Training builds communication, understanding and mutual respect between you and your dog. It also subtly but effectively demonstrates to your dog that you are in charge, not him. Dogs are pack animals and live to please their owner. If your dog doesn't respect you as the pack leader (commonly referred to as the "Alpha"), you may be in for big trouble, particularly if the dog is rowdy or dominant by nature.

Dogs will instinctively submit to their pack leader and will stop a behavior when they know it is unwanted by you. When a dog does as you ask, he sees your happy reaction and has a positive experience himself. He learns that good things happen when he uses good behavior.

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Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well trained dog is by far a happier dog! Why? Because trained dogs have fewer restrictions. The more reliable they are, the more freedom they get. Well-mannered, obedient dogs are both appreciated and welcomed, thus they receive more attention and interaction with family members, visitors, and passers-by than their ill-mannered counterparts.

Most dog behavior problems are the result of miscommunication between a dog and its owner. Many problems can easily be solved when you understand how and why your dog acts the way he does. We offer a FREE CONSULTATION to assess the cause of the problem and give you practical, clear-cut solutions that can bring positive changes.

There is no “one size fits all” in animal behavior modification and problem solving. Each situation is unique, so we work with each dog and owner individually, creating a custom program to accomplish your goals.

Each of our trainers wholeheartedly believes in and abides by It’s a Dog’s Life’s dog training philosophy.

I was simply amazed at the positive impact Mark from It's a Dog's Life had on Barkley in such a short period of time. Now I can take Barkley to the dog park or on daily dog walks and have the confidence that he will be friendly rather than aggressive. Overall, this has been a great investment for both Barkley and myself and I recommend It's a Dog's Life to anyone seeking help with their dog.

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Imagine your dog slipping out of his collar in a busy intersection. Are you sure he would listen to your commands and not dart into traffic?

What would happen if someone left the front door open? Would your dog wind up in front of an oncoming car on a busy street?

These tragedies can be avoided. Obedience training can help you master the ability to command him to heel, sit and come in dire situations.


It’s a Dog’s Life specializes in dog obedience training and behavioral problem solving. Our goal is to provide the proper dog training and tools so “man’s best friend” can become a valued member of your family.

Our in-home personal obedience training is conducted by a trainer who has been certified through the Animal Behavioral College (ABC). Courses are available for:

  • Puppy Kindergarten Obedience
  • Basic Obedience
  • Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Advanced Obedience, including Off-Leash
  • Discourage leash pulling, jumping, begging, stealing, chewing, barking, digging, etc
  • Proper Dog Nutrition & General Dog Care

Behavior modification sessions can address:
  • Aggression, Dominance
  • Poor social skills
  • Shyness, Fear
  • Separation anxiety
  • Resource (food, toy, person, etc) guarding

Private classes start at $75 per session

5 sessions: $325 ($50 off per session price)

Lessons are customized to meet your and your pet’s needs. And we come to you!

Contact us for multi-pet rates