Green Valley Canine provides in-home, private
obedience training, behavioral counseling
, pet sitting,
dog walking and
rattlesnake avoidance training:    

  • We do Puppy training to get your dog started on
    the right track and enable you to avoid future
    behavioral issues.

  • We offer Basic and Advanced Obedience training.

  • Our Rattlesnake Avoidance Training is realistic
    and professional.  During Monsoon season, we
    offer Colorado River Toad avoidance training.  
    Please call for more information.    

  • As AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluators, we
    offerrboth the testing as well as preparatory
    training sessions.

  • We have dog walking and pet sitting services
    (both cat and dog) available.  

  • For dogs with special needs, we assess the
    situation and apply appropriate methods to help
    you eliminate unwanted behaviors.  

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training begins as soon as the
warmer temperatures bring out the snakes. We continue
the training throughout the Summer and into the Fall.
Click here for more info about our snake avoidance

Please contact us at (520) 399-1132 for more
information and our prices.
A tired dog is a good dog!!!!
I hired Roger to do basic obedience training with my dog Maggie.  She
is a mixed breed lab/pitbull who I adopted from the Animal League as a
puppy.  Maggie is very intelligent but extremely stubborn and wanted
to be the pack leader in my house!  Roger immediately assessed the
situation and gave me the training that I needed to follow through with
her home training.  I learned that I was enabling her to take the lead
versus me.  I can truly state that Roger gave me the foundation to
continue with her training and I still use his techniques today.  I want to
mention that when I told Roger that my 94 year old mother who uses a
walker was going to visit me over the Thanksgiving holiday, he came up
with the idea that he would use a friend with a walker and give Maggie
some special training.  My mother visited for 2 1/2 weeks and Maggie
and Mom were perfect together.  I was so relieved and so was Mom!  I
have Roger to thank for this and thinking outside the box in her
training.  I would highly recommend Roger for any of your training
Kathy S.
Roger shares a story about a special dog:

Jhan L. called and asked me if I thought we could train a little
schnauzer mix who was a paraplegic.  She went on to tell me the
story of how she acquired Lulis (pronounced "Loo-leese") from a
couple in Mexico who rescued her from certain death.  Lulis had
been hit with a baseball bat by a group of children and left to

I told Jhan that I wanted to evaluate Lulis before I made any
commitment to train her.  So I went to Jhan's house in Elephant
Head and met Lulis.  What immediately struck me was that Lulis
wore a diaper, had no use of her back legs, and had to drag them
behind her when she was not hooked up to her wheels.  The next
thing that struck me was that Lulis did not seem to have any
hard feelings toward humans for her injury.  She is an extremely
happy and loving little dog.  Lulis also runs around and is able to
keep up with Jhan's and NJ's other dog, a schnauzer named Lily.

From my viewpoint, Lulis did not know or even care she was a
paraplegic.  I told Jhan, yes, I would do my best to train Lulis
and we began formal obedience training.  My doubts vanished as
Lulis rose to the occasion and demonstrated how intelligent she
was and how ready she was to learn.

During our four private training sessions, I began to feel very
inspired by this little dog's incredible fortitude.  She can melt
the hardest of hearts in an instant.  Lulis progressed so fast
with her training that she was soon ready to take the Canine
Good Citizen test - a test that all service and therapy dogs must
take and pass.

I conducted the test at La Posada Java and Lulis passed with
flying colors.  She is now in the process of becoming a therapy
dog.  I know she will be a wonderful inspiration to people who
have lost the use of their limbs. She will soon be going into
hospitals and nursing homes to bring smiles and comfort to those
who may just benefit from a few minutes with this amazing dog.   
August 2015

See below for pictures of Lulis with her specialized equipment.
The Animal League of Green Valley
will pay for half of your training
with us for any dog adopted from
their organization.