• We Teach Win-Win Communication
    Between Dogs and Owners

    Fear and Force Free Dog Training

  • Living With Your Dog Shouldn't Be Stressful

    Learn to Stop Reactive or Aggressive Canine Behavior

  • We Provide Scientifically Sound Training

    Loose Leash Walking, Behavior Consults, Puppy Training, Nose Work and More


Positive, Force-Free Personalized Dog Training

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My best-selling book The Midnight Dog Walkers (Lumina Media)  — nominated for a Maxwell Award by the Dog Writers of America Association — puts the power of positive dog training in your hands. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photos and filled with practical advice and real-life stories, the book is a great way to learn more about how to live successfully with an aggressive or reactive pet.

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Life’s too busy for dog training that doesn’t work or causes fear or harm that is guaranteed to set your dog back.

That’s why I’ll listen to your concerns and goals, assess your dog, and offer practical solutions that suits your needs and fits your lifestyle. I will make sure your dog isn’t stressed, confused or harmed while in training. I want to create a dog who loves to learn!

Book cover for "Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs: Proven Techniques to Help Your Dog Recover from Fear and Anxiety and Enjoy Walks Calmly (CompanionHouse Books) Rehabilitating Fearful, Anxious Dogs"

Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs: Proven Techniques to Help Your Dog Recover from Fear and Anxiety and Enjoy Walks Calmly (CompanionHouse Books) Rehabilitating Fearful, Anxious Dogs

Annie’s second book is now available for pre-order on Amazon! It’s already hit the best seller status! This book contains force-free solutions to all kinds of behavior concerns. Projected pub date: May 2023

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What Does Your Dog Need?

Behavior Modification / Online Consults / Limited Openings

  • Dog-to-Dog Reactivity
  • People Reactivity
  • Multiple Dogs in Household Issues
  • Jumping on People
  • Resource Guarding
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Fear Issues
  • Growling
  • Biting

Using fear free, scientifically-backed training protocols, I reduce any undesired canine behavior issue. Owner participation and ongoing training is required of the owner — but I am here to coach you through anything!

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Seminars (Private or Group)

Two Day Intensive Reactive Dog Seminar available for private instruction or for groups. Each seminar is tailored for your dog or group’s needs. Dog welcome!

Association of INTO Dogs Certified Canine Behaviorist Family Dog Mediation: beyond dog training Fear Free Taking the PET out of Petrified INTODogs certificate

$1500 per day plus travel expenses
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Whichever program you choose, we’ll use only positive, scientifically sound training techniques for a fun process and long-lasting results.

Testimonials (See all)

  • Shelter Dog Zeke

    Dear Annie,

    The volunteer who handled Zeke during your class reported he made significant progress in being comfortable with strange dogs, a problem it is difficult to deal with effectively in the shelter environment. We appreciate you lending your expertise to the shelter and look forward to working with you in the future.


    Anna Anderson, Executive Director

    Annie's Orphans

  • Formerly Aloof Rottie on His Way to Becoming a Therapy Dog

    Annie has made enormous improvements in our dog Black Bean. Before, he ignored everything we said to him and refused to make eye contact. Now we are able to give him signals to listen and make eye contact. He has become very obedient and is much more fun to take on walks and play with. He is so well-behaved that he is going to be a reading assistance dog for children.


  • Princess

    Great Pyreneese Dog

    Hi Annie! Just wanted to share with you that Princess is doing amazing. Today when we walked by our Great Pyrenees, she did exactly what I’ve hoped for, what I’ve longed for, what I’ve dreamed for. She walked by him, looked at him, and did absolutely nothing. And he was up and moving!!!!!! I was so amazed – I just wanted to cry. Thanks again Annie!

    Monica D.

  • Sweetie

    Thanks again for taking such good care of Sweetie! I am telling everyone I know about your great care!

    Dr. Michelle Hemingway

I’m Professional Trainer Annie Phenix,
and I’d love to meet you and your dog.

Annie Phenix and her dogs Echo and Radar walking on train tracks

Photo by Tica Clarke Photography.

I am a Certified Canine Behaviourist (INTODogs), a Certified Family Dog Mediator,  a Certified Fear Free Professional trainer recommended by veterinarians and clients nationwide. I am a member of the Pet Professional Guild – the gold standard organization for force free trainers.  I am a nationally recognized behavior expert, best-selling author, a former national magazine columnist and a nose work instructor. I am a member The International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) and a member of The Association of INTODogs (INTODogs). I have a B.A. degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. I was named the Austin Communicator of the Year (2000) and my articles about dog training behavior and solutions have been printed in over 100 publications. I am currently writing a second canine behavior book that will be published July 2022 by Fox Chapel Publishing. I offer Behavior Consults for troubled dogs and Private Training in your home that is tailored to you and your dog’s needs. I create win-win situations for both owner and dog. I never use fear, force or pain.

My Pledge to You and Your Dog: I give dogs and humans a clear communication path that allows your dog to learn to love to learn. I will never scare or harm your dog while teaching and I will find workable, win-win solutions for every canine problem.

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Personalized private dog and puppy training for dog lovers around the globe!