Lynn Rives

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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.


Lynn Rives 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 certified professional.

Lynn has worked with animals her entire life. She grew up around domestic animals and has raised horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, birds, and turtles. Lynn is also an experienced wildlife rehabilitator, specializing in mammals, turtles, songbirds, and raptors.

Committed to training both dogs and people with positive reinforcement methods, Lynn is also committed to continuing education. She attends behavior conferences and training seminars regularly, bringing the most up-to-date information to her clients. Lynn participates with her dogs in multiple venues that include AKC formal Obedience, AKC Rally, CDSP, and CGC (Canine Good Citizen), with recent AKC titles of CD, CDX, RN & RA. In addition, Lynn has certificates in TDI (Therapy Dog International) and ITD (Intermediate Trick Dog). As time permits, she visits assisted living facilities and hospitals with her therapy dog, Zane. In addition to Obedience, Rally, and Tricks, Lynn is now experimenting with Agility and Canine Conditioning with her dogs.

Lynn shares her home with six dogs (two rescues and four golden retrievers), chickens, horses, several neighborhood dogs, and her incredibly talented and patient husband.

Services Offered: 

Private and in-home lessons are offered for all ages of family pets, performance dogs, and other species, with a focus on enhancing canine/human communication.

  • Behavior modification and private lessons utilizing positive training methods
  • Basic manners and problem-solving combined with Tellington TTouch Training (TTouch). Specializing in dog reactivity (dog-to-dog, dog-to-people, dog-to-environment), insecurity/fears/phobias.
  • Instruction and evaluation for CGC (Canine Good Citizen), C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills), and TRICKS as a foundation for performance sports
  • Canine Conditioning and Activities for all dogs: pets, puppies, performance, and seniors
Services Offered Summary: 
Have FUN with your dog! Private lessons and in-home training utilizing positive training methods. Behavior assessments/modification, basic manners, and problem-solving for all puppies and dogs with specialty in dog reactivity including fear/phobias. Canine conditioning group classes & individual plans are available. Instructor and Evaluator for CGC, C.L.A.S.S., and TRICKS as a foundation for performance sports.
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+1 (910) 322-0246
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+1 (910) 822-1823
8853 Steeplechase Dr.
28356 Linden , NC


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6 years 1 month