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All Dog-Training Services are Force Free and Pain Free.
I Never Use Intimidation, Fear, Pain, or Violence to Motivate a Dog.

Train for Life. Train with Love.

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

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

  • 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.

    Laura Grossheider Avatar Laura Grossheider
    August 18, 2017
  • positive review  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.”

    Paige Marszalec Avatar Paige Marszalec
    May 3, 2019
  • positive review  We recently adopted two 2 year old beagles that have some behavior issues. We contacted Bo for help and he gave us a lot of techniques and tips for kind and force free training to address these issues. We are already seeing progress in them and would recommend Bo if you need help with your dog.

    Lori Johnson Avatar Lori Johnson
    July 26, 2019
  • positive review  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!

    Duane Sue Nettum Avatar Duane Sue Nettum
    October 12, 2018
  • positive review  Excellent personalized training. I recommend his 6 week in-home class. No is patient and responsive to our particular situation.

    Liane Felton Avatar Liane Felton
    August 27, 2019
  • 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.

    Ren Rieskamp Avatar Ren Rieskamp
    November 28, 2017
  • 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.

    Karleigh Kramer-Britt Avatar Karleigh Kramer-Britt
    July 5, 2017
  • positive review  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!

    Jordan Alexis Avatar Jordan Alexis
    December 30, 2018
  • positive review  There aren’t enough stars to leave to express how wonderful we think Bo is, and his training methods. We were ready to give up our 14 month Flatcoated Retriever. Through his kind training methods we now have a another family member. Thanks Bo A BILLION stars! The Battista Family

    Brenda Battista Avatar Brenda Battista
    September 28, 2019
  • 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!

    Tracy Schoonover Terry Avatar Tracy Schoonover Terry
    July 18, 2017

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* All listed pricing is for online classes. In-home classes may be available at additional cost. 

Pre-Registration Process

Pre-registration for any of my in-home dog-training services 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).
Veterinarian Records

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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