Our personalized “Family Life Training Program” includes obedience, good manners and basic social living skills for dogs and is one of our most popular services! We also offer behavior adjustment training for those times when your perfect pooch is a little less than perfect. During and after training, my clients frequently tell me how pleased they are to have received so much more than the basic dog training they expected. The background and experience I’ve acquired being in the dog world for over 30 years enable me to provide your dog with services that encompass the 'whole dog'. I understand dogs, the way they think, and the natural instincts they possess. By working “with” a dog using a personalized training program, rather than providing a one-size-fits-all training program, you’ll see the true nature and personality of your dog shine through – and your dog will love to learn! I’m also fully certified as a Canine Fitness Trainer, FitPaws Master Trainer, and Canine Massage Therapist, and I offer a multitude of other dog-related services. Working with dogs, and the people who love them, is my passion and one of the most satisfying things in life for me. Helping to make that canine/human bond stronger is the ultimate reward. I LOVE what I do!
I love seeing that moment of understanding in a dog's eye when training a new command or trick! I also love hearing from my clients when they tell me how much they have learned about dogs, particularily their own dog, from our time together.
We worked with Rita to train our puppy with basic obedience and commands but ended up with so much more! Working one on one with Rita was not only fun for our puppy, but fun for us. You’ll learn a lot and she leaves you with so much more to help your dog grow for months after the training ends. She responds quickly and is super knowledgeable about everything dogs. We would highly recommend her training!
We had a great experience at Canine Revival LLC. Our puppy Ozzi was 7 months at the time. He was a playful, energetic , springer who at times was overwhelming. Rita taught and demonstrated commands, gave us helpful suggestions and sent us home with handouts for his training. Ozzi loved going to Rita's to play with lots of toys, get treats, and lap up lots of attention. He thought he was there just to play. She gave us confidence and encouragement and taught us many things beyond training so as to better care for him. She has lots of experience and education. Her care plan for him was breed and personality specific. Our dog and we were all well cared for by Rita.
The initial face-to-face meeting or phone consultation is always no-obligation and free of charge! It's a good opportunity for you to ask me questions, tell me about your dog, let me know what you expect, and, if it's in-person, we can see how your dog relates to me. It's also a great opportunity for me to begin designing a personalized plan based on your needs and what you want for your dog. We can talk about which service(s) interests you and you'll have a chance to decide if this is a good fit for you - all without spending a penny! Plus, if we meet at the dog gym, your dog gets a free playtime while we talk!
I am certified in Canine Fitness Training (CCFT) and Canine Sports Massage Therapy (CSMT) and am a FitPaws Master Trainer (FP-MT). Professional obedience training and behavior adjustment have always been a big part of my life and, while I still teach formal obedience, I’ve designed a plan that is, by far, my most requested service. I call it the Family Life Training Program and it encompasses general obedience, proper house manners and basic dog social and living skills which are all tailor-made for your dog’s unique personality. We will enhance the good things your dog already does and we’ll address any issues that may be making life a little less than perfect. The Family Life Training Program helps our dogs ‘fit in’ and become loved and valued members of our family. I have 10+ years of experience as a veterinary x-ray and treatment technician and a vet surgical assistant, and, for some real fun, I worked at a doggie day care and learned so much about group interactions among dogs! I also have quite a bit of experience in rescue and am the rescue coordinator for Irish Wolfhounds in Minnesota and North Dakota. Love rescue work! All of this experience has helped me really understand dogs and working with them has always come very naturally to me. There’s nothing I’d rather be doing.