We believe in well behaved dogs in order for them to be free.
We will help you tackle your puppy's/dog's disobedience, by providing you with the techniques and tools you need most. By encouraging trust and positive reinforcement only, our specialist will help you to become the best dog owner you can be so that your pet becomes your best companion.
Meet our Trainer!
Kristen is a positive reinforcement dog trainer with a passion in educating the public in animal behavior and reward-based training. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology, minor in Psychology and acquired her knowledge and skills through internships and work at several national aquariums training dolphins, sea lions, penguins, birds, and other exotic species. After working as a Dolphin Trainer at the Miami Seaquarium, her passion for animal training and love for canines has led her to become a professional dog trainer here in south Florida! She developed her own business, Crown Dog LLC, and assisted with training shelter dogs all with force-free methods. Kristen is a certified evaluator of AKC (American Kennel Club) and professional member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) as well as earning her way to a CPDT-KA title through Certified Council of Professional Dog Trainers. She focuses on improving a dog’s behavior in a way that builds confidence in the animal and strengthens the bond between canine and owner. Kristen believes that with positive training and the right type of leadership, any dog can succeed!
The programs we have available are:
Private Dog & Trainer Lessons
Private lessons will allow your dog to progress in obedience and skills quickly! Each session is customized to your dog’s individual needs. Upon meeting our trainer, a comprehensive training plan will be created to help your dog accomplish their set goals. With the use of reward-based techniques, interactive games, and situational activities, your dog will learn and practice important life skills, benefiting both you and your canine.
Your dog will get a customized training plan to fit their behavioral needs. During each lesson, our qualified trainer will utilize positive training methods and engaging exercises to assist your dog in learning good manners and obedience. You will be able to see their progress and utilize all of these skills in home or in public. If your dog trains while at daycare, you will be able to see your dog’s progress by receiving video updates and a report card every time they train!
There are many behaviors that you can choose your dog to learn and habits that we can change:
• Puppy Training -
Teething, crate training, potty training, etc
• Basic Obedience
Sit, down, come, stay, focus
• Calming Excitability or Teaching Manners -
No jumping, polite greeting on-leash, door manners, leave it
• Intermediate Obedience Skills -
Wait at doorways, go to bed/crate, duration stay, outdoor recall
• Leash Skills -
Heeling, focus in distraction, obedience outdoors
• Changing problem behaviors -
Barking, house-soiling, counter-surfing, etc
• Leash-Reactivity -
Preventing lunging and barking at people, bikes, dogs while on-leash
Each dog owner will learn to communicate and train their dog in basic obedience and behavioral manners. In this small class environment, you and your dog will get to practice new learned skills around controlled distractions. Behaviors taught in class include: focus, sit, down, come, stay, basic leash walking, greeting other dogs and people, and leave it. Our trainer will also cover how to apply these skills in your day-to-day life as well as maintain good behavior and communication with your canine!
For dogs who have accomplished basic obedience skills, enjoy an outdoor on-leash training program. This class will help you build their focus and attention in different social settings. Each week we will meet at a different local spot: Wynwood, Design District, Midtown, Morningside Park & Museum Park.
Get ready to jump, weave and dive into this fun outdoor class! Agility is a creative way to train your dog while strengthening your canine and owner relationship. In this class your dog will learn to maneuver each different obstacle and follow your instruction through a course. Build your dog’s focus, confidence, and coordination through exciting and innovative exercises!
Dogs joining group class must be comfortable with other dogs and people in a classroom environment. Each owner will be working with their own pet in class and must have their dog on-leash at all times.
All lessons are with owner/dog/trainer
Preregistration is required for FreeDOGm’s group class.
Group Classes are non-refundable. No makeup lessons for missed classes