Team Dog Personal
Team of Trainers

Skilled and knowledgable trainers, motivated by success.

Team Dog Personal
Team of Trainers

Skilled and knowledgable trainers, motivated by success.

Team Dog Trainers

A dog’s obedience can only match the owner’s expectations. And many times, the owner hasn’t
or doesn’t know how to set those expectations. As Dog Obedience Trainers, we help you set
those expectations and show you how to communicate them with your dog.

teamdog actual trainer neil
teamdog actual trainer neil
Neil
Training Manager

Neil has had dogs his entire adult life, but after watching a K9 decoy/helper work a dog, he found his passion. He was fascinated by the capabilities of working dogs and began to learn the art of decoy work, handling dogs, training dogs, and attending varying seminars including apprehension and detection work. His passion was working dogs for sport, police, or military dogs. He loved the problem-solving and behavior modification aspect of training. Circa 2019 he crossed paths with Mike Ritland and soon became the Kennel Master for the Warrior Dog Foundation. Here he gained invaluable experience rehabilitating very difficult dogs using the Team Dog Training Methods. This experience led Neil to become the training manager for Team Dog Actual, a service to dog owners looking for in-person training.

In addition, Neil became the Kennel Master for the Warrior Dog Foundation where he gained invaluable experience rehabilitating some very difficult/dangerous dogs using the Team Dog Training Program.

teamdog actual trainer hayley
teamdog actual trainer hayley
Hayley
Trainer

Hayley was introduced to dogs at a young age when working for a family friend’s veterinary clinic. Between working for the clinic and showing horses, Hayley was immersed in animals. As a teenager, Hayley worked in kennels and had a passion for rehabilitating anxious, fearful, and/or aggressive dogs. After completing several internships for dog training, she made training dogs her full-time commitment. Hayley has been an active competitor in the working dog sport “Protection Sports Association” and is highly versed in obedience training, behavior modification, and rehabilitation. Hayley is now proficient in Mike’s Team Dog Methods and is committed to passing on her knowledge to those dog owners in need.

teamdog actual trainer nikki
teamdog actual trainer nikki
Nikki
Trainer

Nikki has been training animals since a young age. Although she didn’t start with dogs, her start came in the form of performance horses. She was a competitive barrel racer for many years, but life introduced her to working dogs. Since that moment, her drive evolved her into a highly skilled trainer and competitor in the working dog sport “Protection Sports Association.” Through clear communication, Nikki produced competition-level obedience with these high drive dogs. Her arsenal of training tools led her to train pet dogs and behavior modification. Now fluent in the Team Dog Methods, Nikki is able to help people create a better relationship and understanding of their dog.

teamdog actual trainer nikki
teamdog actual trainer nikki
Jakob
Trainer

Jakob got an early introduction to training with his first dog, a Cane Corso. This dog ignited a spark, and his fire for dog training grew immensely. He worked with several trainers in his home area, from obedience training to cadaver search dogs. Dedication became an obsession to constantly expand his knowledge in dog training and canine behavior.  Through his years of training, Jakob now utilizes the Team Dog Methods to share his knowledge and training skills to help owners have better relationships with their dogs.