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About Us


At The Confident Pooch, we are focused on providing canine obedience and behavior modification services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We will do everything we can to meet your training goals for your dog.

With a variety of training options to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. 

We use balanced training methods to yield consistent and accurate results for pet owners that are serious about changing their dogs’ behavior and how they will obey commands. Balanced training means that the dog will respond the first time a command is given not a second, third or fourth time. You will no longer need to lure or bribe your dog with treats to obey its commands. Through Operant Conditioning we will use positive reinforcement such as treats, clicker and praise to encourage good behavior while the dog is learning and then introduce consequences for not noncompliance. This will yield amazing results and the dog will end up with true respect for its owner.

Many people now consider their dogs to be members of their family. In many ways, they are. Some dog owners go so far as to interpret their dog's every action in human terms. Given this special status, as family member and companion, they naturally start to look at their furry friends through "people-colored" glasses. This is where problems begin. Dogs simply do not think like people. This humanizing of a dog's behavior leads to accidental faulty judgments about what dogs understand, what they need, and what is best for the dog.

The Confident Pooch program recognizes even the most frustrated and fed-up owners and want to help bridge the communication gap between the dog and its owner. A great variety of Board & Train and private training options will help our clients regain control of their lives and learn how to really enjoy their relationship with their dogs.

Maegan's Personal Dogs Jetta, Raven & Corbin!

Felicity's Personal Dogs Meila and Viper!

Why Us?

Our goal is simple...keep dogs happy in their homes by improving relationships with their owners. The trainers at The Confident Pooch understand how dogs think, play, and learn. We believe in treating the underlying issues that lead dogs to unwanted behavior rather than just teaching our clients a quick fix, only to have the problem rear its ugly head again in a couple of weeks. With that philosophy we get long term results that you just can't get from purely positive training alone.

Our training team are all graduates of world renowned Starmark Academy School for Dog Trainers. Starmark is one of the most comprehensive training programs in the world focusing on all aspects of canine obedience and dog psychology. Our trainers all hold certifications in both Canine Obedience Training and Behavior Modification.

Maegan Bardes


Certified Trainer &

Behavior Modification ​Specialist​

Felicity Hewlett

Certified Trainer &

Behavior Modification Specialist 

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