When purchasing or adopting a dog, chances are you will probably have him be part of your family for approximately 10-15 years. Receive all the great benefits of a happy well behaved dog and have him trained by a skilled professional. At Top Dog their philosophy is to enrich the lives of pets and their owners though a highly refined positive motivational method. Their goal is to teach dogs how to learn and owners how to better understand their pets’ way of thinking. Owner and founder Shawn Thompson has more than 12 years of experience, and has had the privilege to have studied under Ivan Balabanov, a 3 time world champion. Shawn continuously works towards advancing his skills by working with top trainers and attending the latest seminars on dog training. He has been a national competitor, world
team qualifier multiple times, the 2008 National Breed team champion, multiple best in show winner at conformation shows, and is a certified tester/observer for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen test.
At Top Dog no dog is too good or bad to get better. Top Dog offers everything from group courses, private lessons, semi-private buddy lessons, canine good citizen preparation, sports training that includes ring sports and AKC, protection training, service dog training, therapy dog training, and even new dog evaluation to help you choose the right dog for you. No behavioral issue is to too tough for Shawn, let him take on the challenge to help with any issues your dog may have. Located on two acres of property, Top Dog offers a spacious indoor and outdoor training facility, and a front training area that lends itself to distractions similar to those one would encounter during their normal neighborhood walks. Their cooled, indoor, 850 square foot training area is great for use during those hot Phoenix summer months, or when weather does not lend itself for outdoor training. Their outdoor back training area is a spacious acre that provides a grassy open area for your dogs’ training. Shawn can also conduct training from your home. Top Dog offers a 7 day a week drop-off, pick-up option, and even offers discounts for extended stays, and multiple pet owners.
Each family has their own expectations from their pets, let Shawn’s expertise help you reach those goals. With patience, understanding, and the skills of a talented professional like Shawn, your dogs’ full potential can be developed. Allow yourself to have the fulfilling relationship you and your dog deserve to have. With a behavioral management training like no other in the Phoenix Valley, Top Dog can make those goals you hope for your pet a reality! Check out their website, www.TopDogAz.com, for more details and testimonials, or give them a call today at (480) 650-1650.