Adding a dog to your family is a long-term commitment that can be challenging at times. Training can help you and your pet live happily together in a symbiotic and respectful environment. My understanding of canine behavior can help you interpret your dog’s behaviors.

I’ll teach you how to reinforce good behavior and eliminate unwanted behavior so that you may strengthen the bond built on trust, respect and communication.

Why Choose Waggin’ Train?

My training is based on respect and cooperation rather than fear and intimidation. Studies have shown that dogs trained with positive reinforcement are less likely to develop anxiety or fear-based behaviors compared to those trained using punishment-based methods.

I will never ask you to dominate, intimidate, or be alpha over your dog. Nor will I ask you to do anything that makes you or your dog uncomfortable.

I am truly a 100% positive reinforcement trainer.  Training is always fear free, force free, and pain free, therefore I NEVER use shock (e-collars), prong collars, choke chains, or slip leads.

I teach “cues” not “commands.” We’ll teach your dog what TO do instead of what NOT to do in a way that’s fun for both dogs and humans.

Finally, one of the most important reasons to choose Waggin’ Train is because I simply LOVE dogs. I want to see them live long, happy lives with their adopted families – that means the world to me.


Dog training in your home allows learning to occur where it really matters – in the environment you share with your dog on a daily basis.

Training is customized to your dog and situation. All breeds, sizes and ages are welcome. I use kind and gentle methods to teach manners; no choke collars, prong collars or shock collars are ever used. Training is based on 100% positive reinforcement. My goal is to keep dogs out of shelters by creating mutual respect and harmonious living between pets and their people.


Waggin’ Train offers custom, private training in the comfort of your home. Not sure where to start or what is involved? I can help you with that.

We’ll begin with a brief telephone interview where I will gather information needed about you, your dog and your environment. Then, if needed we’ll have an in home consultation where observation and assessment will take place.

We’ll discuss your goals and from there develop a training program customized to your dog and your family.

Ready to Get Started?

Call 609.760.8236 or fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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