Wet Nose Dog Training

Unleash Your Dog’s Pawsability

Dog Training For Folks With Special Needs

I have more than 35 years experience teaching and working with a variety of people with special needs and abilities. I will come to your home or meet you out in the community and work with your special needs family member. I will emphasize all the wonderful strengths they have to offer their family pet. This is not service dog or emotional support dog training. This training is geared for fun interaction and emotional bonding with the family dog.


AKC-CGC Preparation and Exams

A more intensive training program that will teach you and your dog the skills to pass the following AKC exams: Canine Good Citizen (CGC); CGC Community Canine (the advanced version of the CGC); S.T.A.R. Puppy; Urban CGC; and Trick Dog. Dogs who pass the CGC test are not considered service dogs and they do not have special access rights in public places (stores, restaurants, planes, etc.).

All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program. In addition to the test fee there is an additional $20 fee that you will need to pay directly to the AKC for the title and certificate. There is an additional $10 fee for the certificate without a title.


$40/hr – Training          $25/For Exam

Group Presentations

A registered therapy dog/handler team will come to your organization, school or business and talk about the differences between a service dog, a therapy dog, and an emotional support animal. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and interacting the the therapy dog if they wish. If there is time the therapy dog will perform some tricks.


Services & Rates

Family Dog Training

Virtual Dog Training

Give your dog a great foundation from where to jump off into a more rigorous behavior training program. I will work with all members of the household so that everyone is onboard with the same training routine. You will learn how to train your dog in the basic foundation skills as well as some really cool tricks to show off to your friends.

Virtual Dog Training services happen via an online platform (ei: Zoom; Skype; FaceTime; Facebook Messenger). This is a great option for behavioral consultations.


Bringing Home A New Dog or Puppy


Are you getting ready to bring a new dog or puppy into your home? I will come to your home and give you suggestions on how to dog proof your house and yard. I will show you techniques for introducing your new dog to the other animals already in your home. Together we will develop a training program for you and your new dog that fits your needs and schedule.


Therapy Dog Training

Do you and your dog love to meet new people and you have some free time during your week? If so, volunteering as a therapy dog/handler team is a rewarding experience. This training will prepare you for the Alliance of Therapy Dog’s (ATD) certification. Any dog one year of age or older, of any breed, with the right obedience skills and temperment, and who enjoys meeting new people is welcome to take the ATD certificiation exam.

The ATD tester/observer will guide you and your dog in the fine art of visiting with people in a safe and enjoyable manner. All of the testing components to becoming certified with the ATD are completely free of charge but there is a fee to the actual registration with the ATD’s which you will pay directly to them. Of course there are other organizations that you can register with for which we can help you prepare for as well. See link below for more information.

$40/hr               $Free/By ATD Volunteers

Emotional Support Dog Training

An emotional support animal is any animal that provides emotional support allieviating one or more symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. Emotional support dogs do not require any special or extensive training which makes it hardd for some people to believe the legitimacy for your need of such an animal. Together we will focus on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience and strengthen the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. I highly recommend that you and your dog take the AKC- Canine Good Citizen exam. Please see the ACK-CGC section for more details. See link below for more information.


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AKC-CGC Program


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Therapy Dog Program


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