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Professional Dog Training
Liz Huskey, Owner
Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT)
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator
Therapy Dogs International (TDI) Evaluator
With over 15 years of experience handling thousands of dogs of all breeds and temperaments, I've chosen to specialize in canine obedience and behavior modification utilizing techniques focused on developing strong handler/dog relationships. Since my focus is the family dog, my style of training is tailored to enhance the bond and enjoyment both inside and outside of the family. The goal of training is to attain reliability through confidence, which is created using postive-based techniques. Harsh corrections are not required to attain a well-mannered family pet. Recognizing the needs of every dog for proper socialization and training, I can help dogs of any age and background to accomplish this goal.
I am a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and I keep current with education through seminars and classes. I am an approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and have been training and evaluating puppies and dogs for ACK STAR Puppy and CGC certification for over 13 years. I received my Certified Dog Trainer status through Animal Behavior College and currently am a Mentor Trainer for students attending the program.
To keep my own dog, Otis, happy and working, I have certified us for therapy work through Therapy Dogs International which allows me to share his amazing personality with others who truly benefit from his natural gift of love. In addition, I have attained my certification as a TDI Evaluator and I offer guidance and training for those who want to share their time as certified handler/dog therapy teams.
Otis also accompanies me to my classes to demonstrate the obedience commands and behaviors expected through training.
One of my goals is to ensure that puppies and dogs find their forever homes and are happy and loved for a lifetime.