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Behavior Training for Dogs and Their People!

“Sadly, so many obedience training classes aren’t meeting the needs of the pet dog owner who simply wants a dog that is a pleasant companion and that behaves at home.  Well intended owners sign up for classes at their local obedience school, only to get instruction on heeling and figure 8s. But what most dog owners want is a dog that will come when called and that will not jump on everyone who enters the house.”  Mary R. Burch Ph.D.

It is So True With Many Dogs in Our Homes

I get calls all the time to go into peoples homes regarding dogs jumping on guests; or growling and scaring guests & family away; or jumping on and knocking over the elderly and small children.  Doorbells are a big event in many dog owners homes. It’s how dogs and owners react to them determine if it’s a pass or fail.  To me, it just gives me a clearer sense of the type of energy going on in the home. Here’s a link to my most common types of In-Home House Calls.

My Goal Is to Change Your Dogs Attitude and to Build It’s Learning Capacity

Like us humans, dogs historically put up resistance to humans attempts to change them.  They can be suspicious and wary of our new attempts to change them again. Most of all dogs, either running loose or caged in America, come from failed training attempts. Someone out there thought they could understand a dog and get it to listen in no time flat, only to became quickly disappointed and disillusioned by their frustrated and uninformed attempts.

Many People Do Just Want Their Dogs to Listen

The purpose of my Clovis and Fresno dog training business is to help you and your dog in your own home.  I want you to get back on the right track of communication and cooperation with your misbehaving pet. Most people just want their dog to not hurt their guests and to have simple manners acceptable that the owners can tolerate.

Learn Stop Sit & Wait

If you made it this far, then you have concluded that investing in your dogs better behavior is a smart idea. My Fresno dog training work involves a step by step training approach in your own home that I call Stop Sit & Wait. It is a way to quickly connect with your dog, while helping your dog build basic obedience & leash training skills! It’s a way to teach your dog that you have information for it to learn.  It is built from classic and progressive dog behavior training methods all focused on positive reinforcement and communication. It’s the Fastest and most effective way I know to help you quickly integrate your dog back into your home family life.

Fast and Effective In-Home Fresno Dog Training

Not many dog trainers do what I do.  My style isn’t ordinary and it involves massage and calming techniques that I sometimes need to use to help  progress through the sessions. Once you get your dog to learn how to listen to you, then you can teach it most anything, right? I show you results that day, and I am confident in the success of my diligent clients! Nothing is more satisfying to me than seeing a relieved owner now excited about the changes they see in their pet(s).  My Fresno dog training program helps Dog Owners eliminate their dog’s inappropriate attitudes and behaviors.

Correct Your Dogs Bad Attitudes and Poor Behaviors As They Happen

My method also helps you to effect immediate changes in your dogs bad attitudes and poor behaviors as they happen! I’m dedicated and prepared to be the Central Valley’s Best Choice in Dog Training. Be who your dog looks up to! It’s the Way of a Dog.

Isn’t It Time to See Positive Changes In Your Dog

therefore, nothing is more satisfying to me than seeing a owner excited about the real changes they now see in their pet(s).  I help Dog Owners replace their dog’s inappropriate attitudes and behaviors with more socially appropriate ones. Way of a Dog helps you to Be who your dog looks up to!

Way of a Dog Provides the Best Fresno/Clovis Dog Training!

Way of a Dog
4019 N Del Mar Ave.
Fresno, California, 93704
(559) 394-5398
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Monday – Friday, 8 am – 8 pm

Joe Ozier specializes in Behavior Training for Dogs and their People.

Way of a dog has been helping Central Valley dogs and their owners for over 6 years.


Joe taught me and my brothers on how to handle my dog Bear in a positive way. He has made a complete 180, thanks Joe for all the help. Worth the investment, I would hire him again if I needed help with another dog.

Fabian Gonzales


I got a rescue dog and promptly called Joe to come help prevent any predictable problems. He came within a few days. He worked with JoJo and me, providing us information, demonstration, and hands on implementation to maximize our ability to be together. She is a sweet dog and he helped me learn how to use a soft but effective approach with her so that she will do the basics. Thank you Joe. I highly recommend him to all dog owners to establish or improve communications between human and dog.

Sue Coggins


Joe teaches dogs how to behave well in public.

Joe helped Scarlett with being so shy and scared and got Nellie to not bark so much!

Scarlett is so much more responsive but still shy and Nellie still barks but knows how to walk with a leash like a real lady. Barking is way down. I suppose if I did not work then Joe could come over more and they would be almost perfect but I love the girls and don't want to change their personality all together. Thank you Joe

Shirlee Kemps


Joe is very patient and really has a way with dogs. Most of my friends couldn't believe the change in my dog!!! joe took the time to train my crazy puppy. he is very patient and really has a way with dogs. Joe understands what is going on in the dog's head and works with the owner on how to change the bad behaviors. we did a series of training sessions with different problem solving tactics. while my dog still has some issues, I am now better equipped to deal with them when they arise. he is much calmer and pays better attention to me. when I do need to correct him, I follow the guidelines joe set in place with my dog and the dog responds in a positive manner. I would recommend the way of the dog to anyone with a rowdy puppy!!!

Laura Splotch

After only two sessions with Joe, Bogey and Driver are so much more attentive to me and no more tugging on the leash!!! I highly recommend a visit with Joe!

Suzan Barkley Blair

Joe's great with animals and explaining his techniques so that owners can continue with his training. He helped my dog learn to relax more with strangers, although I need to give him more experiences so he doesn't forget what he was taught. Overall very pleased with Joe and Jimmy (his adorable dog). I've done individual training at my house and a dog day where Joe takes the dog home with him for the day. Reasonably priced as well.

Virginia Hull

Joe teaches dogs how to behave well in public.

Joe did a wonderful job with my Izzy. She is very hyper and through our sessions got her to calm down and be the wonderful and obedient dog she is today. He worked with her and got her to listen to me and also helped train her to walk on a leash. I would completely trust him with my dogs.

Debbie Saylor

Joe teaches dogs how to behave well in public.

I was very happy with joe and his methods for dog training. He is able to help even stubborn dogs with behavioral issues and turn them into well adjusted more outgoing pets.

Joanne Wagenman

Joe teaches dogs how to behave well in public.

Joe was very helpful and knowledgeable. I was very nervous about him helping me with my dog but he made me feel comfortable and even my dog, who I was worried would not listen, did listen! And he used positive training and did not use treats as others do. I highly recommend him!

Guadalupe Posada
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