I will teach you how to work with your dog to become a well-mannered, well- behaved part of your family. I will coach you to reinforce the training to help your dog be “the best dog ever!”  I will help you and your dog communicate to minimize frustration on both ends of the leash. And I will help teach your dog life skills for their emotional well being as well as yours. You will see the bond and connection of love and trust grow between you and your beloved pet. Consults include discussion, demonstration and hands-on work with your dog, a completely personalized training plan, and ample resources and follow-up.

Hi there! My name is Nanette

About me

Animal lover

I have been an animal lover all my life. I grew up with my Boxer Brutus. When I was 10, I remember watching my mom train him and I thought, “that’s not right you’re hurting him.” She used a choke chain and punishment to “correct” his “bad” behavior instead of rewarding him for his “good” behavior. He was a good dog…he may have been “the best dog ever” if he had different training. Back in that time period, there was only aversive (meaning: punishing your dog into being good) training. I didn’t like it then and I REALLY don’t like it now. My method of training is based on scientific learning theories, reward based and force-free training. i.e. Positive Reinforcement training.

Dog Trainer

I became a dog trainer in 2015  graduating from Animal Behavior College in 2016 where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer. (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school.  My year-long commitment to this program has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives. I have hands-on experience training many different dogs in many different scenarios learning the different temperaments and behaviors of each dog;

  • I currently volunteer at a dog rescue training and walking dogs. Training gives them structure and a jump start to finding their forever home.
  • I volunteered at an animal shelter for 9 months, training and walking dogs, while still in school.
  • I was an intern for 3 months where group classes and puppy socialization classes were held
  • I worked at a board and train facility for 5 months learning different ways to build trust and confidence in both the dogs and myself.
  • I have also given private lessons and had great success with the owners and their pups.***see testimonials

I have learned so much from the dogs I  trained and from the people who mentored me; answering so many questions I had about what to do, what not to do, timing, body language and all the hands-on skills needed to become a great dog trainer. So, I decided to take all of that information along with my passion and compassion and step out on faith and start my own dog training business.

I continue to work on my education in dog training. I am taking classes and attending tradeshows.





What We do

Our Services


  • Week 1 the name game, sit, down, stand, touch
  • Week 2 sit/down-stay, focus, leave it, mat work, drop
  • Week 3 sit/down-stay, intro to heel, heel with focus
  • Week 4 sit/down-stay with distractions, loose leash walking, recall
  • Week 5 loose leash walking with distractions, recall
  • Week 6 Review of all behaviors from weeks 1-5 and GRADUATION!!!

Behavior Adjustment

  • Show aggressive or reactive displays in response to people, dogs or other animals
  • Panic when left alone/separation anxiety (bark, howl, house soil, drool, destructive chewing when alone)
  • Are fearful, scared or anxious in response to people, dogs or other animals
  • Are fearful, scared or anxious in response to sounds, objects, or storms
  • Are protective/possessive of/aggressive around food, toys, bed, or other objects (resource guarding)
  • Do not like to be touched, handled or groomed
  • Ignore their owner/will not come or stay when asked
  • Jumping to greet people
  •  Pull on leash when walking
  • Door Dashing/ running out the front door
  • Puppy concerns including nipping, teething, chewing, house training. crate training, alone training, socialization guidance and problem prevention

Next level TRAINING

All behaviors learned in Basic Manners with higher distractions, off-leash training, and freestyle recall.

Dog walking

  • I will walk your dog for you while you are working or just out and worried about your precious baby needing a potty break and some outside time.
  • I will also feed and spend time playing and/or giving your dog a little exercise if you are unable to or just want to give him/her a little “extra” but don’t have the time to do so.
What Drives Us

Our Mission

To provide you with a better understanding of the way humans and dogs communicate with each other through our body language. And, to help you and your dog live in harmony for many years.

Current & PAST clients

Happy Pets









Douglas & Henry

Both Male

Philosophy & Methods

My training philosophy is…

  • Never stop learning
  • Be consistent
  • Be humble
  • Be diligent
  • Consistency Consistency Consistency

I also believe….

  • Every dog is teachable
  • Every human is teachable
  • It’s about building trust and not exerting “control”
  • Good behavior takes time, it doesn’t happen overnight
  • We can learn from our dogs just as much as they can learn from us
  • Training should be fun and educational for both you and your dog
  • Dogs learn about how we live through socializing them and training and they should NEVER be punished “into” better behavior
  • Timing is paramount in training

My training methods and tool box include…

  • Positive reinforcement/negative punishment
  • examples of positive reinforcement….giving praise, treats, belly rubs or toys for a wanted behavior.
  • examples of negative punishment….taking away attention, toys or freedom for an unwanted behavior
  • clicker/marker word
  • capturing/shaping and luring techniques to teach behaviors
  • Front clip harnesses or flat buckle collars
  • Desensitization and classical counterconditioning to change negative associations to positive associations and negative emotional responses to positive ones
  • Behavior adjustment training i.e. click the trigger or “look at that” click for calm methods for reactivity or aggression
  • Proper nutrition and exercise
  • Relaxation methods including calming oils, massage and relax on a mat.
what people are saying


I have two rescue dogs, both of whom had some behavioral issues when we got them.  In just a matter of weeks, Nanette’s work with our dogs (and with us, of course) had them behaving beautifully.  The dogs really responded to her positive methods of rewards, and they loved the attention and the challenges of training.  I appreciated that Nanette not only gave us tips on training, but ‘homework’ so that we could work with the dogs during the week, reinforcing the learning, and then a review session that helped solidify the progress.  I highly recommend Nanette as the best thing that could happen for your dog’s behavior and well being and your peace of mind with your dog!! Dana Miller

Nanette Troche was an amazing, caring, compassionate and patient trainer! Her understanding of the many demenor’s of the Boxer breed is truly special. She was able to help me both during the scheduled training time and also when I needed to contact her outside of training time and ask questions. Her way of teaching is very understandable and easy to follow which makes the process that much more smooth. My experience with her was nothing short of amazing and stress free. Having her by my side helping me through the training made the whole experience so extremely pleasant. I would do additional training with Nanette Troche again in a heartbeat. Francine Benedetti

Nanette is/was such a phenomenal influence not only on my boxer, Oscar but myself and family. She is always on time and worked relentlessly on all behavior concerns that I had with my boxer pup. Highly recommend A++service and value!!! Nanette is an invaluable resource and follows through with commitment! Charles Fulton

We got Bagheera from a shelter. He was shy, timid, and heartworm positive. When we got him home we realized he wasn’t the dog we saw at the shelter. He was riddled with anxiety. We tried the box store training programs but they just intensified his anxiety. I started working independently with Nanette as my husband wanted nothing to do with the training process anymore as he had grown frustrated. She came to our home which helped with his anxiety. She quickly noticed the frustration of both of us and realized that if Bagheera was going to be successful, then I needed the confidence that he could do it. She started working on how I talked to him and how I held my confidence and started seeing change. She gave me lots of new advice and tricks to help ease Bagheera’s anxiety. He has a mat that he does his best with. We even moved to working in the front yard with neighbors and other dogs walking by without him freaking out. He still does have his anxiety but thanks to Nanette, we know how to manage it! Emily Roth-Stevenson



  • The initial consultation is free and takes about 1-1.5 hours. From there, if you feel I’m the right fit for you and your dog, we can discuss package options and/or payment options.
  • Discounts available when purchasing multiple packages.
  • Payment plans are also available


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625 SW Pueblo Terrace

Port St Lucie 34953


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