Update: I'm retiring Sept 30 2017. I will still teach private in home consults for a while after I retire.
I'm Lydia McCarthy, owner, trainer, training consultant, relationship builder, dog training guru, treat goddess, dog lover, encourager, training coach, lover of positive training and more. I have had over 15+ yrs of experience with all breeds and ages of dogs. I believe in training dogs with positive reinforcement and force free. I am experienced with reactive/fearful dogs and seasonally teach a special class at the park to help dogs and owners. I am an evaluator for AKC STAR Puppy Award, Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, Urban Canine,Trick Dog and Therapy Pets Unlimited. I teach Therapy dog classes and many dogs/owners have become Certified Therapy Dogs volunteering in hospitals, retirement centers, libraries, colleges and more. Over 3000 dogs and owners have come through my training classes. I have worked with many rescues and shelters over the years. Proud member of The Pet Professional Guild. I have 3 dogs of my own. I will train and love your dog as if it were my own.