Training can help you form a strong relationship with your dog. Not only does it allow the two of you to communicate, but it also strengthens your bond and helps you trust one another. Your dog will enjoy the mental stimulation, and you will have fun teaching your dog new tricks. At Petsway, we recognize the importance of training and understand how challenging it can be. If you’re a beginner in the world of dog training or you need a helping hand, PetsWay would love to be of assistance. We offer professional dog training at our St. Louis and Springfield locations, working with knowledgeable, experienced dog trainers who can help you and your dog communicate more effectively.
Dog Training Locations
In the Springfield area, PetsWay proudly works with professional dog trainer Tristan Jolivette. Tristan owns the training school T’s Dogs, and he is a member of the Interntional Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). Whether you need help with simple commands or more complex training, Tristan can help. He offers both basic and advanced obedience classes. Tristan’s mission is to help families train their dogs through patience, persistence, and understanding.
You can make an appointment for dog training at any of our five Springfield locations. Call or visit your local PetsWay to schedule your first training session.
St Peters Area:
In St. Charles County, PetsWay partners with Michelle Charboneau, CPDT-KA, owner and head trainer of Pooch Positive Training. Michelle has been training dogs since 2009.
Pooch Positive Training’s mission statement is to reduce the number of dogs surrendered
to shelters, by teaching appropriate behaviors, enhancing communication between dogs and their people, and strengthening the human/ animal bond, using only positive reinforcement and force-free training techniques.
Michelle has a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri. In 2010, Michelle completed the Assistant Trainers course offered by the Greater St. Louis Training Club and learned the magic of positive reinforcement dog training. In 2013, Michelle completed the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Program, and in 2014, she earned her Animal Welfare Certificate through the St. Louis Community College. In 2017 she completed the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification.
Michelle is a member of the Pet Professional Guild, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Greater St. Louis Training Club, and Fear Free Pets whose mission is “to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.”
Michelle offers group classes for Behavior Basics for dogs of all ages at PetsWay in St. Peters. If you have questions about our training classes or about in-home private lessons, feel free to contact Michelle at Michelle@PoochPositiveTraining.com, or by phone at 314-277-9075.
St. Louis Area:
In the St. Louis area, PetsWay is proud to collaborate with professional dog trainer Sarah Hoth, owner of The Persuaded Pooch. In 2010, Sarah Hoth obtained certification as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP). Her other professional affiliations include first-aid certification through Pet Tech and memberships in the Greater St. Louis Training Club and the Pet Professional Guild. Sarah continues to expand her education and understanding of dog behavior by attending regular seminars, conferences, and workshops. Her mission is to train dogs using positive obedience training; she believes that good training begins with the realization of your needs, your dog’s needs, and an understanding of how dogs communicate.
Sarah can help you build a stronger relationship with your dog through mutual trust and respect. To get started, explore your options:
- Express Training: Sarah offers 30- and 60-minute express training sessions for your dog or new puppy. These sessions are perfect for quickly learning basic commands or brushing up on obedience skills. They can also teach you solutions to common issues like jumping and pulling on a lead.
- Group Classes: Sarah offers group classes just five minutes away from the St. Louis PetsWay store at the City of Crestwood Community Center every Saturday at 9:30am.
- In-Home Private Training: If you would prefer one-on-one sessions, Sarah offers private in-home training packages. With a private training package, Sarah will work with you and your dog in your home and around your neighborhood. She will use a customized training plan to provide quick and positive solutions for your dog’s behavioral issues.
To make an appointment for dog training with Sarah Hoth, call 314-609-1094 or visit www.persuadedpooch.com.
With Petsway’s dog training services, you will soon be on your way to building a stronger bond with your dog. Contact us today to get started.