13+ Years of Dog Training Experience.
Guiding Dog Owners like You to be your Dogs Hero!
Has a trainer given up on your dog?
“The second trainer informed me Thai would just never be a dog who could socialize with other dogs” – Mandy, Williamstown VT
Have you taken a group class and learned nothing?
“We attended a highly recommended local dog trainer’s class and enrolled in their 6 week, treat-based training course. The only thing that we learned was to teach Rita to sit” – Laura, Richmond VT
Has a trainer jumped to suggesting medication before exhausting all resources?
“Her anxiety increased, she couldn’t walk without barking and freaking out. I started working with a trainer, but little progress was made and new issues developed. Finally, the trainer suggested I talk with my vet about anti-anxiety medications” – Megan, Winooski VT
Has a trainer told you your dog was untrainable?
“We tried another accredited trainer when Benny was 1 and after just two sessions she told us Bennett was “untrainable” – Jenna, Colchester VT
Did you get outcasted by your trainer in front of a whole class?
“One trainer stuck us in the hall, away from all other dogs because Thai would bark the entire class” – Mandy, Williamstown VT
Has a trainer told you your dog would never be off-leash reliable?
“The instructor said that based on Rita’s breed and history, we would never get a solid off leash recall” – Laura, Richmond VT
It’s not your fault!
It’s not your fault you didn’t achieve success with training. Many trainers jump too quickly to give up on dogs, or push owners on to lifetime medication as a way to manage the problem because of their lack of education or personal philosophy.
I understand your frustration. That’s why we have a plan for you that includes relaxation techniques, advanced dog socialization training and a training method that understands how to help dogs with severe behavioral problems. Too many trainers give up on dogs without understanding the important methods that we know work! How do we know? Because we get results every day and help dogs feel comfortable in their own skin while getting reliable obedience on and off-leash!
Training ought to be fun and easy and you shouldn’t need to change your whole life around to get results.
Vermont Dog Pack was started in 2007 by Vermonter, Rhonda Bilodeau. Rhonda is a certified S.A.T.S. trainer, a TMD E-cademy Graduate and E-Touch Certified. Her program is similar to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in that it helps dogs feel differently about their triggers. This NLP style of training helps to rewire their brains, changing how they view the word. This is how Rhonda trains reliable dogs- focusing on a dog’s opinion about the world not just their behavior. Rhonda developed a strong interest in NLP because of how much anxiety both dog and owner were passing between each other. She is completing her Master NLP Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist course through Thrive Collective Learning to help assist her clients in remaining calm and positive when with their dogs. She also plans to use these skills to enhance her mentoring skills in the community.
Vermont Dog Pack is conveniently located 25 minutes away from Burlington, VT, 15 minutes from Winooski and 20 minutes away from Essex Junction.