You're gonna love your "new" dog!

Will your dog miss you while he's here?

Dogs do not forget us when they are not with us but I find that they quickly settle in.  Your dog will love you just as much as they do now and probably more because when you get him back the frustration and unclear communication will no longer be muddying up your relationship.


Will your dog behave for you as well as it does for me?

Yes and no.  Your dog will expect things to go back to the way they were before so if you do not follow instructions and practice the new behaviors then your dog will revert to the old behaviors.  However, if you are prepared to follow instructions and practice your dog will quickly respond to you just as well as he does for me.


We will have enough follow up lessons to help you through the process of transferring his obedience to you.

Jump Start

Designed for the family who would like their dog to politely walk with them down the street.

Investment: $950

  • 7 days of residency training
  • 4 on leash commands: Heel, Sit, Off and No
  • Resolution of minor behavior problems
  • One go home lesson to teach you what your dog knows
  • One follow up/checkup lesson helping you and your dog work together
  • Quality prong collar included ($14-25)
  • Remote e-collar included ($180-200)


Fast Track to Manners

Designed for the family who would like their dog to walk politely AND have their dog chill out while they eat dinner, have company over or go to an outdoor event or restaurant. 

Investment: $1700

  • 14 days of residency training
  • 6 on leash commands: Heel, Sit, Down, Place, Off and No
  • Resolution of minor behavior problems
  • One interim lesson to check progress and introduce you to what your dog is learning
  • One go home lesson to teach you what your dog knows
  • One follow up lesson checkups helping you and your dog work together
  • Quality prong collar included ($14-25)
  • Remote e-collar included ($180-200)


Off Leash Freedom

Designed for the family who want to do more with their dog.  Not only do they want a well behaved dog on leash but they want to let him run free at the beach or go hiking or even call him in from the back yard.

Investment: $2400

  • 21 days of residency training
  • 7 on and off leash commands: Heel, Sit, Down, Place, Off, No and Come
  • Resolution of minor behavior problems
  • ​One interim lesson to check progress and introduce you to what your dog is learning
  • One go home lesson to teach you what your dog knows
  • 2 follow up lesson checkups helping you and your dog work together
  • Quality prong collar included ($14-25)
  • Remote e-collar included ($180-200)


Custom residency program

For the dog who knows a lot and just needs a little bit of help in a certain area - fill out the contact form and we'll set up a meeting.

Also for the dog with more involved behavior issues such as aggression or separation anxiety that will take longer to address - fill out the contact form and we'll set up a meeting.

Program options:

FAST, easy and effective!

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Less confusion, clear communication and consistent instruction creates less stress.​

Your dog will get trained in the shortest amount of time possible.  You can have a mini break from your dog to distance yourself from old habits and responses.  You do not have to learn at the same time your dog is learning making it less confusing because your dog will come home already knowing what you want him to do.

Residency training allows me to get to the root of your dog's behavior.  Your dog will experience less confusion during the training process because I have seen it all and know how to guide him through it quickly and efficiently.

Residency Training Options

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Dog training - helping YOUR dog make

Life Appropriate Choices!

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