• Offering private obedience training lessons in the East Bay

• Specializing in the safe and effective use of electric collars

• Appropriate for specific problem solving or general obedience training



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I first became interested in dog training shortly after graduating high school. Within a couple years, I decided to make my interest a profession. I left my home in Berkeley and traveled to St. Louis to attend a year long trade school called the Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers. It was really a great experience and I learned a lot about training all types of dogs. Probably the best part of the experience was the practical, effective, down-to-earth training methods they taught. After graduation, I moved to Missoula Montana to start my own business and finish my undergraduate degree at the University of Montana. During that time I experimented with lots of different training approaches in the process of developing my own personal style. That was when I truly learned about the value of training dogs with an electric collar. Today, I'm glad to be back in the Bay Area and offering a training service that I'm quite proud of.




 
 


WHO IT IS FOR:

• For anyone wanting to fix a specific problem with their dog or wanting general obedience training.

• Especially effective for those interested in off leash control.

• No potty training service offered. 

 

HOW IT WORKS:

• Begin by calling or emailing to set up a free evaluation.

• Private lessons in local public parks or other public areas. No group classes offered.

• Together, we train standard obedience commands or work on your specific problems.

• Emphasis on reliability both on and off leash.

• Positive and negative reinforcement based methods used for motivation. Specifically, the tools used are food, prong collars, and electric collars. 

• Full obedience program usually takes 10-15 lessons.  Programs requiring fewer lessons are available.

• Approximately 1 hour per lesson.

• 1 to 3 lessons per week is ideal.

 

WHAT IT COSTS:

• $50 per lesson. I keep my lessons affordable to allow for more frequent lessons and better training results. 

• Approximately $175 in training equipment, food, electric collar. These can be purchased late in the program as all initial training is done with my equipment. 


I am located in Berkeley but I'm available for training all around the east bay.