Dog & People Training

Private  Sessions & Certification Training Offered

                                          Full regulation size obedience/rally gated ring and agility area with AKC regulation equipment with rubber contacts.

                                                     INDOOR & OUTDOOR TRAINING AREAS ARE AVAILABLE

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At this time I am not accepting new students due to Covid 19. This may change in the spring. I do recommend that you ontinue to train your dog at home until such time that we can return to our normal activities. AKC & ASCA are both offering Virtual Titles (video taped at home). You can earn Tricks, Rally and Agility Titles. I have some videos of my dogs earning these titles in My Dogs


Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation

Specialized Dog Training

 Professional Dog Training for dogs of all breeds and ages

Intermediate, Advanced and Competitive Training for dogs and their owners. 

Over 30 years of experience of training & competing . AKC Certified 

Specializing in Competition Training for Obedience, Rally, Agility and Draft Work

I do not certify Service, Support or Therapy Dogs but I do offer training to assist you and your dog as well as Canine Good Citizen Testing which is required by most organizations and is essential for any dog having public access. 

I specialize in adopted/rescued and working  dogs but all dogs of any age and breed are welcome.

I offer training beyond the "basics" for the "Family Dog" or for the "Performance Dog".

Intermediate and advanced training in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Draft Work, Carting and Scent Work.

   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. I also believe in teaching a dog to THINK making  the correct choices and decisions.

For owners-I believe in responsible pet ownership and training your dog to become a Good Canine Citizen.  Leash your dog and abide your local regulations regarding your pets. 

Socializing your dog is very important, I recommend Truckee Dog Training Club

in Reno, NV for puppy and beginning obedience classes.

   Private  lessons are offered at our Snowy Pine Ranch near Graeagle, CA.  

American Kennel Club

AKC Certification Testing 

Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC) Certification Test

 CGC  Test Items

 CGC Test by Certified Evaluator 


Community Canine (CGCA) Certification Test

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program. 

 CGCA Test Items

 CGCA Test by Certified Evaluator 


Trick Dog Testing

Novice, Intermediate & Advanced level Test Items

Trick Test by Certified Evaluator 

$30.00 each level

Problem Solving

Private lessons by the hour.  Focusing on a single behavior or problem and training to correct it for the desired outcome.

​$75.00 per Hour

Please complete Training Application and read Class Instructions before selecting your training session. I will send it by email. 
bring completed forms to your 1st training session.
Payment needs to be completed prior to your test or training session.

Cancellation/No Show Policy

Training is RAIN OR SHINE!

We now have an indoor training area to use in bad weather.

Classes will not be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather unless determined by the trainer to be a danger to all parties i.e. lighting, dangerous road conditions or road closure.

If a student is scheduled for a training session and cancels for any reason or is a no-show, no refund will given. All private training sessions must be prepaid prior to scheduled lesson.



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