Amy began her training journey while working at a wildlife hospital in San Rafael, CA at age 12. She began clicker training a wood duck named Willow, along with pelicans, cormorants, woodpeckers and even a ground squirrel in the hospitals educational program. After graduating from college with a BA in biophysical geography, it was obvious that she would go back to work with her true passion, animal behavior. This time it was the domestic sort. She began working at a high volume dog kennel and daycare. Amy quickly realized through observing the interactions of dogs in that setting, that she wanted to provide a more tailored dog care option with quality in mind. This lead her to briefly offering dog walking services, which segued into boarding along with teaching group training classes at Marin Humane. Amy works on expanding her knowledge and growing as a trainer as the the field evolves through studying written material, attending classes, workshops, seminars and collaborating with other trainers.
Training is simply never "done".
Clicker training is much more than just "treat training". It is based on the scientific principles of learning. We use positive reinforcement to build behaviors which we can use to our advantage and to better the understanding between human and dog. Our goal is to allow the dog to be so right, that they can never go wrong.
We seek out dogs to enrich our lives and to provide them with a safe and happy life in return. Training does not always mean serious grueling work, nor should it feel that way. We believe training can and should be fun. We can help you achieve the skills to make life with your dog fluent and enjoyable. Take a breath and relax, it's just dog training!
While we are committed to helping people connect with their dogs, there is more to it than just basic obedience and socialization. We can cover a diverse variety of skills including enrichment, play, body handling, fitness and conditioning, sport foundations, trail manners, tricks and more. The possibilities are endless, so let's get started!
Initial consultation $85/hour
Basic package (6 lessons) $480
Extended package (12 lessons) $960
Offered on a case by case basis to current clients
Starting at $145/day
Full lesson - Just trainer and dog
Interchangeable with private lesson packages
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