Our Positive Reinforcement Approach to Training and
Caring for Pets

Compassion, Trust, Clear Communication, Loving Leadership, and Respect = Results!

Compassion from genuine care and understanding of what pets need and desire (bonding with those they love, daily exercise, stimulation both mentally and physically, ongoing training and socialization at various levels throughout their lives, good nutrition, a safe and somewhat peaceful home environment)

  • Trustworthy because it’s the right thing to do
  • Clear, consistent communication enabling pet families and their pups how to easily learn behavioral changes. Having been a counselor and taught classes, it's important that everyone feels comfortable, including puppies, and understands.
  • Loving Leadership – dogs are pack animals (family oriented) and instinctively need fair leadership in the home in order to feel secure and know their boundaries. Do you have a dog that jumps on everyone to say Hi? Training a polite greeting and being reinforced for it:)
  • Mutual respect is a gift that is watered long term in order to stay alive
  • Great results for all from appropriating the above
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TRAINING

Puppies of all ages LOVE the personal attention, self confidence and numerous opportunities that are awarded a well trained dog.

I'm so excited about our new comprehensive "Puppy Program" and how it will help shape the lives of numerous pups, including yours,  by satisfying their developmental needs with fun enhancement opportunities which help to develop their growing brains,  implementation of  calming management techniques,  appropriate mouthing/teething support (not our hands and arms!), numerous socialization ideas, which includes safe ways before they are fully vaccinated.  PLEASE do not wait to socialize your pup until fully vaccinated and I encourage you to read about this at the AVMA website.  With my personal training sessions and the 80+ 1-2 minute comprehensive puppy videos, you will learn how to safely socialize your puppy to textures, sounds, other pets, people, places, car rides and more.  Your precious family member will also learn obedience basics in playful ways and be motivated to continue learning and  growing into a well balance and happy dog that loves learning and being with you.

If you are looking for serious help regarding obedience and behavioral issues which may be demonstrated in numerous ways such as your dog not listening, running away, is reactive towards people, dogs, cars - any moving thing and barks, lunges, is air nipping, or even more dangerous aggressive symptoms, I understand and have probably been there.  My own feelings of being a failure as a pet parent, along with seeing so many other distraught owners and dogs in similar situations, brought me to my knees.  Praying and asking God for wisdom and direction in this area and all areas of His ministry, "Anita's Loving Pet Services", I was led and continue to be led into specialized training for aggressive dogs, to the other extreme of starting young puppies on a healthy, happy and safe road in life, to every pup and pet parent in between. .  . Expect a miracle!  Put in the time and resources it takes. Be an active partner in learning, loving, setting boundaries, even when it is hard, and your pooch, family and friends will be forever grateful!

DOG WALKS

Dogs crave their walks, not only for the sheer joy of an active lifestyle, being with those they care about, experiencing the natural enjoyment of being out and active, but they also find out “Who’s Who in the Neighborhood” (by smelling other dog’s scents they acquire information about their neighbors – age, sex, breed etc). We call our dog walking service “attentive” because it is just that...Mike pays attention to how your pup is feeling and if anything is out of the ordinary with him/her, as well as their living environment, you are the first to know.

GROUP OUTINGS

"Doggie Adventures" as I tenderly call them, are for students who are currently training with me or have finished a training package. This way all dogs are safe and attentive, or somewhat,Ha Ha (as they are racing around) and I call the whole group to come, sit, stay, then the beloved word "OK"!!! and off they go again:)  The pups have a blast and stay in shape while strengthening their social skills and enjoying some training refreshers! Our group outings are held in clients’ spacious big backyards as well as other safe areas (not dog parks because of unpredictability - I have trained several dogs who because the other park dogs did not read or respect their warning signals, escalated from a stiffening, to a growl to a full blown bite in order to keep "the wild ones" away. Then these same dogs can become reactive to all dogs out of fear). This is another reason I am all of the pups' advocate and if any get overly excited, I remind them of some impulse control activities like sit/stay, until they calm down and are again ready for more fun:)

OTHER PET SERVICES

We also pamper Kitties and other domestic pets

P.S. Kitties are the boss!!! Ha Ha