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Bella

Client Name: Rocky & Kriss Church

Dogs Name/Nickname: Bella

Breed: German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd

Likes: Her “people”/Playing fetch and herding her toys

Pet Peeves: Being left alone — when her “herd” is scattered

Favorite Toy(s): Tennis balls, Wumba, Nylabone, Frisbees, Fuzzballs

Favorite Treat: Chicken Strips

Favorite Walk: Foothills trails — Broken Horn/Currant Creek

Arrival Story: Rocky and Kriss saw Bella online at the shelter and thought she would be gone, but decided to take a look anyway. Love at first sight. They took her home.

Bio: Bells lives in Hidden Springs with her “people” and loves to go on walks with them.

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Gracie AKA “Princess Grace”

Client Name: Bill & Carolyn Nevins

Dogs Name/Nickname: Gracie/Princess Grace

Breed: Yorkie

Likes: Being the center of attention/Sprinklers

Pet Peeves: Baths — she tolerates them but doesn’t like them.

Favorite Toy: Black/orange chew toy to fetch

Favorite Treat: Doggie cookies

Favorite Walk: Doesn’t have a favorite walk — she’s happy just being outside.

Arrival Story: Gracie came to Bill and Carolyn when she was 6 weeks old. She has been the center of attention in their house ever since!

Bio: Gracie loves to play dress-up, wearing different bows and dresses all the time. She definitely has a princess attitude and truly thinks the world revolves around her!

Motto: “It’s all about me!”

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Yellow Labrador Retriever Dog Training Client

Client Name: Mark Prinz

State: Idaho

Dogs Name/Nickname: Sage

Breed: Yellow Labrador Retriever

Likes: Hunting, Swimming, Launching off the Dock at the Lake

Pet-Peeves: Being left alone or behind

Favorite Toys: Duck Bumper

Favorite Treat: Biscuits

Favorite Walk: Jump shooting ducks along river

Best Tricks: Jumping over 20ft into water

Arrival Story/Bio:  Sage was an energetic obedient companion that was always happy to do anything you asked of him.  However,  he hated to be left alone at home.  He was very, very destructive when left alone.  He would chew through walls, through 16 gauge wire fence, break through windows and more.  Once we returned home he was his  normal great companion self.  After his first training instruction Sage was much less anxious and destructive.  He learned to be calm and relaxed while home alone.

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Italian Mastiff / Cane Corso Dog Training Client

Client Name: Josh & Khara Barfield

City: Star

State: Idaho

Dogs Name/Nickname: Hector (Hector the Protector)

Breed:  Cane Corso /  Italian Mastiff

Likes: Sleeping, tug of war

Favorite Toys: Kong Toy

Favorite Walk: Can’t go on long walks until I have grown

Best Tricks: Snoring, Barking in sleep

Arrival Story:  Flew for New Mexico to Idaho…..Yes I have been on an airplane!

Bio:  Purchased from breeder

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Golden Retriever Dog Training Client

Client Name: Karen Kelley

City: Boise

State: Idaho

Dogs Name/Nickname: Ada

Breed: Golden Retriever

Likes: Snow, squeaky toy(especially her fox), dinner, her big water bowl outside – it is her swimming pool! Bear, her yellow lab big brother.  Frozen Cat Poop.

Pet-Peeves: Scared of loud noises, strange objects

Favorite Toys: Her squeaky fox

Favorite Treat: Steak!

Favorite Walk: School Yard

Best Tricks: “Gimme your paw”

Arrival Story:  We picked Ada out of two litters of golden retrievers in Kuna.  Came home with us at 9 weeks old.  We picked Ada because she was lively and loved being handled.

Bio: Ada loves her big (human) sister Julia.  But at 17 years old Julie is going to college next year.  We’ll have to give Ada lots of extra love and a spot on our bed – when she earns it!

Motto: Ada became increasingly timid during her first few months with us.  Now, every new experience she conquers her mood brightens and she becomes more confident and happy.  Thank you Jim for helping us help Ada becomes a happy enthusiastic eager-to-learn dog!

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Golden Retriever Dog Training Client

Client Name: Karen Kelley

City: Boise

State: Idaho

Dogs Name/Nickname: Ada

Breed: Golden Retriever

Likes: Snow, squeaky toy(especially her fox), dinner, her big water bowl outside – it is her swimming pool! Bear, her yellow lab big brother.  Frozen Cat Poop.

Pet-Peeves: Scared of loud noises, strange objects

Favorite Toys: Her squeaky fox

Favorite Treat: Steak!

Favorite Walk: School Yard

Best Tricks:  “Gimme your paw”

Arrival Story:  We picked Ada out of two litters of golden retrievers in Kuna.  Came home with us at 9 weeks old.  We picked Ada because she was lively and loved being handled.

Bio: Ada loves her big (human) sister Julia.  But at 17 years old Julie is going to college next year.  We’ll have to give Ada lots of extra love and a spot on our bed – when she earns it!

Motto: Ada became increasingly timid during her first few months with us.  Now, every new experience she conquers her mood brightens and she becomes more confident and happy.  Thank you Jim for helping us help Ada becomes a happy enthusiastic eager-to-learn dog!

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Miniature Schnauzer Dog Training Client

Client Name: Tamara Cullison

City: Boise

State: Idaho

Dogs Name/Nickname: Fergie

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer

Likes: Pine cones, tug of war, neighborhood dog pals

Pet-Peeves: Cats

Favorite Toys: 3 Squeak Zebra

Favorite Treat: Chew Bones

Favorite Walk: Wanderlust

Best Tricks:  Waves, indicates “whatever”

Arrival Story: Idaho Statesman classified ad for sale by breeder/owner, awesome family.  She came to us at 6 weeks and 3 pounds.  She definitely is our little black eyed pea.

Bio: Fergie enjoys sleeping in, playing fetch and tug of war.   She loves the neighbors and the neighborhood cats and dogs.  She is sassy and full of attitude.

Motto: The world is my toilet

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Boxer Dog Training Client

Client Name: Anne Marie & Thomas Sharkey

City: Boise

State: Idaho

Dogs Name/Nickname: Bruiser

Breed: Boxer

Likes: Loves to sit in her chair outside and cuddle

Pet-Peeves: Being alone, things that make annoying noises

Favorite Toys: Tennis balls

Favorite Treat: Salmon treats or anything that is on the kitchen floor

Favorite Walk: Neighborhood & the river

Best Tricks:  n/a

Arrival Story: Wanted a dog that could keep up with the Sharkey’s very active lifestyle.  Love the outdoors and running throughout the Greenbelt in Boise.  Did our research & now have a Boxer that will be put to the test.

Bio: 4 mo’s old; tons of energy; love to be w/ owners

Motto: 3 – 2 – 1 Go!

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Labradoodle Dog Training Client

Client Name: Kristen Cobb

City: Nampa

State: Idaho

Dogs Name/Nickname: Madison

Breed: Labradoodle

Likes: Loves to sit in her chair outside and cuddle

Pet-Peeves: Motorcycles, lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners

Favorite Toys: Clock & rope toys

Favorite Treat: Milk bones

Favorite Walk: Around the duck pond in the park

Best Tricks:  Bouncing on leaves & dandelions

Arrival Story: Madison was purchased from a breeder in Sister, Oregon.  She drove all the way back to Nampa without making a fuss in her crate.  She pretty much slept the entire 6 hours!  Good Dog!

Bio: Madison’s Mommy works long hours, but she always makes sure we have quality time everyday.  She has grandparents and great grandparents that love to dote!

Motto: Everyday is a good day for a nap!

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Miniature Schnauzer Dog Training Client

Client Name: Ron & Barb Deckert

City: Boise

State: Idaho

Dogs Name/Nickname: Maximillion (Max)

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer

Likes: Ice Cubes!  The ball & going for rides

Pet-Peeves: Kennel – doesn’t like being confined

Favorite Toys: Any chew toy

Favorite Treat: Apples

Favorite Walk: On the golf course

Best Tricks: n/a

Arrival Story: Arrived in February from breeding in Wendell, ID.  We have another Mine Schnauzer, Morgan who is 8+& now is blind.  Max helps Morgan and is very protective.

Bio: n/a

Motto: “Tired dog is a good dog”

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