Helping YOU to be your dog's best friend!


Puppy Rearing

Nipping, housetraining, chewing, jumping, walking on a leash and more! For pups up to 6 months old.

Basic Manners

Leash waking, jumping, come when called, stay, and more! For dogs 6 months and older.

Behavior Counseling

Separation anxiety, aggression, fearfulness, destructiveness, etc.

Phone Consults

If you are outside our travel radius or just can't get an apt. quite yet, we can still help. Having a trainer just a phone call away can be a valuable life line.

Nutrition Consults

The importance of a healthy diet. What is it and how to make it happen. For pups through
senior dogs.


"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" Hippocrates

Help your Dog Achieve Optimum Health!

Custom Nutrition Protocols

Species Appropriate Diet
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Homeopathy, Herbal Tonics & Supplements

Rebalance & Renew

"The moment you begin looking at things from your dog’s point of view; is the moment you begin to understand him." – Tamara Tokash

Why Use Courteous Canines?
  • Your dog (and you) will receive one-on-one training.
  • There are no unwanted distractions from dogs/people     from a large class.
  • Training is customized to fit you and your dog’s needs.
  • Training is done in the comfort of your home.
  • Phone and email support.
  • Handouts to supplement training sessions.
  • Free nutritional recommendations!

We are extremely mindful of how hard it is for dogs to live with certain expectations in "our" world. We will teach you how dogs think and learn. We will show you how important a healthy diet is to your dog’s overall well being; and how it even affects how they behave! We will explain to you how important body language is (yours and your dog’s); and we will show you how to incorporate training into your daily activities so its fun!

We want each and every dog that we work with to have a peaceful, happy and healthy life. We see time and time again that a courteous canine is a happy dog!

Be a patient, kind and understanding guide to them. You are your dog’s everything! Dominating your dog will only distance him or her from you and negate training. Gentleness is stronger than force. You will be rewarded with endless amounts of unconditional love that will last a lifetime.

We have successfully trained thousands of dogs (well, really people and their dogs) because we focus on rewarding dogs for getting things right instead of correcting them for getting things "wrong". Each year millions of dogs (and cats) are surrendered to shelters. Sadly, most of them are euthanized. The number one reason is because they are not trained. If dogs could train themselves I’m sure they would. Those that are not disposed of are living in homes - being ignored, yelled at, tied up or worse. Therefore, training is critical to a dogs’ well being. In Many cases their life depends on it. Since dogs cannot train themselves; it is our responsibility to teach them. There are a good amount of dogs whose guardians do care and are proactive in helping them to learn. Courteous Canines uses compassion as its common thread in training. We are devoted to dogs and committed to you! All training (obedience / behavior) is approached from a holistic perspective. In other words, we look at more than just how your dog is behaving (or not behaving). We assess the environment, food, vaccines protocols, and more.