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We believe that the very foundation of the relationship you have with your pet depends on the ability to live together in harmony. Investing some time and effort in starting right, and fixing problems as they develop, is the difference between having a dog and really loving your dog. Schedule a behavior consultation with Dr. Teresa to discuss issues or problems you are having. This is often an important step to evaluate possible medical or mental health issues that need to be addressed, along with training and behavior modification techniques.  For ongoing assistance, we can help you connect with a trainer that best meets your pet's needs. We offer our own in-house trainer, Ryan Nickason, who can guide you and your pet into incorporating training into your daily routine, including doggie-day-care and/or boarding experience. 

Topline K9 Solutions

Topline K9 Solutions brings a solid reputation of dog training to our facility. Their primary focus is on manners training so you can fully enjoy your canine buddy at home or in public, all without the use of shock collars. 

Sylvie and her team teach and show you proper communication and leadership in a way that your dog understands and helps to establish a sound understanding between you and your dog.  Emphasis includes walking properly on a leash, not jumping, self-control, not running away, not darting through doors unsafely, coming when called, settling down, and much more. Pet therapy training classes are sometimes offered as well. 

Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Saturday afternoons.  Please see www.toplinek9solutions.com for details and enrollment information.

On the Mark Dog Training

Several years ago Susan Mitchel decided to combine her career in behavioral psychology and 25 years of rescue work into a career as a dog trainer and behavior consultant. In addition to years of self-study, mentoring, and experience gained working with a variety of rescue animals, Susan attended the renowned Karen Pryor Academy for Professional Dog Trainers where she expanded her knowledge of positive dog training and behavior modification practices.  Passion became profession and now she enjoys helping her human and canine clients enjoy happy, healthier lives together.

Training Philosophy

Susan believes that the use of positive reinforcement to motivate and engage our canine companions in learning new skills and behaviors is the most effective, and most enjoyable, method for training our canine best friends.  The same kindness and supportive atmosphere used with canine clients are also utilized in working with their owners.  A core belief is that training should be pleasant and fun for both the dog and owner alike.  Susan’s personal goals are for her canine clients to develop into self-confident, well-mannered companions and for their owners to be equally confident and satisfied with their own achievements.   With her compassion for people and animals, combined with her knowledge of canine behavior, Susan will set you and your dog up to achieve success.

Susan will be offering group classes on Wednesday nights, as well as, private dog training and behavior consulting at your home and in the community.  In addition to general training, Susan’s specialties are in working with anxious and fearful dogs, dogs with reactivity issues, and dogs with impulse control problems.

For more information about Susan’s classes and services visit www.onthemarkdogtraining.com or contact her at care4pets@msn.com