training center

​For dogs of distinction




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Lisa began training her own dogs in 1986 at Dog Woods. After a few years of excelling as a trainer and competitor, she began assisting with the puppy, beginner and advanced obedience classes. When agility became a competitive AKC sport, Lisa started her own Advanced Agility Classes at Dog Woods. These classes are fun-filled for dogs with mental and physical exercise for the humans. Over the past 30 years, she has competed in multiple AKC events, obedience, agility, hunt tests and conformation with various breeds of dogs. Lisa has earned an obedience championship, 3 agility championships and junior hunter titles. Her expertise in these multiple venues put a unique spin in her dog training classes. Lisa is also available for private in-home lessons and other special training sessions.Type your paragraph here.

​Dog 101 Class

May 5 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 

Crate Training

June 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 

Loose-Leash Walking

July 1– 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Upcoming Events

In 1972, after training as a hobby and doing some AKC  Obedience Competition, Jo Ann Geeslin left her job in order to open her own dog training school. The business grew quite quickly and became an endeavor which would require some participation from each member of her family. Her daughter, Donna Eddins, has been training dogs professionally since her early teens. Mother and daughter eventually began to run the business as partners until 2003 when Jo Ann retired. Donna and her son, Michael, are the instructors today.


Donna Eddins

​​Lisa Harrison

Jo Ann's grandson and Donna's son, Michael marks the 3rd generation of our family to make their career at Dog Woods. He is licensed by the A.K.C. as an Evaluator, allowing him to administer tests and titles for Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, and others.  Michael truthfully claims he was "raised in a dog kennel." He began competing in obedience trials and earning titles at eleven years of age. Being totally immersed in Dog Woods since birth, he has a unique level of expertise for someone barely 30 years old. In addition to running our Day Training service, Michael instructs several hours of both group and private training lessons each week,

Michael Eddins

The owner and leader at Dog Woods  with over forty years of experience instructing people and their dogs. Her expertise is valued by several local organizations, such as Mid South Therapy Dogs and Memphis Kennel Club. A.K.C. regularly utilizes her as an obedience judge at it's trials, even having her judge their National tournament in 2014. Dog Woods classes are mostly made up of people who received word-of-mouth referrals and repeat customers; which she takes a great deal of pride in. Daily, Dog Woods has callers who attended class 15, 20, even 30 years ago who say they need to sign up for a class taught by Donna.

 

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