"It's not a hobby, it's my full time job "

Training is not a hobby, it's my full time job, and I take my job serious. Each dog that comes to me is evaluated, put on a Work to Earn program, and treated like family. I understand that not every dog learns the same and my technique varies from dog to dog. I am patient and do everything possible to not stress out a dog. I go at the dog's pace. I do not rush them, because this would only cause them to go backwards and reinforcement would take much longer. My training method is known as Balanced Training. Balanced Training is the usage of all four quadrants of operant conditioning. The following training tools I use, but are not used on all dogs are: 6ft leash, 20ft training leash, prong collar, e-collar, clicker, treat bags, training tab, food reward, toy reward, and praise. My techniques have been proven to work in a timely manner and last a lifetime as long as the family maintains training. Training is a lifestyle. Not only do I train dogs, but I train humans as well. In order for training to absolutely work, trainers have to train the dog's family. I offer in home training services and board & train services.  Please note, you must live within 60 miles of Linton, IN for in home sessions. All training packages receive a lifetime of follow up appointments. We have graduates from all over, including out of state! Check out where our small business has traveled to. 

*Approximate wait time for training is at-least 6 months depending on the program you are interested in. All training is first come, first serve. We do not have a waitlist*

Our Mission

Aydt's Shepherds and Training exists to connect dogs and people through breeding and training. We strive to provide you with the canine companion you have dreamed of. We understand that communication is important between canine and human. To meet their needs and yours. It is important that we show canines how to behave in a wide variety of environments and that we provide families with ample information for their canine companions to succeed in these environments. That is why we offer the best training around for BOTH you and your dog. Finally, we understand that a dog cannot be trained in a couple weeks. Training is a lifestyle.

board & Train

Our most popular service

In home training

We teach you how to train your dog in the comfort of your home


Discuss the best training options for your individual needs

AKC Classes

AKC STAR Puppy, CGC, CGCA, and AKC Urban

Leash Manners

Stop leash pulling in one 45 minute session

Temperament Testing for Puppies

For breeders only

AKC Virtual

Virtual Puppy & Adult training