About Us

About Phase3Canine

Phase3canine specializes in obedience training techniques that are used by some of the most world renowned trainers.
This style of training uses 3 basic phases of training that I will be personally teaching you.

Our Advantages

Military Owned

Mitchell is currently an active duty Soldier of 18 years in the special operations community and owner-operator of phase3canine dog training.

Certified K9 Trainer

I obtained my certifications through Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK) in Indiana. I have earned three certifications from Geroge Hitchcock’s advanced canine training course as well as completed the Pat Nolan Canine Tactical Directional Course and many more high- end Canine courses.

Free Phone Consultations

When purchasing any of the services you will have free access to consultation over the phone for as long as the phase lasts.

What is Phase3Canine?

This style of training uses 3 basic phases of training that I will be personally teaching you; The first phase is to teach your dog how to learn which will reinforce positive decisions to do what is asked. This will lay a solid foundation for the next phase. The second phase of training is Generalization. Building on the foundation from Phase one,  I will show you how to encourage your dog to become more well rounded and eager to please. The third phase is the Maintenance phase. ​It is not uncommon to have a dog begin to revert back into their less desirable behaviors over time. If Phase three is needed, I will meet with you and your dog to assess the nature and severity of regression. The assessment will be used to develop a comprehensive correction plan that will reestablish the desired behavior from your pet.

To acquire the appropriate association, it is up to you, to make it as simple as possible for your dog to make the connection of what you are commanding of him/her.​ Sessions will be 1-hour long and will be separated into short training times usually 10min with a 10min break in bet​ween to make training fun, interesting and keep your pet fully engaged. You want your pet to look forward to learning and this can be achieved with positive reinforcement!

Let me help you train your pet and give you the confidence that you need to correct undesirable behavior or train a new desired behavior. Sometimes it feels like ​training your dog is too hard but I can make it easy for you and worth your time to have a well behaved and happy dog. The first step is to contact me and let me provide you with a plan.

Our Goals

Our goal at Phase3Canine is to give you the tools to train your pet for any situation. Every dog is different and you will need to base your training accordingly. I have trained hundreds of dogs over many years and I guarantee that I can help you. I will give you the step by step process to allow you to feel confident to continue the trainer roll. ​Your dog is capable of learning new things no matter the breed or age he/she is. Training must be consistent and with the tools that I provide, training will no longer be a chore. Let me help you transform your pet into the companion you have always wanted.  

Meet Your Trainer, Mitchell Pettit

Mitchell Pettit

I am currently an active duty Soldier of 18 years with 10 years in the special operations community and owner-operator of Phase3Canine dog training. I also hold a current certified status as a K9 handler and trainer. I obtained my certifications through Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK) in Indiana. I have earned three certifications from Geroge Hitchcock’s advanced canine training course as well as completed the Pat Nolan Canine Tactical Directional Course and many more high- end Canine courses.

What does this mean to you as the consumer? These Courses specialize in the most up to date obedience training that you will find in the world. I have a passion for training man’s best friend with a specific focus on obedience and have perfected these techniques over the last ten years. I have trained hundreds of Dogs around the world and now I am ready to pass on my knowledge to you.

I continuously attend a variety of dog events and training seminars to stay current on the latest and greatest in the dog training world so you can be certain that you will be getting the best one on one advice and instruction for your desired pet behavior. I look forward to teaching you and your dog what it takes to create a solid foundation for your pet.

Testimonials

Cole, a 4 year old Labrador. Just completed Phase 1 of training with my pup and could not be happier with the results! Phase3Canine’s train the trainer approach ensures that you have the ability to continue teaching your dog outside of paid sessions. The simple “games” that are taught during class are explained and demonstrated, then you, the human, are put to the test. These games can then be done at home on your own time! Simply putting in a couple 5-10 minute sessions a day, at my own pace and at my own house, kept my pup on the up and up for the next paid session. I, for one, had great results with Phase 1 and can not wait for our Phase 2 training to start!

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