I’m Alyson Rodges, trainer at Aly’s Puppy Boot Camp-at home on the acre. I want to take a moment to introduce myself. I have always been interested in training dogs, since I went through my first obedience class with my Queensland Heeler when I was 12 years old. I’ve owned and trained “doodles” long before“doodles” were cool. My 16-year-old Labradoodle, Izzie lives on in our memory.   She was the queen on our acre property. Her doodle court includes the rest of our crew, Kozi, Bo & Jackson.  These amazing dogs have helped me shape many dogs attitudes and properly integrate them into a daily living routine.

For the past 21 years, I’ve lived on an acre in Orcutt, California with my wonderful husband, two kids, dogs, cats, horses, pigs, rabbits, chickens; the menagerie seems to grow each year. Years ago, what began as a hobby of helping family and friends with their dogs has turned into a business for me. In the beginning, my friends and I would laughingly say, “We give our dogs some Life Management Skills.” However, I’ve come to see through the years of working with my dogs and other people’s dogs that ‘life management skills’ are really what we want to share with our four-legged friends. My basic training philosophy is that we train our dogs as we are living our daily lives! My Pillars of Pack Leadership® breaks down these concepts into very manageable blocks of information that real people can implement into their lives. We passionately love our dogs and want them part of our everyday life; however, they often can’t participate the way we’d like until they have some skill sets/behaviors that make daily living pleasant for both owner and pet.

I offer what we all live with.–A home full of kids & family of all ages, animals, distractions, schedules, neighbors, noises, smells, etc. Your pup becomes part of our extended family for their visit on the acre. How long they stay depends on you, your goals and your friend. Your puppy will learn the foundations of good behavior with a heavy emphasis on potty training, socialization and good manners. Your puppy will learn good doggie etiquette through play and socialization.

Your puppy will learn the basic obedience commands such as “sit”, “come”, “down”, “off”, “back” , “no”, “place”, “paws up” and working around distractions. I cover potty training,  kennel (crate) training, chewing, jumping, barking, digging, and socialization with children in the house. Your puppy will arrive to me during his 8th to 12th Week which, for a puppy, is critical because his learning facilities are fully in place. He will learn to play and work as we encourage your dog’s desire and ability to work for you. You will receive a “Daily Journal” that I keep on each day’s activities, training tips, our challenges, and our successes. I also post video & pictures on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter so you can watch and learn right along with your pooch. I will challenge you to be the best pack leader you can possibly be!

I hope this answers some of your questions and I want you to feel free to call me with any additional questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you.

Blessings to you,

– Aly