Positive Training with Proven Results



Helping You Help Your Pet

Dogs bring so much joy and happiness to our lives and their unconditional love and devotion is simply unmatched.  But sometimes, just sometimes, do you feel like you're speaking a different language?  Well, that's because you are!  As a certified professional dog trainer, I will help you understand your dog's language and how to communicate more clearly so you can live the best life together.   Using positive reinforcement training techniques that are tailored to fit your specific goals, we will work as a team to accomplish them.  I’m proud of my high success rate and the level of satisfaction my clients, and their pets, come away with every time - guaranteed.



Establishing Goals

An Initial Assessment is critical for setting you and your dog up for success and is the first step to begin your training journey.  We'll talk in detail about the life and routine of your dog and the behaviors you want to address.  Transparency will allow us to set realistic expectations and goals.




Beginner to Advanced

Once the goals are set, it's time to determine the training plan that works best.  Whether your dog is starting from scratch or has previous training experience, we have an option to support your needs and your lifestyle.

Now offering virtual training!

Smart Dog



Be a Learn It All

So much fascinating research is being done to dig deeper into the dog world...everything from body language to sense of smell, socialization and of course training.  Check out the blog for latest developments in these areas and for tips and tricks to help with everyday issues!



Send an email to get the ball rolling!  Please include a brief description of your dog(age/breed), the behavior(s) you want to address, a preferred day/time for you to hop on a 15-minute Initial Assessment call and the best number to reach you. 

Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Caring. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me.  I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and since 2013 have trained over 2,600 dogs of all ages and breeds in Obedience, Agility and enrichment activities (Tricks, Therapy, Scent, etc) using positive reinforcement techniques.  In addition to private clients, I am also the trainer for the Delaware Humane Association and I teach group classes at Riverfront Pets in Wilmington.  

I recognize that every dog and situation is different, yet, in order to see improvements, everyone needs to be on board, therefore my training emphasizes active participation from both the humans and the dogs!  In fact, you might feel like I'm training you more than I'm training your dog.  :)
Watching a person communicate better with their dog is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a dog trainer and at the end of the day, my job is to help create lasting change that will bring about joy and happiness to your relationship with your dog.

Leigh and Tug Selfie
Baj and Puppy Tug 2013
Tug's 1st Boat Ride
Dog Close Up
Leigh and Kuma
Obedience 101