Hi! I'm April,

your expert canine behavior specialist in

Las Cruces, NM

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

Welcome! I'm April and I have my A.A.S & B.S. in Animal Science and over 17 years experience in professional dog training. I specialize in canine behavior modification of grumpy & submissive dogs. I have a natural gift for instructing owners even with the most stubborn, shy and aggressive dogs using proven and effective methods. My passion is watching grumpy dogs become happy and content. This is achieved by helping owners learn how to use their own emotional energy to effectively communicate and train their dogs to have good manners and be well socialized with other dogs and people. Please reach out if you are interested in joining the 1,500+ dogs who have benefited from my services!

 
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SERVICES AND FEES

SUPPORT THERAPY PLAYCARE

Miss April's Daycare allows your pup to learn boundaries, realize dogs aren't so scary & how to play nice with other dogs under professional supervision. We have pools in the summer for refreshing, tunnels, toys, balls, lots of shade, & room to run. They might even get to be a STAR on Thursdays Facebook live Grumpy Dog Q&A session!

$20/Day (8am-5pm) Mon & Thurs

$18/Dog for more than 1 dog

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Bring your Dog for specialized training with April! If you have something in particular you'd like to work on with your dog, you can make an appointment and April will work with you to address the specialized training you are seeking.

$30/SESSION

GRUMPY DOG SEMINAR

1 Hour seminar that teaches you how to change your dog's behavior and help them grow into a confident happy companions. In addition, you will have a free supervised Meet & Greet time learning how to grow and release their fears!

FREE FREE FREE!

Sat. May 7th

at 12:00pm NOON

PLEASE RSVP to find out

where the venue will be.

PUPPY/BEGINNER CLASS

In this class you will learn to teach your dog: Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Take it, Leave it, Drop it, Loose Leash Walking and Come. You will also learn how to properly socialize your dogs with other dogs and people among other tips and tricks! Loose Leash Walking seminars also available.

$200/7 Week Class

$100/Repeat

($50 Non-refundable Deposit

Please contact me ASAP as seating is limited in these classes!)

TUESDAY • (Starting May 26th) • 6pm

SUNDAYS • (Starting May 15th) • 11am

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

This class builds on the techniques used in Beginner/Puppy. You will learn how to increase distance, duration and distractions as well as: Stand, Heeling, Goto (bed, kennel, etc). Your dog will learn to obey your commands reliably.

$200/7 Week Class

$100/Repeat

($50 Non-refundable Deposit

Please contact me ASAP as seating is limited in these classes!)

SUNDAYS • 9:30AM (Starting May 25th)

ADVANCED CLASS

In this class you should be well on your way to learning how to control your dog off leash. We will play games using everything you have learned previously in Beginner/Intermediate. We will learn how to back up, jump through hoops/over hurdles, weave, etc.

$200/7 Week Class

$100/Repeat

($50 Non-refundable Deposit

Please contact me ASAP as seating is limited in these classes!)

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lesson in your home. This is only recommended if you cannot attend group class as socialization is vital for a well balanced and obedient dog. 

Schedule a time with April and we will work on the most important issues needing to be addressed utilizing the same skills presented in  the puppy beginning class.

$100/hour (Will come to YOU!)

$75/hour (if you come to the shop)

GRUMPY DOG EVALUATION

Very grumpy dogs can come for an evaluation where the owner will be instructed how to help their dog gain confidence in them as pack leaders & in themselves to become Happy & Confident!

Evaluations are on Mon/Thurs and include a full day at Support Therapy Playcare.

$75/Grumpy Dog Eval & Daycare

COMING SOON
Certification as Social
(for Service Dogs)

4 Month Program. Anyone can train their own dogs to be a service animal, but if you take that animal around other people or dogs and your dog is for instance supposed to warn you if your blood sugar is low, your dog's fight or flight instinct will kick in as soon as they see a perceived threat and will no longer be of service to you and can instead cause you harm. Eliminate your liability and responsibly train your dog in socialization to avoid these situations thereby allowing them to be a true service dog no matter the environment.

MORE INFO COMING!

 
 

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ADDRESS:  2735 Desert Wind Way, Las Cruces, NM 88012 1mile east on the Left 2735 Desert Wind Way, 2 miles east of Dona Ana Exit. Across from Beehive Lane