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Modern Science-Based Dog Training

Serving Beloit, Janesville, WI; South Beloit, Rockton, Roscoe, Rockford, IL
(and the World through Online Dog Training)

Private Lessons

Address problem behaviors and train new skills. Learn in the comfortable privacy of your own home according to your availability.

Complete Dog & Puppy

Learn to understand and train your dog or puppy like a pro. Achieve a deeper sense of love and resonance. Evolve into your best friend's hero.

Group Classes

A unique blend of group and private classes. Teach your dog basic household skills as well as behaviors tailored for your specific home.

  • review rating 5  Bo is exactly who we needed. He showed not only myself but our children how train our pup in such a positive way, it amazes me! I’ve always leaned towards the “Alpha” training philosophy but after our 7 weeks with Bo, never again. Our Saint Bernard, Odin Stark, has been afraid of baths/water. Just a few minutes with Bo, our pup was able to stay in the bathroom without fear. Then a few positive training sessions with us and another few moments with Bo, I am happy to report that Odin climbs in and out of the tub on his own and even plays in his pool in the yard! No violence. No yelling. No intimidation. Most importantly, no more wrestling with a 120lb+ puppy after he comes in the house covered in mud! It’s a wonderful thing to see a dog respond so positively to training from even my 9 year old son. Bo has given us the knowledge to continue giving our pup the positive, stress-free structure we all desire. It’s such an amazing thing to witness our pup learn to correct his own unwanted behavior in a non-violent way with just a few minutes of positive training that we learned from Bo. He gives you the tools to create an amazing bond with your pet. His methods become part of your every day life that before you know it, you aren’t taking 15 minutes here and there to teach. He helps you to interact with you pet that the positive reinforcement training becomes part of daily life. Before you know it, you and your pet are happily living together. I just can not express how wonderful our time with Bo has been. I’m looking forward to taking Odin to Puppy Gym and watching the magic happen again. Best decision we made for us and Odin. I recommend spending time with Bo to everyone!

    thumb Amy Jo Richter
    5/28/2018
  • review rating 0  I reached out to Bo after my dog had started chasing my cats. He’s been a great help and I will definitely be using him again! I can not recommend him highly enough.

    thumb Frances Klaverkamp
    11/17/2018
  • review rating 5  Our puppy became a whole new dog with Bo's help!

    thumb Brandon Zweifel
    2/09/2018
  • review rating 0  he is a very good trainer and I will tell anyone who needs help I already did so I hope he gets more business bc he is the best and cheap compared to most people

    thumb Roger Dye
    2/18/2019
  • review rating 0  I would highly recommend Bo. He was great with our 2 somewhat unruly rescues. He was even able to work with the one that was fearful of men. Bo taught us several techniques that have helped us tremendously with their behavior. It was definitely money well spent!

    thumb Duane Sue Nettum
    10/12/2018
  • review rating 5  We had our fist class with Bo a few days after we brought Gytha home at 10 weeks. At 5 months, we're doing Bo's group class, and we're doing really well! Bo is an amazing trainer — sure, he's great with the dogs (he's their best friend, I'm not even chopped liver), but he's also great with people. If you're on the fence, just do it. As long as you put in the work, you and your dog will flourish with Bo's guidance.

    thumb Ren Rieskamp
    11/28/2017
  • review rating 5  Arnold is a 9 month old yellow lab mixed with husky. His energy is endless! 4 months ago I was getting complaints about my pup barking. 2 months ago I received behavior notes from Arnold’s day care. Since we started training with Bo we haven’t received any noise complaints and Arnold is able to go to two days at day care now. I’ve learned a lot from Bo. Arnold and I have a better bond now than we have before. I still have a lot of work to do but I have all of the tools I need thanks to Bo!

    thumb Samantha Ball
    3/16/2018
  • review rating 0  I would highly recommend Bo! I started to have no hope with my two chihuahuas until I met Bo. Not only did he help train my dogs but he helped me understand them better. It only took two training sessions for my dogs and now everyone that knew my dogs behavior issues and went around them before now comes around them with no problems and notices saying “Wow, training really did pay off.”

    thumb Paige Marszalec
    5/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Bo helped my two scared Chihuahuas calm down and relax. They are happier and their anxiety is greatly reduced! I learned to read their body signals better, too. I'm so grateful to Bo for giving my dogs a better life.

    thumb Laura Grossheider
    8/18/2017
  • review rating 0  Bo was phenomenal when we first brought our puppy home! He helped us build a great foundation with her and really gave us the tools to grow with her! HIGHLY recommend him!

    thumb Jordan Alexis
    12/30/2018

Achieve Resonance and Responsiveness through Science and Love

You never have to use intimidation, fear, pain, or violence to motivate your dog ever again.

The newest wave of science-based dog training methods is force free and pain free.

You, too, can learn how to train a dog and address problem behaviors by leveraging the most recent advances in canine learning theory and motivating your dog from the inside-out.


 ~Deepen your connection and understanding with your dog ~

~ Watch your dog enjoy learning and responding to you ~

~ Take your "best friends" relationship to a whole new level ~


It's not "just a dog". It's your beloved family member. And your canine companion deserves the deepest love and best care you can offer.

Loki and I - Dog Training in Beloit
Loki and I on his 5th Gotcha Day

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your service area for in-home sessions?

My service area is up to a 30-minute drive. Beyond that, we can still work together, but I charge an additional fee up to a 45-minute drive. I hesitate to go beyond that (but we may be able to negotiate something if it’s critical). Remember, I can work with you anywhere in the world over Skype.

How long are private sessions?

Typically, other trainers offer private lessons that run between 45 minutes and an hour. My standard private sessions run at least 1 hour and 15 minutes. The exception here is my Introduction to Puppies class, which runs 1 hour and 45 minutes. The bottom line is that you can can expect extra face-to-face time with me compared to most dog trainers.

What are your rates?

It depends on the service provided. For clarity, I list rates on each individual service page. The best way to determine the cost of training would be to check out the webpage for the service you are seeking. By purchasing training packages, you can reduce the cost per class. This link will take you to the general Services Page.

Why do you display your private-lesson prices when most other dog trainers do not?

The fact is that most dog trainers do not display their rates on their webpages for private lessons. This is part of their marketing plan. Mainly, they don't want to scare you off with how much they charge. So, to find out, you have to contact them, which gives them the opportunity to make the sale.

In contrast, I have chosen instead to be transparent. While we will need to discuss what kind and how much training your dog needs to determine how much private training will cost, you will see all my base pricing clearly listed on my website alongside the service.

Why are your rates so low for a professional dog trainer?

You can expect the typical dog trainer to charge $75-$150/hour for private classes. For special cases like separation anxiety, a package can run from $600 to $1200. Unfortunately, that kind of pricing makes professional dog-training help inaccessible for those who struggle with low income.

I, however, do not believe that low-income status should exclude people from getting help with their canine companions. My rates express my commitment to economic justice as a guiding value. If you need training, I want to make it accessible to you regardless of your income.

What if I still can’t afford your low rates?

Contact me and we'll work something out based on what you can afford.

Schedule Your Free 30-Minute Phone Call to Assess Your Needs

Let's talk about how I can help you. It's on my dime and you are not obligated to sign up, so there's no risk for you. Just contact me through the form, tell me about your dog and the issues you face. Then, we'll schedule the call.

If you are looking for a dog trainer near you, my business is based in Beloit, WI. My in-home service area includes Janesville, WI, Elkhorn, WI; South Beloit, IL; Rockton, IL, Roscoe, IL, Rockford, IL, and the nearby areas. If you are farther than that, I can still work personally with you online through my Dog Training Anywhere (online dog training) program.

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Science-Based Dog Training: What It Is. What It Isn't.

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Watch the video and learn to identify the various types of trainers and how humanely those trainers will treat your dog.

Science-Based Dog Training: Different Types of Dog Trainers PDF

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