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I’m the instructor for Eager Pup, LLC.  I strongly believe in educated dog training and have studied and tested to that end.  I earned my title as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) via independent testing by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers.  I’ve been teaching puppy, obedience/manners classes, and providing private behavior lessons since 2006.  I’m also a Certified K9 Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) certified.  I’ve been actively instructing K9 Nose Work since 2011 and have students at all Nose Work levels.

I believe K9 Nose Work®  is a great new sport for nearly every individual dog and guardian.  I’ve made great efforts to learn, test, and become a Certified K9 Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) through the National Association of Canine Scent Work.  I was trained as one of the first Certified Nose Work Instructors in Florida and am currently the most senior active instructor in the state!

In addition to my Certified Professional Dog Trainer and K9 Nose Work® certifications, I hold a degree in Psychology from Rhodes College.

My mottos are:
“It takes brains, not brawn, to raise a good dog!”


“K9 Nose Work® - Sniffing Great Fun For Everyone!”

If you have inquiries about specific classes, joining a class that’s already in progress, or if you have any questions about K9 Nose Work®, please feel free to reach out to me.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Melanie Phillpot 🐾🐶

Call or text Melanie (352) 871-5698
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Eager Pup Studio

The Eager Pup studio is located at 5000 NW 34th Blvd., Suites 3-4, off the west side of NW 34th St, 3/4 of a mile north of NW 39th Ave.
It sits behind Pizza Hut, Scooter's Coffee, and Pinch-A-Penny in the Shoppes of Northwood.  Look for the black banner that says, "Dog Training."