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Dog training for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson, Ashe, Avery & Watauga Counties, NC

The last trainer scared Cassie. It made me so sad and angry. Lisa came in and now she goes crazy when she sees her. Cassie is so much more confident and happy now. I'd recommend Lisa to everyone!!
- ​Lorie D.

The group class did Hailey a world of good. Now we don't have to yell at her anymore. Learning how to train her without punishment was amazing and so new for us, but just what we needed, even though we didn't know anything other than what we had been doing. We enjoyed being in class as a couple and hope that you will be offering more classes so we can continue training with you. 
- Katie and Justin 

"The lessons made me feel comfortable that I wouldn't be judged for mistakes I've already made. Lisa has extensive knowledge about  how dog's learn and behave."   
- Jill        

Watch Hunter learn that keeping four feet on the floor pays off

Lisa has national certifications in dog training and K9 Nose Work. Her passion is helping dogs and owners achieve a deep, loving bond through the use of positive, force free training and clicker/marker training. Her goal is to make each and every dog a well behaved, valued member of the family. Lisa's methods are based on the scientific principles of how dogs learn. Her methods are proven, effective, humane and kind. 

What makes Lisa unique is her experience with dogs and people. Lisa worked as a registered nurse in the field of oncology and bone marrow transplant for many years in several large teaching hospitals. The ability to communicate effectively with caring, compassion and knowledge were an integral part of her job. She brings that expertise to her profession as a dog trainer, coaching and training dogs and their owners. 

Lisa is a member of the
Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals as well as many other organizations including the Doberman Pinscher Club of America, the National Association of Canine Scent Work, the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program, and Lisa is also a licensed presenter of the Doggone Safe "Be A Tree" program.

Lisa is a National Association of Canine Scent Work Odor Recognition Test Judge and Certifying Official, as well as a licensed AKC Scent Work judge. She competes at the National level with her Doberman Pinschers and Foxhound in Scent Detection.

Lisa Mallory

Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed
Certified Nose Work Instructor