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Leader of the Pack provides private training at your home

Are you irritated, frustrated, angry or even desperate dealing with inappropriate, embarrassing or destructive dog behavior? Don’t worry any longer, you have come to the right place! Wendy Blanch, the Owner of Leader of the Pack Home Dog Training, provides all of the training with you and your dog, in or around your home where the problems occur. I DO NOT use pinch collars, shock collars or choke collars! I also do not use treats or clickers – praise creates a better bond. Your dog should obey because they want to please you, not because their getting a treat. The goals is to control your dog with proper body language and voice tones.

Private In-Home Training Services – Obedience, Behavior & Socialization

  • Solving dog behavioral issues such as dog aggression towards people or other animals. Separation Anxiety, Sibling Rivalry, pulling on the leash, jumping and much, much more.
  • Private training in your home and public areas to have a nicely socialized dog.
  • Creating an obedient dog or puppy that will sit or stay on command, come immediately when called, and happily walk on leash without tugging. Nothing creates a better bond than training your own dog!
  • Setting off-limits areas for your dog.
  • Reducing separation anxiety stress without the need for sedatives or drugs.
  • In Home Dog Training Near Me

Guaranteed Support 

The guaranteed support gives you peace of mind knowing you have a training partner. After the training is complete, you can receive email and phone support. On-site lessons are provided if your dog develops additional issues that cannot be resolved over the phone or email.

Training Methods – Be the Leader Your Dog Loves, Trusts & Respects!

Does your dog misbehave, not listen, run the home? Does your dog think he’s in charge? Most dog’s will if they believe you are not in-charge. Pack structure is very important to a dog, if you’re not in-charge, they will be, because someone needs to be, according to the dog. Teaching pack structure and canine communication will change the dynamics in your “pack”. The first part of our lesson is teaching you this amazing education, that helps resolve the behavioral problems.

Dog Behavioral issues and Obedience Training. I come to your home at a time convenient to everyone in your household. The first lesson is between two to three hours (versus weeks or months by other methods). In the first session, you will see dramatic improvements in your dog’s behavior.We will work on obedience training, Sit, Stay, Come and walk to Heel (to start).Then we will work on Behavioral Issues such as Aggression, Barking, Jumping, Door Rushing, House Manners, etc. You just practice between lessons.The subsequent follow-up lessons, we refine and add on to the goals you have for your dog.I do not use pinch, choke or shock collars, nor treats or clickers. You will learn to better communicate with your dog, by understanding canine communication (body language and voice tones). Once you are in charge of your Pack – you’ll see a calm and happy dog!

Customized Training

Kyle-Anderson-222x300.jpgAll dogs are not the same, so we vary our approach based on each dog’s personality and temperament and what will work for that dog. We will also vary the dog behavior training to suit the family’s specific needs and lifestyle, the dog’s environment and what YOU do or don’t want from your dog.

BEHAVIOR

Wendy has been very successful working with a variety of negative dog behaviors. Our training programs are ideal for dogs with behavioral issues such as barking, jumping, door-rushing, aggression, pulling on the leash, separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, nipping/biting, leash pulling, etc.

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

All dogs need to learn to be obedient and they love it.  The basic commands are: Sit, Stay, Come, Heel and Down. I teach owners to train their dog’s themselves to create the best bond possible.  It’s fun and easy once you know what to do.  If you want your dog to listen to you, to respect you and love you, training should be done by you!  I teach owners to Be the Leader Your Dog Loves, Trusts & Respects!

SOCIALIZATION

A very important part of training. Many dogs have issues walking past or interacting with other dogs and people. They have not been properly socialized. We begin by teaching them to interact properly around the home. Once we have worked past this issue in every day situations, we may plan a visit with “My Little Pack of Dog Trainers” at the dog park. It is important that your first visit to a dog park be a positive one. Your dog will meet My Little Pack of Dog Trainers (Lily, Sophia and Paco). Both Sophia and Lily are Certified Pet Partner’s Therapy Dogs. Your dog will learn to socialize with non-reactive dogs (just your dog and my dogs) for a play date! If your dog is so inclined, we can also teach them to use the agility equipment!

Social Outings, also include taking your dog to stores that accept dogs to teach them to be well-behaved and obedient around other dogs, people, sounds, smells, activity and loud noises.  Once they’re well socialized and obedient, it’s time to take your AKC Canine Good Citizen test!

THERAPY DOG TRAINING

Certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator #71054 – American Kennel Club (AKC)

CGC Logo.jpgWendy provides Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing to any dog enrolled in any program. Wendy Blanch is an American Kennel Club Certified CGC Evaluator – #71054.  The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.  The Canine Good Citizen Program stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.  All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

 

Pet PartnersPet Partners® Therapy Dog Program  

Pet Partners established the Therapy Animal Program in 1990. Today, the national program continues to set the benchmark for safe and enriching therapy animal visits. We accomplish this through an ongoing commitment to rigor, education, and advocacy.

Their Mission Statement: Pet Partners’ mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond.  Wendy is a Pet Partner’s Certified Handler.  If you’d also like to become a Certified Handler and provide therapy to other’s, Leader of the Pack Home Dog Training can help you accomplish your goals.

 

 

 

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Kelly Vanderhoek
Kelly Vanderhoek
01:26 03 Jul 19
Wendy is an amazing trainer we went from almost rehoming our dog to learning what our problems were. Our dog went from being aggressive and on edge all the time to being relaxed and well behaved family dog.
lynda withell
lynda withell
09:09 08 May 19
So grateful for Wendy's help with my two older dogs. Now they and us are much happier!! Wished I had found her years ago. Highly recommend.
Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams
04:13 01 May 19
Wendy is an amazing trainer understanding how to teach dog owners how dog's think. This is key to personalizing training objectives with goals and timelines. She truly cares about her clients otaining good citizen certification, even if she has to spend additional time. I highly recommend her, if you truly want the best for your loving dog!read more
Stephanie Vargas
Stephanie Vargas
21:14 28 Apr 19
I cannot thank Wendy enough for helping us with my newly adopted adopted dog Penny. When I adopted her, she was aggressive towards my other dog Cosmo. The two of them got into a fight and we had to take Cosmo to the vet. My choices were to either keep Penny and sacrifice Cosmo and my 2 cats well being or return her to the shelter, neither of which were options I wanted. I found Wendy through a web search and she came to our house. She taught us about how dogs function in a pack and how to take back control. Since the first session, Penny had NEVER again been aggressive towards our other pets. I can't express how much relief I felt to know that Penny would not have to be returned to the shelter and develop even more fear than she had before. I went ahead and added Cosmo to the training plan after that as well. I recommend Wendy to people all of the time because I know first hand that dogs CAN change even when it feels hopeless!!read more
Rhonda Di Padova
Rhonda Di Padova
01:09 22 Apr 19
We have a 5 year old beagle. She is stubborn! When we got her as a pup she went completely untrained. With Wendy's help our dog is now toilet trained, walkable and barks less. Overall, our beagle is now a much better and happier dog. We could not have done any of this without Wendy's help. We recommend Wendy without any hesitation.read more
Lauren Rios
Lauren Rios
17:28 26 Feb 19
It is an amazing feeling to get your life back and be in charge of your dogs; not the other way around. We called Wendy as a last resort, thinking our only alternative was to get rid of one of our dogs. Our story: We have 3 rescue dogs, a male and 2 females, that were adopted at different times. They get along for the most part, but on occasion the 2 girls get into really bad fights, ending with us in urgent care and vet bills in the $500 range each time. Once we had our first child, we knew we couldn't have them fighting any longer, but once it happened, we knew we had a tough choice to make. We couldn't fathom getting rid of one until we did everything we possibly could to try to help the situation, so we decided to invest in professional help. Training: The first thing we noticed about Wendy when entering the house was how she commanded control. She spent time teaching us dog psychology, diet and training techniques for our different needs. We diligently worked with our dogs and saw improvement very quickly. My wife and I became the "leaders of the pack" and our two girls realized they did not have the option to fight over dominance because we were in charge. Additionally, we heeded Wendy's advice about changing the dogs' diet to a healthier option, as well as getting one of our dogs joint vitamins because her arthritis was so bad she could barely put weight on her back legs which made walking virtually impossible. Within a few weeks we noticed a big difference in our dogs' bodies. Fat pockets were disappearing, they were looking leaner, and just acting happier. Our dog with arthritis has pep in her step again, walking around our neighborhood no problem! We're amazed at the improvement in their quality of life (and ours!). It is a wonderful feeling being able to take the three dogs on a walk together with our infant in her stroller and enjoy the moment. We even get compliments from our neighbors at how well-behaved and trained our dogs are! Our favorite part of Wendy's technique is the patience and time she spends with you. She never rushed us to be done with the visit and really wanted to make sure we had exhausted all questions and felt completely satisfied with her training. She even scheduled us a bonus training visit to follow up with our progress with the 3 dogs. Thank you, Wendy! We love having our house back and our 4 legged babies getting along so well!read more
Mary Cabral
Mary Cabral
00:57 13 Feb 19
Wendy was instrumental in helping us with our older set in her ways dog a few years ago. Her advice was sound and effective. When we decided to adopt a puppy last month, our very first thought was “We have to call Wendy and have her be with us from the start. “. Best idea ever. She made the introduction of the two dogs smooth and calm. She worked with me every bit as much as she did with our pups reassuring and coaching me every step of the way. She has responded quickly to question and addresses training issues thoroughly and with great patience.You cannot find a better trainer.read more
Marilyn Welch
Marilyn Welch
01:24 04 Jan 19
Our recently adopted 6-year-old dog's behavior was vastly improved after a 3-hour training session with Wendy Blanch of Leader of the Pack. Now we know the basics of being pack leaders when walking him and modifying his behavior at the front door with visitors. We signed up for the Foundation Training package, a total of 4 hours of private at-home training—3 hours for first visit & 1 hour followup—and it was well worth the investment. Wendy is very direct in her instruction, and her method got us great results right away. We are quite happy with our experience with Wendy!read more
Rachael Wright
Rachael Wright
22:18 19 Dec 18
Wow! I'm not even sure where to start other than by saying how happy I am. I hired Wendy to train our new large lab that we got from the shelter but she had all 3 of our dogs (two smaller dogs) under control in minutes. I never thought this to be possible. I never really thought that dog training is more "people" training than anything. Its teaching me how to handle and teach my dogs and they just follow the leader. I'd highly recommend. You need to be open to being critiqued on what YOU are doing wrong in order to correct your dogs behavior issues. Be open minded and willing to work at it with your dogs. There is no miracle pill that makes your dog just be perfect it takes effort on your part but Wendy gives you all the information, direction and help to do so. By the end of our first session my large dog was no longer pulling my arm off on the leash and all 3 dogs were no longer going bananas every time someone came to the door. These were my 2 biggest issues. Both corrected. Truly happy and worth the money.read more
Patrick Sharp
Patrick Sharp
02:41 12 Nov 18
The best thing we did for our new puppy was pick Wendy from Leader of the Pack Home Dog Training. As soon as Wendy walked through our door you could tell she had the full respect and attention of our dog. She not only teaches the basic commands, but the psychology and behavior behind having a dog that is well adjusted and respects you as the leader of the pack. She does all this without the use of treats, shock collars, or other gimmicks. We now have a well behaved dog that is fun to have around and who we feel comfortable taking wherever we go. We highly recommend Wendy Blanch of Leader of the Pack Home Dog Trainingread more
R Chavez
R Chavez
22:11 27 Sep 18
Wendy is a great trainer and patient. She was accommodating with her schedule and locations for follow up training. I was nervous to take my big pitbull into a pet store with other animals. Wendy helped out, was patient and had us walking around calmly and obediently. Give her an opportunity and she'll definitely help you and your dog.read more
Sarah Galloway
Sarah Galloway
21:26 15 Sep 18
I loved the training I was taught. It was easy and it taught me how to take care of my dog without having hurt her with a zapper or anything that made her skin jump. It was simple and straight forward and helped a lot! My corgi was a just a pain in the butt until we started training with Leader of the Pack and now she actually listens to me and is much more easy going. Thank you leader of the pack!read more
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