About us: We believe every dog and owner should have the chance to enjoy life every day together. Enhancing relationships between dogs and their owners is the first step to creating that life. Often the relationship between the human and the dog becomes strained and miscommunication is usually the cause.
We teach owners how to better communicate with their dogs so behavioral issues can disappear. During this process, dogs learn to trust their owners and relax into the lifestyle without conflict and more fun for everyone.
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Owner and trainer Jana Regan has worked with animals for over 30 years. She started dog walking at an early age for her parent's friends mostly because the dogs were more fun than the adults. She's worked in pet care while living in Los Angeles and has owned animals all her life.
In 2012, while working in a behavioral special education classroom, she adopted her coonhound, Dinah who had some serious behavioral issues. It became apparent very quickly that in order for Dinah to stay, Jana would have to learn how to train and rehabilitate an aggressive dog.
Years of experience working with children needing major behavior modification and psychological support had prepared her for this challenge. She learned how to communicate effectively with Dinah which continues to evolve to this day. By immersing herself in the world of dog rescue, she began working with many different dogs in different settings. Shortly after, Bean the Boston Terrier burst into their lives with so much love and enthusiasm for everyone he met that he presented his own set of challenges.
Finn the cattle dog mix came along a few years later and his relationship and communication struggles were as intense but very different than Dinah's. He has since taught many dogs how to dog and has built a few good friendships with the humans in his life.
are doing great now and love to help out with training or social time when appropriate. Finn is mostly retired from helping difficult dogs. All three dogs are seniors and are doing great now. We spend most of the time enjoying off leash hikes in the woods.
Since adopting Dinah in 2012, Jana has worked in a high volume doggie daycare setting, running groups and integrating dogs into play who may previously had trouble being social. She's also worked with many different trainers and learned different styles of training. Attending every dog training seminar she can, she firmly believes in a training style that is flexible to meet the needs of the dog. Clarity in communication is key to relationships while maintaining motivation, boundaries and structure.
These are two of our assistants, Wilson and Finn. Wilson was rescued from Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico and lived a full 16+ years before passing over the rainbow bridge in 2022. Both boys have been helpful with teaching dogs how to be confident and they were both great with helping me teach reactive dogs how to accept the presence of another dog.