Clients say:

Jane has unique insight into animal behavior because she has worked with so many different kinds of animals. Her non-aggressive style is a proven winner with Duncan, our black lab puppy, and our entire family including our 10-year-old daughter. Jane has been so great with Duncan, we have asked her to help us train our horse. She has been a blessing to our family.

Kelly & Charlie Howser

Puppy Day Care at JaneTrains has been the best thing for my 6-month old golden retriever Major. He socializes with other doggies and has learned the social behaviors that improve his manners at home. He no longer has that puppy-nipping tendency. As he sleeps soundly after visiting with Jane, we know it's the best money that we've spent all week.

Bobbi Lou Leigh

At the time I met Jane, my then wife and I had a pet store. We quickly learned that a big part of our business was working with people to work with their animals. We also met many self proclaimed "dog whisperers" and others who said they could train or help people train or correct an issue. Most were not what they represented.  Jane Gerard however is the real deal. Her instincts on reading a situation is remarkable when it comes to behavior issues with both people and their pets. We miss her in Taos. We know that wherever she goes she will be an asset to those around her including whatever animal she is working with, be it a parrot, dog, dolphin or human.

Larry Napes, President, Valverde Energy Inc.


dog boarding : dogs arriving for dog vacation at the ranch

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A 4-minute video of Jane Gerard training dogs, children and horses--Animal CPR: Caring Practically and Responsibly for our Animals.

2015 Schedule

TAOS, NM Workshops: APRIL is now full.

AUGUST in TAOS is next Workshop. Please email for details.

Are you overwhelmed with all the conflicting advice on how to manage your dog? Do you want the very best for your dog but do not know where to start? In my three day workshop we will learn dog behavior and what motivates her. What are the tools and techniques and how to apply them. We will gain practical experience playing and training with our dogs off and on leash and in a group. You will learn the skills needed that will help you whether you are a pet owner, or a rescue organization.

When: April 10th - 12th.

Where: Taos, NM

To register please email  Spaces are limited to 10.

April 7-April 15 &

August 14-September 15.

Dog training & consulting is available via Skype and phone when I am on the road.

Jane recommends:

the front attachment harness, the SENSE-ible™.

To order a harness email

For dog books, training DVDs and toys

Getting Started Clicker Training for Dogs Kit

Karen Pryor Clicker Gear Store

Phone Consult:

If you have questions--

What to do when another dog approaches? Is it safe for them to play? How to develop good manners with children and visitors. Call 256.712.5170. (The office landline does not accept text messages; leave voice messages only.) Half-hour consult is $15.00.

Cancellation Policy:

24-Hour Notice

If 24-hour notice is not given these fees apply: training fee $35.00, boarding fee non-refundable deposit.

Jane training 3 dolphins.





Jane Gerard is a dog trainer certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Jane was born in London, England. As a young girl she immigrated with her family to the Bahamas. Her love of animals and nature blossomed and became the focus and passion of her life. As a young woman she studied with The British Horse Society. As fate would have it, her training in horse management combined with her expert diving and swimming skills, developed as a youngster in the Bahamas, qualified her to work with dolphins and sea-lions--a career that spanned seventeen years. Simultaneously, she pursued studies in wildlife conservation and animal and zoo management.

Jane training dolphins in waterworks for the show, 1984.

Jane recalls, I had a dream when I was young that all the animals talked to me; they were my family. My life's work was forecast in that dream as I was to inform people what the animals needed and to help them to understand and to speak their animal's language.

Jane on Taino at the Ranch.

Her vision grew to have a sanctuary for wildlife that is constantly under threat from human activity and to invite people to come and learn, especially young people. Jane realized that dream in 2000 when she founded The Complete Pet Ranch in Taos, NM: the first pet ranch that placed dogs together in a natural setting--not a kennel environment, and it also served as a sanctuary for horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and birds. Jane continues her work to help owners understand their animals through compassion and patience and to have fun too! In 2012 she established JaneTrains in Florence, Alabama.