• 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)

  • 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

  • Sweetie

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

    Dr. Michelle Hemingway

  • Help for an aggressive dog

    “The lessons my dog, Indy, and I took with Annie at the Durango Dog College have helped more than I could have imagined! For 4 years I have struggled with Indy’s dog on dog aggression – something that effected my everyday life. Annie went above and beyond to help my dog – AND to help me help my dog! The classes were extremely informative, and Annie provided me with the tools I needed to continue the lessons outside of the classroom. Moreover, she (still) is available for questions and discussions over the phone, e-mail, etc. which has been really helpful. I have already seen such an improvement! I have spoken with many trainers regarding aggression, and from the first phone call I could tell Annie was the trainer for us – she has a genuine interest in each dog progressing, as well as the desire to help the owners cope with and redirect the behavior they are experiencing. I most certainly recommend Annie!”

    Ursula Squire

  • 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

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!