Fired Up! Dog Training
and Pet Sitting
Effective training techniques, consistent results!
Training philosophies align with the guiding principles of the Pet Professional Guild, which includes, no pain, force, or fear, to get consistent results and positive behaviors. This means never using or recommending the use of shock collars, choke collars, prong or pinch collars, leash checks, alpha rolls, scruff shakes, striking a dog, or putting a dog in situations where they may become stressed and lash out. Continuing education is a priority to ensure methods are up-to-date with the latest in scientific studies, via blogs, seminars, and webinars.
If you have a shock collar, choke collar, or prong collar, view the Project Trade tab to learn how to trade them in for discounted training!
Ariel and Halligan
Ariel has been training dogs for over 10 years. A a child, she worked with her parents' Belgian Malinois mix. She also worked with dogs belonging to friends and family.
In 2014, she rescued Halligan, a lab mix that was very sick and underweight. After months of rigorous veterinary treatment, Halligan made a full recovery. Soon after, Ariel began having health issues of her own. Halligan then began his training as a working dog. Today he serves as a medical alert dog and has made a huge impact on Ariel's life and well-being.
Ariel and Halligan have earned many trick titles, manners titles, stunt dog titles, and enjoy competing in rally, competition obedience, and agility.
In 2017, Ariel joined the Pet Professional Guild as a force-free trainer, holding to beliefs she had of training dogs without pain, force, or fear.
Certifications and Titles Currently Held (updated regularly)
Ariel's Certifications and Titles
Professional Canine Trainer Accredited- PCT-A
Certified Trick Dog Instructor- CTDI
Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach- CCFC
Certified Stunt Judge
All-Star Team Captain (not currently active)- ASTC
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator- CGC Evaluator
Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor/Assessor
Dog Bite Safety Educator
Be a Tree Presenter
Pet CPR and First Aid
Canine Good Citizen- CGC
Community Canine- CGCA
Urban Canine Good Citizen- CGCU
Novice Trick Dog- NTD
Intermediate Trick Dog- ITD
Advanced Trick Dog- ATD
Expert Trick Dog- ETD
Trick Dog Champion- TDCH
AKC Trick Dog Performer- TKP
Novice Stunt Dog- NSD
Open Stunt Dog- OSD
Proven Stunt Dog- PSD
Professional Stunt Dog- SDPro
Rally Novice- RN
AKC Achiever Dog
Beginner Novice (Obedience)- BN