I got Nugget locally at Heart of the Valley. All my dogs before Nugget have been insecure or scared of life. Nugget is very confident! She is sooo happy to meet people and pups! My challenge with her has been to temper her enthusiasm. Nugget has been working for me three years now. She is crushing it!

Experience Matters


While I was volunteering at the Heart of the Valley I noticed this hound dog cowering in the back of his kennel. This was one of the most scared dogs I had ever seen. So I decided to take him home. He turned into the best dog ever. Pete helped many dogs to become more confident and trusting with people and other dogs. He was my original ski joring dog. But, sadly Pete is no longer with us. His presence lives on, and every time we meet and help a scared dog, I know Pete is right there with me.


Camille was the first dog to get me started on the path that has led me to where I am today.  She taught me a lot about myself. I found she calmed me down and really was able to help me through issues i was having. I found this fascinating and began educating myself in dog behavior and Psychology.  She has swam in the ocean and hiked to the tops of mountains and is a valuable member of my team. She helped teach good behaviors to dogs and helped teach ski joring. Camille was the truly the original for me and I will always thank her for that.

Josh's Good Dogs!

Layla (la-la)

La La was found in the Missoula animal shelter. A rare coonhound Airdale mix is why she is so cute. La La was pretty severely abused. It took 2 weeks for her to trust me enough to take a treat out my hand. She has been one of my greatest challenges. Before La La passed she had worked in training with over 300 dogs in her career. She traveled with me everywhere and was a great companion and partner.

Josh has been working with dogs for over eighteen years. He got his start volunteering at the local Humane Society where he realized how much he loved working with the dogs. Learning how leadership, patience and guidance helped the dogs progress to healthy well adjusted animals, he wanted to learn more. That’s when he enrolled in Animal Behavior College. There he gained a foundation in the basic principles of normal canine behavior. He learned the scientific principles of how animals learn and the differences between obedience training, behavior management and problem solving. Josh has a library of solutions plus the knowledge and the passion to help you have a better relationship with your dog!

Contact Josh at: 406-570-1743 or email: sponsler21@gmail.com