The Life of Riley

DOG TRAINING & PET CARE SERVICES

Learn how you and your pet can have the best life, together.

When you know how to communicate with your dog, you reinforce the bond you felt from that very first day. With the Life of Riley Dog Training & Pet Care Services, you’ll learn how dogs think and feel, what motivates their actions, and how you can better communicate with each other.

We strengthen relationships between animals and their people, based on four principles: education, communication, mutual respect, and fun. Our mission is to keep you bonded forever, so you can do all the things you want to do, together.

There are

No Bad Dogs

Only bad behaviors we positively want to resolve.

Below, we’ve got a running list of common undesirable dog behaviors.Is your dog doing something that’s not on our list?

Call us! We’re positive we can help.

  • Growling at other dogs or people while eating food
  • Dashing through open doors
  • Stealing food off the counter or floor
  • Lunging at other dogs (bicyclists, people, etc.) on leash
  • Barking at the fence when people walk by
  • Pulling on the leash during walks
  • Not coming when called
  • Playing hard-to-catch
  • Destroying things around the house
  • Barking excessively
  • Jumping on house guests
  • Begging at the dinner table
  • Chasing cats (and other small animals)
  • Refusing to give up a toy
  • Barking at the vacuum, hairdryer, etc.

Get our FREE Guide

Learn 3 easy ways you can
maximize your dog’s happiness

Our formula for

The Life of Riley

Education + Communication + Mutual Respect + Fun!

Your pet deserves

The Life of Riley

We provide positive reinforcement dog training
tailored to the needs of you and your dog.

pet love

TRAINING

Using positive reinforcement training, we will help you teach your pet life skills to enable them to live successfully in your world and create an amazing bond between you.

dog walking

DOG WALKING

30-minute leashed walks help provide dogs with the mental and physical stimulation they need each day to be happy and content.

pet sit

PET SITTING

You can’t always be there to care for your pet – whether on vacation, working long hours or in an unexpected emergency, our pet sitters will love and care for your pets while you are away.

POSITIVE TRAINING

Using positive reinforcement training methods, we will help you teach your pet life skills to enable them to live successfully in your world and create an amazing bond between you.

DOG WALKING

30-minute leashed walks help provide dogs with the mental and physical stimulation they need each day to be happy and content.

PET SITTING

You can’t always be there to care for your pet – whether on vacation, working long hours or in an unexpected emergency, our pet sitters will love and care for your pets while you are away

Click to See What People Say About The Life of Riley

“Wendy is great!!!! As a canine professional myself, I know how much can go wrong with a dog walk. One of my dogs has in particular has leash aggression and reactivity issues that we are working on, and he is also somewhat fearful and slow to warm up to strangers, so I knew that not just anyone would be able to work with him. The fact that Wendy is also a positive-reinforcement dog trainer made her a perfect match for our needs, because it assured me she would know the best approach to working with a fearful dog. Wendy displayed great knowledge of canine body language, which was crucial in gaining Wyatt’s trust. She was patient and gentle with him, never rushing him as he slowly warmed up to her and grew more confident with each session. You can see how much Wendy loves dogs and is passionate about her work, and she has taught us some very useful things that we can implement during our walks with Wyatt. Work with Wendy, and you will be glad you did!!!!”

Want to be a Pet Sitter or a Dog Walker?