Let Dog Owner Coach be your guide

Margie Hillenbrand's philosophy of "Calm, Clear, Consistent," will help give you the skills, understanding, and resources you need to cultivate well-mannered, confident canine companions. Focus is given to the foundation of getting your dog's attention and building from there. Classes are limited to a maximum of 5 dogs (minimum of 3) to offer participants a level of individualized instruction and allows shy, fearful, or insecure dogs to go at their own pace, building confidence, and developing a positive experience.

We encourage well-behaved children and other family members to participate in class - training your dog should be a family affair! 


  • Proof of up-to-date rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations. Puppies under 4 months old need to have the puppy series vaccines appropriate for their age.

  • Secure collar/head halter/harness that gives you good control

  • 6ft (non-retractable) leash

  • Food or toy rewards



Orientation is for humans only: no dogs!

For one-on-one consultations, contact Margie at 607-591-7806 or at  Margie@dogownercoach.com.

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