Teamworks Dog Training

                                  Sweety & Mike

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Current Classes

Dominant Dogs

Fearful Fidos

Leash Manners & Polite Greetings

Past Classes

Puppy Class

Canine Good Citizen

Distraction Proofing

Therapy Dog


Training Philosophy

Every good relationship -  human, animal, or inter-species - is built upon trust, respect and clear, consistent communication. You cannot develop trust or respect without good communication. Positive, rewards based training allows you to create a common language for you and  your dog that enables communication to take place, which in turn leads to a good relationship. As an added bonus, you and your dog will have a GREAT time! 

Professional Conferences, Workshops & Seminars Attended

Control Unleashed with Leslie McDevitt

Association of Pet Dog Trainers National Conference, KY 2008

IAABC National Conference Cleveland, OH 2007

 Ian Dunbar Dog Behavior and Training Seminar, Orlando FL, Nov. 2 - 5, 2006

Dog Aggression, Special Topics in Advanced Counseling, San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Jan. 2006

IAABC National Conference, June 3 - 5, 2005 Columbia MD
       Adapting Training Strategies for People with Disabilities
       Small Dog Issues
       Modifying Aggression
       Feisty Fidos: A Group Class Approach to Dog Aggressive Dogs
       Modifying Canine Behavior with Motivation & Gentle Leader   Headcollar and  Easy Walk Harness

Terry Ryan, Coaching People to Train their Dogs, Oct. 16 - 17, 2004, Mebane NC

Teamworks Chicken Camp, Aug. 27 - 29, 2004

Silke Balabanov, Motivation and Drive Seminar, July 18, 2004, Durham  NC

Patricia McConnell, Advanced Canine Behavior Seminar, Nov. 2-3, 2002, Mebane NC

Multi-Dog Households: Issues and Behavior Modification seminar, August 2002, Teamworks

Dog Aggression: Classification, Diagnosis, & Behavioral Modification seminar, July 2002, Teamworks

Temperament Testing & Its Applications seminar, June 2002, Teamworks

Laurie Frear, Operant Conditioning seminar, May 2002, Teamworks

John Rogerson, Canine Behaviour Seminar April 13-14, 2002, Mebane NC

Katherine Fulkerson, Calming the Inner Dog Feb. 17, 2002, Duke Univ.

Steve White Clicker Training Seminar Jan. 26-27, 2002, Mebane NC


Greyhound, Sweety, earned AKC GCG certificate April 2002
Greyhound, Sweety, earned Therapy Dog certification June 2002, Helping Paws
Greyhound, Sweety, earned Delta Society Pet Partner Certification, September 2002
Belgian Sheepdog, Zoom, earned AKC CGC certificate September 2005
Pet First Aid Certificate, American Red Cross, September 2002
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator 
Carolina Canines for Therapy Team Evaluator 
Certified Dog Training Instructor, Teamworks Dog Training

B.A., Psychology, NC State University
M. Ed., Counseling, NC State University

Professional Associations
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
Internatial Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

Other Associations
Triangle Greyhound Society
Triangle Tracking Club
SPCA of Wake County