We are now offering Virtual Private Sessions via Zoom as well as two new Online Courses! Please check out the “Services,” "Virtual" and “Courses” pages for more details and call or email us with any questions.
Where some people may see problems, we here at Wholehearted Canine pride ourselves on finding solutions, not just when it comes to pulling on leash or being distracted, but also when the world throws us a curve ball! Let’s keep the energy up and the dog training results coming! Happy training everyone!
Do you want to build a better, more joyful relationship with your dog, to improve their focus on you, and eradicate problem behaviors? I use positive methods and fun games to teach dogs concepts that will help them enjoy life more and radically improve their behavior. I strive to make training fun and efficient for dogs and owners, not only resolving behavior issues but training the whole dog for future success. I help owners develop clear communication with their dogs and inspire great choices, for reliable and lasting results. Schedule an in-home evaluation to begin so I can assess your dog’s needs and build a training plan based on your goals. How would your life be different if your dogs were calm, reliable, focused and joyfully obedient?
Dogs learn best through play and positive conditioning, and I love helping dogs reach their full potential! Fearful, reactive, or mischievous dogs often need special guidance to truly enjoy life and reach that potential. I seek to inspire and teach dogs through games and creative solutions to alleviate fears and end behavior issues. I do not use aversives and instead focus on positivity, shaping, re-conditioning, and empowering a dog to make good choices. I use positive reinforcement and training games to teach key concepts through play, such as impulse control, calmness and focus. Teaching these concepts helps dogs make great choices independently in new situations, rather than just training cued behaviors. I use a variety of rewards other than food to suit any dog. I believe that every dog deserves a chance and I am dedicated to helping you and your companion. There are no bad dogs, only untapped potential!
I am deeply passionate about dogs and providing them with quality care and love in every aspect of their lives. I enjoy sharing lessons I've learned along the way from dogs in my life, and only train using products that I trust for their health and safety. I educate owners to enable them to make informed choices about equipment, toys and food, to improve their dog‘s health, quality of life, and behavior modification. Nutrition, wellness, and exercise each play crucial roles in a dog's perspecgive and behavior, and are key parts of successful training.
Dogs are beautifully honest. They don't hide their opinions, intentions, fears or joy. They simply wish to communicate, to be heard and to listen, to love and be loved, and to enjoy life with good company. When given the tools to trust and succeed, they live truly wholeheartedly, and invite us to join them.
Please submit a Pre-Evaluation Form online for each dog at least 48 hours before the Evaluation session. A follow-up form will be required for some dogs based on their behavior needs.
Please read, sign and send us a copy of the Terms, Conditions and Liability Form (PDF below in FILES section). All adults in the household must sign and all dog names must be included. Sign digitally or sign a printed copy and send a PDF, photos or scans of the full document by email.
Email us copies of up to date immunization records for all dogs in your home. Puppies must have certain vaccines before they can begin in-person training for their protection. If you don't have current copies, you can contact your vet to request copies by email.
For in-person training, please read, sign and send us a copy of the Health & Safety Procedures Form (PDF below in FILES section). All adults that will be present for sessions must sign. Sign digitally or sign a printed copy and send a PDF, photos or scans of the full document by email.
Contact us by phone or email to ask any questions you may have about our training methods, your dog's needs, or the training process. Schedule your dog's Evaluation session by phone or email to begin private training, or sign up for an Online Course on the "Courses" page of this site.
Note: Immunization records, the Health & Safety Procedures Form, and an Evaluation session aren't required for Online Courses. The Health & Safety Procedures Form is only required for in-person training sessions. The Pre-Evaluation Form and the TC&L Form are required for all types of training.
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