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Science Based

Leverage what recent science teaches us about how dogs learn best and avoid those things that impede learning.

Force Free, Pain Free

Avoid anything that utilizes intimidation, fear, pain, or violence, as both an educational and a moral commitment.

Non-Aversive

Take into account not only efficiency in training but also the emotional well being of your canine companion.

  • 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 5  Bo is a great trainer. He has been working with Ryder and I have seen a improvement beyond belief. Ryder is 6 months old now and is doing great on his training with Bo. Bo is very good at explaining things to us and makes it very easy to understand. If you need help with your Puppy I highly recommend Bo to help you. He not only trains your Pup he also trains you to be a better dog owner. It is nice to have a well behaved dog. Thank you Bo for helping us with Ryder!

    thumb Pat Hayden-Runaas
    5/24/2017
  • review rating 5  We just had our first training session with Bo. HE IS AMAZING! Teddy's first test came shortly after Bo left, when a visitor came to the door. One quick bark, no growling! WOW!

    thumb Tracy Schoonover Terry
    7/18/2017
  • review rating 5  Our puppy became a whole new dog with Bo's help!

    thumb Brandon Zweifel
    2/09/2018
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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

Pre-Registration Process

Pre-registration involves a phone conversation, presentation of shot records, and paying an invoice. Clients will need to start this process by contacting me about the service they are interested in. In my reply, I will request a phone conversation. During that conversation, we can ask each other questions. 

In order to clear a dog for class, I would need to receive proof of vaccinations. This is a safety issue for all dogs in the class. I require the following in advance:

  1. Documentation of age-appropriate shots. This includes rabies (dogs more than 16-weeks old) and distemper. I also recommend, but do not require, bordetella.
  2. Proof that the pup has seen a vet and been given a clean bill of health (a receipt for the shots from a vet will cover both requirements).
Vaccinations

Once I have received and approved the shot records, I will reserve the spot and send an invoice. Because space is limited, I will only be able to hold the slot for a limited time, and that time will be identified in the invoice. If the invoice isn't paid before the deadline, the slot moves out of reserved status and back on the market.

The pre-registration process needs to be complete for a dog to attend class. If it is a group class, then it must be complete by 5:00 pm of the day before the class.

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