Love, trust, teach
private pet training for dogs
private pet training for cats
private pet training for horses
private pet training for birds

Welcome to love. trust. teach. Our mission is to help pets train people. We know a lot of pets with people problems and those pets need help teaching their people how to better communicate. Whether it’s potty training a new puppy, getting your cat off the counter, or reconditioning an aggressive animal, we’re here to help you with private pet training. We won’t train your pet for you, but we will coach you through the process. If you already have a loving bond, then we will help you build trust and guide you through the art of teaching.

Created to meet the needs of problem pets and frustrated humans in a familiar and comfortable environment, private pet training can address a variety of challenges. Whether it’s personal time constraints or a specific pet behavior problem, we work together to design a program and schedule that fits your needs.

“Denise has tremendous patience. My dog is nothing if not challenging and Denise is wonderful with her”. –Jenni

Denise and HenriDenise Holmes lives in Northwest Arkansas with her dog, Henri. She specializes in behavior modification using positive reinforcement and works with a variety of animals. Contact her for private pet training.


Meet Denise

Developed over the years and through my experience with many animals, including my own pets, “Tools-not-Rules” has become my slogan of choice. Animals are as individual and unique as their owners; the techniques that meet one animal’s needs may not meet those of another and private pet training can be very beneficial. With most animals, it has been my experience that positive reinforcement is almost always better than punishment.

Denise Holmes CDMy New Best Friend is the ultimate tool for preparing and introducing the family pet to a new baby. The raining package features a series of escalating sound tracks recorded from real babies and includes a manual of step-by-step guidelines outlining the keys to success.

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training your pet

From the privacy of your own home to on-the-go adventures, Denise can help you get the very best from your furry (and feathered) friends. Let her teach you the basics of positive reinforcement and show you how easy training can be.

“She was so good to my son and made this experience lots of fun for him…helps us to achieve the best relationship possible with our pet”. -Sarah