Natalie Piper
Natalie Piper, . Urbana IL
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Introducing Natalie Piper
My name is Natalie Piper and I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer.  Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school.  My year long commitment to this program has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives. My certification, education and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you.
Do you want to change your dog's behavior? I offer private in home dog training lessons and can come to your home at a time that is convenient for you. 
I graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's in Animal Science, then completed my dog training certification through Animal Behavior College. I've had the honor of working alongside mentors with vast knowledge, and I attend dog behavior & training conferences every chance I get. For the last several years I've trained dogs at the Champaign County Humane Society, first as a volunteer, and then for the last four and a half years as the Animal Behavior Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator. The dogs, volunteers, and clients have taught me so much.  I've recently resigned from the shelter and will continue my relationship with the organization as a volunteer. 
I also have a strong background in customer service and firmly believe that all people should be treated with respect. My teaching style reflects this and I am often described as a 'people person'. My goal is to set my clients and their dogs up for success, and then cheer on those successes and share in their joy.
When it comes to dog behavior my first priority is the safety and well-being of all people and animals involved. The next priority? Get results as fast as possible all while having fun! I know your time is valuable.
Please, if you're dealing with problematic dog behavior, contact me so I can help. Most dog behavior problems worsen with time if left unaddressed.
If you've just added a new dog to your life (or if you plan to) please get in touch with me. Dog training is a skill and like any skill, tiny adjustments in your timing or technique can make all the difference in whether or not your get the results you hope for. I can help you tweak subtleties in your own behavior to get results with your dog faster.
Maybe you are completely happy with your dog's behavior but you want to bring out their full potential, bond with them more, teach them tricks, or just have fun enriching their life- I'd love to be your guide.


Private Dog Training Lessons

We can meet at your home for an hour to work with your dog together. Scheduling is very flexible. During this session I can help you address any questions or concerns you may have about your dog’s behavior. Includes ongoing support via phone and email.


$75/hour long session
$125/two session discount package (one hour each)
$175/three session discount package (one hour each)


Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

I can visit your home to care for your dog(s). I sit for other pets too. Special instructions are no problem. If you would like I am more than happy to work on training or behavior modification with your pet(s) during my visit.

$15/30 minute long visit
$25/60 minute long visit

Rates listed above are for Champaign, Urbana, & Savoy, IL. Outside areas require an additional mileage fee. 

Please reach out to me for more information, I am here to help you.

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