Meet Your Instructor

Dog Behavior Specialist and Certified Service Dog Trainer

As a Life Long Dog Owner and Dog Trainer, I know the joys and the struggles all to well. I've devoted my life to making Dog Training easy.

I have been frustrated by my dog's behavior. I have had shoes chewed and arms scratched bloody by over zealous puppies jumping on me. Out of necessity I developed this system for myself and when friends saw the results they asked for my 'secret to success'. One friend suggested I start dog training professionally and even gave my business a name - The Sassy Trainer.

I'm Tynia Dickson and I am ‘The Sassy Trainer’! Here’s a little more about me. I’m a proud Army Veteran. Born and raised in New Orleans and I do recommend that you visit.

I have had dogs all my life. My first dog was an awesome shaggy mutt named Jet. We grew up together and she started me on my journey. She was smart  and sweet.  We spent many hours together.  I started training when Jet and I were about 10.  We got Queenie, a Shepard mix puppy, and a year later JoJo, an adult Chow mix, who was given to us due to his bad behavior.  I started with walking on leash and jumping and then advanced to pulling my wagon. I even trained the kitten that wandered into our lives to hunt and use the toilet.

I’m a Certified Service Dog Trainer with a degree in  Assistance Dog Education from Bergin University in CA.  I've trained with other trainers in various disciplines and I've also competed in some of those disciplines as well. Those would be Confirmation, Obedience, Agility, Rally and Herding.  I've also been on a few hunts, Barn and Coon Hunting. I have owned and operated my own Kennel where I trained dogs and staff, groomed and boarded most breeds of dogs and cats. It is my varied past with dogs that gives me my Sassy training style.

I'm passionate about dog training because I want dogs to stay in their forever home. The key is effective communication between people and their dogs. I am fighting 'K9 illiteracy' by developing  YOUR ability to read your dog and give your dog the proper information so your dog can then read you and act appropriately.

I developed The Sassy Trainer 5 Dog Training System (ST5) for myself. Now I want to share it to help other dog owners go from feeling frustrated by their dog’s behavior to being confident in any situation.

With this proven system you can quickly take control and never have to worry about your dog’s behavior again.

MY PHILOSOPHY on dog training is really simple. We don't push, pull or drag the dogs. That is a failure to communicate.


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