Meet & Greet

All obedience training begins with a free evaluation and meet and greet with your dog and family. We value involving the entire family in the training experience so all family members can reinforce training techniques. 

a message from rita...

I created B.A.D. Dogs Welcome because, as a vet technician, I saw far too many dogs euthanized because they had never received proper training and care to live with humans. These dogs are labeled as aggressive, fear biters, and dangerous. Through years of training dogs, I have developed an innovative system that can rehabilitate the most difficult dogs, and help improve the behavior of the gentlest dogs. The mission of B.A.D. Dogs Welcome is to give dogs and their humans the skills and knowledge to happily live together as a family.

about our Team


Your pet is required to have current rabies vaccination at minimum. Dogs who attend play dates or go for walks must also have vaccinations for kennel cough, and parvo. Please have the vaccination documentation available at your Meet & Greet.

obedience training

Our trainer will listen to your goals for training, evaluate your dog's current behavior, and create a training plan and services package to meet your family's needs.

- Kareen & Cheryl

B.A.D. Dogs Welcome

What to Expect

improving the lives of animals for over 20 years

meet B.A.D Dogs Welcome Owner


Rita Trevethan has been working with animals for 30 years, and has been a certified dog trainer for over 20 years. Rita is also a trained vet technician and animal behaviorist. 

Rita Trevethan

B.A.D. Dogs Welcome has cared for our family's dogs for 10 years. Our trainer, Rita, is our dogs' favorite human! They wait for Rita to arrive for their play date every Thursday morning.

One of our dogs, Calvin, was aggressive toward other dogs when he came to us from a rescue. Rita's work with him has improved his socialization, which means he can now enjoy dog walks, hikes and going to the dog park with other dogs. 

Improving the lives of animals for over 20 years!


The experienced staff at B.A.D. Dogs Welcome are passionate about their work and improving the lives of dogs and their families. 


B.A.D. Dogs Welcome's mission is to ensure every dog has the skills and opportunity to have a full and rewarding life with their forever family. Caring for animals is such a rewarding job, and we take it very seriously.

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