First-Rate Training & Care
Looking for a Reno Dog Trainer? Look no further! Dog Gone Amazing Education Center is a team of dedicated Dog Trainers committed to building a lifelong relationship with you and your dog. Our safe, clean and social facility—coupled with our knowledgeable loving staff of Reno dog trainers— offers your dog first-rate training and care. From our one-of-a-kind Board & Train packages to our fun and educational private lessons, Dog Gone Amazing Education Center is the most barked about dog training in Reno.
The DGA Pack
Owner and Training Director
I’m an animal enthusiast and I’ve dedicated my entire life to helping people see animals in their true, clear awesomeness.” It’s me, Malaika! I’ve been surrounded by animals my whole life. I’ve had horses, dogs, rabbits … even seagulls! Yes, I fostered a seagull back to health at a very young age. I love animals … better yet, I love helping PEOPLE understand animals. They are so clear and simple to me but to most people they are complicated and humans can mess things up by getting too emotionally involved. That’s where I step in with my Dog Gone Amazing training skills.
I have been training animals my whole life, but have really been working specifically with dogs since 2000. My experience comes from working with dogs hands-on. I take pride in never turning a case away. I take every dog on as a challenge and/or a new learning experience. I have traveled around the country working with and following different trainers, taking bits and pieces of their styles to create my own touch.
I believe there are many effective ways to train a dog. At Dog Gone Amazing, we work with you and your dog to accomplish your specific goals. Everyone has different needs and every dog is different, requiring a different touch or process to learn by. We are open to all kinds of training here because the goal is to have your very own AMAZING dog!
Lead Dog Trainer
A member of the DGA pack since 2015, Mazzy came to Dog Gone Amazing with training experience very similar to the DGA approach and philosophy — Mazzy and Malaika have trained with many of the same trainers nationwide! Mazzy firmly believes that there is not one style that fits all dogs and the more knowledge we can soak in from other trainers to help you with your dogs, the better.
Mazzy’s wide range of training experience is impressive for their age. Mazzy also worked with wolves, foxes, and other kinds of wild canids while studying ecology and wildlife conservation. There is nothing they’re more passionate about than canines!
Sally fell in love with animals at a young age, and has volunteered at various animal shelters since she was 8 years old. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Companion Animal Behavior and Science. Sally has worked with an assortment of dog daycares and other canine-related institutions, all of which were chaotically operated.
Dog Gone Amazing is unique because dogs get to enjoy play but also learn appropriate manners. Sally is very happy to have Malaika as a boss because she really does have the heart for this unique and important job. Sally will tell you over and over how very grateful and happy she is to be working for such a wonderful company.
Mikaela has been part of the DGA pack since 2019. After working at a holistic pet store where she handled some pretty feisty snakes and other reptiles, she developed a passion for canine nutrition and further grew her existing passion for all things dogs!
When Mikaela joined the team, she was thrilled with the idea that she got to work one-on-one with dogs to help them learn new skills. After rolling up her sleeves and jumping in where needed on the DGA team, Mikaela developed a passion for dog training. Since studying under the other trainers at DGA, Mikaela has become an incredibly gifted member of the dog training team.
She considers herself lucky to have been molded by her fellow trainers over the years and continues to be inspired by their dedication. What she loves about her role is helping owners and their dogs improve communication and build better relationships. Her knowledge of nutrition also comes in handy to help advise owners on how to have a healthy, more balanced dog!