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Basic Manners
Embarrassed by your dog's bad manners?

You love your dog, but they aren’t always fun to spend time with. If your dog drags you on daily leash walks, jumps on guests, ignores simple commands, or just can’t leave the cat alone, those blissful moments with your furry friend can feel few and far between. 


But don’t despair—you can teach your dog new tricks.

Is your dog...

Dragging you behind them on leash?

Refusing to come when called?

Jumping or barking excessively?

Chasing the cat around the house?

Ignoring simple commands?

Rudely greeting your guests?

Having a hard time socializing?

Begging at the dinner table?

I can help with that.

Your dog’s unwanted behaviors have a variety of different causes—including you! By understanding your dog’s needs, we’ll address their specific challenges to put an end to their bad habits.

 

With patience, understanding, and science-backed guidance, I’ll navigate you past these bumps in the road and pave the way for a lifetime of harmony with your canine companion.

When your dog benefits, so do you!

I’ll help you unleash your dog’s potential so your furry friend does more of what you want and less of what you don’t. Together, we’ll teach your dog to look to you for guidance, replacing bad habits with confident new behaviors.

Two Ways to Train - In Person or Online

Private in-home training

Private in-person dog and puppy training services in Clay & Cherokee Counties, NC, and Union & Towns Counties, GA.

Live virtual training

Outside my service area? No problem! I provide virtual consultations and training for pet owners around the globe.

Private In-Home Training

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How it works:

 

1. Contact me today to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation so I can learn about your dog’s behavior, your lifestyle, and your training goals.
2. Schedule your Initial Consultation (90 minutes/$195) so I 

can determine the right training package for you.

3. Let’s start training! Begin your custom training package (60 minute Training Sessions/$120 per session).

 

Contact me to learn more about our in-home training.

Virtual Training Packages

How it works:​


1. Contact me today to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation so we can learn about your dog’s behavior, your lifestyle, and your training goals.
2. Schedule your virtual onboarding (90 minutes/$195) so I can determine the right training package for you.

3. Let’s start training! Begin your custom training package (60-minute training sessions/$120 per session). 

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Contact me to learn more about my virtual training packages.

Client Testimonials
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Our dog (Dingo) is around 7 years old. Conventional wisdom says, "You can`t teach an old dog new tricks". Our main issue was that Dingo was not properly leash trained. Gene effectively trained him w/ his positive reward method. He now walks without trying to pull my arm out of the socket. I would recommend Gene for your dog training. He came to our home for training sessions & always showed @ the appointed time. It was clear that Gene has a real rapport w/ animals.

- David

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We adopted a lab rescue puppy and already had a high strung Boston. Needless to say, our house was a circus. After 2 days I called Gene and we went to work.

Gene has mastered training humans to reward good behavior and not reinforce bad behavior. Our dogs are smart and they want to please us. We just have to show them what it takes to fit in to the family and Gene showed us how to do that using positive reinforcement.

He also works well with kids in the family to involve them and maintain consistency in the training.

100% recommend.

- Sarah

Ready to rediscover household calm?

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