Welcome to doggy heaven!  We are here to help you live a wonderful life with your best friend.  Please take a look around to see how we can help you.  Thanks for visiting!




Obedience Training
From basic to competition worthy, we can do it all.
Bed Bug Detection

That's right, we have certified bed bug detection canines available to find those nasty bugs!


Protection Sports

The pinnacle of dog training

Dock Diving/Swimming

The pool on "La Prairie"

Contact Us

We are located:

353 La Prairie Rd, Edelstein IL 61526

Email: info@RiversEdgeCanine.com
Tel:  309-648-0215


*I am often training dogs and can't always answer phone calls.  Please leave a message if possible. Email is the best way to get a response the same day.  Thanks!



Rivers Edge


Born and raised in central Illinois, animals were always a passion of mine.  At 32 years old I took the plunge to be my own boss and Rivers Edge Canine was started in 2015 after completing my training at Tarheel Canine and earning my Master Dog Trainer Certificate.

I started simple, built the business from ground up while working a full time job.  After 2 years of very hard work I was able to go full-time in the spring of 2017.  By mid 2018 my schedule was booked 3 weeks in advance proving that providing a quality service pays off.  Working 60 hour weeks, 7 days a week I have honed my skills through challenges and hundreds of clients.  I am still learning and love new challenges!

In late 2019 I purchased my currently property to expand the business.  In 2020 the dock diving pool was opened and boarding is now available.  Future expansion of a second facility near the Bloomington/Normal area is planned.  


My personal dogs are Cane (Dutch Shepherd), Chloe (Belgian Malinois), Vandal (Malinois), and Scarlett (Dutch Shepherd).  All are bed bug detection dogs and Vandal is now retired from PSA (Vandal achieved his first leg of level 2 before injury retired him early) .  As much as I love my dogs, I do not recommend either breed for the average pet owner.  They are extremely high drive breeds that need advanced training, LOTS of time exercising, and jobs to keep them out of trouble. 

How I train?  Balance, no gimmicks.  Fairness to the DOG.  I'm first and foremost an advocate for dogs and will make the best choices for each individual dog.  My sessions are long, I love to share my knowledge with my clients.  No timers here, you get more than you pay for!



Option to pay for services, rescheduling/cancelation fees.