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Our Owner

Anita Twomey

    Raised in Alaska, Belton resident Anita Twomey has quickly risen to the top of the dog training game with Dolce Vita Retrievers. With qualifying for the 2005 National Open, 2009 National Open and 2009 National Derby List, it’s apparent that she has set the standards high when it comes to her dedication for her clients and their needs.

     Before getting into the dog training business, she owned and operated a landscape maintenance company in Anchorage, AK for 30 years. That led her to get her first taste for the dog training world.

     “Alaska’s long winters allowed me, as a landscaper, time to explore other interests,” said Twomey. “I spent several winters in Escalon, CA learning how to train field trial retrievers and have been involved with dog training ever since. After retiring from the landscape business, I moved to Belton to grow hay and train dogs.”
     While Twomey does work with the dogs, she also helps owners keep up with positive reinforcement and repetition in order to get the good behavior and training to continue once they have completed a program. Twomey uses gentle reinforcements along with rewards in the form of treats to establish a bond with each dog. She offers a variety of training programs that cater to puppies and adult dogs.

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