Training your dog strengthens and improves the relationship between the two of you. A trained dog is confident, well-mannered and provides safety for you and your family. The time you take to train your dog is small considering that it will last a lifetime. Why should you train your dog? It's the most important gift you can give your dog. Helps your dog know their boundaries, your dog learns to trust you as a leader and a friend. Helps your dog become more confident and predictable. It's rewarding and fun! Your reward is a well-trained special companion! Mary Kalista Jackson is ABCDT (Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer) certified to train throughout the United States and Europe. She is furthering her education in dog psychology studies.. Private Sessions: This private six week course is designed to work one-on-one with you and your dog. These weekly classes will give the owner greater control and better understanding of each other. Group Sessions: The six week group classes cover obedience commands,socialization,distractions and interactions with people and other dogs at home and in public. Class Goals: It's the most important gift you can give your dog. Helps your dog know their boundaries. Your dog learns to trust you as a leader and a friend. At-Home Consulting Too busy to commit to a full class schedule? Mary is available for non-course consultation at your home. Canine Good Citizen Program Mary is certified as a CGC Evaluator. She has the training and certification from the American Kennel Club to offer this course. The CGC Program is a two-part program that is designed to: 1) Teach responsible dog ownership to owners,and 2) certify dogs that have the training and behaviors needed to be reliable,well-beh aved members of their families and communities.