Steppinstone Dog
Training and
What I do I offer customers?  A balanced trainer!

Private Lessons for any behavior challenge

Balanced trainer using a Yes and NO!  Shaping exercises for
basic obedience using food ,toys,for the Yes!!! We want to reward
our dogs

Utilizing prong and low level remote collars for the reinforcement
of commands we already know. The best off leash tool you will
ever find

And correcting those behaviors we want to make obsolete

Offering Board N Train option.  Dog stays here with me
and my pack ask for details

I use and recommend E-Collar  
Technologies and Herm Sprenger
prong collars
Whats dog training all about?
Spending my life around animals is what this is about. From the
beginning of riding and training horses,  farm manager of a 60
horse facility to operations manager of a 2500 animals intake
shelter off to  running my own successful rehab center for rescue
As a balanced trainer I'm always looking for better and better ways
to help others with their dogs being private lessons .

Small breeder  of quality health tested Labradors. I always  have a
few nice started pups for you to take home

I look for companionship, train ability the best family pet and strong
desire to hunt. Remember we live with these dogs in our houses.
So attitude is so important.
Steppinstones Red
Lolli Popp
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Labradors and
Training the
Obedience training or from basic pulling on leash to behavior challenges. Does
your dog get reactive when other dogs are around?  With out the help of a
professional you will struggle My board and train option is for you
We put our basic obedience into play and teach dog skills to keep everyone safe.
And have fun with our dogs

Board and Train or Private .     What is a board and train involve?
First your dog lives here among my pack we structure our days with walks street
plus many distractions sheep, guard dogs, skiers, wildlife, water and  store visit.
Then we work on problem solving. Basic obedience down time and play time
Days are busy. My work shows in the dogs. You will have dog you will be able to
take anywhere you'd like.

I feel there is a need for pups to be started and enter homes with basic
knowledge. So many of my training clients come in for basic needs , social time
and life skills. Why not get a pup who has that started for you to continue.
Contact me for  more info and what available.
Always check out Face book page for live video of puppy progress and who is
ready to go. plus videos to help you train your own dog
Cracker and Lolli earned
their barn hunt ribbons
what a fun day and dock
This is a
granddaughter to
Whitney Way Bud Dee
my stud now retired
Iowa Pointing Labs Ali Jo
Buster resident dog
RIP Sept 21 2016
forever in our hearts
I train dogs for the home I don't have clients looking for a high end
competition dogs. I teach dogs to live within our every day life style
and to be able to go places under control.

What I will teach
all these commands are on and off leash:
come, sit, thresholds and down duration, place command, walking
on leash, load up, leave it, crate training, house trained and
companion dog manners such as riding in car, swimming.

How do we train? Using more Yes words than No. All commands are
black and white no grey areas. Still believe in balance all dogs are
trained with Herm Sprenger prong collars and layered over with
E-Collar Technologies low level remote collar. The only off-leash
was to go!!!!! Stops behavioral problems makes a  reliable command
What you invest in your dogs training in minimal for the lifetime of
the dog.

Some training photos
Dealer with E collar technolgies

Training prices  see contact page
Lolli practicing place
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Here is place from start
to finish look how relaxed
Allie and Hammer
Cracker and Lolli at lure
A few openings for spring training book now
have a well trained dog for summer fun
April 30 th 2017
Attended RV
Trainer with Jeff
Gellman Solid
K9 best mentor