Home Dog Training

Changing Dogs’ Lives… Positively!

Serving the Phoenix Metroplex   Call 480-892-8862

Home Dog Training is designed to help your dog become a well-behaved, happy  member of the family.  Dogs are very social creatures and are happiest being  part of the group.    You will learn how to become an effective leader and  how to communicate  the desired behavior by using positive reinforcement based dog training.   Because the training method is very gentle and humane, the relationship between you and your dog will be strengthened .  We never recommend harsh, punishment based tactics such as  choke chains, prong collars or “e-collars” (shock collars).

The dog training is designed to:

  • help you establish humane leadership
  • give you training tools to work with your dog
  • help your dog learn to make good behavior choices
  • provide the dog with mental stimulation
  • increase the level of confidence  your dog has
  • help you become an effective dog trainer for your dog

Clicker training is a highly effective scientific method of training.  The clicker is used to mark a  desired behavior at precisely the time it  occurs so that it becomes  very clear to the dog what behavior earned him a reward.   The  unique sound of the clicker imprints on a part of the brain called  the amygdala and makes the sound of the clicker very powerful to the dog.  Clicker training is easy, fun and extremely effective.  Dogs love the clicker!

By using a professional dog trainer to help you with your dog obedience training, you can avoid the pitfalls of those who try through trial and error to train their own dog.  We not only offer private professional dog training, but we also offer dog obedience classes.

We can also offer you professional dog photography done in your home where your dog is comfortable and relaxed or we can do dog photography at another location.

Call now for an appointment for positive dog training:  480-892-8862.

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When I adopted my 1.5 year old min pin mix from the shelter they explained he was a little afraid. This was an understatement. He was very afraid of everyone and everything which led to fear biting and submissive peeing. New situations were always a struggle. After a few months I called Sharon and she came to my rescue. She taught Bugs how to be a confident dog with self esteem building games as well as basic obedience. She uses a very gentle and effective approach. He now enjoys training and is much less afraid in new situations. Through training he has learned to trust me a lot more. I couldn't have done it without the help of Sharon Witherspoon! Megan

About Sharon

Sharon has a B.A. in Education and a M. A. in Sociology. She shares her home with four rescue dogs. She has competed in agility and has an interest in canine musical freestyle. Sharon feels that dogs bring tremendous joy to the world and deserve to be respected and treated in the most humane manner.