Private Dog Training and Behavior Specialists
Serving Phoenix and Most Northern Arizona Cities
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Welcome To Your Initial Session Overview

We’re renowned for our devotion to the canine cause at all life stages. We’re all about upgrading the doggy and human experience through some nifty things like connection, zen-like awareness, and a deep dive into the fascinating world of dog psychology.


From puppy pandemonium to the golden years, we’ve got you covered. Puppies, those adorable balls of chaos, get their crash course in basic manners, social skills, and a blueprint for being the goodest of good boys and girls.


Adult dogs, they’re a mixed bag, right? Maybe they need a little more schooling, behavior tune-ups, or some serious manners updates with their humans.


And our senior citizens of the canine world? They’ve got some unique requirements, like staying nimble, keeping the ol’ noggin sharp, and generally staying in the groove.


No matter why you’re knocking on our door, whether it’s for a doggy intervention or you need some behavior changes fast for you no so well-behaved furball, we’re here to revolutionize your lives.


We’re all about creating Exceptional Canines and making sure you and your four-legged pal are living your best lives together.

Our Initial Session With You Involves Everything You See Below:

Pawprint - Free animals icons Information Gathering: 


Before our Signature First Session, we offer a comprehensive questionnaire, seeking to extract valuable insights about your furry friend’s past exploits, daily habits, classroom achievements, and any special canine capers that keep you up uring the day and at night. This data is the key to unlocking the mysteries of your dog’s past, present, and future.

Pawprint - Free animals icons Discussion and Goal Setting:


We engage in a detailed discussion with you, the master of your doggy domain, to decipher your hopes, fears, and dreams based on the questionnaire we dispatched to you via the high-tech wizardry of text or email. This chat lets us establish goals so precise that even your pooch will be impressed, and craft a tailor-made plan that’ll have Fido wagging his tail in anticipation! 🐾

Pawprint - Free animals icons Observation 

In the course of the session, we closely examine your dog’s actions, physical cues, and reactions to various stimuli. This examination aids us in evaluating their disposition, interpersonal aptitude, and any existing behavioral concerns or difficulties they might be facing.

Pawprint - Free animals icons Training and Behavior Modification:


Following the evaluation and objective-setting stage, we utilize operant conditioning and positive reinforcement training methods and behavior adjustment approaches to tackle any concerning behaviors or areas in need of enhancement.


This process may encompass instructing fundamental obedience commands, managing leash pulling, alleviating separation anxiety, dealing with aggression, or addressing other particular concerns as highlighted on our website, tailored to your unique situation.”

Follow-up Sessions:

Towards the end of the session, we discuss a follow-up plan or treatment program which may include additional sessions, online educational resources, and ongoing support to help  and your dog continue their training journey.


The duration of the initial consultation and session may vary depending on the complexity of the case and the specific needs of the dog and owner. It can last between 90 minutes to 2.5 hours.

Education and Guidance:

Throughout the session, we provide education and guidance to you the owner on understanding your dog’s needs, body language, and communication signals. We offer and model practical tips and training tools to strengthen the bond between you and your dog/s while promoting effective communication and interactions that lead to change.

Training Demonstrations:

We will also demonstrate training techniques and exercises with the dog and show you how to effectively implement them. Hands-on demonstrations can help even the best pet parent to understand the correct methods and build confidence in their training abilities in between follow up sessions.

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Our work will begin with a very targeted 1.5 hour up to a 2.5 hour initial session. Beyond the initial consult, assessment and hands on training session. We offer follow up sessions, coaching, and tailored/customized treatment programs.


Our tailored breed specific approach to working at both ends of the leash, yes that means you! Can bring to light and stabilize some of the most challenging and puzzling manifestations of behavior. We’ll teach you the language that dogs speak.  


Having an Exceptional Canine is not just a dream, but a reality we’ll craft together. We’re not just here to teach commands – we’re here to cultivate bonds. We believe in fostering a connection that goes beyond training sessions, creating a harmonious relationship between you and your furry friend.

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Exceptional Canines is a Vetted Professional of the 

International Association of Canine Professionals 

Member # 3844688


Ingo is also and AKC Canine Good Citizen, Star Puppy, URBAN/Community CGC,  Evaluator/Instructor # 108736.



Exceptional Canines certified in-home dog trainers specialize in online  and In home dog training, puppy training, aggressive dog training, leash reactivity, lack of confidence issues, potty training, not coming when called, and bad behavior change for dogs in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding cities like, Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Peoria, Surprise, Glendale, Tempe, Avondale, Mesa. We also service the Northern Arizona areas of Prescott, Prescott Ridge, Cottonwood, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey, Camp Verde, Sedona, Queen Creek


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