What I Can Do for You

  • Guide your training for a range of behavior problems.

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  • Teach you body language, behavior and management skills that will keep your dog, as well as the public, safe.

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  • Improve your quality of life. Loving and caring for a dog with behavior challenges can feel isolating.

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  • Provide written step by step reminders.

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  • Troubleshooting help via email is always available to current clients.

What I Can Do for Your Dog

  • Bridge the communication gap. Dogs aren't malicious, we simply aren't born understanding their language. 

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  • Improve emotional well being. Most behavior problems are either due to stress, or cause stress after our negative feedback.

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  • Allow them to lead fulfilled lives. Dogs want to be part of the family, but risky or unpleasant behavior can cause dogs to be left out of the family's fun. 

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  • Advocate for dogs to be dogs. Most pets are chronically bored and frustrated by our thwarting of their attempts to have fun. 

What I Need From You

  • Trust and commitment. While I do my best to give you obtainable goals, I need you to maintain your end of the training bargain in order to see results.

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  • Honesty and communication. Before becoming a professional, I made plenty of mistakes in owning and training dogs. I won't judge! So if you did not complete your homework or did something you're not proud of, tell me anyways. I can't set us up for success if I don't have the facts. 

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  • Compassion towards your dog. I've been where you are. I've felt the embarrassment, anxiety and irritation of having a dog with issues. But your dog doesn't understand. Let me help you train in a way that does not utilize fear, threats or pain, which is all too common in the dog training world.

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  • Understanding towards me. I'm a real human who makes mistakes. If I've missed your email, just give me a nudge. Please keep in mind that I care deeply about the outcome of your case. Burnout is a constant threat for pet professionals because of the heavy emotions involved. Be kind.

Private consulT

One on one help and customized training plans for your needs and goals.

Puppy School

Drop off / pick up day training service for puppies under 6 months of age.

GROUP CLASSES

Standardized materials and coaching for common goals in a group setting.

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nickala@carefreecanine.org

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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