Dog training and Pet Behavior Experts


Do you wonder how to find a qualified dog trainer? Wish you could find those people who posses that “special ability” to read dogs and help owners? Do you just wanna have fun?

We pride ourselves on working successfully with both ends of the leash!

We know that it takes a special person to run a puppy class or dog training class. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of trainers who have backed up their natural gift for working with dogs with education and credentials. Whatever your goals we can help you and your dog get there.

Ruth LaRocque, CTC, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA

Ruth LaRocque, CTC, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA

Ruth LaRocque, CTC, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA

Ruth is a graduate of the distinguished Academy for Dog Trainers located at the San Francisco SPCA where she studied with Jean Donaldson (author of Culture Clash and other award-winning dog training books) and Janis Bradley (author of Dogs Bite But Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous). She earned her CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA from the independent Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Ruth’s training includes positive, reward-based humane methods that ensure your dog loves learning!  We can instill good habits in your dog so they can be cherished family companions who have self-control and good manners.  We use gentle methods and get strong results!


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