LLHP is committed to your dogs’ success through the use of a variety of training techniques chosen by your dog.

I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Animal Behavior Specialist and will be happy to work with you and your dog to “TRAIN YOUR DOG FOR SUCCESS”!

I chose a hands-on approach to Dog Training education that gave me the opportunity to be taught by an internationally recognized School for Professional Dog Trainers. Starmark Academy provided an in-depth curriculum that included both classroom instruction and practical application of techniques and theory which allows for a more Balanced Training experience.

I am a retired US Army veteran. I proudly served for 22 years. Once retired, I earned a Bachelors of Science degree, but chose to follow my love for dogs and pursue dog training as a profession. I attended Starmark Dog Training Academy, where I had the privilege of training hand-on with 3 dogs. Two dogs were rescues that were provided by the Academy, and the 3rd was my personal rescue that I adopted just 1 month prior to attending Starmark Academy.


Initial consultation – starting at $25 – Required for all training. We will discuss your training needs and develop an individualized training plan for you and your dog to achieve your training goals.

1 Hour Private Lesson – $65 – This option is generally used as an addition to a regular training package. It may also be used to address a specific issue such as counter-surfing or brush up on an obedience task. If you are looking for a basic obedience training package, I recommend the package of six.

Package of 6 Private lessons – $325 – INITIAL CONSULTATION REQUIRED. Conducted at the training facility. These lessons are held once per week for 6 consecutive weeks. This package can be tailored for your specific training needs and teaches you to train your dog in the comfort of your home. Great if you prefer one-on-one training; Recommended for aggressive dogs.

Basic Obedience Pkg – Let your dog stay with me to introduce all Basic Obedience tasks to your dog, then follow it up with Private Lessons to learn how to effectively communicate with your pup! Initial consultation required.


Basic / Intermediate / Adv. Obedience – Each of the following tasks’ difficulty level increases with each obedience classification.  These are taught in packages of six.

  • Name recognition
  • Sit-stay
  • Down-stay
  • Place (send to)
  • Recall w/sit
  • Loose leash heel with automatic sit
  • Door manners

Home manners – This will require a firm basic obedience foundation

  • Crate training
  • Leave it
  • Knock at the door – send to place
  • Knock at the door – heel to door
  • Down/Place when preparing meal / eating at table
  • Polite greeting

Behavior Modification – If your dog is exhibiting unwanted behavior such as Resource Guarding, Aggression, Digging, Unwanted chewing, jumping on visitors, etc., I recommend basic obedience lessons as we work on behavior modification.

Canine Good Citizen Training – All Intermediate Obedience commands are the basis of this training:

  • Greet stranger
  • Petting
  • Grooming
  • Crowd heeling
  • Supervised separation
  • 30ft stays
  • Recall from stay (sit or down)
  • Sit w/distractions
  • Dog to Dog greet

Tricks – I always recommend the firm foundation and basic obedience!

  • Retrieve
  • Hand touch
  • Paw
  • Spin/turn
  • Wave
  • Roll over
  • AND MANY MORE-Trust your imagination

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