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Train Loyal Companions, LLC, helping you help your pets.

Providing the best dog training and behavior modification lessons in Bloomington, Indiana, and surrounding areas. Since 2012, we have been helping both pets and their owners understand each other better and live together in harmony. We are committed to improving the world for humans and companion animals through humane education, comprehensive consulting, dog training, and behavioral services. 

We provide dog training lessons that are professional, positive, fun for the whole family, and force-free for all breeds, ages, and backgrounds in single and multiple dog households. We can help with all your dog training needs including puppy training, basic to advanced obedience, off-leash skills, reactive dog training, behavior modification, solutions to aggression, anxiety, and much more!

The first step to getting your training started is by setting up a consultation or an initial professional training session beginning with a brief consultation. Click on the “contact us” button below to tell us about your dog, training goals, and availability to meet. You may also email or call us. Please allow up to three business days for us to review your information and respond with scheduling options.

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All You Need is a Little TLC

It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, and we believe it’s never too late to train any pet or pet parent. Our services are designed with you and your pet in mind, and we believe in working with you as much as your animal. We are proud of our high success rate and the level of satisfaction our clients come away with every time.

We are devoted to helping pet owners understand, manage, and modify undesirable pet behaviors. Together, we will identify the cause of the troubling behavior to develop a treatment plan using positive reinforcement training. We enjoy working with clients to help their pets be more reliably obedient, less fearful, less reactive, and more cooperative during day-to-day life. In addition to training and behavior modification services, we offer Pet Tech Pet First Aid and CPR classes that, upon completion, earn you a two-year certification in pet first aid and CPR.

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Behavior Consulting

Do you have specific dog training or canine behavioral questions? A telephone or virtual consultation is an effective way to get quick support and guidance from a certified professional dog trainer. Call or email with your availability, a brief description of your dog and your questions to set up an appointment.

Professional Handling

Professional handling is like homeschooling for your pup! A certified trainer will exercise your dog’s mind and body by training your dog at or near your home. You list your dog training goals then the trainer will practice with your pup to help reach those goals. You may choose whether to be present during a professional handling session.


Professional Training

Your pet has plenty of potential to learn and understand commands and our techniques will lay the foundation for you to build upon. List a couple of your training goals and a professional dog trainer creates a plan and will coach you to successfully reach those goals. A one-hour session can address two to five commands, goals, or questions. Sessions can be scheduled in your home, neighborhood, or community.

An ultimate training program for puppies as young as two months old covering puppy development, handling skills, crate training, house training, grooming tips, socialization, puppy manners, beginner obedience, and bad behavior prevention. This starter program is exceptionally great for the first-time puppy owner. It includes puppy training, skills practice, handler coaching, and a written program guide.


Courteous Canine Course

Teach your canine class with this courteous canine course! A comprehensive foundation training program for dogs of any age covers all basic obedience, doggy manners, socialization, bad behavior prevention, and more. It includes dog training, skills practice, handler coaching, and a written program guide.

Canines, Cribs, and Kids Class

If you are a parent thinking about getting a dog there’s a lot to think about, including how your new dog will react to your baby or child. While most dogs are known to be great with youngsters, it is important to not take risks when picking out a new pet. In this class, learn how to read a dog’s body language, temperament test and train your new dog, introduce your dog to your family, and help to set your entire family up for success. Includes a coaching session on preparing to bring a dog home and safely raising children around canines.


Recovering from Reactivity Program

Train Loyal Companion’s most popular program. This remedial socialization training program treats mildly reactive behaviors, including leash reactivity, barrier frustration, and fear aggression. The trainer will work closely with you, your family, and your dogs to implement a proven problem-solving process. It includes training, skills practice, handler coaching, and a written program guide.

Drill Sessions

Drill Sessions are up-to-one-hour group training sessions that meet in a public place such as a local park, hosting facility, or can even be arranged privately. These practice sessions are a great way to practice and proof obedience, manners, and public skills. Drill sessions are not offered as an initial program but as an addition to any training program. Scheduling and availability are limited. Call, email, or “contact us” for more information.

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About Your Next Favorite Dog Trainer

Leslie Hudson, CPDT

Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover. 

These are just a few of the characteristics that describe Leslie. She knows each animal is different, and she will work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting an animal, have a new pet, or already own a pet with behavioral problems, Leslie is here to help!

First, she will help you discover the cause of the troubling behavior and then develop a treatment plan using positive reinforcement training. She enjoys working with clients to help their pets be more reliably obedient, less fearful, less reactive, and more cooperative during day-to-day life, handling, grooming, and outings in public. Sharing your home with an animal can be a dream or a nightmare. Making sure your animal is well-trained will give both of you more time to enjoy each other's company. Our modern training system is full of fun techniques that will give you and your dog a happier life together.

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"A tired dog is a good dog."

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