We are currently only offering products dog walking and training, in-home pet sitting, and one dog available for stud use.
I have always dreamt of someday becoming a vet. I worked at a vet clinic for 2 years, where I worked with many different breeds, ages, and dogs of varying personalities. I have owned my Yorkie, Miley, for 10 years now, and my German Shepherd, Kody, for 5. I have been researching dogs and the dog breeds I own for as long as I can remember- they truly are my passion.
About the Training
We offer private (one-on-one), in-home dog training. We do use a mix of positive and negative reinforcement, depending on the dog. For example, all dogs will be praised and rewarded for good behavior, but a shy older Yorkie may be told "No" firmly for incorrect behavior, while a rambunctious young adult German Shepherd who refuses to listen may need a prong collar. We never condone any sort of physical abuse, but some tools such as prong collars and electric collars can sometimes prove useful in training more stubborn dogs that need the reinforcement.
About My Dogs
I currently only have one dog available for stud, and no puppies in the near future. All of my German Shepherds are Working Line (WL) or WL/Show Line (SL) German Shepherds. WLs tend to be much higher energy, quicker to learn, more in tune to their owners, better-formed, more straight-backed, smaller, and more "drivey" than American Show Line (ASL) German Shepherds. These attributes make the WLs exceptional at dog sports such as Schutzhund and Agility, however, they may be too much for the average owner. You MUST be prepared to spend a large portion of your time socializing, training, and playing with your puppy, as well as a good amount of time training and exercising your adult dog. If you don't properly socialize your pup enough, s/he can very likely grow up to be a scared and possibly fear-aggressive dog. If you don't train and play with (and by play with I mean physically exhausting exercises like fetch and a rough game of tug-of-war... but obviously never force a tired out pup to continue) him/her, s/he will be a HUGE pain, constantly terrorizing you by running around the house and trying to bite and play with EVERYTHING. You also must crate train your puppy to give you and him/her a break (puppies need nap time too! and trust me... you will need a break). Also, because they are more "drivey" (meaning they have a lot of drive- they love to chase "prey" and try to grab it), I do not recommend them to homes with children (and I personally won't sell pups to those with young children). I am happy to mentor people through raising a German Shepherd, provide free training classes for those who have bought a pup from me, and answer questions from anyone.