Advanced Canine Techniques offers Group Classes, Private Lessons, Board and Train Services, Therapy Dog Testing, Pet First Aid and much, much more!

Does your dog:
  • bolt out the front door?
  • not come when called?
  • bark at people and dogs walking by?
  • lunge and pull on the leash?
  • jump on people, furniture and counters?
  • bark and whine incessantly?
  • play keep away with possessions?

Now Imagine your dog

  • coming when called each and every time…
  • waiting at all entryways before going out the door…
  • sitting quietly and  calmly as people and dogs walk by…
  • taking a nice leisurely walk in the park…
  • staying on a placeboard or getting on the furniture with permission…
  • greeting people with all 4 feet on the floor…
  • dropping items on cue…

This image is REAL! Your dog can do all of these things. With practice, patience, persistence, praise we can help you accomplish all of these goals for your dog. We want you to have a dog you can be proud of. Call us today at (317) 281-6124 to make your dream into a reality!

Advanced  Canine Techniques
5.0
Based on 38 reviews
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Dorothy Stassen-Douglass
Dorothy Stassen-Douglass
2021-01-23T19:50:32+0000
Bonnie has an innate sense about dogs (and their owners 😎) and provides great experience and knowledge in teaching. She... is respectful, and she can sure remember all the dog's names! I trust her with my pets and strive to be a better pet parent. There are so many types of trainings available through ACT. Socialization time, too. If you are looking for some dog training, this is the place to go!!read more
Heather Hargrave Beane
Heather Hargrave Beane
2020-11-01T21:21:34+0000
We started with Basic Manners class with our puppy. We wanted our boys to be involved in the training and Bonnie was... welcoming for us all to attend class. Although we were in a class with several dogs we received individualized training and attention to meet our needs and problem areas we wanted to address. Social play was so helpful for Millie to adjust to play and socialization with other dogs. We’ve also boarded Millie several times and she loves it!! Post weekend at ACT with Bonnie..Thank you!!!read more
Courtney Rains
Courtney Rains
2020-08-08T20:35:04+0000
I love Bonnie. She is friendly and supportive. I train dogs as well, but I typically like to go to Bonnie for classes... because then I just get to be another dog owner. My boy, Winston, loves Canine Social Play. It is a great way for him to play with other dogs that I know are nice dogs.read more
Laura Clements-Lindley
Laura Clements-Lindley
2020-08-01T23:42:01+0000
Bonnie is absolutely wonderful with every dog that comes her way. My Pandie is now almost finished her second set of... classes with Bonnie . Pandie has blossomed and she loves coming to hang out with her doggie friends ! And, we have now become regulars at her social play dates on Saturday’s.read more
Sarah Aldridge
Sarah Aldridge
2020-07-02T12:10:41+0000
Amazing experience working with ACT!! As a first time dog-owner, I had no idea what to do. Bonnie helped me every step... of the way! Classes were also very helpful for socializing, and learning new things. We will continue to take classes that are offered!read more
Fakhereh Abookazemi
Fakhereh Abookazemi
2020-04-25T21:34:16+0000
Best trainer ever! My dog has learned a lot👍
Elaine Reed
Elaine Reed
2020-04-06T13:32:42+0000
Bonnie has a passion for working with and getting the best out of every dog she encounters. She will treat your dog... with love just as if they were her own.read more
Susie Peckham
Susie Peckham
2020-03-22T06:40:08+0000
Bonnie is great with my dog Myrtle who can be a challenge. We have learned a lot from her and Myrtle loves Bonnie.
Katie Bittermann
Katie Bittermann
2020-02-14T03:57:53+0000
Absolutely amazing and wonderful experience! Bonnie was so patient and kind and gave us so much helpful advice. After... our session, she asked us to keep her posted on how things were going. I truly cannot recommend her enough and I can’t say enough good things about her. Truly, Bonnie helped us understand our pup better and ultimately helped us form a better relationship with our pup. And she’s just a genuinely nice person and was fun to work with!read more
Molly Brown
Molly Brown
2019-12-10T16:45:33+0000
Bonnie is amazing. She truly understands dogs and knows what an owner and dog need to be happy together. I have learned... so much and my Lilly is fantastic. A dog can always learn more and the journey is fantasticread more
Kristin Irving
Kristin Irving
2019-12-09T14:46:23+0000
We did a board train for 10 days and our dog came home so calm, well mannered. Bonnie sent close to 100 photos.... Excellent experience!!!!read more
Judy Best
Judy Best
2019-09-02T14:06:06+0000
We bought a Goldendoodle puppy 2 yrs ago! He was so energetic and had some bad manners that couldn’t deal with!! Kay... was recommended to us to help with training. We almost returned him to Breeder but after maybe 2 lessons we wouldn’t think about giving him back. It is very helpful that Kay will come to our house and we continue training to this day!! Bonnie has also been very helpful too!! Highly recommend them for training!!read more
Susan Briles Barnett Daoust
Susan Briles Barnett Daoust
2019-08-03T01:40:26+0000
Bonnie is so wonderful with both the dogs and the humans!😊 She is so knowledgeable in every aspect of training.
Amanda Yonally
Amanda Yonally
2019-07-11T21:45:12+0000
We’ve had a great experience with Bonnie. She’s as good at teaching the people as she is at training the dogs!
Chelsea Roberts
Chelsea Roberts
2019-07-10T00:40:13+0000
Don’t Google it. Call Bonnie.
Sarah Balle
Sarah Balle
2019-06-03T02:46:30+0000
Bonnie is the best in her field! She is so kind and patient with both owners and dogs. Simply the best all around.
Leslie Asbury
Leslie Asbury
2019-02-03T00:44:43+0000
Bonine came to our house to help us find a way to reintegrate our two female dogs. She helped us develop a plan and we... fee much more confident going forwardread more
Kelley Stewart
Kelley Stewart
2018-11-27T01:25:04+0000
My association with Bonnie goes back to 2008 when we had a house fire and two of my dogs were under her care when she... worked at Happy, Clean and Smart. Since then, she's become a good friend, a mentor. I trust her training and she has great work ethic. She was one of my biggest influencers and motivated me to start my business. If you need dog training or socialization, check out ACT.read more
Rai Peterson
Rai Peterson
2018-10-27T16:13:18+0000
Bonnie radiates calm, and she transfers that to dogs naturally. She has helped both of our dogs be calmer, more... appropriately social, and happier.read more
Ariel Peckham
Ariel Peckham
2018-09-12T00:34:25+0000
Bonnie is so amazing with our pups! She is so patient and very knowledgeable. I love that she lets us take home devices... that will help us master tricks throughout the week as well! We have done two classes with her and each has helped our dogs tremendously. I highly recommended her!read more
Hitch Hiker
Hitch Hiker
2018-04-16T14:32:04+0000
Me and midnight look forward to class every week she loves playing with her puppy friends
Heather Jeffers
Heather Jeffers
2018-04-07T17:16:25+0000
Chelsea Brown
Chelsea Brown
2018-03-03T05:29:06+0000
Bonnie was absolutely amazing! I would 100% recommend this class to all dogs, and puppies! It really helped my dog... Kendall a lot and me! I’m so thankful for this class and will be telling everyone I know about how wonderful Bonnie is! Thank you again! �read more
Marsha Faust
Marsha Faust
2018-03-01T00:21:00+0000
Lindsey Wright
Lindsey Wright
2018-02-27T02:21:51+0000
Andrea Nicole May
Andrea Nicole May
2017-12-08T00:37:11+0000
Stephanie Barber
Stephanie Barber
2017-08-22T02:34:41+0000
Christina Hall
Christina Hall
2017-08-17T02:24:49+0000
Tami Boyle Clark
Tami Boyle Clark
2017-07-13T20:03:46+0000
Rebekah Hawk Williams
Rebekah Hawk Williams
2017-06-04T00:54:16+0000
Bonnie is a miracle worker! Our dog Duke was adopted from a local shelter last August, and we have been struggling... with behavior issues ever since (even after puppy training). Bonnie came to our house and worked her doggie magic, and wow! In a short time Duke learned how to walk on a leash, deter jumping, and the much needed calming techniques. Bonnie we can't thank you enough! We are looking forward to working with her! She is a blessing to us. Thank you so much Bonnie!read more
Scott Showen
Scott Showen
2017-05-31T02:58:51+0000
Snow HiRose
Snow HiRose
2016-08-05T14:22:11+0000
Bonnie has helped me and my dogs for nearly 10 years, first with my blind, deaf poodle and then through the addition of... three dogs over the years.Not only she has taught me how to train my dogs, but most importantly her training classes have provided me a place to have fun and deepen the bond with my dogs in a safe environment. We are so blessed to have ACT in our are.read more
Kristina Nesbitt-Lechien
Kristina Nesbitt-Lechien
2016-07-31T17:38:12+0000
Wonderful training for my furbabies. Have taken almost every class offered with my oldest Yorkie, including Agility,... Tricks, and Therapy Dog. I just started AKC Star Puppy with my brand new Yorkie and will continue through all the classes again. Bonnie is an excellent trainer who always takes the time to answer any questions you might have and personalizes the training for you and your specific dog and breed. I highly recommend her to everyone.read more
Jeannie Hoyt
Jeannie Hoyt
2015-04-16T18:05:22+0000
Meme and I enjoyed the class, and we both learned a lot. Life is going to be so much better. Great job Bonnie.
Leve Tompkins
Leve Tompkins
2015-02-14T18:14:40+0000
I think Bonnie is a great trainer, thanks Bonnie for your help with gabbi, see you next week for therapy training I... call you our indiana dog whisperer!read more
Susan Elsworth
Susan Elsworth
2014-10-19T23:02:35+0000
Bonnie has excellently navigated the challenges our family brings to the training of our puppy to be a service dog. She... is flexible and offers more than one potential solution to a problem. When she knows it is a failure on our part to not practice as we should, she never guilts us and speaks to us encouragingly. We love her! Bonnie is the dog whisperer!read more
Betsy Lowry-Tardy
Betsy Lowry-Tardy
2014-01-23T14:43:16+0000
Betsy Lowry-Tardy
Betsy Lowry-Tardy
2014-01-23T14:43:15+0000
Ashley Bering
Ashley Bering
2013-12-16T03:02:52+0000
Kira Childers
Kira Childers
2013-12-04T03:24:17+0000
Darci Wilson
Darci Wilson
2013-09-29T22:58:35+0000
Sharon Ferguson
Sharon Ferguson
2013-01-03T17:35:30+0000
Although we had lots of great resources whom I had looked to for the early training of our dogs, it was a... recommendation to work with Bonnie that has helped us move beyond some real behavior challenges. Bonnie's guidance works for dogs and their people!read more
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