A well-mannered dog gets included in family activities, invited to your friends’ homes, is liked by your neighbors, and brings much happiness and joy to you and your family for years to come.

Unfortunately, dogs don’t just arrive with good manners. It is up to us to learn how to effectively communicate with our dogs through positive, motivational training. My goal is to provide a solid foundation for you to develop a happy, healthy, and trusting relationship with your dog.

I use a reward-based method of training. I also make use of a “clicker”, another positive training method which is invaluable in shaping new behaviors. Although training is serious business, I strive to make all sessions fun and enjoyable for you and your dog. If training is fun, your dog will love to learn.

I offer both group classes (great for socializing your puppy) and in-home private lessons. I encourage the whole family to participate.

About Martha Francis, CPDT
Martha is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She has studied with some of the most renowned dog trainers and behaviorists in the world, including John Rogerson, Ian Dunbar, Trish King, Ray Coppinger, and Sue Sternberg. She also volunteers at a local dog shelter to help the dogs become more adoptable.

(image above) Martha with her dog Skippy, a Brittany rescue.

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