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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.

Nimbus Learns to Relax and Respect the Rules of the Home

May 26, 2014 8:21 pm Published by

Meet Nimbus the Pitbull. Nibus’s owner asked me for help with a few bad habits they had been unable to stop; getting over excited, occasional not listening, snatching food from the families toddler and getting over animated when guests arrived for a visit. Because I... Read More

Noel the Shih Tzu Puppy Learns to Use the Great Outdoors

May 21, 2014 3:49 am Published by

Noel is an eight-month-old Shih Tzu puppy. Her owner contacted me to help put an end to her accidents in the house. When I arrived for the session, Noel was very energetic. Her room mate is a seven-year-old Doberman and when she wasn’t jumping excitedly at... Read More

Former Bait Dog Sawier Gets a Second Chance

May 20, 2014 5:44 am Published by

Sawier is a one year old Pitbull who was used as a bait dog. As a result of this past, he can get over excited and sometimes even aggressive with certain other dogs at the dog park. When I arrived for the session, I expected... Read More

Ratcheting up Rules, Boundaries and Consequences to Help Malibu Calm Down and Behave

May 18, 2014 7:06 pm Published by

Ratchet is a seven-year-old Rottweiler, pictured here on the left with Malibu, an 11 month old Husky mix. I was called in primarily to work with Malibu who jumps up on people, steals food, gets on the furniture, plays too rough with Ratchet and doesn’t... Read More

Finn Learns to Listen Better Outside and Heel on the Leash

May 17, 2014 10:02 pm Published by

Finn is a eight-month-old German Shepherd puppy. His owners called me to stop his pulling on the leash, digging and a few other behavioral issues. When I arrived for the session, Finn greeted me at the door with a nice medium energy. He was excited in a puppy way,... Read More

Better Communication Helps Target Understand His Family

May 12, 2014 12:47 am Published by

This is Target, a one-year-old Welsh Corgi. His owners called me for help concerned that he may be starting to get aggressive, especially around the family’s two preteen boys. When I arrived for the session, Target was happy to see me, but not over excited. In... Read More

Watson and Wally’s Behavior is the Pits

May 10, 2014 6:01 pm Published by

Watson (left) is a one-year-old Pit mix who recently joined the home of one-year-old Wally. Their owners rescued Watson thinking he would be a good companion and playmate for Wally. While adding a second dog can be extremely helpful, it can cause problems as well.... Read More

Dog Behavior Help for One Sly-Dog

May 8, 2014 10:40 pm Published by

Sly is a seven-month-old German Wire Hair Pointer. His owners contacted me for help after Sly escaped a kennel, then proceeded to destroyed a chair and a few other things. When I arrived for the session, Sly met me excitedly at the door jumping up... Read More

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