Welcome to The Canine Effect!

Our mission is to provide trusted, thoughtful and comprehensive In-Home Dog Training Services that enrich the lives and fulfill the needs of companion dogs and the families who love them.  At the core of The Canine Effect’s philosophy is the honoring of the human-canine bond. Relationship is our approach, and therefore, our result.  There is no denying that dogs make us better people, so we are committed to helping you make life better for your dog.


Got kids AND a dog?  You need FAMILY TRAINING!

Ready to turn your dream picture of the perfect family dog into a reality?  We have ALL the tools and support you’ll need to make it happen.  Check out the video above to find out about our specialized fun, effective and 100% positive family training package.

We also offer…


Private Dog Training

If you have kids or not, we offer private in-home training.  A change in your dog’s behavior may be just a single training session away. We tour your home, yard, lifestyle and routines to assess what contributes to unwanted behaviors you can eliminate, and desirable behaviors you can strengthen. Be on your way to easier daily living and creating good habits.


New Puppy or Dog?

Adding a canine family member to your household is a big deal! Let us help you get off on the right paw with your new pup. Build trust, be proactive, teach manners, and have fun while we guide you to have a peaceful home and the best relationship possible.


Animal-Assisted Therapy Canine Coaching

Mental health professionals and individuals interested in serving the community with canines, this is for you! Become a more aware, skilled, ethical, and compassionate dog handler. This will enhance your relationship with your dog, and the effectiveness of your community interactions.


Hike & Train

Keeping your dog physically stimulated and in shape is an important part of canine wellness, but it is equally important to provide mental stimulation and enrichment for your dog. In this service, we pick up your dog, hike, teach, play, and love on local trails. Then, you come home to a happy, fulfilled dog.

Dog Stars!

Free and Fun Dog Safety Program for Kids

Adult Programs

Resources & Helping Animals


“Kimberly came to us as a dog-sitter, but is really so much more. She is warm, kind and gentle. She taught us so much about dog behavior, and helped us problem solve with our dogs. She is absolutely reliable and a very lovely person.”

Paisley and Cleo’s Mom

" I searched for the right trainer for Casey for months not realizing that I also needed the right trainer for me. With Kimberly's insightful direction I have come to understand that it is not just about training your dog; it's also about understanding yourself and the role you play in your dog's behavior."

Casey's Mom

"The Canine Effect was extremely flexible with meeting with me and tailoring the training techniques to my specific dog. Ducky is already improving after a couple of days of implementing the rules she set in place. It was entirely worth meeting with Kimberly and hearing what she has to say. She has been open and available to me even after our meeting. She taught me how to communicate with my dog in a way that she understands and how to read her behavior."

Ducky's Mom