Call me at 916-968-3111 for gentle, positive reinforcement (force free) Dog/Puppy Training (by phone or in-person), Leash Training and Dog Walking in Carmichael and the surrounding Sacramento, CA  region.

Dog training by phone is available every day of the week and is also available in Midtown and Downtown Sacramento.  Same day, emergency, evening and weekend appointments are also available. 

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Dog Training 

In-person training and guidance to Create a Lasting Bond between You and your Dog.

Individualized, force-free, positive reinforcement Dog Training is available at your home, our training center or other convenient location where you most interact with your dog. 

My training method is based on concepts learned during my Master of Science (MS) degree in Canine Science  program as well as from core Fear Free training principles. 

I use punishment-free (force-free) behavior modification/behavior conditioning approaches to encourage and/or reward desired behaviors as well as to extinguish less desirable behaviors in your dog. I always evaluate a dog's feelings by its body language (tail between legs, licking lips) and only roll out the force free training methods when your dog feels safe to create, maintain and strengthen the human-canine bond. 

I actively include you and others who will be around your dog in the training so all of you can learn and practice effective methods to promote the behaviors you want from your dog and extinguish the behaviors you do not want. I will also show you how to read a dog's body language (licking lips, tail between legs, shaking head, etc.) to learn how a dog is feeling and how to take action to address the feeling to keep the dog safe and happy.

These general dog training sessions focus on evaluating/assessing your dog's behaviors/conditions, your requests/concerns about your dog, how you interact and connect with your dog (the human-canine bond), extinguishing/reducing undesirable behaviors, promoting desirable behaviors, leash training and general dog handling/management skills (such as elimination training and crate habituation). If you would like specific, customized training such as for a puppy, agility training, scent work or service/therapy dog training, see below for those services.

To rule out a chemical imbalance or other physical/medical issue with your dog that may be causing the undesirable behaviors, I recommend a full physical exam by a veterinarian prior to starting training with me.

Telephone training appointments are also available. If you would like a phone training appointment, please contact me by telephone or text message at 916-968-3111 so I can set up a time that works for both of us. Most phone training appointments last about 30 minutes to an hour. Training duration and effectiveness vary from dog to dog depending on the extensiveness of your dog’s issues and/or desired behaviors you want from your dog.

Puppy Preschool Class/Puppy Training

We provide puppy preschool class for puppies 7-12 weeks of age who are up to date on vaccine boosters and who have written health clearance from their veterinarians to attend class.  

Puppy preschool is the single most important time to socialize puppies to prevent behavior problems down the road.

Please call me at 916-968-3111 if you would like more information about available puppy training and classes.

Agility Training

I provide relaxed and fun agility training on an appointment basis that works with your schedule.

Scent Work Training

Scent work training where I can  train your dog to identify specific scents is provided on an appointment basis that works with your schedule.

Service Dog/Therapy Dog Training

I also provide Service Dog/Therapy Dog training on a customized basis that works around your schedule. Please call me for details and times at 916-968-3111.

Michelle is a Fear-Free Certified Animal Trainer. The Fear Free certification has equipped me with the capability (as your dog trainer) to work in partnership with veterinary teams to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress and improve a dog's emotional wellbeing during veterinary care and home care. 

I provide force-free, positive conditioning training and handling at all times with your dog. I refrain from using any methods such as direct force, choke chains, prong collars or shock collars that would cause your dog to feel pain or experience fear. 

Dog Walking

Dog walks are 1/2 hour or 1 hour in length and are daily or weekly from a client's home.

Contact me at 916-968-3111 for availability. 

I and any staff who work with me are bonded and insured. 

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The Pet Agency Sacramento County business license is #GNB32016-03145. 

For any other questions about my services please call or text message me at 916-968-3111