About Us

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Aloha and Welcome!

I'm Rachael, Owner and Trainer of Dog's Choice LLC.

As a dog mom, foster parent and former Behavior Manager at The Maui Humane Society I am passionate about offering education, support and understanding to dog parents who may be struggling with behavior issues or just want to strengthen the bond between them and their dog.

We are afterall two very different species who communicate in very different ways- it’s no wonder issues arise at some point in our relationship!

My job is to learn all about your dog, what you love about them and what behaviors drive you crazy! I’ll teach you how to speak dog and create an easy to implement training plan that gets you back on track to a harmonious life together.

Building Relationships
Since 2013

The Future

My Mission

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My mission is to help dog parents embrace dogness while learning how to communicate with their furry (sometimes stinky, sometimes slobbery) best friend!!

Ready to grow your dog communication skills, learn fun, confidence building training exercises and bring harmony to your home?

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Our Promise

We’ll Take Care
of Your Dog Friends

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

I use Science-Based Positive Reinforcement Training, as this is the most humane and effective method of training.  (For more information on the scientific evidence, check out the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s position statement on Humane Training.)

As a Fear Free Certified Professional, I am committed to alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. Learn more at fearfreepets.com

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior certification

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers-Knowledge Assessed

Fear Free Certified Professional Trainer certification
TAGTeach Level One certification
The Pet Professional Guild Member, 2020

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

• Control Unleashed ‘Help for your distracted, anxious, reactive, or easily aroused dog’.
• Predation Substitute Training: New Ways to Manage Predatory Chasing 
• Stationing for the Win-Win! Platform Training for Behavior 
• Cooperative Care – Grisha Stewart Dog School
• MicroSigns Dog Body Language 
• BAT 2.0 for Aggression, Frustration, & Fear 
• Aggression in Dogs Conference, 2021, 2022
• Aggression in Dogs workshop with Trish McMillan & Mike Shikashio
• International Dog Behavior Conference, 2020, 2021

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“I would say that it’s not just about your dog's learning but you learn so much as well on how to be a better owner and how to be more understanding of your dog. My top three benefits from our training is having my dog leash trained, understanding my dog’s body language, and being able to keep my dog’s focus! ”
Julianna D

The Dog's Choice Guarantee

As a VSA Positive Reinforcement-based, Force-Free and Fear Free Certified Professional Trainer I guarantee to put your and your dog’s needs first. Training sessions are made flexible to account for your individual dog’s learning style and comfort level. They will always have choice in what is reinforcing and can opt in and out of activities. By giving your dog a voice in their training journey they will gain confidence and learn faster.