Come! Come now, and come fast.
Situations arise where you need your dog to come immediately to you, such as if unfamiliar dogs appear in the environment, or there is a risk of moving vehicles. Knowing that you have control over your dog gives you a sense of peace, and it may keep your dog from harm. With good obedience training, your dog can be trained to come now and come fast--and to execute this command reliably. Ultimately, this creates a more enjoyable relationship between you and your dog.
I am a combination trainer, which means I can recommend which training aids best fit your dog’s personality and environment (home, park, trails, neighborhood), without sacrificing any of your dog’s behaviors that you love. I can use multiple training methods to meet your goals. For example, if your dog has no inherent food drive, it’s useless to think you’re going to use food with a clicker as a training aid. Even if your dog has a good food drive, sometimes you don’t have food available, so you’ll want to utilize different training aids for different environments.
I have been formally schooled as a trainer, with additional time earning narcotics and tracking certifications. I have bred and trained German shepherds for over a decade. And, I have been obedience-training dogs for over 25 years. I train dogs because my passion is facilitating a successful relationship between you and your dog. I use a combination strategy that is individualized, reliable, humane, and cost-effective—teaching you the skill sets you need to control your dog in all situations—without compromising his trust and personality and without wasting time and money.
I offer consultation to assist you in selecting a puppy or rescue dog, obedience training in the form of a consultation and individualized sessions, behavior modification for rude behaviors and aggression, and a Board & Train experience for select dogs. Give me a call today to discuss your situation at 936-449-1665 or complete my contact form .
Training Spotlight: Ruby, the Aussie Mix
11/2018: Ruby's Story
"Ruby is our 4 and a half year old Aussie mix adopted from the local shelter by us when she was 8 months old. Ruby is a dream in the house and absolutely loves people. We have 3 other dogs ranging in size and age from an almost 16 year old chihuahua, 11 year old terrier mix, and a 3 year old border collie mix. We have 2 cats as well. Yes, they all get along quite well.
May, 2019: Ruby's Update
Elizabeth discusses Ruby's progress and reviews her training experience.
May, 2019: Let's go on a Walk with Ruby and Others
Let's go on a walk during one of my training sessions with several female dogs and 1 male beagle dog, Colt. One of the female dogs is aggressive. The video shows the neutrality of all the dogs, even as Savannah, a golden retriever, weaves in an out of the group off-leash.