Training dogs. Teaching humans. Building trust.

Training dogs. Teaching humans. Building trust.

  • Did you just bring home a new puppy?
  • Are you thinking about getting a dog?
  • Does your dog need a little extra help with manners? 
  • Is your dog fearful or anxious in new environments?
  • Does your dog bark and lunge at dogs and people?
  • Does your dog guard his food bowl or toys?
  • Does your dog bark and howl or destroy things when you are away?
  • Are you struggling with finding the time and/or patience to walk your dog?
We are here to help with any of your dog training needs!

Modern, Ethical and Reward-based training methods

Crimson Hound offers basic obedience training and walk & train sessions. We work with fearful and anxious dogs to build confidence and specialize in reactive and aggressive behaviors. Our goal is to help you and your dog build a trusting relationship.

We use modern, ethical and reward-based methods that do not rely on punishment and force. Our trainers adhere to LIMA (least intrusive, minimally aversive) training standards and follow the latest in positive training techniques through continuing education.

Crimson Hound will:

  • Help you understand why your dog does what he does.
  • Ask the question, “What do you want your dog to do instead?”
  • Develop a customized training plan for you and your dog.
  • Coach you and your dog toward achieving your training goals. 
  • Use positive techniques that avoid force, intimidation and fear.
  • Help your dog flourish through training and enrichment.
  • Foster a lasting relationship of trust between you and your dog .

Crimson Hound is based in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  We offer in-person dog training and walk & train options throughout the Coulee Region, as well as virtual dog training sessions for clients located anywhere.


Basic Manners – Dog and Puppy Training

Basic Manners – Dog and Puppy Training

Whether you just brought a new puppy into your home or have had your dog for months or years, we are here to help you build a trusting relationship with your dog.

Our trainers will outline a dog or puppy training plan that is appropriate for your dog’s breed, age and temperament, and designed to enrich your dog’s mind and body.

Crimson Hound offers basic manners and dog and puppy training, as well as methods to address your dog’s problem behaviors such as house training, leash reactivity and resource guarding.

We use modern, ethical reward-based methods that follow LIMA training principles and do not rely on use force, coercion or intimidation.

Reactive Dog Training – for aggressive behaviors

“Your dog is not giving you a hard time. Your dog is HAVING a hard time.”

Reactive Dog Training – for aggressive behaviors

Does your dog …

  • bark and lunge at other dogs or people during walks?
  • cower when greeting strangers?
  • guard food or toys?
  • fight with other dogs in your home?
  • act out when left home alone?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, our trainers will help you and your dog work through these behaviors.

The vast majority of dogs that display any type of reactivity or aggressive behavior are experiencing some level of fear, frustration, anxiety, stress or even pain.

We are here to help you and your dog work through these issues with virtual and/or in-person fearful, aggressive and reactive dog training sessions. We use modern, ethical reward-based methods that follow LIMA training principles and do not rely on use force, coercion or intimidation. .

Walk and Train

Walk and Train

A dog’s primary sense is its sense of smell. The simple act of sniffing is an excellent stress-reducer and actually lowers a dog’s pulse and heart rate.

Unfortunately, too many dogs get only a short potty break walk and never get the opportunity to explore their environment with their nose. This is often due to a lack of leash manners.

Let’s change that! Let Crimson Hound take your dog out for a series of walk and train adventures!

Dog Training Consultations and Online Courses

Dog Training Consultations and Online Courses

Check-ins and consultations are your opportunity to:

  • meet our trainers
  • observe our teaching style
  • decide whether a virtual setting is right for you and your dog
  • ask questions about your dog’s behavior
  • start training

Online courses will be coming soon!

Online courses have many advantages. For instance:

  • You can train at your own pace;
  • You have the opportunity to attend weekly virtual check-in sessions with a trainer; and,
  • You can train in the comfort of your own home.