Alpha-Dog


Master Trainer/Behaviorist, Earl Preeper 
with Schotzie, Orbie and Lillie

Dog Obedience and Training

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Serving Greenville, Anderson, Easley, Seneca, 
Greenwood, Spartanburg, and Surrounding Communities in Upstate South Carolina

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Rosie
Shih Tzu
Owner: Jason
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

Rosie is a great little companion although
she required some puppy obedience in the
area of crate training and potty training, also learning a recall to a sit and a stay command.
Rosie is very playful and will provide Jason with years of joy and companionship!


 
 
 
Priss
Beagle Mix
Owner: Susie
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

Susie wanted Priss to be completely potty trained, to stop chewing and to walk properly on leash.  After changes in food type and discontinued use of medications potty training was accomplished!  Priss is very sedentary and sometimes takes a bit of coaxing to partake in any form of activity although she enjoys her walks (Susie is still working on this, but is achieving success).






 
Pup
Jack Russell
Owner: Teresa
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Pup is a gentle little guy, but would attack
his newly acquired friend Ava.  Ava is a 
Pitbull Terrier (depicted in medium dog
 (gallery).  Teresa learned about doggie
communication and proper introduction
techniques to help with the aggressive
outburst.  She was able to maintain control
by using basic obedience commands and
walks both dogs together.  Now there is peace
and harmony in Teresa's household!






Louie and Max
Jack Russell Terrier
Owners: Joan and Vernon
Alpha-Dog Graduates

Joan and Vernon wanted Max to stop biting, both them and guests.  Max became blind at about six months of age and over time learned that biting was how he could protect himself from perceived danger.  Making some environmental changes and how Max was handled made all the difference in the world!  Max will still aggressively approach certain people in the outside environment, but is now "one cool puppy" (space control will remedy this).  Louie is now trained in basic obedience, learning his lessons well, following his leaders commands.



Raja
Mix Breed
Owner: Miriam
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Miriam wanted control of Raja at all times
and to stop his aggressive behavior. 
Through basic obedience and leadership
training Miriam learned how to be the
pack leader, Raja allowing her to
assume the role of protector.  Miriam
also learned about inadvertent
reinforcement and the role it can
play with aggressive behavior. 
Miriam was more than happy to instruct
her grandson on how to perform the
Down command! (Grandma knows best!)

 


Blue (RIP)
Cairn Terrier
Owners: Rebecca and David
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

Blue would like to nip and bite at guests as they entered the home (he was a real fireball).  We set up space control to manage Blue in different situations, not allowing him the chance to use his teeth.  Blue has since had a tragic accident and is now in doggie heaven!


Dewey
Bichon Freese
Owners: Rebecca and David
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

Dewey is large for a Bichon, but has a very shy demeanor, not allowing people to approach.  He had an issue with going potty inside, corrected with proper scheduling and food choice.   Space control was also paramount in this situation.  The use of basic obedience techniques has also drawn Dewey out of his shell, so to speak






 

Cody
Dachshund
Owner: Linda
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

Cody is a rescue dog that came to Linda with an aggressive attitude. Linda, almost ready to give up on Cody, decided to try Alpha-Dog as a last resort.  Alpha-Dog taught Linda to accept Cody and his attitude, learning how to protect Cody from himself and others from Cody.  Cody also learned basic obedience and how to accept others into his territory.  Alpha-Dog is so proud of Linda for not giving up!




Willie & Ginger
Parson Russell Terriers
Owners: Georgia and Kenneth
Alpha-Dog Graduates

Georgia and Kenneth wanted Ginger to stop
barking at everything that moved and to stop
the aggression between Ginger and Willie.
By learning proper communication skills
enabling them to better understand
doggie behavior, Georgia and Kenneth
were able to end the aggressive episodes
and control the excessive barking.




 

Jack
Tibetan Spaniel
Owners: Cynthia, Joe & Family
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

YES, Jack has attitude!! But such a loving
little guy.  Jack and his Momma had to learn how to communicate with each other in order to set Jack's rules and boundaries..
(And they did!) :-)









Shadow
Maltese
Owners: Lynn and Will
Alpha-Dog Graduate

This little guy (4 lbs) can be the life of the party, following Mr.Will's every step (how he got
his name). Very intuitive, Shadow
quickly learned his obedience techniques
and is on his way to becoming a Certified
Therapy Dog with SC Dogs Therapy Group. 
Good luck Will and Shadow, I am sure you will
bring many happy moments to those you serve.


 
Ollie
Coton de Tulear
Owners: Gwenda, Randy & Family
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Ollie is an affectionate young fellow requiring
help with house training, play biting, jumping, pulling on the leash when walking and coming when called.  Ollie is now a functioning member of the family, his pack setting rules and boundaries and teaching them to Ollie.  What a darling little doggie!!!





 
Sadie
French Brittany Spaniel
Owners: Beth, Tom & Family
Alpha-Dog Graduate.

Sadie is one of the most exuberant, energetic and intuitive dogs I have had the pleasure
 of working with. Sadie has a special family
 that are teaching Sadie what is important
in living her life with them.  Sadie learns fast
and as long as her human family can keep
ahead of her and continue to test her
intelligence, she will be the best dog ever!




Cookie (front) & Wiley (rear)
Boston Terriers
Owners: Michelle, Kieth, Luke
Alpha-Dog Graduates

Cookie and Wiley required space control and
rules and boundaries in their home. They are
remarkable smart and full of personality!





Trixie
Miniature Schnauzer
Owners: Laura, Scott, Jane, Walker, Henry
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Trixie is an energetic young Schnauzer so full of life
it is tiring just watching her!  Her trainers were especially thankful for the documentation and
photo illustrations provided throughout the training
process.  Trixie is now the best behaved dog EVER!!!

 
 
Jervey, Cooper, Riggs
Jack Russell (siblings)
Owners: Jane, Terry, Jeremy
Alpha-Dog Graduates

These three brothers can be a handfull, but know their obedience and are getting better at it each day. All are big Clemson fans!





Shadruck
Multipoo
Owners: Suzannah, Jonathon, Eden, Levi
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Shadruck can be a temperamental little guy, displaying his aggressive side if mishandled. He is
very obedient, however, learning his lessons well. 
He may soon have a cohort to help undo his
evil ways!   LOL



Toby
Miniature Dachshund
Owners: Erin and Jamie
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

Toby displayed major aggression toward some guests and his pack member Daisy (see Daisy under medium dogs). Toby also barked excessively, barking at anything and
everything. With the use of Alpha-Dog behavioral methods and minor aversive conditioning procedures, Toby is on his way to becoming a more social pack member.




Trooper
Maltese/Shih Tzu Mix
Owners: Erin and Jamie
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

Trooper is part of the Erin and Jamie pack along
with Trooper and Daisy. Trooper is a mild little guy
that likes to snatch treats from your hand (Erin
and Jamie are working on this!). Trooper learned how to sit and perform a sit/stay. He also enjoys
spending time in his crate now that he understands
that it is not an evil place, but his safe place!







Aby
Miniature Schnauzer
Owner: Tony
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Tony desired a small dog that was smart, easy to potty train, didn't shed and he could train to ride in the sidecar of his Harley.  As you can see, mission accomplished!
Abby loves to go for rides wearing her Doggles.







Addie
Cockapoo
Owners: Katie & Jeff
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Addie is rather small for a Cockapoo, but is
 very good at obedience.  She likes to dominate
her cohort, Cooper (visible under medium dogs) mainly by sitting or laying above him or biting
his ears! She is soooo cute!!




 
Frankie
Dachshund
Owners: Emily, John, Sarah, Eric
Alpha-Dog Graduate (limited technique)

Frankie and his family learned how to control Frankie's aggression when guests were present or there was a knock on the door.  They also learned how to stop the excessive barking when there was a knock on the door. Frankie, likewise, learned how to walk pleasantly on leash without pulling.  Frankie is sooo happy his parents learned how to communicate with him and how to take control of protection.  He didn't want the job anyway!!





Duke & Beau
Duke (mix Breed) Beau (Cockapoo)
Owners: Gail & John
Alpha-Dog Graduates

Gail and John wanted dogs that had manners with guests and when out in public.  This family underwent
basic obedience and leadership training, learning, among other techniques, split leash work; being able to walk both dogs simultaneously. John wanted to teach his dogs to play fetch, Beau does very good, but Duke is not a fetch dog!  Because training is a life   long process, Duke, Beau, Gail and John will have a future full of fun!





 
 
Audrey
Dachshund
Owners: Deb & Barry
Alpha-Dog Graduate (limited technique)

Audrey participated in training for Hunter and Bitsy. She liked to just "hang around".



Oliver
Shih Tzu
Owners: Sharon & Ken
Alpha-Dog Graduate (limited technique)

Oliver learned a "drop-it" command, to stop jumping, come when called, potty training, stay and down commands.  His parents learned good things too!!
 
 
Chester
Mix Breed
Owners: Lucy & Roger
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Olive
Mix Breed
Owners: Lucy & Roger
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Coco
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Owner: Claire
Alpha-Dog Graduate


Tuff
Jack Russell
Owner: Monty
Alpha-Dog Graduate



Suzy
Bichon Frise
Owner: Carol
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Limited Technique)

Buster
Miniature Schnauzer
Owners: Kathy & Jim
Alpha-Dog Graduate

Abby
Shih Tzu
Owner: Lisa
A little bundle of Love

Anja (right) Greenie (left)
Miniature Schnauzers
Owner: Kate
Alpha-Dog Graduates (Limited Technique)
 
Bailey
Lhasa Apso
Owners: Earl & Donna
Bailey is a very relaxed little fellow

 
Belle
Jack Russell
Owners: Jamie, Norman, Jacob
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Blackjack
Miniature Pinscher/Mix
Owners: Trish & Paul
Alpha-Dog Graduate (Honor Roll!)
 
Bogey
Shih-Poo
Owners: Jennifer & Christopher
(Topper, Taylor, Victoria)
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Boomer
Miniature Schnauzer
Owner: Amanda
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Budderball
Miniature Schnauzer
Owner: Ginger
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Buddy
Shih Tzu
Owners: Ed & Hilda
 
Champ
Schnoodle
Owners: Keri & Steve
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Cici
Miniature Schnauzer-Mix
Owners: Louann & Charles
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Divot
Greyhound mix
Owners: Rhonda & Michael
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Dodie
Shih Tzu
Alpha-Dog Kennel House Guest
 
Doodle
Chihuahua Mix
Owners: Kristin, Robert, Ansley
Alpha-Dog Graduate
(Limited Technique Training)
 
Grady
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Owners: Kathy & Mark
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 

Arty (left) & Holly (right)
Dachshund
Owner: Donna
Alpha Dog Graduates
 
Heidi
Miniature Schnauzer
Owners: Howard & Karen
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Heidi
Dachshund
Owners: Debbie & Carl
Alpha-Dog Kennel House Guest
 
Honey Bear
Miniature Poodle
Owners: Bob & Dolores
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Jack
Jack Russell
Alpha-Dog Kennel House Guest
 
Kiki (R.I.P.)
Maltese
Owners: Cynthia & David
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Lil Bit
Mix Breed
Owner: Gretchen
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Luna & Stella
Long Haired Dachshund Mix
Owners: Suzanne, Trip, Sloan, Sara, Emma
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Maddie
York - Tzu
Alpha-Dog Kennel Guest
 
Maggie Mae
Cockapoo
Owners: Carolyn & Louis
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Max
Pekinese
Alpha-Dog Kennel Guest
 
Max
Miniature Schnauzer
Owners: Howard & Karen
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 

Missy
Boston Terrier
Alpha-Dog Kennel Guest
 
Momo
Maltese
Owner: Glenda
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Mr. Phelps
Cavachon
Owners: Amy & Michael
(Ellie, Zack, Andrew)
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Otto
Yorkie
Owner: Rita
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Our Beloved Pekney
November 15, 1993 - July 14, 2005
 
Phenigan
Maltese
Owner: Evie
Alpha-Dog Graduate
(Limited Technique)
 
Punkin
Cavachon
Owners: Nikki & Michael
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Shadow (RIP)
Shih Tzu
Alpha-Dog Kennel House Guest
 
Sophie
Maltese
Owner: Rita
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Taterbob
Long Haired Dachshund/Beagle Mix
(A Weagle!)
Owners: Jamie, Norman, Jacob
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Taz
Pomeranian
Owner: Steven
Alpha-Dog Graduate
(Limited Technique Training)
 
Teddy Bear
Pomeranian
Owners: Gail & Bob
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Tootsie Roll
Dachshund/Cocker Spaniel Mix
Alpha-Dog Kennel House Guest
 
Tucker
Pug
Owners: Toni & Jeff
Alpha-Dog Graduate
 
Winter
Shih Tzu
Owners: Adelaide & Warren
Alpha-Dog Graduate