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About David Codr

We are a team of dog behaviorists and trainers who use positive reinforcement and dog psychology to help dogs learn how you want them to act and behave.

We are completely force free, never use punishment based tools (such as pinch collars, shock collars, choke chains, etc) or dominance based methods (alpha rolls, harsh leash corrections, etc).

If you are tired of rearranging your life due to dog problems, give us a call. You can have a calm, well mannered dog tonight.

Teaching Sandy to Listen to Her Owner When Outside

July 22, 2013 4:20 pm Published by

Sandy is a six-month-old German Shepherd mix. Her owner contacted me because she had a tendency to almost ignore her him whenever she went outside, even while on a leash. When I arrived, Sandy met me at the door but didn’t bark a single time. In... Read More

Helping Sissy Stop Chasing Four Wheelers

July 21, 2013 9:56 pm Published by

Sissy (Pictured here on the right, with her pal Merl) is a 1 YO mini Shepherd Australian who lives on a horse ranch. Her owner called me to help stop Sissy from attempting to heard and bite the wheels of their 4 wheeler. Ive helped a... Read More

Winston the Shar-Pei Pup Learns to Stop Being Aggressive to Other Dogs

July 20, 2013 12:01 am Published by

Winston is a nine-month-old Shar-Pei puppy. His owners had contacted me concerned about his increasing aggression and territoriality around their home and car as well as his excessive pulling on the leash. When I arrived, I asked his owners to place him on a leash... Read More

Axel and Guss Learn Some Manners

July 18, 2013 9:55 pm Published by

Meet Axel a three year old Min Pin / Daschund mix (left) and Gus, a six-month-old Golden Doodle. Their owner had contacted me to help them resolve several issues; Guss’s barking, jumping up on guests and not listening very well. Axle’s problems included not coming when... Read More

Picca and Jaxson Learn to Like the Kennel & Stop Pulling on the Leash

July 17, 2013 9:40 pm Published by

Piccah is a 7 yo Pitbull who recently welcomed 3 yo Jaxson (right) a 3 yo Boxer Pit mix into their home. The owner had contacted me to help with both dogs but primarily with Jaxson who jumped up on guests and disliked his kennel... Read More

Teaching Toby to Behave Inside and Stop Chewing Holes in his Kennel

July 12, 2013 6:35 am Published by

Toby is a Pit Bull mix currently being fostered by a couple of my former clients. They had contacted me for help with a few unwanted behaviors that Toby was exhibiting: biting on them when they were playing, not listening or following commands and getting... Read More

Helping Charlie Get Over His Separation Anxiety

July 12, 2013 6:30 am Published by

Charlie is a six-year-old female Brittany. Their owner contacted me regarding Charlie’s separation anxiety. Evidently Charlie had destroyed several kennels and injured herself with some minor cuts and scrapes doing so. Additionally, the dog has gone through a number of plastic blinds and assorted nicknacks... Read More

Teaching Pete to Stop Marking Inside

July 12, 2013 6:24 am Published by

Today I worked with a pitbull by the name of Pete. You would never know from looking at him but Pete suffered a loss recently. His former owner contracted cancer and surrendered Pete before the inevitable. Unfortunately since that time, Pete has bounced into a... Read More

Helping Duke Learn to Like His Kennel

July 12, 2013 5:24 am Published by

Duke is a two-year-old yellow lab His owners had contacted me to help with his separation anxiety; specifically Duke’s inability to remain in a kennel without freaking out. When I arrived, Duke greeted me at the door with one of the most mellow and passive... Read More

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