Empowering Owners. Training Dogs.
        Quality Dog Training for a Modern World. Serving all of Huntsville, AL!

        I worked doing all the things my vet recommended for almost 2 years trying to get my big pitty to let me trim his nails. It worked off and on but to really get his nails done he needed to be sedated (which is over $100)
        After Rachel came over and worked with him and me, I can trim ALL of his nails like nothing, and I’m learning how to get my older dog less feisty too!
        Its a little more work but 1000% more pleasant.
        Seriously, Rachel paid for herself in 1 visit!

        Carmen Moyers

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        How We Help

        Evaluation

        If you’re unsure about committing to a training program, or if you would like to see our training tools and results for yourself, we can set aside a personal, no-obligation visit with you. The evaluation helps us get to know you and your dog in person, and enables us to determine which program would best suit you and your dog’s needs & lifestyle!

        An evaluation is required for our Board & Train programs, but the cost goes towards any program you select!

        The first step is completing the contact form, this allows our team to connect with you and schedule your evaluation with us.

        Board & Train

        Our Board & Train Program is an immersive training program that is designed to give your dog a good foundation by removing bad habits, lessening anxiety and fear issues, and establishing confidence in you, as their owner and leader.

        By removing a dog from their familiar environment, we can change ingrained behaviors and help them learn how to make better choices through consistency and guidance. Our trainers work with your dog out in various public situations, mirroring challenges they will be around when they return home.

        Our Board & Train program includes specialty, precision training with an e-collar, allowing for off-leash reliability and the best obedience results for your dog.

        After training, we offer a 2-hour go-home session so that we can teach you everything your dog has learned during their stay, empowering you, as the owner, to feel confident to take them with you anywhere!

        Dogs must be at least 6-months old and have some experience with crate training to attend board and train.

        This program comes with lifetime support. One-hour refresher classes are available once every 6 months at the owner’s discretion.

        Evaluation Required.

        Obedience Classes

        With our one-on-one training, we can customize a plan that empowers you to enact the change you want in your dog today!

        We show you the basics and fundamentals to encourage that you work with your dog daily to get the results you want. By helping pattern a new state of mind, making better choices, and achieving consistent good behavior, you can experience the life you want with your dog.

        You will be working on the 3 D’s: Distance, Distraction, and Duration, all of which allow you, and your dog, to be able to really enjoy the world around them.

        If you’re unsure whether or not your goals are attainable through one-on-one training, contact us to schedule an evaluation, and we’ll advise which program is best suited for you and your dog.

        Evaluation Recommended.

         

        Puppy Classes

        Does your new puppy have you at your wit’s end with nipping, jumping, and pulling on the leash? Our puppy class will help you learn how to curb bad behaviors and shape new habits!

        Our puppy class is open to a maximum of 5 puppies per class, however, we offer one-on-one training if the owner prefers.

        In our group class, we offer socialization practice, teaching your puppy proper manners when it comes to social interactions with people & dogs.

        Training can start as early as 10 weeks old!
        Private sessions are available.

        Aggressive Board & Train

        This program is designed for dogs that are exhibiting dog aggression, fear aggression, human aggression, and biting issues.

        We are among a handful of trainers that, not only WILL work with, but have experience training and rehabilitating aggressive dogs that have a history of biting.

        We believe that every dog deserves a chance to learn, to live and that every dog has potential. We will always give you an honest assessment during and after training of what your dog’s immediate limitations will be.

        After training, we offer a 2-hour go-home session so that we can teach you everything your dog has learned during their stay, empowering you, as the owner, to feel confident to take them with you anywhere!

        This program includes specialty, precision training with an e-collar, allowing for off-leash reliability and the best obedience results for your dog.

        Dogs must be at least 6-months old, and have some experience with crate training to attend board and train.

        This program comes with lifetime support. One-hour refresher classes are available once every 6 months at the owner’s discretion.

        Evaluation Required.
        Muzzle-Conditioning Required.

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        Frequently Asked Questions

        • What is ‘balanced’ dog training?

          The balanced dog training approach is incredibly powerful when it comes to fixing & resolving the behavioral issues that reward-based training is often unable to help with. These training techniques are derived from animal behavior psychology, how dogs interact with each other in pack dynamics, and why they behave the way they do.

          By decisively, and effectively addressing the issues, in the moment, we take the most natural and common communication in dogs and help restructure home environments, establish better communication and ultimately, improve relationships between owners and their dogs.

        • What kind of dog behaviors do you work with?

          We handle many different dog behavior issues. The following are among the most common behaviors we address, but they do not represent everything we are experienced with handling:

          • Separation Anxiety
          • Recall
          • Jumping
          • Excessive Barking
          • Aggression (Dog & Human)
          • Anxiety
          • Fear
          • Impulse Control
          • Leash Pulling
          • And many more…
        • Why do you use prong collars?

          Because they work! All tools are about communication, and some tools are more effective at communicating than others. In all of our programs, we properly fit a prong collar for you to your dog. When properly fit, a prong collar is designed to distribute even pressure around a dog’s neck, and communicate information through gentle pressure that a handler can release quickly, unlike with harnesses or flat collars when a dog strains against them.

          The strain against a flat collar or a harness is actually more harmful to a dog’s structure due to the constant resistance and pulling.

          With a prong collar, we are able to eliminate tension and have a dog engage with us much more quickly when they are in a distracted state of mind. Much like someone trying to get your attention, a prong collar provides an effective, but fair, interruption to a thought process and brings their attention back to their handler.

        • What is remote or e-collar training?

          Modern remote collars, like the brand we use from E-Collar Technologies, use the same technology as a TENS unit, commonly found in physical therapy practice. The TENS unit provides a gentle, localized muscle contraction in the dog’s neck to indicate that their handler is communicating with them.

          The remote collar we use is not a shock collar.

          We find that with proper e-collar training, we are able to provide the best, most consistent off-leash reliability. Regardless of size, breed, temperament and training backgrounds, all dogs can be trained or can improve their skills with e-collar work. We are capable of building confidence, giving clear communication from a distance and establishing trust between owners and their dogs.

          We do not advocate applying this tool without a professional, as there is a proper way to condition your dog to the collar. These tools are not designed to ‘shock’ your dog into submission. The device has 100 levels and we’ve developed a training method to identify the lowest possible working level that your dog will sense. We teach them to understand that the sensation is prompting them to focus, in a calm, and positive way.

          Some of the features of the Mini Educator Collar:

          • Water-Proof
          • ½ Mile Transmitter Range
          • Digital Screen
          • LED Light for Night Visibility

          Through our Board & Train service you will learn how to utilize the e-collar and how to properly maintain your dog’s training with it.

        • Do you offer group training classes?

          Our puppy program allows for socialization and group support! Proper socialization techniques are pivotal at a young age, and we teach owners how to watch for pushy behaviors and make sure that everyone is being respectful.

          Our Basic Obedience program, however, is completely private!

        • Where is the training conducted?

          Our one-on-one training sessions usually begin in your home environment, but they transition out into public situations. We provide real-world solutions by addressing behaviors as they naturally occur.

          Both indoor and outdoor training is conducted around the Huntsville, Alabama area in dog-friendly environments.

        • What if I am having problems with my dog’s behavior after you’ve finished training them?

          Our dog training programs are tailored to fit your goals and to ensure your success when the training is finished. We make ourselves available to help you work through any issues and give you support.

          With our Board & Train services, we include follow-up sessions to continue your training journey with your dog and troubleshoot any minor issues that may have come up post-training.

          Whether you are successful in maintaining your dog’s training and behavior, ultimately, is up to you! If you’re willing to put in the work, embrace the training tactics and build a solid relationship between you and your dog, you’ll do amazing in our programs!

        • Will my dog have to wear the remote collar or prong collar for the rest of their lives?

          The training tools we use are intended for training purposes. We find that with consistency, structure, and quality training, you can find yourself using these tools less over time.

          The timeline will vary from dog to dog, as some dogs need these communicating tools longer than others.

        • What is your refund policy?

          Our program fees are non-refundable. Deposits provide a good-faith payment for a time reserved in our calendar for your dog. If you need to reschedule a Board & Train within a 60-day period, we are more than happy to credit your payment to a future date.

          It is incredibly important to us that you feel confident about dropping your dog off for the best training opportunity of their life (literally, we offer life-time support)! We encourage that you revisit our social media posts so you can reacquaint yourself with us, that way you know if we are what you’re looking for!

          The evaluation fee is refundable with 48-hour notice.

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