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Leading dogs through a human world



Billy is a sweet, sleepy, boxer/retriever/pit tripod who loves to lay in the sun and sleep at least 18 hours a day. Billy loves a good smell, especially trees. We have decided that he has a full tree encyclopedia up in his brain. He does have a bit of a stubborn streak which is why his training is always extremely positive to the point that I feel like I am talking to a baby, but it is what makes him feel successful so high-pitched voice it is. He is about as sweet as they come.

Kevin a.k.a. "Bones" is quite the opposite. He is a Border Collie/Rottweiler/Lab that insists that you be awake at 6:30 am to play in the morning and can play frisbee for at least 3 hours a day. Unlike Billy, he avoids the sun at all costs if it is above 75 degrees. Kevin loves training. He loves a job, needs to complete tasks, and thrives when he does something right. He is also rather bossy and will heard Billy back if he has gone to far or decides not to listen.

I am a dog trainer who found her love for teaching dogs and their humans through training Billy and Kevin. Since then I have worked to train both puppy and adult dogs through a variety of methods focusing on what is best for both the dog parent and, most importantly, the dog. Our mentality is that we are working to give the parents and the pup all the skills they need to allow their dog to be a dog in a human-run world.

Here at B&B, our goal is to bring out the best in your dog and allow them to feel confident in this world filled with bikes, cars, Bird scooters, and shopping carts. We focus on clarity, communication, and the importance of advocacy as your dog's handler. We are putting our dogs in a world that they were not designed for, so we need to provide them with love and leadership to guide them through all of the human-made things we have created.

I have trained both balanced and "positive-only" styles throughout my career. I have always had the drive to understand why and how things worked. It is what makes me tick. I have learned so much from practicing and observing trainers from both styles and have pulled pieces from both to create our communicative and dog-centric B&B style training. It does lean on the balanced training end with lots of techniques from "positive only" for those of you that have a strong preference one way or the other. If you are unsure or aren't really familiar with all of the types or training out there, feel free to contact us with questions or even a free consultation and we can see if we are the right fit for you!


Billy and Hannah in Billy's favorite place, Colorado.

Everything was our favorite part - skills were broken down so it was very easy to implement. This was great!

We loved the pace of the training. Great Q&A! Very Satisfied.

Seeing my dog get a little braver outside of his comfort zone was my favorite part. Hannah is an AMAZING trainer for my dog, but more so for me. We learned a ton!

I liked learning how to train my dog properly and watching him become a better dog. You were awesome! ☆☆☆☆☆!!

I loved seeing the progress. Hannah was great.

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