Hi I’m Roxanne Kimball, and Thank You for visiting my site, Crazy Dog Training!
I am a professional dog trainer who’s been to Animal Behavior College, the same school that trained Victoria Stilwell. You’ve seen her TV show “It’s Me or the Dog” on Animal Planet. I am also CGC certified through AKC, which means I will both test and certify your dog as a Canine Good Citizen upon successful completion of the test.
Now I'm a dog trainer for Petsmart, which means I went through PetSmart’s Dog Trainer’s Course (in addition to the above listed training) to teach classes through PetSmart. As it turns out, I'm continuing through PetSmart training to become the regional instructor for all PetSmart stores, to train and authorize other store trainers in the Nevada region.
After 20 successful years in accounting I became a dog trainer. Why? Because my husband James and I put our own crazy dog Yuki (she is the Shiba Inu pictured here) through all the classes at PetSmart because she is a difficult to train breed and now she’s amazing!
Yuki (YouTube link) was so much fun to train, and it’s made her a better dog (and us better pet parents), so I left accounting and I began helping other pet parents. Because of training, Yuki and the family have bonded and have so much fun together, and while she remains a great watch dog, our welcomed guests truly feel welcomed.
[Update: We just became parents of a Siberian Husky puppy, Tenshi - meaning Angel in Japanese. At seven weeks old she's sitting and laying down, and she's already whining at the door to go out to potty. At eight weeks she sits before she's allowed to pass through the door. At nine weeks she's sitting on command very quickly and looking at our eyes for the next commend. As of this writing we are now at at ten weeks and she's learning to sit and wait for the release word "OK" to take her treat that is right in front of her. We are also just beginning the eye contact "look at me" as you've seen in Yuki's video.]
If you are currently considering surrendering your dog to the shelter, STOP! There is hope! You wouldn’t know it after watching her YouTube video, but Yuki was a crazy dog! Stubborn, tearing things up, ignored us, aggressive toward others, etc. Training really made the difference! At about 6-9 months of age many problems start to show and too many dogs are surrendered simply because the owners didn’t know there was a solution!
You’ve seen Cesar Millan’s dog psychology in action on the excellent TV show Dog Whisperer on National Geographic, this stuff really works! By the way, his off-camera trainers are graduates from Animal Behavioral College as well.
Because shelters are over run with dogs that pet owners thought were out of control, I’ve made a commitment to helping others that suffer from these seemingly crazy dogs! (Though, your dog says s/he suffers from crazy people!) Well, the war is over, bring your dog in and let’s turn your frustrations into the joys you thought you would have with a puppy. My job is to bring peace and order to chaos, and you’ll have a happy home and family as you originally expected.
Every day I’m showing pet parents how to get immediate results. I get all kinds of dogs with all kinds of problems, and I also train already well behaved dogs to take things much further with amazing tricks that dogs LOVE to perform. The classes are fun for the pet and the owners, and while not required, I encourage you to bring your family as it helps to get everyone on the same page. One key to training is consistency.
You will learn all the standard things such as potty training, sit, stay, heal and it will progress to more advanced training from there. You will also regain control of a problem dog, and resolve issues such as jumping, barking and chewing, and much more… I will also ask you “what do you want to get out of the class?”, so we can work together to achieve your goals. If your dog is aggressive, bring him in so I can evaluate and we may set up a private class… but please... don’t give up! You'll be surprised at the progress made!
And YES you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Every dog and owner can benefit greatly from these classes. The rescue or shelter dog you just picked up could certainly get a jump start. Or you may have an older dog that loves to go camping or riding in your boat with you, and this dog could still benefit from these classes. The dogs love this and you will see a whole new level of bonding with your friend!
There is a knack to it, and that is what I’m going to help you learn. This is as much about training you, as training your dog. While your dog is learning to listen and respond to you, you are learning how to speak most effective and learn how to listen to your dog, so you are in control. You will be learning the language that dogs communicate… its not likely you’ll hear your dog say “Jimmy fell down the well”, but you get the idea. This is important so you can take your training further, and bring peace to your home, vacations, and more.
Join one of my classes for puppies, beginners, intermediate, advanced, or tricks. I can also certify your dog for Canine Good Citizenship which will allow you to bring your dog into places that might otherwise not allow dogs. Even if your dog is already well trained, this is a great opportunity for your dog to socialize and overcome fears that cause it to misbehave. Better yet, it will help your dog to receive and express love to a greater degree than s/he already does.
The www.CrazyDogTraining.com website and company remains active, but I am not accepting new classes here because I am now a pet trainer at PetSmart on Virginia Street in Reno Nevada. The advantage to you is you get the same great training, at a much reduced cost. This works out great for me too because I’m more visible and able to demonstrate immediate results, and this gets more people into my classes where I’m able to convert more crazy dogs into outstanding loving family members and best friends.
Walking the PetSmart floor, I see dogs being dragged on the leash or running amok, or parents repeatedly telling their oblivious dog to sit with no results. I ask them if I can show them a couple tricks of the trade and their dog is sitting and laying down on the first attempt. As a result I have people saying “How did you do that?!”, I explain it to them and they sign up for class, because they know this is only the tip of the iceberg. And its true! Sitting is easy, and the classes are not about teaching your dog to sit, its about making life better for you and your pet. Friendship and no stress.
You can find all my training classes here, or go to the store just ask for me by name. I’d be more than happy to help you pick the class that is right for you and your dog.
Special thanks to my husband James for making my website. Please check out James' own website, Trouble Shooter Studio, where you will find examples of his beautiful photography, 3D graphics, products you may own, and projects he's managed.
James, an Air Force veteran, has aided invention of various cutting edge products, worked on TV series, led productions and teams, worked on real-time 3D broadcast video systems and games, and edited photos for national and internationally recognized award winning photographers.
Balancing management, creative and technical experience, his background in computer graphics goes back to the 80's. From 3D graphics to production management, and managing 13 teams in an R&D company.
The products he's worked on have won Emmy awards, earned dozens of patents, "best of" awards at trade shows and in industry magazines, and his work is featured around the globe on TV, DVD, in movie theaters, animation fesitivals, on magazine covers, the web, PC and casino games. He designed and administers my site and his photography is featured throughout.
If you can't tell, I'm very proud of my husband. :-)
Special thanks also goes out to our friend Craig Kelly who designed my logo- see my links page for more information regarding his hollywood experience too. (Thanks Craig.)
Thank you all for visiting my site. I would be glad to help you in all your dog training needs.
Roxanne Kimball :-)