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   Snowy Pine Dog Training offers professional Dog Training for dogs of all breeds and ages. Understand why your dog does the things that he or she does and eliminate undesirable behaviors and increase desired behaviors.
   My training goal is to use Positive Reinforcement - rewarding good or desired behavior  and not rewarding or acknowledging bad behavior. When using positive reinforcement dog training you can use treats, toys, physical affection, verbal praise or a combination of any of those, to reward your dog for correct behavior. I also use some of Cesar Millian's (The Dog Whisperer) techniques and practices when dealing with behavioral or pack issues. 
   Private lessons are offered at our Snowy Pine Ranch located on  "C" Road near Graeagle, CA.  We located 7 miles west of Portola or 2 1/2 miles east of Graeagle, off Highway 70. 
   I specialize in rescued/adopted dogs and large dogs but all dogs/puppies and breeds are welcome.
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Professional Dog Training 
By Terry Popish
Training for dogs and their owners to have Obedient, well behaved dogs.
Over 30 years of experience 
AKC Certified Evaluator
Specializing in Competition Training
About The Trainer
Types of Training Offered
   I offer obedience training for the "Family Dog" or for the "Performance Dog". You do not need a Purebred Dog to Compete in AKC shows. 
      AKC now allows Mixed Breeds, AKC Canine Partners Program,  to compete in all performance events-Offered through AKC.
Puppy 101
Puppy Training/AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Training and Certification
Crate training, house training, walking on lead, basic commands-sit, down, stay, come, heel, wait, preventing/stopping bad behavior-barking, jumping, pawing, destrustive behavior, encouraging good puppy behavior, how to play with your puppy. STAR Puppy Certification Course.
6 week course $195

Beginning Obedience 201
Beginning Obedience for dogs 6 months and older/AKC Canine Good Citizen
Training for the following commands-Heel, sit, down, come, wait and wait. Proper social behavior with other dogs and people. CGC Certification Course.
6 week course $195

Intermediate Obedience 202
Prerequisite for this class is successful completion of the is the Beginning Obedience 201 class. 
Training for more advanced obedience skills and competition skills including Novice level Obedience and Rally.
6 week course $195

Beginning Agility 301
Prerequisite for this class is successful completion of the is the Intermediate Obedience 202
Introduction to the sport of agility. Learning how to safely execute various types of agility equipment. Basic handling skills and class descriptions.
6 week course $249

Intermediate Agility 302
Prerequisite for this class is successful completion of the is the Beginning Agility 301 class.
Training for the handler and dog to compete at the Novice Level in all Agility Classes.
6 week course $249

Advanced Competition Training
Prerequisite for this class is successful completion of the lower level classes.
$35.00 per hour and venue 
All Levels   *Obedience*Rally*AgilityCarting/Draft Dog*Scenting/Nose WorkSwimming/Water Retrieving Weight PullingSleddingBikingPack Leader Training 
   My name is Terry Popish and I have lived in the Portola area for over 40 years. I have owned and trained dogs my whole life. I started training dogs for competition in 1990 and have been training and showing ever since.  I have 30 years of training and showing experience with a variety of different dog breeds.  My current dogs are 2 rescued Saint Bernards adopted from The Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation. 

 I have extensive experience with rescued dogs-I am the Founder and Developer of High Sierra Animal Rescue located in near Portola, Ca. A Non-Profit No-kill Animal Shelter (the first one in Northern California).

   I started a Pet Therapy Program in Portota during the 1990'S and became a Certified Delta Society Evaluator and Trainer.  I had 2 Certified Delta Society Therapy Dogs that worked at local hospitals for 8 years.

   I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen (all levels) and S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator. I have been testing dogs for their CGC for the past 10 years. I am also a Animal Care Specialist and certified by The American Red Cross in Dog First Aid.
I am also registered wth the American Kennel Club as an Mentor for their New Exhibitor Mentoring Program.

   I have been an instructor of Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Obedience (Open & Utility Levels),  Rally (all levels) and agility for Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club for the past 5 years. I am currently teaching classes in Graduate Novice/Open and Graduate Open/Utility.  I have given public seminars in Tracking and Carting and act as Judge in Obedience and Rally classes for practice trials and AKC OB Matches.
  Currently I compete with my 2 Saint Bernards in AKC & ASCA Obedience, AKC Rally, AKC, NADAC, ASCA, & CPE Agility, Carting (SBCA Draft Dog) & AKC Tracking.

   I have been a member of Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club for over 10 years and I have served as Webmaster, Vice-President, Awards Committee Chairman, past Board Member and Fundraising Chairman.  I am also a member of TRACS-Two Rivers Agility Club of Sacramento, The Saint Bernard Club of America and The Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

   I have been self employed since the opening my Feed/Pet Shop, The Feed Wagon, located in Portola  and now my husband and I own Snowy Pine Memorials where we make custom hardwood Pet Photo Urns. During the summer months I grow organic produce and sell at the local Farmer's Markets and to local natural food stores.

Snowy Pine Dog Training-Dog Trainer, Professional Puppy and Dog Training for Plumas County, Portola, Graeagle, Quincy, Sierra Valley, Northern California, Reno, Sparks, Nevada,. Training in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Tracking, Carting, AKC CGC & Star Puppy. 
This page was last updated: March 23, 2018
Snowy Pine Dog Training
Terry Popish
#530-836-0930

Snowy Pine Dog Training
Snowy Pine Ranch   Graeagle, CA

Phone #530-836-0930
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