About Total Dog!

Our Mission

Total Dog!’s mission is to provide an educational, entertaining, friendly, efficient, and innovative experience that meets your dog training needs.

Looking at the voids present in modern dog training, the Total Dog team set out to create a dog training system based on the individual needs of the dog and the owner. That’s why we don’t offer a one program fits all or rely on any one method of training. Every dog is special in their own way. That’s why we think personalized training, designed just for your dog’s needs and how they learn, is the best approach.

At Total Dog, we want to help you to get the most out of your relationship with your dog. We believe that dog training should be fun, easy, and accessible. We’ll teach you how your dog processes information, what their needs are, and how you can bring balance back into their lives.

Dogs have long been called Man’s Best Friend. We can show you how to return the favor!

Guaranteed Results

At Total Dog! We offer Guaranteed Results. We guarantee that the goals you set at the start of the program will be reached. If it takes longer than expected we will provide you with unlimited lessons until those goal’s are reached.

There’s a reason we offer a lifetime guarantee plan at Total Dog! Not only do we know how to effectively train and communicate with our clients’ dogs, but we offer an unlimited lesson plan to ensure they retain what they’ve learned over time. Whether your puppy is a quick study or needs more time to pick up new skills, we’ll continue to work with you until they reach the goals set forth at the start of the program.

Brice Cavanaugh smiling while holding a white Pitbull puppy that is undergoing puppy training in front of a purple house

Head Trainer

Brice Cavanaugh smiling and hugging a black Pitbull in a park with a big oak tree in the background

SGT Brice Cavanaugh

SGT Brice Cavanaugh founded Total Dog! and is on the Board of Directors for the National Tactical Police Dog AssociationOperation Overwatch and The Pink Berets. He is a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and is an Evaluator for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen multi-tiered program.


  • conducted overseas missions during tenure at HMX-One, the helicopter squadron responsible for US President transportation 
  • Conducted 100+ missions in direct support of the US Secret Service, protecting five US Presidents 
  • Located improvised explosive device on Presidential support mission 
  • Participated in the hunt for the DC Snipers 
  • Guest Speaker, International Association of Canine Professionals Annual Conference 
  • Completed eight years in the United States Marine Corps with Honorable Discharge, 1992 – 2001 
  • Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, May 2001

Free Training Session

Ready for a well-behaved pup? Contact us today to get started with a completely Free Training Session!