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Certified positive reinforcement dog training to help you transform challenges with your dog into behaviour you are proud of.

Your dog should be one of the best parts of your life.

Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, our Certified Dog Trainer can help you with your dog behaviour challenges so you can enjoy more of life with your pup.

We’ll work with you one-on-one to create a training plan tailored specifically to the needs of you and your dog. Then, using humane, positive reinforcement techniques, we’ll show you step-by-step how to bring out the very best in your best friend so you can both live happier, more fulfilled lives. 

Training Services

Positive reinforcement training for positive results

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Manners Training

Our Certified Dog Trainer will help you enjoy a more focused and well-mannered dog who happily responds to your requests, walks with a loose leash, greets guests politely, and comes when you call. A dog who is a joy to be with at home and out in the world. 

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Puppy Training

What your puppy learns in the first few months with you will leave a life-long impression.  Our Certified Dog Trainer will help you address common puppy challenges like potty training, crate training, and nipping while paving the way for a happy, calm, and focused adult dog.

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Reactivity & Fear

Our Certified Dog Trainer will help your reactive, nervous, or over excited dog feel better about the world, while reducing the overall frequency and intensity of their outbursts.

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Fun. Humane. Effective.

We use scientifically proven, positive reinforcement, reward-based training methods and are proud to never use fear, pain, or force. Through our training programs, we will give you the knowledge and skills needed to expand on your relationship with your dog.

Best Buddies

Practical, lasting behavior change does not happen with a “quick fix” approach to training. It happens when we look at a dog’s life as a whole and strive to meet a dog’s needs for instinctual fulfillment, physical exercise, cognitive enrichment, and social fulfillment.

We believe in a positive reinforcement-based, whole dog approach to training.

Meet Your Trainer

Karly Hertel, VSA-CDT, Cert. SAPT


Karly's mission is to help people and dogs better understand and communicate with each other so that both ends of the leash can live happy, fulfilled lives and enjoy more of life - together.


She strives to strengthen relationships between dogs and their guardians by providing education on humane, positive reinforcement training and behavior modification techniques.

Have questions about your dog's behaviour?

Need help training your dog but not sure where to start?  

If you'd like to learn more about our services or set up a consultation, we'd love to hear from you!

Memberships & Credentials

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