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Hello there! My name is Courtney Horning. I am the dog trainer for Bozeman Dog Training at the Bozeman Dog Company and Invisible Fence of the Big Sky!


I started working with dogs at a very young age, volunteering at animal shelters, shadowing veterinarians, animal clubs in school, and helping raise all my family’s dogs, cats, and all kinds of little creatures growing up. Beginning at age 13, I started working at veterinary hospitals. Through high school and a few years after graduating high school, I worked as a veterinary technician at animal hospitals in Memphis, TN.

I moved to Bozeman, Montana from Memphis, Tennessee in 2012 to continue my education at Montana State University, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a minor degree in Psychology. Following graduation, I began working at Bozeman Dog Company and Invisible Fence of the Big Sky as a trainer, office assistant, and a pet consultant. I joined the Association of Professional Dog Trainers to continue learning and building my skills to provide the best positive reinforcement training techniques to all of my clients.

I offer three different classes; Puppy Preschool, Adolescent Puppy Training, and Intermediate Obedience Training. Each class is 6 weeks long; 5 weeks of training and the 6th week is added for their “Graduation night” where I put together an obstacle course, certificates and goodie bags for all the participants!  I also regulate the number of participants for each of my classes to ensure each dog and owner has plenty of one on one time with me during class, minimize distractions for the puppies so they have space to learn and retain the training, and build close relationships with each owner and their dog. I also offer Private training for clients that prefer one on one in-home training sessions for obedience and any other behavior problem owners may encounter with their dogs

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