New puppy classes begin March 8th
We offer a complete line-up of training classes held in our completely fenced, grass backyard. These include puppy classes, basic obedience, and specialty classes like trick training and nose work. Private lessons are also available for your convenience.
Debby Boehm – Trainer
BS Ohio State University – Animal Behavior Program (Motivation and Learning Theory)
Certified Veterinary Technician – State of Arizona
Research into Human – Canine Social Interaction, Canine Cognition (with Dr Lisa Lit PhD)
CCPDT Certified Professional Dog Trainer K-A
1983 Founded Precision Canine – Tricked out Training: Fun and Games Teaching from the Cognitive Perspective
• Obedience, rally, tracking, field, scent work, conformation, schutzhund, French ring, sledding, and other dog sports.
• Animal wrangler for print and film industries
• 54 Obedience titles, 31 Rally titles, 37 Championship titles
• Multiple Dog World Awards (Obedience)
• Multiple High in Trial Awards (Obedience)
My earliest memories are of dogs, stray dogs, neighbor’s dogs, any dog. I was obsessed, reading every dog book and dog training book at the library. By grade school I was training dogs for neighbors.
My obsession with dogs and their minds led to education at Ohio State University under the mentorship of Dr. David Tuber and Dr. David Hothersall, founders of Animal Behavior Associates, one of the first applied animal behavior consultant firms in the country. Working there greatly influenced my approach. Continued study in the exciting realms of cognition, motivation and learning have reinforced my positive, fun and games training techniques.
Teaching handlers how to successfully communicate and train their dogs is my lifelong obsession. It is an honor and a thrill to see the fun, success and understanding dog/handler teams experience with Precision Canine Tricked out Training methods.
Michelle O’Neill – Assistant Trainer
Two years ago I relocated to Arizona from the state of Michigan where I had been a Dog Trainer /Training Director for 15 years at a premier training center. I bring a wealth of experience in teaching, motivating, and encouraging people and their dogs. I am a true dog-lover who possesses an excellent understanding of advanced dog training methodologies and take great joy in teaching through a positive, and motivating approach which enables owners to develop a stronger bond with their dogs.
I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC Fit Dog Instructor and have successfully competed with my Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier in AKC Obedience and Nose-work competitions with multiple titles!
Training dogs is a true passion for me, and I look forward to assisting dog owners in raising good canine citizens!
Precision Canine/Deer Creek Animal Hospital
Our next start date is Monday, October 19th at 6:00pm.
Cost: $200/6 weeks. Location Deer Creek Animal Hospital
Start your puppy off on the right paw with proper life skills, socialization, and basic manners.
Give your puppy the opportunity to learn basic obedience, house manners, social skills, and much more. Through the use of positive methods (a combination of food,toys and praise), we teach dogs to respect authority, develop a positive attitude toward learning, and become more accepting of people, places, objects, and other dogs.
All Puppy Class enrollees (under 1 year of age) who complete our program, have a chance to earn the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate.