PRIVATE DOG TRAINING SINCE 1981. LOCATED IN MISSOULA, MT.
Custom-Tailored Dog Training
I will give careful consideration of your pet’s age, temperament, breed characteristics, past experience, and environment to create a personalized program for you and your pet.
What is it? Positive reinforcement is usually known as giving a bit of food as a reward. However, it can be anything the dog likes. For example, getting in the car is reinforced by going for a ride, bringing a ball is reinforced by getting to chase it, pulling on leash is reinforced by moving forward. Sophisticated training arranges reinforcers to teach desirable behavior.
Voted #1 by L.A. Magazine
Bill Stavers was voted “Best Dog Trainer in Los Angeles” by Los Angeles Magazine.
Your private dog training sessions can be scheduled at your convenience, at your home.
“Before we called Bill, my husband and I were losing hope. Whenever our dog was left alone, he would tear into whatever he could find. After just one session with Bill, we had a plan…and a plan that worked. The thing about working with Bill that I appreciate the most is the way his methods have strengthened my connection with my dog. It’s been wonderful to worry less about his destructive behaviors and put my focus on building trust between the dog and I. I am so grateful for the warm and knowledgeable way he’s worked with our little family.”
“Bill helps my clients get results quickly. He is realistic and knowledgeable about dog training and understands the problems we see in many dog breeds. He is also honest and straightforward about problems. I am not surprised that Los Angeles Magazine featured Bill Stavers as best trainer in Los Angeles. His techniques are sensible and easy to follow.”
Cassie Jones, DVM,, Point Vicente Animal Hospital
“Bill Stavers is one of the best dog trainers. From puppy training to problem solving, he’s a pro at helping families learn how to coexist harmoniously with their pets”