DOG TRAINING & BEHAVIOR SOLUTIONS
LOVE YOUR DOG MORE.
You adore your dog! He's the sweetest ever. Loves to cuddle. Does hilarious things that make you laugh all the time. BUT. You need some help.
He's CRAZY ! You can't take him out in public.
Walks are stressful. He pulls or is reactive.
He won't come back when called.
He's destroying things in the house.
He jumps on guests.
He barks at the door.
He's scared. Of everything.
He just needs some basic manners and training so you can live the BEST LIFE EVER together.
I CAN HELP!
You can have calm, peaceful walks. You can include your dog in activities and outings. You can live in a more harmonious home, without destruction and free of separation anxiety. You can have a polite dog when guests come over. You can have it ALL!
TRAINING SOLVES PROBLEMS.
Get personalized coaching, and an individualized training program for your dog, and follow-up support that will help you find the success you're looking for!
SO GRAB YOUR LEASH, AND LET'S GO!
"We sent our brand new 8 week old puppy to her for a two week puppy boot camp, intro to obedience, and it was the BEST thing we could have done for our family and the pup. We are working with her to groom a well mannered and obedient dog and we plan on sending him back when he's older! Adrienne's skill level and expertise is top notch and I knew my puppy was in great hands with her. Highly, highly recommend!"
Becky Kessel ... Winston, doodle, 9 weeks old
"I've worked with Adrienne since I first adopted my pup. At first we did one-on-one lessons which provided me with a foundation to work with my dog on my own. I also sent my pup there for two weeks to work on strengthening some of her obedience training. She came back having accomplished all of the goals we set out for her! She's doing so well back at home. I have people ask me all the time how she is so well trained, and I recommend Dog 4 Life every time. My favorite part is that Adrienne has taught me how to make training fun for me and my dog, and my dog is happy to do it! Adrienne is a genius with dogs, and a lot of fun to work with!"
Caroline Dill ... June Bug, corgi mix, 2 years old
Dog 4 Life's mission is to bring harmony where there was chaos, and connection where there was conflict.
We facilitate resilient relationships between dogs and humans that are based on mutual trust and understanding.
We don't merely want to train your dog
(though it's really fun!)...
we teach YOU how to train your dog and build an amazing life with them that you might never
have thought was possible.
"He started destroying our home, and causing himself harm due to his fear. We were at the end of our rope and didn't know what to do. We were very close to surrendering him back to the organization we got him from. Fortunately, they referred us to Adrienne at Dog 4 Life. He literally came back a different dog. He was relaxed, crate trained, leash trained, place trained, and was confident in who he was. Adrienne took the time to educate my husband, me, and my four kids on how to interact with our do to help him to continue to be relaxed, happy, and well-trained. Now, a year later, our dog continues to be most well-trained dog I could have ever imagined."
Erin Neal... Cody, lab mix, 2 years old
"During the process Adrienne shared live videos of her working with our puppy. She sent us home with clearly written instruction materials. I asked my husband if, were we to adopt a new puppy in the future, would he spring for the board and train with Adrienne. He said HE!! YES. I quite agree."
Amy Gelfand ... Mochi, terrier mix, 11 weeks old
Puppy training is an investment in creating the best dog you've ever owned, and laying the foundation for your puppy while he's young. Getting your puppy started off right is a huge step in avoiding behavior problems in the future.
Designed for puppies 5 months old or younger, this program covers everything from potty training, to the basics of home manners and obedience. Teaching a puppy early makes a big difference in how he's going to be when he's older, and paves the way for a well-balanced, reliable, and fun companion you'll enjoy sharing life with. Plus, you will circumvent common difficulties that often come along with raising a young dog!
This is a very flexible program. Reach out for more info!
Stay and Train is by far our most popular training program. It is ideal for a busy lifestyle and is a great way to get results quickly! Send your dog to us, and we will instill the reliable obedience that makes living with a well-balanced dog such a joy!
From basic manners and obedience, to advanced off-leash reliability, we can meet your training goals! After your dog has learned all the skills and has practiced them in real-world situations, you will receive coaching that will enable you to implement all your dog has learned at home. Your dog will also be eligible for boarding and refresher training options. Stay and Train programs are personalized to each and every dog. Contact us to find out how we can help you and your dog!
Private lessons are a great way to learn how to train your dog! At each lesson, you will learn techniques and strategies that you will be able to use forever.
Taking place either at your home, or on our property, private lessons are coaching sessions in working toward your training goals and solving problems you are having. With support and guidance, private lessons allow you to build a strong bond and clear communication with your dog, teach your dog reliable obedience skills, and address common behavior issues.
It doesn't matter where you live, we can meet online!
to learn more!
**NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL LESSONS**
This boarding service is offered to anyone who has had a dog complete a training program with us! Your dog's boarding experience with us will not be like that in a typical kennel facility. Your dog will be out and about, involved in the daily goings-on, and practicing his training and social skills! He will get play time, and training time, keeping him happy and busy during his stay.
So next time you need to go on vacation, let your dog come hang out someplace familiar where he knows he'll have a ton of fun, and you know he's safe and loved.
"Adrienne is THE BEST! She truly cares about the dog's needs and does what's best for them! I love how she's straightforward and tells us what we need to do for our dogs to have a happy and successful life.
I had a reactive dog that came for a board and train, and when he came home we had homework on what we needed to work on, and a dog that knew his basic obedience, was very happy to work, and came back home knowing how to pay attention to his human and tune out the rest of the world.
Adrienne doesn't throw you out into the world not knowing what's going on, she teaches you so that you can keep up the training and succeed! We drove two hours for this training, and we will continue to come back even when we move."
Emily Berglund ... Zeus, German Shepherd, 2 years old
"Had we known about Dog 4 Life when we first adopted our rescue we would have saved a lot of money, time, and misery. We went through three different highly-recommended and highly-rated trainers/organizations... one trainer spent 30 minutes watching our dog and told us that we should consider surrendering or putting him down because it was likely he would hurt another dog.
At wit's end, I called our rescue organization to surrender him, and Dog 4 Life was recommended to us as trainers that handle "tough dogs." They know exactly what they are doing, what they are dealing with, and how to deal with it. They genuinely want to make it work! They are not a one and done company. Dog 4 Life wants you and your dog to succeed. They are available to answer questions and coach us through issues. After the training was completed, Adrienne did hands-on training with our family for 3-4 hours. I cannot say anything negative about Dog 4 Life!
Casey Harrison ... Buck, lab mix, 4 yrs
"Jake, my 6 month old white English Lab, spent three weeks with Adrienne at age 4.5 months. He now obeys all obedience commands. On the beach he walks off leash at heel, yet is still playful and mischievous. He likes his Place command, and he is great company.
You done good, Adrienne!"
Dr. Bud Taegel ... Jake, English Labrador, 6 months old
"We did the puppy training. He's miles ahead of where we expected, and it really helped us get off on the right foot. Adrienne gave us a folder of materials that help us continue his training as he grows into new things. She was enthusiastic, caring, and very flexible. Plus, our puppy clearly loved her!"
Chase Hamilton... Brodie, dachshund mix, 9 wks old
"Adrienne is a professional, expert, AND educator in her field. I brought my 2.5 yr old German Shepherd for a four week board and train with Adrienne at a friend's recommendation. When it came to being outside, I was the last thing on Athena's mind. She was extremely playful with other dogs and knew no boundaries/respect for handler when another dog was nearby. This was dangerous at times. Athena also lacked motivation outside--no treat was good enough for her attention. Having her spend time with Adrienne truly turned things around for our relationship! I get stopped constantly with compliments on her obedience and how good she is being. Athena is the same dog, just in control of her impulses rather than being a slave to them! I can bring Athena literally anywhere (parks, houses, open water, coffee shops, restaurants) or let anyone over and know she'll be a good girl. Adrienne provided me the right education so that I could keep up the good work with Athena. She's the best and worth any drive (3.5 hours for me!). I trust Dog 4 Life training with my dog's life and look forward to our continuing relationship!"
Dominique Martinez ... Athena, German Shepherd, 2.5 years old