Training Services Offered

I offer a full range of dog training services. Whether you want basic obedience or have a serious behavior problem; I am here to help you. Batman

All of my training is done in your home and most of my work will be with you; the dog’s caretaker. You need to be the one who learns how to train your dog and maintain the behaviors you wish your dog to have. I will be giving you a figurative training toolbox; show you how to use the tools in the box and provide you the support you need to work with your dog. All of my tools are positive; reward-based tools. Your dog will learn to work with you because he wants to. A dog that wants to work with you is a much happier dog than one you force to work with you.

I will work with dogs which have serious behavior issues; including dogs with bite histories to people or other animals.

If you are working toward a Canine Good Citizen test I can help you attain that goal as well. I will also work with clients who are training their dogs to pass a therapy dog test; however, you have to know what your therapy testing will require. I do not provide therapy dog training or testing. I can help you if you know what your training goals are for therapy dog work. I can also help you know whether your dog is a good candidate for therapy work. I do not offer service dog training or protection dog training. I can help you find the first; and tell you why I do not recommend the second.

Common problems I work with:

♥ Fear issues in the dog; causing growling or biting toward people or other animals

♥ Reactivity issues: Dog lunging or growling at other dogs on a walk; or people dog sees on a walk.

♥ Leash pulling

♥ House soiling

♥ Boredom or stress-induced behaviors such as destructive chewing; digging; unable to settle jo-jo-crate

♥ Crate or separation anxiety

♥ Attention seeking behaviors: Jumping up on people; jumping on the counter; taking items and running away with them; barking

♥ Issues with children and dogs: biting kids; stealing food; knocking children over; playing rough with children

♥ Dog doesn’t “listen” when owner asks the dog to do something

♥ Crate training

♥ Basic Obedience

♥ Scent work: I can help people who want to start out in Nosework or teaching their dog to find specific odors. sky-on-a-stump

♥ Fun and Games: Many dogs exhibit behaviors we find annoying because they are bored. Training does not have to mean basic obedience. We can learn fun games and how to have fun anywhere.

♥  Don’t see it on the list? No worries, I will be happy to help you.

Basically; if your dog is doing anything that annoys you or makes you wish at times the dog wasn’t there; I can help you. Love your dog again.

$$ Pricing: Within 15 miles of New Castle, Ind., ($30); Most of Henry and Hancock Counties ($50); Indianapolis near east side ($75); Richmond ($75); Indianapolis metro area ($100).  These are basic prices. Pricing may vary depending on your needs. If you live outside of this geographic region a mileage charge may apply. If you need more than one session; discounting may be possible. Pricing is for an initial 60-90 minute consultation. Many people only need this one session to fix common issues. I will travel anywhere; but travel fees will apply outside of my training area.

Contact: Connie Swaim, 765-686-1246; email: