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Hi, my name is Viola Larkin and I am a mother, dog trainer, and a local business owner.

With over 20 years of dog training expertise, I offer in-home, personalized dog training and obedience classes.  


For the last 15 years I have trained Service Dogs to provide support for PTSD, mental health, and mobility assistance.


I specialize in pawsitive motivational training methods.  Your dog will want to learn because I am an expert in creating fun, enthusiastic, learning environments. 

My goal is to meet every challenge you may have with your dog and provide you with the tools to ensure a successful outcome.



PTSD Service Dog Trainer for Veterans and First Responders

  • Worked with Canines with a Cause as Service Dog Assistant Trainer and Puppy Raiser Coordinator (Canines with a Cause is now affiliated with Canadian Guide Dogs) .

  • Completed apprenticeship with Bev Hurst, K9 101 and have worked with her as an assistant trainer.

  • Teach puppy kindergarten, advanced obedience, agility, Rally O and trick training.

  • Worked with dogs with behaviors issues such as aggression.

  • Have volunteered at the local Humane Society in the hopes to make dogs more adoptable and help them find a "forever home". 

  • Professional Pet and Service Dog trainer.

  • Provided instructional training for Mobility Assistance,  Psychiatric  Service Dogs and dogs for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

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