In 2012, I began teaching K9 Nose Work® classes and working toward my certification through the National Association of Canine Scent Work®. It’s exciting to teach an activity that gives every dog, including reactive dogs, the opportunity to participate in a fun sport. I am one of three Certified Nose Work Instructors in all of Ohio. I also enjoy teaching tricks to dogs to increase their focus and their bond with owners. Teaching my Pomeranian to sneeze and blow his nose on a Kleenex won us $100.00 and lots of opportunities to provide trick shows throughout northeastern Ohio.
I serve clients in the Geauga and Eastern Cuyahoga counties, including the cities of Chesterland, South Euclid, Cleveland Heights, Chagrin Falls and many more. I look forward to working with you and your canine companion.
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)
Pet Partners Evaluator
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI)
C-WAGS Scent Detection Judge
I am a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. As a KPA Certified Training Partner, I am committed to using force free training methods to teach and modify canine behavior. It is rare to see me training a dog without a clicker in one hand and a treat pouch fastened around my waist.
I have experience working with dogs of all ages and breeds. As a Puppy Start Right® Instructor, I am able to offer very young puppies a variety of experiences to get them off on the right path. Jumping, nipping, and pulling are common puppy behaviors that frustrate owners and often require assistance. In addition to offering private and group classes, I’m certified as a Pet Partners evaluator for animal assisted activities (therapy work). Therapy preparation classes and evaluations prepare dogs and cats to participate in reading programs, hospital and school visits. I visit 3 facilities weekly with one of my 3 therapy dogs. In fact, my standard Poodle, Izzy, was on Channel 3 news because of her ability to put a smile on the faces of many hospitalized patients.
"We do not have enough gratitude in ourselves to ever thank Beth for her expertise, hard work and most importantly for the love she showed our animal..."