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
My goal is to provide a solid foundation for you to
develop a happy, healthy, and trusting relationship
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
(image above) Martha with her dog
Skippy, a Brittany rescue.
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