Positive, done-for-you dog training
Bring out the best in your canine companion
From “out of control” to “where can I get a dog like that?!” No homework required.
Why struggle when you could have a trained dog without the hassle?
Let me take “train the dog” off your to-do list—it’s long enough already.
Stay-and-Train (often called day training or board-and-train) using positive, force-free methods is the fastest and most effective way to teach your dog. As a certified trainer and registered vet tech, I’ll take your dog for the day—or for the week—so they can learn how they learn best: with consistent lessons guided by a professional trainer.
Walk This Way for done-for-you dog training solutions.
My Mind Your Manners training packages (focusing on basic obedience) give you and your dog the tools to go from:
Constant tug-of-war TO loose leash walking
Barking and lunging at other dogs TO calm, enjoyable walks
Jumping on guests TO sitting politely to greet
Getting under your feet in the kitchen TO staying on their bed
Rushing out the door TO waiting to go out
Ignoring you TO coming when called
Every Mind Your Manners stay-and-train package includes:
Mind Your Manners package options:
Morning or afternoon sessions
3 sessions/week for 3 weeks
Teach the foundational skills that lead to good manners like calm, polite greetings and loose leash walking.
All day sessions
3 days/week for 3 weeks
For owners with busy schedules needing more flexibility with drop off and pick up times
Full week (Mon-Fri)
5 days/week for 2 weeks
(includes overnight boarding)
Need to travel, focus on work, or just want a break? Leave your dog with me on Monday and come back to a better-behaved pet on Friday!
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About Walk This Way Canine Training
Training is a skill like any other. It takes time, patience, and a lot of practice to perfect. When trouble behaviors persist or even worsen in the meantime, it can lead to frustration, stress, and the nagging feeling that you and your dog are failing each other.
Who’s got time for that? You’ve got enough on your plate without adding “dog trainer” to the list.
Hi, I’m Vicky,
I’m a certified positive reinforcement (+R) trainer, registered veterinary technician, and proud dog mom to my rescue pups, Frodo and Freida. My mission is to help you build and deepen your bond with your dog through fun and fulfilling training methods that everyone can enjoy.
Training builds a strong foundation of good manners, leading to a rewarding relationship for life. The key is establishing understanding and clear communication between dog and human, without using force or fear.
You can have the relationship with your dog you’ve always hoped for. I would love to show you how to make life more enjoyable for you and your canine friend.
How it Works
Schedule an introductory call:
We’ll talk about your training goals and make sure Mind Your Manners is a good fit for your dog and your goals.
They learn while you work (or play):
I only train a small number of dogs at a time, so your pup will get lots of focused training time every day.
Pick up your well-mannered dog:
At the end of each week, we’ll have a transfer session where I demonstrate the progress your dog has made and teach you how to support their new behaviors at home.
Your best dog is in there. Why wait?
Think of training as an investment in an enjoyable and fulfilling life with your pup. Without it, you could miss out on months or even years of happy, fun, stress-free time with a loving companion.
Skip the pressure and anxiety of DIY training and Walk This Way toward a dog you’re proud to call your best friend.