Train Smart. Train Safe. Train Well.

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Understand how dogs think and learn

We help our clients understand that dogs are really good at being dogs. They make poor humans. We help our human clients learn how to play with their dogs and turn learning into fun games, which hold their dog’s interest and advance learning.

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Force free, gentle methods

We will not coerce, threaten, harm, or frighten your dog or puppy. We WILL give you multiple training methods to teach very important concepts, like impulse control (loose leash walking, leave it, stay), relationship building (recall, eye contact, choosing owner over environment), and low stress handling.

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Puppy Elementary

For puppies aged 8 weeks to 5 months or small dogs under 1 year of age.

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Canine College

Impulse control | Knowledge of how to maintain a loose leash | An understanding that good things come from handler

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Small Puppy

For puppies expected to have an adult weight of 25 lb or less. All puppies must be fully vaccinated and under one year of age.

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Private Consults

The one on one format accelerates learning for both the handler and dog.

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Ready to have a happy, well trained dog?

Go to our Contact Form or call 530-400-3270

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She has improved our lives

“Chris and I have been taking our dog, Tristan, to Nancy Abplanalp for training for more than three years. She has excellent skills, and a lot of enthusiasm and energy. She has improved our lives and Tristan’s life greatly. We recommend her highly.”

—John and Chris Davis

She has improved our lives

“Chris and I have been taking our dog, Tristan, to Nancy Abplanalp for training for more than three years. She has excellent skills, and a lot of enthusiasm and energy. She has improved our lives and Tristan’s life greatly. We recommend her highly.”

—John and Chris Davis

She has improved our lives

“Chris and I have been taking our dog, Tristan, to Nancy Abplanalp for training for more than three years. She has excellent skills, and a lot of enthusiasm and energy. She has improved our lives and Tristan’s life greatly. We recommend her highly.”

—John and Chris Davis

She has improved our lives

“Chris and I have been taking our dog, Tristan, to Nancy Abplanalp for training for more than three years. She has excellent skills, and a lot of enthusiasm and energy. She has improved our lives and Tristan’s life greatly. We recommend her highly.”

—John and Chris Davis

Social connections – don’t leave home without them

  Training a dog isn’t simply teaching a dog to be obedient. Training a dog is making a social connection across species; it’s establishing a mutual language and coming to an agreement on how the two of us can share the same home and the same world. Laying this foundation makes everything that you do…

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