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Miss Charity went to the vet to get her favorite thing… a pup cup!!!!! She was so good during her visit, getting all of ...
10/27/2023

Miss Charity went to the vet to get her favorite thing… a pup cup!!!!! She was so good during her visit, getting all of her updates and preparing for her future meet and greets for adoption. She loved watching tv and taking naps while waiting, plus all of the pets and peanut butter she could get for being good while getting her vaccines. Super excited for what the future holds for this sweet girl.

Congratulations to Leo for graduating his Freedom Program at Balanced Mind K9!
10/26/2023

Congratulations to Leo for graduating his Freedom Program at Balanced Mind K9!

Training brings many adventures, even as a young pupper!
10/25/2023

Training brings many adventures, even as a young pupper!

Jack the party boy is back in session 😂 great example of having fun with puppy energy to channel it into more appropriat...
10/25/2023

Jack the party boy is back in session 😂 great example of having fun with puppy energy to channel it into more appropriate behaviors and focus. Jack has huge energy spurts and then naps hard so we make sure to work his body and his mind in any way we can all throughout the day. One thing is for sure, he does love working for his treat paycheck 😂

10/25/2023

Leo’s fun puppy adventure while practicing his new training skills on and off leash!

Tank practicing his place command with a good long-dog stretch engaged 😂 he’s growing so fast and has legs for days! Suc...
10/25/2023

Tank practicing his place command with a good long-dog stretch engaged 😂 he’s growing so fast and has legs for days! Such a wonderful pup and we can’t wait to see what the next part of his training brings!

King Leo is doing amazing! This little guy went from sweet little land piranha to calm and collected gentlemen during hi...
10/25/2023

King Leo is doing amazing! This little guy went from sweet little land piranha to calm and collected gentlemen during his program. He’s definitely learned a lot and is showing off his new skills everywhere we go! Here we are practicing “place” in new areas and sit/down stay with a LOT of distance! Very proud!

Here is what many of you have been waiting for.... check out Miss Yor posing for her spooky birthday photoshoot!
10/24/2023

Here is what many of you have been waiting for.... check out Miss Yor posing for her spooky birthday photoshoot!

Spot the Pup challenge! Find the pup in the pic, but don’t tell anyone the answer! Comment “pup spotted” if you find the...
10/24/2023

Spot the Pup challenge! Find the pup in the pic, but don’t tell anyone the answer! Comment “pup spotted” if you find the pupper whose hiding in the scenery. Ready…. Go!

Sneak peak photo to wish a happy 1st birthday to this wonderful girl! Yesterday, this girl hit the one year mark and it’...
10/22/2023

Sneak peak photo to wish a happy 1st birthday to this wonderful girl! Yesterday, this girl hit the one year mark and it’s hard to believe how time has flown by! Yor has the sweetest heart, most loving personality, loves to learn new things for rewards, but loves to play hard with her friends in the yard! So it’s safe to say she is living up to her name. More pics to come to reveal the entire look of her spooky yet perfectly fancy photos for her birthday photo shoot!

After a week long of fighting technical difficulties, we are finally able to post some of the fun we have been having at...
10/22/2023

After a week long of fighting technical difficulties, we are finally able to post some of the fun we have been having at doggy camp! Little Tank is growing like a w**d, mentally and physically. He has learned his beginning stages of the E-collar conditioning and is well on his way to more adventures in the coming week. He absolutely LOVES to work, so he is enjoying working for treats and getting some down time with the demo dogs and regular boarding friends while he learns how to be a perfect gentleman. Enjoy the amazing action shots of doggy funness!

“Of course I wasn’t the one to dig that hole, that was the other Sheltie puppy with a dirty nose. It wasn’t me, Mom!”   ...
10/18/2023

“Of course I wasn’t the one to dig that hole, that was the other Sheltie puppy with a dirty nose. It wasn’t me, Mom!”

Happy faced pups ready for the weekend fun!
10/14/2023

Happy faced pups ready for the weekend fun!

Tank has been working hard on his manners, social skills, and leash exercises for all of his basics. He loves activities...
10/12/2023

Tank has been working hard on his manners, social skills, and leash exercises for all of his basics. He loves activities so he’s all about the learning, so we can’t wait to start the next phase of his training!

Congratulations to Romeo for graduating his Freedom Program at Balanced Mind K9!                                        ...
10/10/2023

Congratulations to Romeo for graduating his Freedom Program at Balanced Mind K9!

10/09/2023

Romeo helping us shop for some Halloween goodies!

This little monster definitely knows how to look cute while still causing puppy trouble! Haku is super energetic and bol...
10/08/2023

This little monster definitely knows how to look cute while still causing puppy trouble! Haku is super energetic and bold… just what the doctor ordered 😆

Romeo, oh Romeo! We have had a great time going on adventures to stores, parks, playing with the pup pals, learning new ...
10/08/2023

Romeo, oh Romeo! We have had a great time going on adventures to stores, parks, playing with the pup pals, learning new manners, watching movies while on place, and so much more during your stay! Graduation is right around the corner, so we will get to practice with your family soon to show them all that you learned! Look at some of the fun things he’s experienced while building his listening skills and confidence!

Ultimate relaxation! The place command is a useful command for relaxing the mind and body, while the world continues on ...
10/07/2023

Ultimate relaxation! The place command is a useful command for relaxing the mind and body, while the world continues on around you. Leo has been rocking his core commands, but has a hard time settling down when needed. He’s a social butterfly, so he loves to be center of attention no matter what’s going on. So each day we practice “calm” after play, meals, and even in the evening during dinner time to gain practice with being calm on his cot while the humans are busy with daily activities. He’s finally getting the hang of it 😊

Jack has finally conquered most of his leash skills this past week, along with practicing his crate manners, potty train...
10/06/2023

Jack has finally conquered most of his leash skills this past week, along with practicing his crate manners, potty training, social skills, and more! He now knows how to be calmer on a leash, focus on there handler, and has better handler engagement than when he arrived. Next on the list is adding more skills to his daily homework assignments and to increase the distraction work with other dogs. 😊

Romeo took a trip to the pet store! Now that he has made huge strides on confidence and listening skills at home, we sta...
10/05/2023

Romeo took a trip to the pet store! Now that he has made huge strides on confidence and listening skills at home, we start the adventures into the real world. We ran a couple quick errands, then stopped to shop for some dog food and adorable spooky themed items for the pups. We practiced his obedience and overall manners during the whole trip, even passing by a few very excited puppies shopping with their owners. After picking out a fun little toy at checkout, Romeo kindly walked with me to the truck to load up our goodies and hit the road for home and a well deserved nap on place. Super proud of this boy!

Meet Tank! This soon to be huge pup is in need of a puppy overhaul, especially with manners, socialization, and learning...
10/04/2023

Meet Tank! This soon to be huge pup is in need of a puppy overhaul, especially with manners, socialization, and learning calm. He’s super smart, super spunky, and super opinionated 😂 but we definitely like the strong willed type here so we are more than ready to handle channeling that into some good behavior. His family has future goals of creating a therapy dog out of this boy, so we can’t wait to take the first steps to getting him the foundation he needs to succeed!

Even though all of the hoomans at Balanced Mind K9 are under the weather, we just had to share this little bit of cutene...
09/30/2023

Even though all of the hoomans at Balanced Mind K9 are under the weather, we just had to share this little bit of cuteness to brighten everyone’s day!

Kohaku had his first visit this past week to our wonderful vet to get a checkup and see all of the staff. He was not only given all the snuggles and pets, but he got his first pupcup and absolutely loved it! Such a happy puppy. Love his outgoing personality ❤️

“It’s behind me…. Isn’t it…?”~ ZumieThis girl is smart, social, and absolutely goofy. Graduation is right around the cor...
09/28/2023

“It’s behind me…. Isn’t it…?”

~ Zumie

This girl is smart, social, and absolutely goofy. Graduation is right around the corner! Next step, finding her forever home!

Meet Jack! This little guy needs a LOT of confidence and to learn how to be a dog! He originally came from a situation t...
09/28/2023

Meet Jack! This little guy needs a LOT of confidence and to learn how to be a dog! He originally came from a situation that left him a little worse for wear, but his new amazing family wants the world for him so we are going to help in that journey. With a little more than just a puppy overhaul in store, we are excited to see where we can take this little guy during his stay.

Leo is on a roll in his training program! He’s learned his basics and now is able to be off leash when socializing, prac...
09/27/2023

Leo is on a roll in his training program! He’s learned his basics and now is able to be off leash when socializing, practicing Ecollar recall while we are having fun with friends. Next stop, the wonderful “calm on command” and a new hair cut for this fuzzy boy!

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replac...
09/26/2023

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.”

~ Erica Jong

With that being said, we would like to introduce the newest member of our family! Meet Kohaku (aka Haku), the Shetland Sheepdog! We can’t wait to explore new training adventures and grow as a team!

Boomer is back for a few training refresher days during his boarding stay this week. He’s a big boy now, so brushing up ...
09/25/2023

Boomer is back for a few training refresher days during his boarding stay this week. He’s a big boy now, so brushing up on his manners is a huge thing we are working on while he’s with us. He remembers all of his commands, but now that he’s full grown he tends to not realize his size when greeting people and dogs. Ino definitely thought he was being super silly, which is saying a lot for a rambunctious Husky who runs around like a bunny most of the time. More to practice but making progress already in such a short time.

Romeo is finally learning how to “dog” and make some friends!
09/25/2023

Romeo is finally learning how to “dog” and make some friends!

Spa day for Sadie girl! She’s so calm for her baths and REALLY loves butt scratches when she is getting all soaped up. S...
09/24/2023

Spa day for Sadie girl! She’s so calm for her baths and REALLY loves butt scratches when she is getting all soaped up. Such a funny girl! Her favorite part of the bath is snuggling in a smelly good towel for more rubs and snuggles 🥰 Nice and clean!

Congratulations to Bella for graduating her Freedom Program at Balanced Mind K9!                                        ...
09/22/2023

Congratulations to Bella for graduating her Freedom Program at Balanced Mind K9!

Let the “off-switch” practice commence! Romeo is “thrilled” about this activity, as you can clearly see 😆 This boy is a ...
09/22/2023

Let the “off-switch” practice commence! Romeo is “thrilled” about this activity, as you can clearly see 😆 This boy is a sweetheart but clearly thinks that it’s the Romeo show 24/7. So naturally we are going to show him how to understand the difference between times of interaction and times of epic chilling! First step wash to set boundaries and teach skills, now we are putting those new skills to practice and adding a TON of impulse control and doggy meditation to every activity. He may be less than thrilled now by the new expectations, but with some practice he will conquer with an A+ in the lesson of the beloved “place” command. More to come!

Congratulations to Bailey for graduating her Freedom Program at Balanced Mind K9!                                       ...
09/21/2023

Congratulations to Bailey for graduating her Freedom Program at Balanced Mind K9!

The ideal greeting manners has been a struggle for Romeo up until now. He’s starting to understand that the sniffs come ...
09/21/2023

The ideal greeting manners has been a struggle for Romeo up until now. He’s starting to understand that the sniffs come way before the pouncing and playing 😆 thanks to Bella for volunteering to be the neutral dog and show Romeo how it’s done correctly, even if his face screams “I’m not so sure about this” 😂

09/21/2023
09/21/2023

Bella enjoying her new found freedom on and off leash at the park!

Meet Leo! This little boy is ready to rock and roll during his puppy training, learning the manners and focus he needs t...
09/20/2023

Meet Leo! This little boy is ready to rock and roll during his puppy training, learning the manners and focus he needs to become an even better family member at home. He’s here for our puppy overhaul, showing him how to use the energy he has for studying and getting good grades instead of chasing leaves and pulling his owners throughout their walks. He’s a smart cookie, so we can’t wait to see him succeed and learn new skills!

09/19/2023

Bailey is having a ball being our shopping companion while practicing her training skills!

Studying during exam week is a tough job to do, so a lot of puppy naps in between is in the near future for this girl 😆 ...
09/19/2023

Studying during exam week is a tough job to do, so a lot of puppy naps in between is in the near future for this girl 😆 Bella doesn’t want to admit it, but she is having a lot of fun with learning at puppy school. Graduation is right around the corner!

Sadie is enjoying some time away from home on her own little doggy vacation while her family is enjoying their time away...
09/18/2023

Sadie is enjoying some time away from home on her own little doggy vacation while her family is enjoying their time away. Always nice to have this girl helping me out, being my little shadow while I work in the yard. Such a sweet soul under all of her tough exterior 😊

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Hello, I'm Jodi! I have been training professionally since 2009, though most of my life I have spent in the company of dogs. I spent most of my days as a child in the woods hiking with my family and reading every animal related book that I could get my hands on. When I was 12 years old I discovered my love for training when I read a book on dog obedience. I soon applied what I had learned to an 8-week old Beagle puppy that we adopted from the animal shelter to become our family dog. I mastered everything in the books that I read, as well as threw in some funny little tricks that I saw the dogs on TV shows performing. I was convinced that my dog would someday get to be on television showing off all the things that I taught her. I continued this passion throughout college, graduating from Northern Kentucky University while training dogs full time. While going through the motions of being in the training profession, I also adopted a few dogs along the way.

The dog that changed my life was Killian, my Shetland Sheepdog. He was handed down to me by his original owner. She explained to me that due to her not having the time or the energy to solve his many behavioral quirks, she was going to have to take him to the shelter to be dropped off. He was what trainers call “highly reactive” around children, men, other animals, cars, and many other situations that were new to me. I went through my fair share of unbelievable successes, extreme failures, and many other stressful moments while training this deemed “aggressive” dog. I thought I knew a lot about training dogs before, but he made me realize that there is always room to learn new things. To this day he is my sidekick for any adventure, my guardian, and my best friend that I could ever ask for.

I have years of experience training group classes in obedience and therapy work, as well as private classes to meet the specific needs of the family and their canine. I have worked anywhere from a corporate pet store as their Senior Trainer, to being one of many highly skilled trainers at a public board and train facility. My overall goal is to utilize multiple tools and training methods for the dog that is in front of me. Due to having worked with countless breeds and ages, I realize that every dog has different needs and I like to apply what works for each dog individually to get the best results.


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Practicing self control on the beach! Thanks, Jodi Gentry!
Thank you for teaching Phoebe to place! She has been great at helping Murphee learn it, too! I have been using it when I have virtual meetings at home. Today when I was setting up my computer Phoebe placed herself and Murphee joined her!!!!
Day 2 of practicing the “place” command! She needed one correction and I started the clock over . She’s over 2 minutes. She could go longer I think, but I am going to release her. ❤️ 🏆 🥇
Jodi, where is your business? I took my pup to three of your sessions when you were at Petsmart. You gave me the greatest help with my dog's "fits". The website is under construction.
Casey passed the ultimate test of calmness, I would have never believed but thanks to Jodi’s amazing work we have a wonderful pet that is still fun but on our schedule.