Dog Training Classes Unleash your dog’s potential!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are at the core of what we do.  Karlene will come to your home or meet you in a public location and work one-on-one with you and your dog, or dogs!  Private lessons allow us to customize our training to fit what you and your dog need.

Group Classes

Group classes are an economical and enjoyable way to train your dog. Classes typically meet once weekly for an hour, for six weeks.  Group lessons provide your dog with opportunities for socialization that are more difficult to achieve in private lessons, and provide ample opportunity to practice with distractions.

Puppy Training

Getting puppies off to a great start is one of the most important things we do.  Puppy training can occur through private or group lessons, and set you and your puppy up for a lifetime of success.  Karlene is also an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator, and can help you and your pup achieve this certification.

Service & Assistance Dogs

Dogs help us in many ways.  Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and Therepy Dogs all play very different roles.  Karlene understands the unique function of each type of dog.  She can help you train your dog to accomplish the tasks he needs to do to assist you or others.  She will also educate you so you know and comply with the law.

Behavior Consultation and Modification

Many people find themselves dealing with things such as Seperation Anxiety, Resource Guarding, Aggression towards people or other dogs, Leash Aggression, Noise Phobias and more.  Karlene will help you modify your dog’s behavior using scientific  and humane methods. dog’s behavior using scientific  and humane methods.

Evaluation and Testing

Karlene is an AKC CGC and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator.  She is also a C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator, and a Therepy Pets Unlimited Evaluator. there is a lot to consider.  Karlene will work with you to choose the best dog for your family and your purpose.

Competition Preparation

There are lots of different type of dog competition.  Conformation, Jr. Showmanship, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Treibball, Barn Hunt . . . the list is extensive.  Karlene can help you train for many of the dog events you’d like to take part in.

Community Education

Karlene is an experienced and engaging speaker. She has made presentations to vet students at universities, done question and answer sessions at public events, presented to 4-H groups and trained adults and children in approaching and handling dogs safely. She is available to speak to businesses to help them understand Service Dog law and how it impacts them, to community groups on a variety of dog-related topics, to help train rescue volunteers, and to work with children in schools or other settings. 77% of all dog bites come from a family dog or a friend’s dog. Stop the 77 has a well-organized plan to help children understand the right way to interact with dogs, filled with handouts and engaging videos. Karlene is a Stop the 77 presenter and will come to your school free of charge to talk with the children.

Dog Selection

Selecting a dog can be overwhelming.  Whether you’re purchasing a dog from a breeder or picking a pup from a shelter, there is a lot to consider.  Karlene will work with you to choose the best dog for your family and your purpose.


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