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Dog Training & Behavior Modification
in the Cleveland and Helen, Georgia area
  Do you avoid inviting
  friends and family over
  because your dog
  is so out of control?
Are you embarrassed
to walk your pooch in
public because the pulling
lunging and barking
has gotten so bad?
Maybe you're looking to get that new puppy started off on the right paw...
Or just want to teach your favorite fur-kid some basic training and manners.

Whichever the case - A Clever Canine is here to help. We make training your dog fun, easy and effective.
Problem behaviors are easily modified and new skills quickly learned using only positive, humane,
scientifically-sound training practices based on learning theory and the understanding of canine behavior.

We do not use any training methods based on force, fear, pain, or intimidation. This means
we will not use shock collars, choke chains, pinch/prong collars, spray bottles, shake cans, etc. 
 In fact, most of our training can be done off leash!

Are you ready to turn your "Crazy Canine" into

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From our Clients 
"Her skills and direction were exactly what we needed"
   "Anne addressed our concerns and was attentive to our needs. Before we met Anne, Gunther seemed to ‘walk us’, now we happily take him for a walk.  Anne worked with Gunther on general obedience and even some service dog training.  Her skills and direction were exactly what we needed to modify some unwanted behavior while at the same time expand his good behavior.  Anne’s focus wasn’t just on training our dog, but teaching us as owners how to get what we wanted from Gunther as a family pet and service animal."
"Made a difference in both of our lives"
  "I'm so glad that Rylee and I got the chance to work with you and learn a much kinder, gentler way of training. If I didn't say it before, THANK YOU for your time and patience in working with us. It made a difference in both of our lives."
"Delilah was able to stay with our family!!"
    "Delilah is doing great and I thought about you just now as the girls ran by her and she just watched instead of chasing them and nipping their legs !!!! You showed us that she was a good dog but just needed some training and because of that Delilah was able to stay with our family!!"
"What a godsend!"
   "I was so pleased with Anne's training! Miss Bella and I both learned a lot in a very short time. Anne is consistently positive and just seems to bring out the best in a dog. Just one thing she taught was how to get Bella to go happily into her crate at any time. What a godsend! We look forward to working more with her in the future."
"Truly made a positive change in both of our lives" 
"Thank you, Anne, for the time you spent training me and Willow. We are enjoying our brief training sessions each day and I can see the results daily. Now when Willow exhibits an unwanted behavior, I am armed with the resources and ability to turn it around. You truly made a positive change in both of our lives and we are having fun learning new tricks that enhance Willows confidence and behavior."
Training Tip ~ Hand Feeding
Put your Training on the "Fast Track"
 Hand Feeding is a powerful training tool and relationship builder!  Try this... Put away the food bowls for at least 2 weeks and use your dog’s food to reward desirable behaviors throughout the day.

To do this - mix up a few days’ worth of your dogs dry food with some goodies such as bits of chicken, hot dogs, beef, bacon, cheese etc. Add a bit of broth or warm water to the mix (about 1/2 ounce per cup of food).  Put it all in a large zip lock bag or sealable container and store in frig. The dry food will soften slightly and pick up all those yummy flavors of the goodies you’ve added.

Put your dog's morning ration of the food mixture into a treat bag and hand feed a few pieces at a time throughout the day to reward behaviors that you would like the dog to repeat. Evening ration of food mixture can be put into food dispensing toys.  
Prepare to be amazed by the changes in your dog's behavior and in your relationship!
Training Articles
The "Real" Secret to Dog Training!
How Dogs Learn

"Buyer Beware"
All dog trainers are not created equal.
Here is some very Important information
to know when Choosing a Dog Trainer

The Science behind Positive Dog Training
What's it all About?

Thinking about trying a shock collar?
Please Read This Before You Decide.

Who's Walking Who?
Loose Leash Walking Made Easy

And finally... You can find lots more training
info and videos available on other websites
on our "LINKS" page.
About the Trainer
Anne Pantall is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with over 28 years of training and teaching experience. She is passionately committed to using only positive, humane, scientifically-sound training practices based on learning theory and understanding of canine behavior.

An animal lover all her life, Anne's involvement in dog training began in 1991 when she took her Basset Hound, Ziggy, to training classes offered by her local dog club in Punta Gorda, Florida. Anne went on to put an AKC Companion Dog title on Ziggy and earned a second Companion Dog title through World Wide Kennel Club. Ziggy was also a Certified Therapy Dog and an AKC Canine Good Citizen.

Anne began working as an assistant instructor for the club in 1992 and taught her first class as an instructor in 1994. She was responsible for introducing the AKC Canine Good Citizen program into the club’s training program and was the evaluator for their first CGC test in June of 1995. That same year she also established one of South Florida’s very first Puppy Kindergarten classes. Anne served on the board of directors for most of the 17 years she was a club member and was their Training Director from September of 2006 until relocating to Gainesville, Fl in May of 2008.

During her time in Gainesville, in addition to her training business, Anne was the training instructor for  Alachua County Animal Services "Paws on Parole," prison based shelter dog training program from the time of its inception in March of 2009 until moving from the area in January of 2013.

In addition to doing private training and behavior consulting, Anne has taught Puppy Kindergarten, Basic & Advanced Manners, Clicker, Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Obedience, Tricks and 4-H classes throughout the years and has shown and titled in AKC, UKC, and WWKC Obedience and Conformation. She has also participated in tracking and hunting tests with her dogs and has several hunting titles on her PBGV, Tanner. 
In Memory of Ziggy
Bad Boy Ziggy Lo-Ryder CD, WWKCCD,
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Certified Therapy Dog
July 14, 1991 ~ March 18, 2001

In Memory of Jackson, CGC
September 1, 2003 ~ October 7, 2014
In Memory of Tanner
Ch. Tenor Des Rocs Du Plessis CGC HH BHCAHH
January 27, 2002 ~ March 9, 2017