Our Professional Dog Trainers

Joe Tomsich - I’m Joe Tomsich and I am the lead training director for CommuniCanine. For years I’ve been involved in many aspects of dog care and training. I’ve been involved with obedience training, conformation showing and competition, and protection and sport training. I’ve titled my own dog in competition and love studying, researching, and becoming better at my chosen craft of dog training. Together with Ty we’ve developed Utah’s most intensive service dog training and protection dog training programs. I’m proud to bring Utah’s best dog training solutions to the residents of  Utah and I look forward to helping you with your dog. Whether you’ve got a puppy that just needs to learn the basics or you need to fix an aggressive dog, off leash train an adult dog, fix a housebreaking problem or any other issue I can help you accomplish that goal.   Emily Whipp- Dog Trainer

Emily Whipp - Emily is new to CommuniCanine but not to the world of dogs.  She has been around dogs her entire life. It started as a child, assisting in the whelping of American Pitbull Terriers and slowly grew into a life long love and understanding of dogs. She started training at 14 with her male German Shepherd, Rebel. Since their partnership began they have trained in Schutzhund, PSA, French Ring, Narcotics Detection, and Personal Protection with various trainers around the state of Utah. She has since worked with innumerable working dogs and pets alike, gaining invaluable hands on experience on the inner workings of our best friends.             Dog trainer

Mollie Ballou – Mollie comes to CommuniCanine with a long resume of working with dogs in a daycare environment.  From this background she has become expert at recognizing dog body language and communication.  She heads up our boarding and daycare and is working in a junior trainer capacity working with our boot camp dogs and service dogs. Her experience in understanding dog body language is invaluable to our team.

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Lindley Miner - Lindley is another dog daycare veteran that is transitioning to a dog training position at CommuniCanine.  A natural dog handler, her years of experience with dogs include rescue, daycare, and finding homes for dogs of all shapes and sizes. She’s currently getting involved with working dogs, service dogs, and working with our boot camp dogs as well. You can also find her working with veterinarians around Salt Lake on our behalf on educating the medical community about the uniqueness of our training programs.   Dog trainer

Rachel Hansen - Rachel is an intern and jack of all trades at CommuniCanine.  Coming to us with a background in horses and dogs she is learning our system for service dog training and the high level obedience we teach.  She’s also our resident puppy raiser who works with select clients on helping them raise their puppies right the first time.

Ty Brown - For about 15 years I have been training dogs. My training adventures have taken me all over the world as I have trained security dogs for an inter-nationally recognized clientele. I have trained dogs for NBA, NFL, WWE, and WPGA athletes, politicians, CEO’s, entertainers and more. I have worked with this clientele in 18 states nationwide and in 6 countries world wide. My widely read dog training articles are currently published in dozens of internet dog training sites and in dog training publications and my video and audio dog training program has been used by thousands of dog owners all over the world. Throughout my dog training adventures I have learned many things. All dogs have unique personalities but there is one thing about dogs that is the same. All dogs ‘speak’ the same language. If you as a dog owner can learn to speak the language of your dog you will be able to train your dog to accomplish just about anything. Allow me to show you how to communicate with your dog in your dog’s own language. Welcome to CommuniCanine. My revolutionary CommuniCanine dog training system is guaranteed. As you learn how to communicate with your dog you will be amazed as your dog becomes obedience trained in a matter of hours, and you will enjoy seeing your dog’s behavior problems become a thing of the past. I am proud to offer Salt Lake City Dog Training, Utah County dog training,Ogden Dog Training, and Park City Dog Training services including surrounding areas.

Garren Pryor - I’m the voice you hear on the other end of the line when you call CommuniCanine and the person that greets you when you come through the door.  I’ve worked in offices and sales throughout my career and am a lifetime dog lover. My time at CommuniCanine has been a fun adventure in getting to know dog owners from all over the state of Utah and seeing them helped by our amazing trainers. I’m here to help you with all of your dog training needs.