I board all sizes and breeds of dogs and enjoy getting to know each one of them.
Obedience training is fun!
It’s great to watch the dogs improve and establish a close relationship to their owners—dogs become happier when they understand expectations, and owners are proud and confident of how their dog will behave.
I also have been training people to train their dogs for many years. I taught classes in the Portland, Oregon, area for several years as well as working with owners on a private basis.
I have trained and competed with a wonderful Old English Sheepdog and several Bearded Collies, and now have an awesome German Shepherd dog.
My training philosophy uses positive reinforcement to reinforce the behavior that we expect from our dogs. Dogs tend to do what they LIKE to do, so I try to make obedience something they like to do! It’s more fun that way for the person and for the dog!
- More than 30 years of experience
- AKC obedience competition
- Herding training
- Agility training
- Breeding and show competition with Bearded Collies and German shepherds.
It is a joy to me to see the progress that dogs and their owners make over time by helping the dog to be a happy, healthy companion. That is what hooked me on working with dogs and I enjoy sharing that experience with others.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions for more information.