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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.

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

Helping Taz Learn to Listen Outside

May 6, 2014 10:42 pm Published by

This is Taz, an eight-month-old Black lab / Heeler mix. His owner called me for assistance in getting Taz to pay attention when outside and to stop pulling on the leash. Because they live in the Dakota’s, we scheduled the appointment for his owner’s visit... Read More

Teaching Liberty to Relax With Other Dogs

May 6, 2014 5:54 am Published by

This is Liberty, a one-and-a-half year old Boxer who was rescued a month ago. Liberty’s new owners called me for help with her aggression to other dogs and habit of getting over-excited when the members of the family came home. I started things off with an... Read More

Helping a Persistent Dog Learn to Respect the Authority of His New Family

May 4, 2014 11:51 pm Published by

Bo is a 11-month-old Lab Huskie mix who was recently re-homed. His new owners contacted me for help as Bo was pretty inconsistent when it comes to listening or obeying basic commands. When a dog is rehomed, there is usually an adjustment period that lasts for... Read More

Spring Training for Summer

May 2, 2014 10:37 pm Published by

Summer is a three-year-old black lab mix who barks at passers by in a territorial way. She had also started to bark at and try to control children and friends if they are running or acting too excited while in the family home. When I arrived... Read More

Introducing a Kennel to Fred the Right Way

May 2, 2014 3:25 am Published by

This is Fred, a two-year-old male St Bernard. His owners recently rescued him and ran into a problem whenever they left Fred home alone so they tried a kennel.  Actually they tried a few kennels but Fred busted out of each one of them and proceeded... Read More

Introducing Rules and Boundaries to Help Zoey Learn to Behave

April 29, 2014 10:25 pm Published by

Zoey is a four-moth-old Cocker Spaniel puppy. Her owners contacted me to help stop her jumping up on furniture, stealing things, listening better and to put an end to her demand barking and occasional accidents. While discussing the situation with her owners, Zoey took turns jumping up... Read More

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