New classes are forming for this summer. I’m taking requests for days and times–they will be posted here when they are set. For more information, to make a request or to sign up, contact me at or text/call 540-748-3093.

Teaching dog to stay


The Good Manners classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. It is all positive reinforcement, so your dog enjoys learning and becomes a polite and willing family member. Training should always be fun for you and your dog!



Dog Heeling


Topics covered:

  • How to get and keep your dog’s attention
  • Polite greetings (without jumping)
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come when called (the most important thing you can teach your dog!)
  • Stay
  • Walking politely on leash
  • And more. . .

If you prefer the comfort of your home, or have a particular issue you want to work on, private sessions are available. For more information or to sign up, contact me at


BEYOND BASICS is a class for dogs who have had some training and know the basics (sit, down, beginning stay).  We take what the dog knows, polish it up, strengthen it and add to it.  We work on distance, duration and distractions.  We also learn some new things–shaping behaviors, increasing your dog’s enthusiasm for learning,

better leash manners, tricks.  Each dog works at his own level. Some will be more experienced, some less experienced but no matter, each will work at his own ability level.

If working toward your Canine Good Citizen’s Test is one of your goals, this class will head you in that direction.  And  you can take the CGC test at no extra cost when you are ready to.



Dogs being trained as Therapy or Service Dogs will also find this class valuable.  Dogs who are already Therapy or Service Dogs can keep their skills sharp and improve on them here.





To keep the class fun and upbeat, we often use games as part of the class.

This is an ongoing class–come when you want.  No need to commit to a certain number of weeks.  Come when you want and it fits your schedule.  You only pay for the classes you come to.


There is a Beyond Basics class meeting in St. George on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

There is a Beyond Basics class that will be meeting in Kanab on Mondays at 6 pm, starting July 15, 2019.


If this sounds like something you and your dog would enjoy, email me at or text or call me at 540-748-3093.





terrier pushing ball

Does your dog need a job? Or do you and your dog want something super fun to do together? Treibball is the answer! Teach your dog to herd balls in place of sheep. Great for high energy dogs, but more sedate dogs also love it. Wonderful physical and mental exercise.  The foundation skills will be useful in your every day life with your dog, not just in Treibball.

What is Treibball? Check out this article to find out what Treibball is all about.


We have a class in progress now and are forming another class in Kanab to start soon   There is a 3 dog limit, but more classes can easily be added when this one fills. Date and time to be decided (with only 3 dogs, we can schedule it to suit). It will be a 6-week class, meeting once a week.

For more information or to sign up, email me at, or call or text 540-748-3093.



Treibball–what is it? Also called Urban Herding, the dog herds balls rather than sheep!



Can My Dog Do It?

Any fairly active dog can do Treibball–small dogs, large dogs, herding breeds, non-herding breeds or mixes. You and your dog will learn many skills, and greatly increase your communication.

Any size dog

What Will My Dog And I Learn?

Your dog will learn to go out to a marker when asked, a super stay, how to orient to your front (so he can push the ball to you), to go different directions when asked, and of course, to push a ball. Your dog will develop great impulse control–he will learn to work with you as a partner, rather than just running around in a frenzy. You will also find your reward system will strengthen–a must for training a dog to work with joy.

Where And When?

We will be scheduling more Treibball classes in St. George this spring.  We are hoping to have a Treibball class up and running in Kanab in the near future.

Contact me at or 540-748-3093 for more information.



Classes are in session now, but new classes are forming for this summer.  I’m taking requests for days and times–they will be posted here when they are set.


Dog heeling

Good Manners:  Mondays at 7 pm, starting May 3.  In session now.

Good Manners:  Thursdays at 6 pm, starting July 18.


For more information or to sign up email me at or text/call 540-748-3093.

The Good Manners Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.  All positive reinforcement, so your dog enjoys learning and becomes a polite and willing family member.  Training should always be fun for you and your dog!  Topics covered:

  • How to get and keep your dog’s attention      Basic Obedience class
  • Polite greetings (without jumping)
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Stay
  • Walking politely on leash
  • Leave it

And more. . .

Stay boy!

If you prefer the comfort of your home, private sessions are available.  Additional Good Manners classes will be set up soon.  Contact me if interested!

For more information, or to sign up, contact me at


This is a chance to get your dog out and about with other dogs and people.  We go to different places with our dogs.  Depending on the time of year and the weather, we may go to local pet friendly stores (such as CalRanch, Home Depot, etc.), or parks, take a walk through town, or have a snack together.  We work on the dogs becoming comfortable in different environments, working with other dogs, and improving their manners.  Always fun!

Brunch In Town

We meet Tuesday mornings at 11 o’clock at predetermined locations. I know that is a hard time for many, and may set up an additional day/time in the future.









If you are interested in joining us, or have a suggestion for another time, send me an email at


This is an ongoing class for dogs who have some basic training skills and are ready to go on to the next level.  It combines obedience, freestyle, and tricks.  The goal is to increase the handler’s training skill while the dog and his person are learning to enjoy training, and add to their many abilities.

Dogs and handlers work at their own level.  Even though some dogs may be more advanced, and others less advanced, they all work on variations of the same game or task, but at their own level.  This sets them up for success, and builds confidence.

As an ongoing class, it is run on a drop-in basis.

If you would like more information about this class, email me directly at


There are many good articles out there that may be helpful (or fun), and some websites with good information. This area is going to be links to some. It may be sparse now, but check back–it will be a work in progress. You can email me at if you have suggestions, or leave a comment at the end of the post. Tell us if you find an article or website particularly helpful.



This article goes over how dogs differ in what motivates them, what engagement is, and how all this applies to your training.  Click here to check out the article.


Should you go hiking with your dog on leash or off leash?  This article has some helpful hints if you would like to take the leash off, but aren’t sure your dog will stick around.  Click here to check out the article.


Clicker Training– is a fun website showing tricks by a dog, a cat, rats and ferrets.  It has some good information on clicker training, also.  Those of you who don’t think you can train a cat to do tricks should check it out.  Same as with dogs, it is a matter of finding what will motivate them, have them wanting to learn.

Training and Relationship--  has articles on training your dog and your relationship with your dog.  It also has a short but helpful book list.

Clarisse, Certified Therapy Dog

Therapy Dogs– is the website for Therapy Dogs International.  This group certifies teams (dog and handler) as therapy dog teams.  The site has information on requirements, how to get started, what you can do as a therapy dog team.  And yes, you can certify in the southern Utah area.

Service Dogs–Service dogs are trained to help an individual with a disability.  For some information about them, in a question and answer form, put out by the Department of Justice click on  This will take you to the site, then search for service dogs q and a and it will take you to Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA.  This is the federal law pertaining to service dogs.  And no, there is no required certification.  Yes, there are behavior and training requirements.  The certifications you can buy on line are a scam.

If you are interested in training for your dog as either a Therapy Dog or a Service Dog, contact me at


This is a link to some dog product deals.  There are only a few, and they change fairly often, but if it is for something you want it is often up to 60% off.  Worth checking out periodically!  Click here for link.



BarkBox is a monthly subscription for your dog.  You sign up and your dog receives a monthly box with 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew.  You tell them your dog’s size, allergies (if any), and if you want a monthly, 6 month or 12 month subscription.

It’s a great way to find new treats and toys that your dog likes. Variety is the spice of life, right?  Price wise, it is definitely cheaper than if you were buying each item individually.  For more information you can go to their site by clicking here.





In session in St. George is the Tricks 4 Class. Yes, these clever dogs have taken Tricks 1, 2, and 3. They have earned their AKC Novice Trick Dog, Intermediate Trick Dog, and Advanced Trick Dog titles! It isn’t required to try for titles, but it is kind of fun! This session, they are working toward their Performer Trick Title.

We will be offering a Tricks 1 class at The Woof Center this spring. This class is for dogs wanting to begin their tricks careers. Great fun, and a great way to build your training skills.




If you would like more information you can leave a comment below, or email me directly at


The name has changed to Red Rock Musical Paws, but the club remains the same.

The Kanab Canine Freestyle Club, started by several Freestyle enthusiasts is, as it says, a club. It meets once a week at the park in the Ranchos on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.  As a club, rather than a class, there is no fee. It is a chance for people to meet with their dogs, learn about Freestyle, and practice dancing with their dogs.      

Everyone is welcome! No prior experience needed. You don’t even have to really understand what Freestyle is, we’ll teach you. And no attendance commitment. Feel free to come only when you want.

Freestyle is a great way to make a connection with your dog, and learn to better communicate with each other. For the dogs it’s great mental stimulation (hmmm–for me also!). As you are interacting with your dog in a light-hearted way, many dogs develop a greater interest in being trained!

It is also a chance to make some new friends with a mutual interest in dogs.

There is now a Red Rock Musical Paws Facebook page. Check it out, and ask to join if you are interested.