Dog Training

Meet the Trainer

LuAnn Keyton, KPACTP, has been a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy since January of 2008.  She is also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. Please email for more information.

Using Only Positive Reinforcement

We understand the history and use of punishments in training.  Positive reinforcement is more effective in every meaningful dimension.

Positive reinforcement teaching technique uses non confrontational methods to work a dog's brain - rewarding positive behavior, establishing rituals and training actions that are incompatible with negative behavior, addressing a dogs anger and frustration - all while enabling the dog to feel good inside.  If you reinforce  a dogs desirable behaviors, there is less of a chance that she will indulge in other behaviors that you do not like.  Decision making is influenced without the use of force, and the dog's trust in the owners in not violated through threatening treatment.

Dogs with Dog Walker

Classes Offered

Puppy School - for puppies 8 - 20 weeks old to ensure a confident, happy, well -socialized dog.

Most dog owners have no doubt heard about the importance of socializing their puppies. Proper socialization means providing positive experiences with as man new people, dogs and situations as possible. It's essential for developing a confident and well-adjusted adult dog that is comfortable with all life has to offer. Unfortunately, despite the significant many people aren't providing enough socialization for their young canine companions. Playing with litter mates or other dogs in your household does not provide appropriate socializing to ensure a confident dog.  Only seeing people in your home does not ensure a dot that is confront and not aggressive around other people.

This is a comprehensive course covering puppy socialization, growth and development, basic training, problem-solving and problem prevention.  This class culminate in the rest for the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Award.

Behaviors Covered



Go to Mat



Loose Leash Walking 

Leave It

K-9 Good Manners - Dogs over 6 months of age. It picks up where Puppy Class left off or can be the initial training for an older dog.

Basic Skills





Place or Go to Mat


Leave It

Drop It

Walking Nicely on a Leash

Working with a Target Stick

Manners & Problem Resolution for:



Greeting People


Counter Surfing

Lunging at Other Dogs

Tricks and Fun Stuff




Carry a Basket

Identify Blue from Yellow

Working with Food Puzzles

Intro to Scent Training

AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep

This class gets your K9 team ready to certify excellent manners in public.  This certificate is usually a prerequisite for therapy work.

Accepting Friendly Stranger

Sitting politely for petting

Appearance and grooming

Out for a walk (walk on loose lead)

Walking through a crowd

Sit and down on command & staying in place

Calm reaction to another dog

Calm reaction to strangers

Supervised separation

Come when called


Each class is a 6-week/6-class course for essential puppy and dog training!  Each class lasts about an hour and meets at Misty Eyes Animal Center.

$125 - General Public

$90 -   Misty Eyes Foster Family Discount (for their personal pets)

$90 - New Adopters (must sign up for a class within 60 days of adoption)

$50 - 1-hour Private lesson in your home.