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Fear Free Certified Professional Dog Training in Chautauqua County, Western New York

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Puppy Training

Puppy Training includes chqdogs' Puppy Lessons eBook.  This bonus resource includes over 20 pages of puppy topics, instructions & videos. 

Puppy training options are for dogs less than 6 months old:

  • Classroom 1:1 (with trainer's mature dog present if requested)

  • At your residence (Chautauqua and neighboring counties including Warren & Erie)

  • Puppy Partner (with size/age appropriate classmate if available).

  • AKC STAR Puppy upgrade to Doggie Manners Group Class (candidates must have all puppy vaccines & be reliably house-trained)

Private Training
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Dog Training

Dog Training is available for dogs 6 months and up with a variety of behaviors ranging from Manners to Aggression.   

Initial consult for dogs over 6 months start with either:


Subsequent sessions for dogs over 6 months are 1 hour and can be at:

In person consults include a short written summary.  Zoom/Phone sessions include email summary with supplemental resources. 

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Doggie Manners

Doggie Manners

...Your dog can probably already sit on cue, but can they sit and focus on you around other dogs?  We cover:

  • Sit

  • Wait

  • Polite Greetings

  • 4 on the floor (not jumping on people)

  • Rules of Tug (take / tug /drop)

  • Go to your Place

  • Stay/Release

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • "Leave It".

Each class is 1 hour and includes lesson summary documents all 6 weeks.  STAR Puppy Upgrade​  / Bonus Class for dogs <1 year. 

Group Classes
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Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen Skills: 

  • Accepting a friendly stranger 

  • Sitting politely for petting

  • Appearance and grooming

  • Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

  • Walking through a crowd

  • Sit and down on cue and stay in place

  • Coming when called

  • Reaction to another dog

  • Reaction to distraction

  • Supervised separation (3 minutes)

Each class is 1 hour.​  Prior group class/Doggie Manners Graduation equivalent recommended.  CGC is a prerequisite for Therapy Dog Candidates. 

Therapy Dog

Therapy Dogs are "a friend to everyone!  A certified therapy dog is extremely patient and loving - and provides great companionship. " - TDU


  • CGC Certification after 1 year old

  • CGC Certification within the past 2 years

Therapy Dog Skill examples: 

  • Crowded petting, surprised from behind

  • Prolonged Eye Contact

  • Navigating around medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc)

  • 1 minute sit/stay. 3 minute down/stay.

Visit TherapyDogsUnited.Org for more details and frequently asked questions. 

AKC Trick Dog

American Kennel Club's Trick Dog Program offers title opportunities for dogs of all breeds.  Evaluations can be conducted in person or by video for:

In person evaluations and private training sessions are available for: 

AKC recently announced their annual Virtual Trick Dog Competition:

"Entries open August 1, 2024. 

Entries close October 1, 2024. 

Winners announced in November 2024"

Other Training Options:

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In-Home Dog Training is offered in Chautauqua and Neighboring Counties.   

Puppies under 6 months can get started with in-home training right away!

Dogs over 6 months start at either:


Subsequent sessions can be at Your Residence (at trainer's discretion).

In person consults include a short written summary.  Zoom/Phone sessions include email summary with supplemental resources. 

Remote Training is offered anywhere in the US online or by phone.   

To schedule & see pricing click below: 

Subsequent sessions can be at Your Residence (at trainer's discretion) or at Mayville classroom.  

Zoom/Phone sessions include email summary with supplemental resources. 

All puppy sessions include chqdogs' Puppy Lessons eBook (over 20 pages of bonus material!)

Other Training Topics:

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Pyrenees/Husky/Lab Shepherd Mix Guardian

Carly is fear free, local, and recommended by people I know.  I truly appreciate the fear free. I couldn't imagine bullying my babies.  I've been able to find different ways to engage my dog and help her grow with her disabilities.

What Clients are saying: 

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Multi Dog Household

& Therapy Dog Guardian

Working with Carly getting my dog ready to become a therapy dog was an awesome experience. She was very thorough with what he needed to be able to accomplish by the test. If there was an area in need, she took the time to work us through it.  She is very knowledgeable and willing to do remote, single, or group lessons. Whatever works for the dog!

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Belgian Malinois & Boxer/ Shepherd Mix Guardian

There is so much training information out there. It is good to have such a knowledgeable source to cut through the junk advice with solid techniques.  Carly has a positive reinforcement approach, knowledge and professionalism. She also genuinely loves dogs and accepted each of mine as they were without being critical or judgmental.

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