My training style, honed over more than 20 years of experience, is kind, intentional, proactive. Using shaping, luring, positive reinforcement and capturing behaviors for the best outcome, I put the onus on the dog — which helps them gain autonomy in carefully crafted environments. The key is to control the environment, not the dog. I help you to read your dog's body language and understand how they learn — building trust, cooperation, and training better behaviors. My approach is customized to your dog and your unique situation.
Penny training puppy Grace at her home
Change the Course of Your Dog's Life
We all want our dogs to be well behaved and thrive in our care. Change in behavior is possible when we give our dogs clear and positive guidance. No matter how difficult your current situation, you can do things to improve and alleviate behaviors such as incessant barking, separation anxiety, pulling on the leash, jumping up, poor recall, not listening, anxiety, and biting.
If a dog’s undesirable behavior causes injury to others or their property, both owner and dog can suffer severe consequences as a result. Fortunately, I can help you create an environment where your dog not only listens but wants to cooperate.
Sometimes it's best to provide help for your dog virtually, especially for frightened or nervous dogs. I provide the same high quality advice virtually as in person. This allows for no unnecessary stress for your dog. Pay for your virtual, real-time training session through this website. I will then contact you to arrange an initial session via Zoom. You will see changes in your dog's behavior quickly, with no travel necessary.