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Dog Training

Trainer John Clauson kneeling beside dog
Trainer John Clauson kneeling beside dog

My Second Home Pet Resort dog training services are available!

Meet Our Trainer, John Clawson

It’s not often people find their calling at a young age, but when it happens it leads to a life of hard work and passion. This is absolutely the case for John Clawson. John has been training dogs since the ripe old age of 13, when he met his Beagle, Suzy. Since then, he’s spent over 30 years in the industry training pups of all breeds and backgrounds. He believes training and proper socialization is the key foundation to building a strong relationship between people and their dogs.

John has trained for people and professionals across the country. From serious hunters running dogs in AKC and UKC hunting tests to everyday dog owners, John knows that every dog is different and requires a custom training program that best suits their personality and purpose. He also knows that the training doesn’t end when he hands the leash back to owners. Just like people, dogs learn through constant repetition and reinforcement, and that falls on the owner. John ensures that every parent leaves with a deeper understanding of their pet and the tools to set them up for success.


We offer balanced, positive reinforcement training programs that lead the pathway to happy companions for life. Dog training is more than just SIT and STAY. Our trainer can work with your dog on leash walking, coming to you when called, active listening, and even HEEL commands. Whether you have a puppy that needs basic obedience training, or a more mature dog that needs some refresher courses, John can customize training to meet your family's needs. Each owner will also receive hands on instruction with their pet.

We offer:

  • Puppy Class

  • Obedience and Problem Solving

    • Sit, heel, barking, jumping, nipping, running away, anxiety, aggression, pulling on lead, chewing, destructive behavior

  • Board and Train

  • In- Home 

  • Custom Sessions

  • Advanced  Please call for more information and custom options for your pet's training needs.

Please call us at 615-771-7794 for more information and custom options for your pet's training needs.