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

We are known for our passion for working with dogs of all ages, and how we prioritize enhancing the quality of life for both dogs and their owners through connection, conscious awareness, and understanding of dog psychology.


Working with dogs from puppyhood to old age allows us to provide support and guidance at different stages of their lives


Puppies require guidance in basic obedience, socialization, and setting a foundation for positive behaviors.


Adult dogs may benefit from further training, addressing specific behavioral issues, or deepening their connection with their owners. 


Senior dogs may have unique needs related to mobility, cognitive health, and overall well-being.


Regardless of the reason for seeking our guidance, whether it be to address complex behavior issues or simply to enhance the bond with a well-behaved dog, our passion and dedication to promoting connection and understanding are life changing.


It reflects a commitment to helping dogs and their owners live fulfilling lives together and becoming Exceptional Canines.

Our Initial Session With You Involves Everything You See Below:

Pawprint - Free animals icons Information Gathering: 

Prior to the session, we  provide a detailed questionnaire BEFORE we meet with you to provide relevant information about your dog’s history, routine, training, and any specific concerns or goals you have. This information helps us gain a comprehensive understanding of your dog’s background.

Pawprint - Free animals icons Observation and Assessment:

During the session, we observe the dog’s behavior, body language, and responses to different stimuli. This helps us assess their temperament, social skills, and any behavioral issues or challenges they may be experiencing.

Pawprint - Free animals icons Discussion and Goal Setting:

We engage in a detailed discussion with the owner to understand their expectations, concerns, and desired outcomes based on their filled out questionnaire which is sent by email. This conversation allows us to set specific goals and develop a customized plan that aligns with your  expectations and the dog’s needs.

Pawprint - Free animals icons Training and Behavior Modification:

Based on the assessment and goal-setting phase, we employ positive reinforcement training techniques and behavior modification strategies to address any problematic behaviors or areas of improvement.


This may include teaching basic obedience commands, addressing leash pulling, separation anxiety, aggression, or other specific issues listed on our home page pertaining to your individual case.

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.

Please Reach Out Now Via Our Easy Form Below and we’ll be in touch!

You will also fill out a detailed questionnaire
before our appointment so that we can make the best use of the time we have together.

By contacting me here on this page you agree to that we can reach out to you via, zoom, text or a phone call so we can talk about your goals and the questionnaire you filled out. Your info is safe and never sold or used for marketing purposes or anything else!

Exceptional Canines is a Vetted Professional of the 

International Association of Canine Professionals 

Member # 3844688

Exceptional Canines specializes in 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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