"Custom Training and Wellness Solutions for Dogs of All Ages"

Certified KPA Trainer and CPDT-KA Trainer

Who We Are

Are you ready to help your pup be a welcome addition to every gathering? Are you frustrated with the typical group training classes without individualized focus? Welcome to Simply Brilliant Dogs! under the tutelage of expert and certified trainer, Lynn Rives. Lynn has been training dogs and teaching people for more than 30 years. In addition to being a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP), she is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Certified Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA), TTouch Practitioner, AKC CGC Evaluator, Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI, Fit Paws Master Trainer, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, and Fear Free veterinary professional. Click on the picture above to learn more about Lynn Rives!

What We Do


Simply Brilliant Dogs is a force free comprehensive training facility dedicated to the dogs that enrich our lives with love and companionship. We utilize positive motivational techniques, clear
communication, and respect for both the pet and their guardian. Our programs build confidence, reduce stress and anxiety, improve health, and develop a trusting and mutually cooperative
relationship with our animal companions. As Fear Free certified professionals we are committed to the Fear Free mission to prevent and alleviate fear an anxiety in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.

At Simply Brilliant Dogs we believe that improving the human/animal bond can be accomplished through enhanced communication and positive training methods. We use science-based and proven techniques that motivate both you AND your dog! Creating positive relationships between people and their animals is our passion. Training can and should be FUN while you are achieving your goals. YOUR success is OUR mission.  Have FUN with your dog! Click on the picture above to learn more about our outlook.

How We Do It

Have FUN with your dog as you train!  Dogs & their people are always learning because our environment is always teaching.  We focus on what we WANT our dogs (and us) to learn.  Behaviors that are rewarded are repeated.  Behaviors that are repeated are learned. Group, private & in-home lessons for family pets & performance dogs of all ages.  We will help you and your dog learn & LOVE IT!  Click on the picture above to see our state of the art facility and training options!