Welcome to Canine Manners and More

Personalized Training for Dogs and Humans


A Well-Behaved Pet or Performance Dog Begins With the Right Training

My name is Gretchen Stephenson. It is my mission and life’s work to help you transform your pet or performance dog’s behavior with training that is customized just for you. I love working with dogs AND humans and have been a dog trainer and human instructor for over 25 years. I am also a problem solver who understands the intimate relationship between dog and human and how to craft the perfect training package for each of my clients.

Personalized dog training that focuses on you AND your dog

My approach to dog training focuses on the relationship between you and your dog, making you an integral part of the training. Whether your dog is a pet or performance dog, I will take the time to get to know you and your needs so that your training will be fully personalized and individually tailored to the results you are seeking.

Pet Dog Training Packages

For a detailed list of these packages and all associated costs, please visit the Services page.


Canine Manners

Customized 5 lesson package for dogs over 5 months of age.

Puppy Beginnings

Single session up to 90 minute lesson.

Puppy Primer Plus

(Plus housetraining) 6 lessons including a socialization outing.

House Training

Single session up to 90 minutes with follow-up for one month.

Tracking, Pointing Breeds Hunting, Retrieving

Performance Dog Training

I work with dogs who compete in NAVHDA, AKC hunt tests for pointing dogs, AKC hunt tests for retrievers, AKC and ASCA tracking tests, and WCA retrieving and shooting dog tests.


Private Lessons and Seminars. I work with dogs and handlers at all levels from beginner to polishing issues for success at the highest level.

Pointing Breeds Hunting

I teach dogs and handlers at all levels, from introducing puppies to birds to finished competition gundogs.


I work with owners to help them teach their dogs the self-control, skills, and desire to retrieve in competition and at home.

Canine Manners & More

Your Dog Deserves Training that Will Lead to a Lifetime of Happiness

Training your dog right means a personalized plan that works for you both. The tools and strategies I provide will help your dog become all he can truly be. Contact me today, and let’s get started!

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