About

Training Philosophy

Arfordable Dog Training’s philosophy is to focus on positive reinforcement to train both your dog and you. Utilizing positive training methods, it will allow your relationship to flourish and ensure well-behaved dogs will always be a part of the family. Through affordable dog training, behavioral modification and education, families can keep their pets in the home and hopefully, impact the overpopulation of dogs in San Antonio and surrounding suburbs.

About the Owner/Head Trainer

50070737_1237268063090837_1884150432759021568_nMy name is Jessica Davis Milligan, CPDT-KA. All my life I have been an animal lover but was never a math/science person. After the realization that being a veterinarian would be an unlikely future for me, I turned to customer service. Throughout my career, I knew something was missing. I wanted to give back and help others. I started volunteering at a local shelter and fell in love. The people, the pups, and the passion. The shelter started a dog training team and the rest is history.

After 3 years of working with reactive, fearful, and socialized pups, I knew it was time to get certified. Along with becoming a dog trainer and receiving my CPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), helping people make their lives easier with their beloved pups has been my greatest accomplishment. To see the impact of a few simple behaviors on families has motivated me to learn more and work harder than ever before.

My training philosophy is to focus on positive reinforcement to train you and your dog. Through positive training it will allow your relationship to flourish and ensure well-behaved dogs remain as part of the family. Through affordable dog training, behavioral modification and education, families can keep their pets in the home and hopefully, impact the overpopulation of dogs in San Antonio and surrounding cities.

My heart will always be with the shelter pups. They are the reason I work today.

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This is a picture of the first reactive dog I ever worked with. (Adopted 4/10/2016) He was my first foster dog.  My first heartworm positive dog. My first pitbull mix – but he was my Willie Milligan, now Willie Milligan Lopez. Through work and dedication, he found his forever home. He now lives a fappy (fat and happy) life in California with his loving sister (shown here), a Chihuahua sister, and plenty of people to dote on him.

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53110858_1520771738055148_6428514831686434816_nWe is proud to announce our newest trainer, Lisa Anderson. Although she is not from Texas, she got here as fast as she could.

Lisa is a graduate from The Behrend College at Penn State University with a degree in Psychology. Recently, she graduated from Animal Behavior College and is currently working towards her CPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. Her training philosophy focuses on positive reinforcement and understanding the dog as an individual with individual needs. Throughout her training, she has worked with many dogs of different temperaments and has a passion for rescues and misunderstood dogs.

We couldn’t be more excited to have her. Please help me welcome her to the team!

Photo is courtesy of Paw Prints – Pet Portraits by Charlene – Pittsburgh Pet Photographer.