• 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! If you prefer, I will do the training for you, working with your dog in your home or anywhere you need to see his behavior improve.


What Does Your Dog Need?

Behavior Modification

  • 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!

$150 per session
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Professional Day Training

I come to your home and work with your dog one-on-one.  I do all of the work! This program is aimed at obedience training and can include such skills as:

  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit to Say Please
    Down and Down Stay
  • Recall
  • Focus Work
  • Go to Mat
  • Sit to Greet People
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Proper Socialization

$150 / hour
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Train the Owner

I teach you how to help your dog learn new, desired behaviors. After all, you live with your best friend 24-7 so learning how to help him makes a happy home for everyone. I work with your dog and demonstrate how to get the desired behavior and then hand the leash to you as I observe and coach you to success.

$120 / hour
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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!

$1000 per day plus travel expenses
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Nose Work

  • Teaching the Search Cue
  • Teaching the Scents
  • Handler Training
  • Training Finds with Distractions

I was trained on the new sport of Nose Work by a former trainer of military explosive sniffer dogs for Lackland Air Force Base. ANY dog can do this sport and nearly ALL dogs (and owners!) love it.

$50 / hour
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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)

  • Intense Pointer Learns Calm and Focus

    We cannot thank Annie enough for helping us with our German Shorthaired Pointer. We have seen a big improvement in her ability to greet people and other dogs and be a more relax dog in our home. I wish we would have done a before and after video to share with other dog owners our positive results. Instead of a dog with anxiety we have a dog with confidence and skills to greet and meet people and other dogs.

    Leslie Cook

  • Sweetie

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

    Dr. Michelle Hemingway

  • Beau-tiful!

    What a great session today. Beau and I both learned so much. You are by far the best and most knowledgable person we have worked with. I’m writing notes when we leave because so much happens and I’m afraid I’ll forget something important if I don’t. We both went home and took a nap.

    Can’t wait until next Wednesday!

    Jan Williams

  • Shy Dogs Learns to Trust Humans

    I especially want to thank you for the time you spent with Bubba and me. He has made tremendous progress and is a much happier dog. Also, if you ever need a reference, please feel free to give them my name and number. You’re the best!

    Peggy C./Bayfield

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

I am a Certified Canine Behaviourist (INTODogs), a CPDT-KA©  (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed/Ret.) and a Certified Fear Free trainer recommended by veterinarians and clients nationwide. 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 northern Utah, including the Heber Valley, Park City and Salt Lake City.