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Anna’s Ark is a dog paradise nestled in the countryside, with sprawling fields that seem to stretch on forever. Our aim is to create a place of tranquility and peace, where dogs can truly be themselves and relax. It's a haven where they can indulge in their natural instincts - whether it's daydreaming under a shady tree, frolicking in an open field, or joyfully digging a hole. At Anna's Ark, we strive to provide an environment that supports and nurtures dogs, allowing them to freely express their normal behaviors. Our goal is to reduce stress, enhance sociability, improve behavior, and foster mental strength. Through a loving and caring atmosphere, we aim to bring balance to your dog's life and help them thrive.

We are conveniently situated just north of Blackie, a 30-minute drive south of the city. Our facility encompasses six acres of fenced-in areas where dogs can run and play to their heart's content. Additionally, we have a spacious 3,600 sq. ft. dog house that offers shelter when needed. Anna's Ark provides a range of services including private Certified Dog Training consultations, Animal Communication Sessions, Boarding, Board to Train programs, private and group Dog Walking, Reiki sessions, BodyWork, and Sound Bath Healing.

Anna's Ark is owned and operated by Anna Paulson, a Certified Trainer with 30 years of experience working with dogs of various temperaments, breeds, and behaviors. Her expertise spans a wide range of services, including private consultations, group classes, shelter work, boarding management, aggression treatments, group dog walking, animal communication, intuitive energy tracking, bodywork, behavior assessments, and board-to-train programs.

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Be a Guardian, not an Owner….because animals are not mere commodities, property, or things.

Anna's Ark wants to promote a deeper level of fulfillment for you and your dog by expanding your relationship. We want to enhance your communication skills with your dog so that you can understand and move past problem behaviors.


Our goal is to expand your dog's understanding while adding to your training toolbox, different methods, and techniques to change behavior. After 30 years of training dogs, I can say that no two dogs are created the same. Having a variety of practical and solid solutions to change behaviors is advantageous for you the guardian, and less stressful for your dog.

Anna’s Ark looks at entirely of the dog from an energetic, physical, emotional, and mental to help propel your dog forward in their training. We do not practice or teach training methods that use force, intimidation, or threats.


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