Mutts Understood​

PPG Force-Free

​​Karen Phillips, Owner/Trainer

Chance "High Five's" Karen

My professional journey and certification programs have provided me the skills to effectively interact with dogs, and through continuing education those skills are strengthened.  But it's from each dog that I'm given the opportunity to work with that I learn something to become a better trainer for them. 

I'm a dog lover first, having had at least one dog companion most of my life - all in various sizes, mixed breeds and rescues.  When we rescued Chance (our yellow lab) as a stray, I quickly realized that I needed help to train her - I  just couldn’t seem to connect with her to achieve even the most basic manners.  Working with a professional trainer, Chance’s true personality began to shine through, our bond strengthened, and she became a well-mannered part of our family. 

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