After studying animal science Eliza went to work as a veterinary technician in dog and cat clinic and later a prestigious horse hospital. As a zoo keeper, she worked with and helped train several species of exotic animals such as ocelots, monkies, birds & sea lions. As a hobby, she trained her horses for barrel racing and team roping. Eliza and her dog Badger joined Therapy Dogs International and volunteered over 100 hours with the Red Cross visiting soldiers.
She recieved the Chain of Love Award in 2004 from Animal Rescue League of El Paso for her work the strays and rescue shelters.
She continously keeps up with science based training. Her certifications include Canine Communication, Animal Psychology, Canine behavior & K9 First Aid and CPR certified.
With over 35 years experience, working with animals has been her first and only career choice.
Eliza is active in dog obedience & sports with 27 titles in different competitions like obedience, agility, rally obedience, dock diving, sheep herding, lure course, trick dog and and canine good citizen. Eliza is also a AKC CGC & Trick Dog Evaluator as well.
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No need to pay thousands of dollars to understand your dog. This is not a franchise. We use only modern up to date science based positive reinforcement training, which means it will not damage your relationship with your dog by using punitive methods like e-collars or prong collars. You will learn techniques and skills to deal with normal dog behavior and provide a foundation for future dog / human activities. A trained dog is welcome at dog friendly public places and is less likely to end up in a shelter. A well behaved dog lifts many restrictions and allows the dog to live inside with it's human family.
Training also provides environmental and behavioral stimuli that is necessary for their psychological wellbeing. Early puppy training is important to develop social skills with other dogs and polite manners when meeting humans. (Not accepting aggressive dogs at this time).
♡LIVE VIDEO PUPPY TRAINING $75,
180 minutes (3 hrs) of Covid safe training through WhatsApp on your phone. Great for puppies that are not fully vaccinated. We can teach Sit, Down, Potty training, crate training, address chewing behaviors, leash skills, environmental distractions, nutrition, benefits of enrichments.
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DOGGIE CAMP March 21, 28, April 11, 18. $63. Registrations open.
4 x one hour session focused on physical activities. Intro to Agility, Stretching, body awareness, tricks, confidence building and enrichments.
Limited to 3 dogs.
♡Group AKC STAR PUPPY Class $95.
YouTube Akc Star Puppy Program.
We try to fit your puppy in a class with puppies relative to his/ her size. All group classes are held on the eastside.
♡ January 16th, 12:15, FULL
♡ January 16th, 1:30. FULL
♡ February 27th, 11am and 12am
♡ Next - April 10th. Not accepting yet.
Puppy must be under 1 year for test on the 6th week (included).
Must attend all 6 classes to receive Certification and a Medallion from AKC.
Teaches good owner responsibility, puppy socialization, sit, down, leash walking, training for grooming, recall, allowing pets from strangers and free enrichment information class.
Owner must follow cdc recommendation of social distancing and wear a mask. One hour once a week for 6 weeks. Subject to rescheduling due to weather.
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GROUP CGC CLASS / GOOD MANNERS $95.
♧ January 24th FULL
♤ Thursday 25ft 3:30pm
No Aggressive dogs!
6 sessions over 6 continuous weeks. Extra charge for making up a missed class.
Obedience behaviors needed to pass a CGC . Sit, stay, down, leave it, walking nicely on a leash in public, socialization and focusing on handler, recall, allowing strangers to pet them. Classes are done in dog friendly places to prepare for testing. Each level will introduce you and your dog to more advanced behaviors.
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PRIVATE TRAINING $215. No refunds. No in-home training available at this time due to covid. This training is in outdoor or public businesses. 6 one hour classes. Owner, along with the dog is taught the training techniques like how to read your dogs body language, obedience, behavior modifications. Communicate what you want through positive reinforcements. Any age accepted. This is not a "drop off your dog" training. It's important that owners work with the dog to build a bond. E-collars and prong collars are damaging to that relationship and are never used. Sorry, no aggressive dogs accepted at this time.
*Snuffle Mats - large $40, mini $10. Snuffle matts are super fun for dogs. They entertain and prevent boredom.
*PVC Feeding tubes $10. Another fun durable toy to keep you dogs attention and preventing unwanted behaviors.
Snuffle mat designs in photo gallery.
$215 private, $105 group (2)
6 classes will introduce the beginner dog and handler to correct and safe approaches to jumps, contacts with a fun level of obedience included.
Your trainer's dogs has 6 titles in Agility.
CUSTOM DOG PAW ART $15
A nontoxic paint is used to imprint your dogs paw prints on to quality paper for a framable peice of art. See example in photos.
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID
K-9 CRP & FIRST AID CLASS. $ 40
Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a real CPR dummy and how to respond to life threating injuries and other conditions to give your dog the best chance before he is seen by your vet.
*Leash that is comfortable for your hand. NO Retractable leashes.
*Buckle Collar or martingale collar (body harness only if instructed)
*High value rewards to be used only for training, like cooked chicken, lunch meat, cheese. Cut in small 1/4" peices.
(a variety is recommend)
* Training Treat pouch. Buy or homemade. You can find on amazon or chewy.com
* Back Pack with water and bowl.
* Favorite toy.
* Potty Bags
When you hire me, your Dog's wellbeing is my first priority. I will give you my full attention so you and your dog have a great relationship. I will not sugar coat things so I will expect your full commitment in doing your assigned homework. Training results are accomplished by being consistent.
Keep in mind, depending on the needs of your dog, I may ask you to purchase additional tools that will help your dog like, activity toys, crates, baby gates, etc or I may suggest and refer you to other activity groups such as dock diving, agility or sheep herding or purchasing activity toys to prevent boredom. When it comes to results in training, you get out of it, what you put in. I look forward to working you and your dog.