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Our Philosophy

Our goal at Charlo is to equip you with as many tools as possible to help control your canine's behavior in as many situations as possible.  Whether that be out on a walk in your neighborhood, or strolling through the Saturday Market.  We want you to be able to take your best friend with you anywhere, on or off leash, and be proud to say "That's my dog".

Our Methods

A toolbox with only a screwdriver anyone would argue is useless, so why rely on one training method?  At Charlo we believe almost every training method/technique is useful in at least one situation.  Proactive, positive reinforcement training techniques are usually the most effective and always where we start.

Our People

Sam and Chris Howe are local, experienced trainers and have worked with over 500 different dogs with issues ranging from redline agression, to extreme timidity, to super excitable and everything that goes with them.  They have experience with a tremendous variety of breeds from Toy Chihuahuas to Bernese Mountain Dogs and have trained dogs starting as young as eight weeks to as old as twelve years.  They firmly believe you can teach an old dog new tricks, as long as you are patient with them.

Our Process

Before we begin training any dog or their person we start with a demo session.  This one-hour session is a good chance for you to see in-person what we are about and a critical time for us to see and understand what struggles each dog has.  After this no obligation demo session our clients progress through a series of one-hour lessons taking their dogs from where they are to where they should be.  Once a certain level of proficiency is reach they are cleared for group class where the sky is the limit.

It all starts by clicking the "Booking" button above.