Amy Johns: ABCDT Certified Trainer and Mentor

Certified Dog Trainer and Mentor

Amy Johns is a Certified Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer (ABCDT) with a bachelor of Science in Human Resources. Having been trained to work with both dogs and people, Amy prefers working with dogs!

Amy Johns with her dogs

Amy Johns with her dogs

Amy works with all breeds and ages, and she offers numerous training techniques that works well with the needs of the dog and owner. Amy believes that even the worse behavioral problems can be changed with patience and the proper training techniques.

Puppy Socials – check out our daycamp program!

Puppies begin learning at birth, and their brains appear to be particularly responsive to learning and re-training experiences that are encountered during the optimal period from birth to 16 weeks. Early socialization is crucial to a puppy’s mental growth, teaching quiet, submissive behavior without fear when meeting new people and animals.

Training goal

  • Socialize dogs to objects, people, and other dogs in a safe and sanitized space.

Dog Requirements

  • Dogs must have required vaccines.

Group Training

Training goals

  • Exposes your dog to new dogs, people, while being in a controlled training setting.
  • Learn basic commands: Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, Leave it, No, Down, and Off
  • Develop better listening skills, focus, and impulse control
  • Provides dog owners the realization that they aren’t alone with common behavior problems.

Dog Requirements

  • Available to dogs of all ages.
  • Dog cannot be aggressive with other dogs. (If the dog is dog-aggressive, one-on-one training might be necessary before group training is possible.)

Group training cost is $200 for 6 one hour sessions.  Held on Monday evenings when class dates are determined.  Only held during warmer weather, due to being outside.

One-on-One Training

We will work closely with you to customize a program best suited to you and your dog’s needs and then work with your dog in a one-on-one setting.

Just let us know what you–and your dog–need!

One-on-One training cost is $50 for a one hour session, plus mileage if you live outside of Huntingdon, Mt. Union, Alexandria or Petersburg areas.  We are currently scheduling on the first Thursday of every month.

Training goal

  • Address identified problem
  • Achieve specific behavior goal

Dog Requirements

None: Any dog is welcome

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