Rachel has been training dogs for over 5 years. Her passion for training began with her first husky, Calix, in 2011 through pet assisted therapy in Florida. She moved from pet therapy to working with dogs who suffer from separation anxiety with the addition of her second husky, Leukos in 2012. As she added more dogs to the family, she learned to adapt and adjust her approaches to fit each new member.
Rachel worked as an assistant trainer for 3 years before becoming an Obedience Instructor at PetSmart in 2016. In September of 2017, she graduated from Penn Foster with her certification in Dog Obedience with honors. Rachel is currently pursuing her Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed certification as well as a degree in Psychology.
Rachel is firm believer in, and focuses on, positive reinforcement, balanced and bond-based training, communication, and setting boundaries to grow a happy and healthy relationship between you and your dog. Her philosophy on shelter dogs is to work with the new family to understand their new dog to ensure a fur-ever home, while her outlook on puppies is to prevent the shelter dog by teaching pet parents how to effectively communicate with their new addition.
Rachel offers Puppy through Advance training with the option to obtain the following certificates:
• S.T.A.R Puppy
• Canine Good Citizen
• Advanced Canine Good Citizen
• Urban Canine Good Citizen
Group Classes (6 Weeks)
In this introductory class for puppies 12 weeks to 5 months of age, we will cover basic learning theory, bite inhibition, basic manners, as well as discussions on potty training, crate raining, and puppy socialization.
This class is for dogs 6 months and older. We will cover basic learning theory and obedience to include sit, stay, come when called, and proper walking on leash.
In intermediate class, you and your dog will be taken to the next level of obedience. Adding distance, duration, and distractions to basic commands are the primary focus of this class. Heel,
Place, and Wait are new commands learned in this class.
You have successfully navigated puppy/beginner and intermediate classes and ready for the final test! Advance class takes you and your dog in the community to work and demonstrate their ability to be well-behaved members of society. The end goal of the advanced class is to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Class.
Have a unique problem a group class will not fix? Is there one thing you need to modify and your dog will be your perfect companion? Looking for the one-on-one touch? Private lessons are just the ticket for you! Lessons are designed for you and your dog in mind.
Loose Leash Walking
This one hour seminar will cover the basic of loose leash walking as well as hands-on demonstration and practice.
Potty Training 101
A one hour seminar to discuss all aspects of potty training from schedules, timing, crate and bell training to the proper items to use to clean the area after accidents occur.
New Dog Orientation/Puppy 101
Have a new dog or puppy and want to start off on the right foot? This seminar covers crate training, learning theory, structure, and more!
Trainer Talks (Topics vary)
Topics range from open Q&A sessions, the holidays, separation anxiety to bite inhibition, crate training, resource guarding.
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