My goal at Companion Canines is to help your dog become a happy, well-balanced and reliable companion. We offer a unique opportunity to find out what training methods work best along with giving you information to make you and your dog’s lives better. Scientific learning theories have proven canines to be a social- and community-driven animal, each with their own specific language.

All of the training done with Companion Canines is built around positive reinforcement as well as non-physical punishment. Through mental and physical activity, the goal for your animal is to become a well-balanced family member. As a result, your dog will not be lonely or develop destructive behavior when left alone, and will be better behaved during human and social interactions.

Dogs won’t always be perfect, but they certainly deserve to be happy!


Interview with Ron Jolly (WTCM 103.5 | 93.5), November 7, 2018.

He was a completely different dog…

My name is Brian Henriksen and I own an 18 month male German Shepherd.  I took him to Janet when he was 1 year old.  I had done training work with him previously so he already knew and was pretty good at the basic commands, ie; sit, stay, down, come, heel, etc.  I was going out of town for a week so asked Janet to work with him to enhance his current training and focus on off leash work and socialization with other dogs.

When I returned I was VERY impressed with the results.  He was a completely different dog (for the better) when near other dogs.  His off leash work was excellent.  And, he learned at least another half dozen or so commands.  Janet followed up with me a week or so after I picked him up to make sure he was doing well.  She even sent me a two page email with a summary of what she had done and some recommendations for me to follow up on.

I would recommend Janet highly for any dog training or overnight boarding!

Brian Henriksen

Janet is a wonderful trainer with the heart of a dog. When my dogs were young and exhibiting undesirable behaviors, that I could not correct on my own, Janet successfully taught me positive techniques to meet the challenge. I am especially grateful to her for providing instruction on how to correctly groom them. Janet has lovingly cared for my 2 dogs, both in my home and hers, when I needed dog sitting services for the past 5 years. When you entrust your fur babies to this kind and gentle woman, know they are in capable hands.

Cathe Seaman