been training dogs in the Dayton area since 2001.
This is not your typical dog obedience class! We use clicker training to dramatically speed up the learning process and offer a clear way to communicate with your dog. Not sure you want to use the clicker? Don't worry, you can still get great results at our classes. Families and children welcome! Click here to learn more.
In Home Training
Learn to communicate with your pup in the privacy of your own home. Perfect for owners that can not commit to a 6 week class. We offer flexible scheduling to maximize your success. Click here to learn more.
Let us do all the training for you while you are at work or school. We will come train your pup 4 sessions during the week and follow up with you for the 5th session. The most efficient way to get the training you need for your pup. Click here to learn more. "The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated." See the full position statement here. Our certified professional trainers are nationally certified by The Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. They are also professional members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and are experienced in training pets, their people and other animal care professionals. We have wonderful relationships with many veterinarians in the area who trust our methods and advice. See our Resources page for a list of veterinarians.
We don't use collar corrections, shock collars, or force to train. We use science-based training methods to teach your dog what we like and what we don't through positive reinforcement, controlling the resources, managing the environment, and replacing unwanted behaviors with new ones.
How do you choose a good dog trainer? Not all trainers are certified in the same way or follow the same code of ethics. The APDT's website has information for the pet owner to make an informed choice so you don't waste your time or money. Click here to read more.
Arlo and Charlie, taking a break from playing, to practice down stay. Train, play, rest, repeat!