Dog Training in Bryn Mawr
A Personalized Approach to Your Pet’s Training
Our dog training classes center around an open-minded approach for each individual animal enrolled in our training course. Our trainer designs our courses for different and specific needs and personalities. Using the principle of becoming a calm, confident pack leader, we employ positive and negative reinforcement to achieve every family’s goals. Each dog and every person is different, and we keep that in mind when developing the best training program tailored to you.
Puppy Socialization & Training Classes
We believe it is crucial to expose your puppy to a variety of experiences in order to develop him/her into a well-rounded adult. Our puppy classes provide socialization for your pup in group classes and detailed homework outside of class. We will also go over the basics of obedience and help teach your new family member all the necessary manners they will need in order to live a stress-free life together.
We now offer group classes at Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital. Join the fun with three to five other clients and their dogs, along with two professional trainers! Various levels are offered, from basic to advanced obedience classes. There is sure to be a class suited to you!
Have you been looking for one-on-one instruction to better understand your canine friend? Do you want a hands-on part in your dog’s training process? Private lessons are your answer! With classes ranging from basic obedience to behavior modification, we will work with your pet’s specific needs to ensure a solution to any concerns you have.
Do you want your pet to have other canine friends and enjoy a day at doggie daycare, but he or she is afraid or aggressive towards other animals? Our trainers will work diligently with you and your dog to socialize them in different environments and situations involving other dogs. We will help your dog overcome their fear and, when they are ready, they will become part of our “doggie daycare family.”
Your Dog’s First Class
Things to know and bring for your dog’s first class include:
- Vaccine records (if not done with us). Your dog needs to be up-to-date on rabies, distemper, and bordetella (required every six months).
- Four- or six-foot leash. Please no retractable leashes.
- Soft, small, and extremely tasty dog treats.
Remember, a hungry dog is ready to learn! We ask you to bring your dog to class on an empty stomach because the majority of the class is based around rewards and positive reinforcement – meaning plenty of treats! A hungry dog is easily trained.
Things you need for your first class:
- Dress in comfortable clothing.
- Wear sneakers or athletic shoes. High heels or flip flops are not appropriate for various activities during class.
- A treat pouch or a shirt with a pocket to ensure treats are readily available.
About Our Dog Trainer Lindsey
Lindsey grew up in West Chester, PA with an obvious passion for all kinds of animals. Throughout college, she started her first job working with dogs right here at Bryn Mawr Vet Hospital, and this is where her passion turned into a career! Upon earning her Bachelors in Psychology from Temple University, she went on to complete the Professional Trainer and Master Trainer course at the Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainer's in St. Louis, Missouri.
She began her training career in Jacksonville, Florida turning rescue dogs into service dogs for wounded veterans. For four years after that, she became the Director of Training at a pet training facility that specializes in aggression and anxiety, and was also the lead trainer at their dock diving pool!
She has three wonderful kids: a Black Lab, a German Shepherd, and a Belgian Malinois. All of her free time is dedicated to them! She enjoys taking them for hikes, training them for scent detection, competing in dock diving with her Lab, and French Ring with her Mal. She is beyond excited to be back at BMVH with the people who supported me from the start!