Pictured with Dr. Amy Cook Ph.D, CDBC, CPDT-KA
Pictured with Hannah Branigan

The Ideal Way To Learn

We offer modern DOG Training using advanced methods. Our professional dog training services include group classes, full service training, and behavior counseling. Our programs focus on creating well rounded, highly educated dogs and teaching owners to work with their dogs in a positive, productive way.


All of our services are designed to ensure that you and your dog have a positive learning experience. 


Our science-based methods maximize results without compromising your dog’s well-being. 


Our goal is to effectively teach you and your dog important canine life skills without the use of fear or force. 


Oh yeah, and we laugh a lot! All of our offerings are filled with fun, interactive lessons for you and your dog.

The Ideal Team

Meet our team of skilled instructors and trainers.

Lynsie Bernier

Owner, Certified Trainer,Instructor, Evaluator

Lynsie Bernier is the owner of Ideal DOG and brings 28 years in the animal care field to the business. Lynsie has worked in nearly every capacity of professional animal care since 1993.

Over the last 16 years Lynsie has focused her career on dog training and behavior. Her credentials and memberships include:

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) 
  • Approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Approved Member of The Pet Professional Guild  
  • Approved Member of Force Free Trainers of Wisconsin  
  • Approved Tester/Observer Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Lynsie has developed several unique training services for Ideal DOG, each designed to achieve specific results. Her approach is not one size fits all.  Lynsie is passionate about helping dogs and their families. She competes at a National level with her own dogs and can help you reach your goals as well. Let her or one of our other talented trainers show you how to train your Ideal DOG! 

Book a service with Lynsie or enroll in one of her classes today!

Chelsee Ford

Head Certified Trainer, Instructor, Evaluator

Chelsee began her training journey as a client at Ideal DOG. Her amazing talent and natural skills with both people and dogs made her the perfect candidate for our apprentice opportunity. Chelsee has been helping owners and their dogs in our group classes for years and after passing her Certification Exam expanded to help clients in private lessons and consultations. 

Chelsee Ford, B.S., CPDT-KA-AKC Approved CGC Evaluator -Training Class Instructor and Private lesson coach.

Book a service with Chelsee or enroll in one of her classes today!

Cari Tetzlaff

Certified trainer, instructor, evaluator

Cari Tetzlaff, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA has been teaching group classes with Ideal DOG for years. She is now the owner of her own behavior consulting business Better Together Animal Training. Cari offers services for dogs and cats. We are thrilled to have Cari continue her partnership with Ideal DOG! 

Kristi Meredith

CGC Evaluator, & Pampurr'd Pet shop owner

Kristi Meredith, is the owner of our neighbor store The Pampurr’d Pet. Check out their full line of pet care supplies here.  Kristi has been a class instructor for years and in addition to helping with our CGC testing still enjoys stepping in to teach classes when her schedule allows. 


Certifications and Memeberships

Higher standards, greater knowledge base, better results for you and your dog.