Hi guys! I’m Andrea. I’ve been training dogs professionally for about 7 years now. In 2011, my husband and I adopted the most amazing dog who has gone through every behavioral issue in the book! That means I’ve been there first hand. I know what you’re going through. I have a great deal of experience with leash reactivity, multiple types of fear based behavior including guarding food and toys, chasing cats, dog on dog aggression. I’ve also learned to manage a dog like that in my life. I’d love to help you do the same!
Call me anytime on my cell 219-973-7538. Feel free to text. Talking on the phone is a great way to start to know me!
I’m Different (Sorry, not sorry)
The difference between me and other trainers is that I focus on manners for your pet, your home, and your life. This means I take the time to understand your goals and needs and can make a plan specifically for you. When we work together, you can see improvement fast if you practice!
I focus on using positive reinforcement to teach dogs how to make good behavior choices the first time. I do not use any aversive tools like pinch collars, chain collars, or shock collars. I have too many excellent skills and techniques to rely on outdated methods.
I’m certified (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I have an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau and am a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Grisha Stewart’s Building Blocks Academy. I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
I spend most of my time teaching families how to change their dogs behavior. I work on behavior problems like anxious, fearful, reactive, and aggressive dogs. I can also help you through your distracted, hyper, unfocused dog as well! I can make these dogs fun again!
What My Dog Has Taught Me
In 2011, I left my professional career to go back to school. So, Nick & I adopted a dog! (Dumb idea. Worlds best idea.) He was still a puppy but truly has been a perpetual teenager. I wouldn’t trade Tank for the world.
I’ve dealt with everything with this dog including separation anxiety, canine aggression, destruction, noise phobias, and more. I get it!
I worked hard to be a dog trainer. Tank made me great it!
Tank & Bobbi <3