Snowy Pine Dog Training offers professional Dog Training and Behavior Modification, serving Plumas County, Portola, Graeagle, Quincy, Sierra Valley, Northern California, Reno, Sparks, Nevada, 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 is based on 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. In home lessons can be arranged for Eastern Plumas County-Quincy, Graeagle, Portola and Sierra Valley areas, contact me for more information.
I specialize in rescued/adopted dogs and large dogs but all dogs/puppies and breeds are welcome.
Professional Dog Training & Behavior Modification
By Terry Popish
Spend quality time with your dog, have fun and
a well behaved dog!
Over 30 years of experience
AKC Certified Evaluator
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.
•Puppy Training and Socializing
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.
•AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Training and Certification
•AKC Canine Good Citizen, CGC Advanced (Community Canine), CGCU (Urban) , & Farm Dog Certified (FDC)Training/Certification
•General Family Dog Training and Socializing
Crate training, walking on lead, basic commands-sit, down, stay, come, heel, wait, stopping bad behavior-barking, jumping, pawing, destrustive behavior, encouraging good dog behavior, proper dog play and games.
•Training and Socializing the Rescued Puppy or Dog including their special needs.
•Obedience Training -AKC & ASCA, Beginning Novice (BN), Novice (CD), Open (CDX), Utility (UD), Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) New AKC Classes-Beginner Novice (BN), Graduate Novice (GN), Graduate Open (GO) and Versatility (VER)
•Rally -AKC/ASCA Novice (RN), Advanced (RA) Excellent, (RE) & Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE)
•Agility -AKC, NADAC, ASCA, CPE, Levels Novice, Open, Excellent & Masters
•Carting/Draft Dog Novice, Open & Excellent (NDD,DD, DDX) Draft Dog Team, Open & Excellent (DDT,TDDX) and specialty breed Draft Tests
•Barn Hunt Training Instinct through Masters
•Biking with your dog
•Pack Leader Training
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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 20 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, CGCA 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: July 19, 2017
Snowy Pine Dog Training
Snowy Pine Dog Training
Snowy Pine Ranch Graeagle, CA
Special Note: I do not Register or Certify-
Service Dogs, Comfort/Emotional Support or Therapy Dogs.
You must contact the respective organizations for requirements and specialized training.