Fun, encouragement and positive feedback included in every lesson.
As a veterinary professional and a certified dog trainer (KPA-CTP), Gretchen is dedicated to using only gentle, humane techniques when training your dog or cat. Your kids will learn how to interact with your pet in productive ways every day.
Training people and pets
Gretchen has coached many happy clients to training success with her reward-based, family-oriented training methods. Whether you watch Gretchen gracefully guide your dog or pup during day training sessions or join in the training fun during coaching lessons, she’ll adapt her approach to work for everyone in your family. Training pets AND people takes years of hands-on experience and education from industry-leading organizations. Gretchen is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner—a prestigious designation achieved by a small number of professional dog trainers. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) since 2006 and studied alongside Columbus’ finest veterinarians. And with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Gretchen has the skills to help you understand and better enjoy your pet.
Enjoy life more with your dog or cat. Results are a click away.
What is a clicker?
An easy-to-use, handheld device that you “click” every time your dog or cat makes the right choice. Trainers around the world use clicker training because it’s super-safe AND super-effective. Let Gretchen show you how fun it is to “click” your dog or cat to good behavior.
Real world training from a fellow mom
When Gretchen is not training Columbus’ cats and dogs, she adores spending time with her two wonderful children and puppy. She knows that juggling priorities you love—kids, puppy, career, family, and friends—takes time and finesse. Gretchen will never give you mountains of training homework she knows you don’t have time to complete. Isn’t it time to cherish every precious moment with your pet? Contact Gretchen to schedule your first session today. Your family will thank you!
In the words of a happy client (one of many)
It is with great pleasure; I express my gratitude and recommendation regarding Gretchen Collins, Behavior Specialist. My fur baby, Traps, brought me to a place of extreme concern. As a first time dog owner, with a dog that experienced severe pain, more than once, and lashes out with biting, I turned to Gretchen for assistance. I didn’t know anything about Behavior training, and had to place my trust in the process. This became trust well placed in Gretchen’s expertise. Gretchen helped Traps and myself work together to learn strategies to increase our safety. She didn’t have any judgment for my ignorance, and allowed to me to learn from her. She and Traps bonded quickly. This came with great comfort for me, as I was concerned how someone might treat my fur baby. She put us both at ease, right away. I highly recommend Gretchen for your pet and their behaviors. Improvement will be your pleasure. It has been ours, Traps and mine, to allow our bond to grow even larger. Thank you kindly Gretchen.