431801_271144073031132_1832546694_nlearn-dog-training-methodsWelcome to Brilliant Dog Training

Contact Brenda Isern


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Welcome to Brilliant Dog Training.

I am here to help you communicate with your dog. I have been teaching people and  their dogs since 1990. I mentored with a police dog handler who also did board  and train programs and taught the local 4-h clubs. I have trained many breeds of all ages and sizes. Its never too late or too early to train your dog. I am certified and a member of the APDT. Also certified AKC instructor. I  offer STAR Puppy Classes and CGC Classes. Private Training in your Home or a Board and Train Program. Day Boarding and overnight stays when you need to leave your precious canine are available too.

Dog training is fun when positive reinforcement is applied. Your dog will love to learn the Brilliant Dog Training way. Training builds the bond between you and your dog to last a lifetime.

Does your dog do any of these behaviors?

  • Leash pulling
  • Begging for food (during mealtimes, etc.)
  • Excitability
  • Destructive behavior indoors and/or in your yard
  • Resource Guarding
  • Bolting out the door
  • Fearfulness
  • Obsessions (vacuums, mailmen, UPS trucks!)
  • House-soiling
  • Jumping up on people
  • Your dog doesn’t come when you call
  • Excessive Barking

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training is the Answer

 Private Dog Training

Board with Dog Training

Luxury Boarding Resort



Home Away from Home Boarding

While your away for play or business your fur Baby will enjoy their stay with us. We are not a kennel, we care for your dog like they are apart of the family. Each dog has custom needs, some enjoy lounging in our home  while others will have fun exploring our large half acre fenced in yard.

  • Bathroom breaks are plentiful
  • Medications administered on time
  • Feeding schedules tailored to your dog’s needs
  • Puppies- we love puppies lots of play and socializing
  • Senior pets recieve lots of tlc given while they rest comfortably

Boarding Fees

 Nightly charge $25.00

Dayboarding $15.00 per day

Dayboarding Weekly Rate $60.00 (5 days)

Limited spaces available, Book early to keep your dates.

All dogs must be Healthy, Friendly,and Current on vaccines to include Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella

Flea free preferably on  a monthly flea prevention


Dog Board and Train


Board and Train

2 Week Home Manners Program

  • 14 day stay in comfortable home environment
  • Dog will learn Basic commands-Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Place(lay on mat), Walk without pulling on leash, Leave it. plus others depending on your needs and your dogs learning ability.
  • Clicker Trained with positive reinforcement training
  • All training will be taught/ reviewed with owners at pick up and includes as many home visits for follow up training til you feel comfortable.
  • $950.00 includes clicker and reward bag for you to take home


Dog Training Classes



Puppy Class

Located at Dutch Fork Animal Hospital Irmo, South Carolina

The puppy class is offered to all puppies 10-12 weeks to 6 months. It includes a total of 6 one-hour sessions held on Thursdays. It will focus on the four important keys of the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program: socialization, training, activity, and responsibility. After completing the 6 week course, your puppy will take the S.T.A.R. Puppy test and receive its certificate.   Puppies will also need to be vaccinated for bordetella (kennel cough), canine influenza, and have at least one distemper (DHPP/DHLPP) vaccine. It is ideal that puppies have vaccines at least one week prior to starting classes.

The classes are group sessions and we want all puppies to stay happy and healthy!   To learn more about the AKC S.T.A.R. program visit the AKC’s website at: http://www.akc.org/puppies/training/star/index.cfm

You may download a copy of the brochure (PDF) by visiting: http://images.akc.org/pdf/starpuppy/brochure.pdf

Adult Dog Class

Classes Held at Dutch Fork Animal Hospital

We are also offering the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program for adults. This class will also be a 6 week course of hour long sessions held on Tuesdays. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

All adult dogs will be required to have been vaccinated for rabies, distemper (DHPP/DHLPP), bordetella (kennel cough), and canine influenza.

Just like the puppy classes, the CGC classes are group sessions and we want your pets to stay healthy!   To learn more about the AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Program, please visit the following link: http://www.akc.org/dogowner/training/canine_good_citizen/index.cfm  

You may download a copy of the brochure (PDF) by visiting: http://images.akc.org/pdf/cgc/GK9GC1.pdf

When are the classes?

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy classes will next be held on Thursday,  from 6:30 – 7:30PM.

AKC Canine Good Citizen classes will next be held on Tuesday,  from 6:30 – 7:30PM.

After these classes, we will take a break and start back up in January! Stay tuned for start dates.


Private Dog Training


This is really custom dog training. I am here to help you live with your dog,in your own lifestyle. Dog training is about sharing and communicating with your dog

Private Dog Training

Hourly Private Sessions $80.00

This is a custom 1 hour training plan to work with you and your dog. I will teach you how dogs learn and how to apply positive reinforcement training to get behaviors you want from your dog.

These lessons can be basic commands such as walk on a leash without pulling, sit, down, stay,and come or any other task you would like to to teach your dog.

4 Session Package $250

Get 4 personal dog training sessions. Each session will last about 1 hour.

Sessions will be tailored to your families needs. Basic commands taught, sit,stay, down, walk on  leash with out pulling, go to your bed, leave it. Any additional training needs will be included in these sessions.

Mid day Training/Walk $30.00 

This  training option is great for those dogs that need some mid day interaction.

I will come to your home and work with your dog in the middle of the day. We can keep your dogs obedience sharp by using it in and around the house, at the park, wherever he needs some extra help training. If he/she is great at all the basics we can teach lots of other behaviors or tricks.Keeping your dogs mind working is more tiring to them than a walk. Although we can go walking too.




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Welcome to Brilliant Dog Training

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I am a personal dog trainer for all your training needs. I believe I am here to help you commuicate with your dog friend.  Dogs are part of our family and we need to be able to communicate with them in a way they understand. That does not include a rolled up newspaper.

Positive reinforcement training makes learning fun for you and your cannine friend. Learn how positive dog training can work for your family.

Problem behaviors can be turned around we just need to let our dogs know what we want them to do instead of the behavior they are curretly doing.