"I called Lynne the day after I brought my eight-week old black lab puppy home so I could be sure to start off on the right foot. She gave us age-appropriate games and training exercises to build relationship and engagement that would form a solid foundation for obedience and other work. Emma and I did puppy classes and then graduated to obedience classes, from beginner through advanced boot camp. I have since done tracking, nose work and agility with Emma and she is a wonderful dog - the result of good early work with Lynne's guidance. Emma is two now and people routinely comment on what a well-behaved, calm, steady, and work-loving dog she is. She loves to work and lives to please. I credit Lynne with the amazing relationship I have with her."
What do you think is more challenging to your dog? Jumping over another dog? Or allowing a dog to jump over him? Or the dog allowing a stranger to pat his rump? Or the scary noisy train going underneath them? To some dogs this is all scary! But we make it fun!
"We enlisted Lynne's help when we first brought our Husky/Shepherd (Gatsby) rescue home. As well as being wonderfully patient (with Gatsby and us!!) she understood his personality very quickly and tailored her approach to suit his and our needs perfectly. Her work made the world of difference with his settling into his new home."
Thanks Lynne, good luck with the new venture!
Kay with Gatsby (picture on home page)
"Lynne has an upbeat, positive and laid back training style that reduces the stress that often accompanies training a dog. She is a joy to train with."
Rob and Nicole with Ellie
Jaxson, Tucker, Ellie and Emma practising 'UP/OFF' and SIT/STAY (with Distance) for a photo during a Loose Leash Walk. Tucker is eyeing an oncoming friendly person approaching and still held his SIT! Good job!
"We were lucky to have Lynne play a big role in shaping Murphy into the sweet, happy and well behaved boy he is today. We started off with a private session when we brought Murph home at 9 weeks old. Not only did Lynne provide us with some great training tools, but she also recommended books and articles to start us off on the right path. Murph fell in love with Lynne immediately and was so excited to see her when we arrived for our first day of puppy class. We were so happy with the results of puppy class that we continued on with basic and intermediate obedience classes with Lynne and then joined her for on leash group walks. Not only does Lynne have the skills and experience to be a great trainer, but she has that special connection with animals that makes training a fun and positive experience for all involved."
Kate and Mark with Murphy