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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  Bo is amazing! He is full of information. He was able to work with our puppy who is leash reactive, and get her to happily meet another dog is less than 40 minutes! So awesome! I am so thankful I found him to help us, especially since other trainers told us they couldn't.

    thumb Karleigh Kramer-Britt
    7/05/2017
  • 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  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
  • 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  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  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 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  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 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

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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