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, Trainer, & Instructor

Lynsie Bernier is the owner of Ideal DOG and brings 27 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

Instructor, Evaluator, & Coach

We are ecstatic to share the news that our apprentice trainer Chelsee Ford sat for the Certification Councel of Professional Dog Trainers CPDT-KA exam and passed it with flying colors! Chelsee has been helping owners and their dogs in our group classes and now will expand her reach to include private training lessons! We are very proud and excited for this positive change at Ideal DOG in 2020!

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!

Kristi Meredith

Instructor, 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. She is also an AKC Approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and STAR Puppy Instructor here at Ideal DOG. 

Enroll in class with Kristi today! 

Certifications and Memeberships

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