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 with 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.
AKC CGC & TRICK DOG evaluator with actual AKC trial competition experience in obedience, agility, rally obedience, luer course, sheep herding and dock diving as well as Performance level Trick Dog and CGC Urban.
Eliza's dogs have earned 27 titles.
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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 $63. Registrations open. Call for appointment.
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.
♡ Saturdays AM. April 17th - May 30th
Large puppy 8:30am, 2 spots open.
Small puppy. 9:45am 2 spots open.
◇ Thursdays 6pm May 6th - June 10th
♧ Saturdays AM. May 29th - July 3rd.
Large puppy. 2 spots open.
Small puppy. 2 spots open.
Puppy must be under 1 year for optional 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, desensitization for vet exams, 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 GOOD MANNERS / PreCGC $95.
◇ Wednesdays 6pm APRIL 21 - June 2nd Eastside park. FULL
♤ Wednesdays 6pm June 9th - July 14th. Registrations open May 15th
♤ Sundays 9am MAY 23rd - June 27th Eastside park. TAKING REGISTRATIONS. 2 SPOTS LEFT.
No Aggressive dogs!
6 sessions over 6 continuous weeks. We cover 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 $240 6 weeks.
Available Tuesdays through Thursdays. 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. No Refunds after you have started classes. Call to check available times.
*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.
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.
1. Select the class that interests you.
2. Have up to date vaccinations ready.
3. Cash or Paypal payment accepted.
4. Call us to make sure it is the best fit. Some dogs have issues that the trainer needs to know about and will need to be addressed separately.
5. You will be emailed a Registration after you speak to a trainer. Make sure you are committed to training and your calendar is free. NO REFUNDS.
6. Pay for your classes. All time slots are reserved after payment is received.
7. You will be emailed literature to study after payment is made.
8. Come to class PREPARED. List of things you need are listed below.
9. Have fun!
*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