Hi my name is Karen. I have been working with dogs for 5 years now. I have two dogs of my own. Kylo Ren and Rae, and yes! The force is strong with those two. Kylo Ren is a 5 year old rescue who is 18 different breeds. Yes, 18 lovely reasons why we began our then journey in training to my now passion for dogs. Rae is a 3 year old chocolate lab who has worked hard by my side as my service dog. Both of which I trained myself. Kylo and I have worked hard over the years to set and crush training goals and as a result of his hard work and long journey we have managed to find our love for his now favorite sport in Urban locating. He is set to trial in February for his level II title. Rae is jack of all trades. When she is not working as my service dog or as my demo dog, she enjoys dock diving, fly ball and her ball. My passion for the well being of my dogs has driven me to learn all things K9. In the recent years I have worked with mentors around the US both virtually and in person to expand my knowledge on dog training, training tools, dog nutrition and much more! My recent certifications include courses ranging from CPR courses, dog nutrition and currently working on getting certified as a AKC CGC evaluator. My goal as a dog trainer is to continue to get educated in all aspects of dog training so that I can teach my clients to not only train their dog but to create that lifestyle of enrichment, clear communication, health, proper outlets and overall a life long relationship with their dog. I look forward to helping you set and crush your goals! (edited)
Step One: Board & Train Program
Our Board and Train program is truly unique and unlike any other program out there. There are no kennels full of dogs sitting around waiting to train. Your dog will be one of 2 – 5 dogs living with one of our board and train trainers. We keep the program very small to ensure that your dog receives plenty of training, attention, play, and fun time. Just like with our in-home training, your dog will be trained in our trainer’s home and real-world locations — not a sterile kennel facility like most board and train programs.*
*Call to inquire more about your location’s facilities. Some trainers may offer kennel environments.
Step Two: Private Lessons
At the time of drop off, we begin with our approximate 2-hour Go-Home lesson. Now that your dog has spent a few weeks with us, it’s time for you to begin your training journey. This part of the program is very much about us training the humans. These programs come with the approximate 2-hour Go Home lesson, and additional 1-hour lessons to allow us the time to train you in a step-by-step manner.