Welcome to
Dandy Dog

Dog Training

About Us

In-Your-Home Dog Training


We come to you - in your home - your dog's natural environment.  This makes learning comfortable and less stressful for your dog, AND YOU!  No driving to a dog training lesson.  

How Training Works


A Dandy Dog trainer will come to your home and work with you on teaching your dog new commands and work with any behavioral issues that your dog may be exhibiting.  At the end of each lesson, the trainer will give you homework so that you can continue working with your dog all week. 

What We Can Work On


Dogs are truly amazing animals!  There are so many things we can teach them.  Here are just a few areas we can cover with you:

   Behavioral Issues         Obedience/Manners

     Puppy Ownership         Rescue Dogs

     Canine Good Citizen Prep

GIVE US A CALL to discuss what you would like to work on.


For The Love of Dogs

Julie O'Connell, CPDT-KA, is nationally certified as a professional dog trainer through the CCPDT (Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers). She was born, raised and lived most of her life in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She relocated with her husband, Tom, to the White Mountains in March 2018.  She now serves as a professional dog trainer in the White Mountain area.  

     Her passion for dogs began as a 4-year-old when her dad gave her a book on the different dog breeds.  Needless to say, that book was opened hundreds of times to look at and study the amazing dog breeds of the world.  

    The fascination with dogs continued as she picked out her first dog as a 10 year old - a miniature Dachshund she named Tena, that she trained in the obedience classroom.

     The more she learned about the psychology of dogs, the more she realized how much humans really don't understand the very dogs who co-exist in their lives!  This prompted her to work with Carver-Scott Humane Society, a local humane society in her home town.  She created and taught classes that were delivered to the volunteers of the Humane Society, as well as the general public.  These included classes on Canine Behavior and Dog Body Language, Issue Resolution of the Rescued Dog, Obedience classes for levels 1-4, Canine Good Citizen Preparation.  She also started an in-home dog training business to serve people looking for better relationships with their dogs, and to help resolve issues such as separation anxiety, shyness/reactivity, jumping on people, potty training, walking nicely on a leash, longer Sits and Downs, etc..

    In 2016-2017, Julie trained dogs for veterans who have come home with PTSD.  She trained through a non-profit organization in the Minneapolis, MN area.  

   Julie's current dog, Hoagie the Corgi, was her Agility competition dog.  Hoagie is now retired.

   Julie often says, "Our canine friends are truly one of the most wonderful and amazing animals on the planet. They deserve to be taught as much as possible, to help them successfully exist in our very human world."


Have More Questions?

If you would like more information on what a Dandy Dog trainer does, please send us an email anytime!

Contact Us

Schedule An Appointment

Whether you have a brand new puppy, a dog you rescued, a dog with problems you'd like to resolve, or if you want to teach your dog new tricks, or you'd like to work on a specialty skill such as tracking and nose work, Dandy Dog is here to help you have an amazing relationship with your canine friend!  

Dandy Dog * Dog Training

Show Low, AZ 85901, US

(612) 963-0944