Welcome to Naples Canine! I'm pleased that you're interested in learning more about us and what we can do for you and your canine companion.
A little about myself: I've been a lifelong animal lover and I'm currently “owned” by three rather rambunctious overgrown puppies, a few pesky cats, and one incredibly lovable horse. My early professional experience was in the equestrian field and I hold a degree in Advanced Equine Studies. More recently, I expanded my vision of working with animals to the canine field and became a certified dog trainer specializing in basic obedience training. I've been particularly fascinated by the “problem” dogs I've encountered and thus I continued my studies through The Companion Animal Science Institute to further my education in the behavioral sciences.
Whether you are here for assistance private dog lessons in instilling the basics in your new puppy or rectifying inappropriate behavior in an older friend, I'm committed to helping you and your dog achieve a harmonious and balanced relationship using positive reinforcement and behavior modification techniques.
In addition to a variety of obedience classes, AKC Canine Good Citizens, AKC Star puppy and behavior consulting, I also offer concierge services for all of your canine companions. I’d be more than happy to speak with you personally to discuss your dog training needs. So please give me a call to determine which program will best fit you and your dog. I look forward to working with you and your canine in the future!
Marianne Hepp, Owner-Trainer