Manners or Behavior?

training options for you and your dog

Choosing the right training is crucial

our expert can help find the perfect solution


Obedience training is different from behavior modification because they rely on different techniques to solve very different problems. If you use the wrong approach, it is a safety and well-being issue for you, your dog, and all those around you.

Play it safe. Take advantage of our free initial consultation - ensuring a personalized approach for your dog’s challenging behaviors. With 30 years of experience, and a certified dog behavior consultant, we can help you assess which path is right for you.

Master Manners

smART" obedience training: basic commands and beyond

In our Master Manners training, your dog will not only master commands on cue but also learn to offer polite behaviors autonomously. If you're facing issues like leash pulling or inappropriate behavior, remember these are not just inconveniences but an opportunity for real growth.

Led by a seasoned Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with over 30 years of experience, our smART" approach is trusted by thousands of dog owners. Learn to use positive reinforcement to not just teach commands, but to encourage your dog to apply these skills proactively, making every interaction with your dog a pleasure.

Stop unwanted behaviors

  • Jumping

  • Pulling on leash

  • Barking

  • Rude table manners

  • Not coming when called

  • Bolting out the door/car

  • Not listening/ being distracted

Teach good manners

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Walk on loose leash

  • Quiet

  • Go to place (mat)

  • Wait/Stay

  • Free (release)

Balance Behaviors

smART" behavior modification: creating calm & responsive companions

With our specialized approach, your dog can learn to become a more balanced and confident companion.

Are you struggling with a dog that startles easily, reacts aggressively, or seems overwhelmed by anxiety? These behaviors are signs your dog is struggling emotionally and requires more than just traditional obedience or aversive training methods.

Experience and Trusted by thousands of dog owners.

Learn to overcome the challenging behaviors from our certified dog behavior consultant with over 30 years of experience specifically working with dogs with behavioral needs.

Challenging Behaviors

  • Fear of people/dogs/sounds/objects

  • Aggression

  • Reactivity

  • Destructive Behavior:

  • Anxiety

  • Hyper-Vigilance:

  • Zoning Out/Freeze

  • Separation Anxiety

Techniques we use

  • Counter -Conditioning

  • Desensitization

  • Relaxation Protocols

  • Exit Strategies

  • Pattern Games

  • Engage-Disengage

  • Distance-Duration & Intensity Adjustment

Enjoying life with a well-behaved dog

Having a well-trained dog means less stress and more fun together.

Imagine peaceful walks, welcoming friends into your home without worry, and being known for having the best-behaved dog around. Life is just better with a well-mannered dog.

Learn how we can help you, sign up for a free consultation.

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