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Noelle - Nashville's Best Dog Trainer

At Thank Dog! Training,
We Are About:

COMPASSION for our clients – our dog clients and our human clients.
INTEGRITY in our words, our actions, and our process.
VALUE in the education and insight that we share.
And RESULTS from the solutions we provide.

Noelle Blessey is the embodiment of Thank Dog! Training’s core values. An animal lover and advocate with a strong desire to help others, she found her true calling in working with dogs and their people. She specializes in helping owners deal with undesired behaviors, especially the most serious kind. Her training programs are commitment-based, meaning she will see you through to meeting your objectives and more. Best of all, the skills she teaches her human clients are sensible, logical and humane, and will leave you with the ability to understand and effectively communicate with all future pet dogs in your life.

If you’re lucky, you and your dog will get to know the characters that make up Noelle’s own pack. Krinkles, the elder stateswoman, is fond of structure and boundaries, and is not afraid to enforce either. She’s very discerning about who makes it into her inner circle. In contrast, Rooney, the young ball of energy, is known for pushing Krinkles’ buttons and has never met a dog that he doesn’t want to make his friend. Marley perfectly represents everything in between. He is soft spoken and treads lightly. He is the first friend to dogs who have never had dog friends before.

Noelle has honed her craft over nearly a decade. She first apprenticed under Jill Bowers, the founder of Thank Dog! Training, in Los Angeles, California. Jill made her a business partner and co-owner in 2010. Noelle completed her formal trainer’s education at John VanOlden’s Canine Trade Group Academy, which included an intense course of study of the scientific principles of canine learning theory and dog training, as well as an in-residence, hands-on dog training component. After six years of running Thank Dog! Training and it’s sister company Thank Dog! Bootcamp in L.A., Noelle and the Thank Dog! headquarters relocated to Nashville, TN.

A Professional-level member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), she continues to learn from leaders in the industry such as Tyler Muto, Heather Beck and Mark McCabe.

“The day you stop learning is the day you stop living...” ― Tetsuyama-san

"A life well-lived with dogs has the potential to teach humans much about truly living."

Noelle Blessey

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Creative Problem Solving

We focus on getting to the root of the problem and solving it - not managing it, not working around it, and definitely not avoiding it.
Our approach is holistic in form - as we treat the dog as a whole, taking their people and their environment into account, and not band-aiding the issues.


In-Home Dog Training

If you’re struggling to get your dog to follow your lead at home, this might be the option for you, especially if you’ve tried group classes or board and train already.

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Basic Obedience Training

Whether you’re looking for fine-tuning or you’re just getting started, all non-aggression related problems are solved or prevented at this level.

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Behavior Modification

Behavior modification is our specialty. From extreme enthusiasm to serious aggression and everything in between. We welcome tarnished halos.

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Off-Leash Training

Off-leash training allows your dog the freedom they want while providing you the confidence that comes from knowing that when you call, your dog will come back!

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Board and Train

We do believe there is a time and place for sending a dog off to boarding school. Read on to see our thoughts on the matter and if this is a match for you.

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Puppy Training

Training an energetic, easily distracted new family member can be hard work! We'll guide you and your puppy through all the behavioral basics. 6 months and under.

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Are you ready to take the next step?

We’re always ready to talk about how we can help. Your free, no-obligation consultation is just a click (or two) away.


“We have tried training before, but nothing compares to the experience we are having with Noelle, our trainer. Noelle has been with us every step of the way - checking in constantly and visiting our home throughout the process. The care we receive is so personalized and the advice is very actionable. We are very pleased and would highly recommend Thank Dog Training.” Read More...


A 5-Star Facebook Review

“Noelle is so patient and kind with us and with our dog who is aggressive towards people. She has given us great building blocks to work with Prunella. She even lets me text her all the time for quick advice points when we have tough days. Can't say enough about what a great process this has been in a tough situation. She understands that this is a process for the humans as well as for the dog. We just love her and everything that she has done to help us and our little Prune :-)” Read More...


A 5-Star Facebook Review

“Awesome training! Thanks, Noelle. You have gone above and beyond so many times! You took the time to talk with us after training was long over without a second thought. Your guidance has been invaluable. Sarah said she wants to do the dog boot camp training again. She said she had a great time. Thanks again for all that you do!” Read More...


A 5-Star Facebook Review

“Noelle is currently training me .. Oh and Freida. Noelle is so kind and patient. She comes prepared for whatever curve ball Freida gives her. I would highly recommend her on all levels. Noelle is training Freida for a service dog.” Read More...


A 5-Star Facebook Review
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