My name is Gail Parks, I am a Certified Dog Trainer with over thirty years of experience working with Dogs and a variety of other animals. Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and a variety of poultry. I offer a variety of Obedience and Trick Training classes at Phoebe's K9 Resort
Currently, in my home are four Pembroke Welsh Corgis, a Catahoula Hound Dog and a Yellow Lab. Three of these family members are adopted. I also train rescue dogs at Fetch A Friend Dog Rescue.
Training Dogs is my passion. I am a Certified Dog Trainer, following the philosophy of Positive Reinforcement Training. Positive Reinforcement Training is a method which uses a reward based system, motivating a dog to work for something the dog likes. The system has been scientifically proven through trials and studies as the most effective means to train a dog. It encourages memory retention of the obedience commands, helps to change the underlying cause of the wrong behavior, and increases a dogs confidence. Positive Reinforcement Training helps to build a bond between a dog and it's owner, resulting in a fear-free relationship, based on love and respect.
In addition to my Basic Obedience class, I am a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and offer an Advanced Training Class, with the opportunity to earn The AKC, CGC title. I also offer Trick Training classes which allows the opportunity to earn an AKC trick training title.
Then, for more exercise and mental stimulation, I teach an introduction to Basic Dog Agility. This class promotes another bonding mechanism between dog and owner, through teamwork and a loving, exciting partnership.