It takes a very special dog to land a position on Team Garvin. Each of these dogs found me, so I feel that each of them were “heaven sent”! They each offer unique characteristics and attributes which enhances our clients training experience. Team Garvin has inspired an untold number of dog owners to help their dogs become the best they can be.



2014-03-18 Karyn and Luke 2

Luke was the first dog to be on Team Garvin. In many ways he is still the lead dog understanding more commands than any of his other teammates. Now however, at the age of 8 he is also happy to relinquish some of his former duties and responsibilities to his buddies. To learn more about Luke click here.



2014-03-18 Karyn and Pepper

Pepper is a wonderful black female German Shepherd dog. She takes the lead by offering a stable force to be reckoned with for uncertain dogs which behave aggressively. Pepper brings calm to the moment as she leads by example. She understands her value and willingly steps forward to help out with less confident dogs. She is a great teacher.



2014-03-18 Karyn and B.B

B.B. is a Beagle Bull dog mix. She loves food and is always highly motivated to perform. No dog can move quite as a tightly or precisely as B.B. which makes her a joy to watch. (It’s in her DNA). She also has the heart of a lion. She brings a little testiness to the mix when we are looking to see if a dog is reactive. She is both testy and trustworthy!



2014-03-18 Karyn and Neelix

Neelix has the heart of a Therapy dog. He loves to help our clients with small dogs. He’s never pushy or testy which is also very reassuring for timid dogs. Neelix builds confidence in tender hearted dogs and warms the hearts of their owners at the same time. He also Loves to go to work and Loves being a part of the team.

Most Recent Review

Tracy Ragazzo
Tracy Ragazzo

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

Karyn of Garvin's Divine Dog Training is a miracle worker. When my husband and I first started working with Karyn 10+ years and 3 dogs ago we had been turned down by prior trainers...stating that our Italian Greyhound puppy was just that...a puppy...and "to give it time" and were even told that maybe we got the wrong breed. After just one meeting with Karyn, the puppy knew his name, wasn't afraid of the leash and most important....we weren't afraid of our decision to get a dog!!! She has the whole family how to be one cohesive unit and how to work together! Something I thought was not possible!!
Karyn has the knowledge and know how to train not only my dog with verbal and non verbal commands, she was able to teach my husband and I the skills we needed to be successful. Because of her years and expertise she taught my husband and I that it's okay be frustrated and lost at times. Because of her care, compassion, knowledge and integrated approach to training we are now working with Karyn on our third puppy,(another Italian Greyhound) and our Yorkie is getting a refresher course.
I myself have a very hectic schedule and was able to do my first on-line coaching session. How many trainers would be willing to meet with you in-between clients remotely on a Saturday morning after sending her an SOS email mid week?!?! 1 and 1 only...KARYN GARVIN!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only did this save me time (and my sanity), but it also saved me money.

If you are looking for someone who will give you the time and training that you deserve on an Integrated Approach for Dog Training, then do yourself and your dog a favor, contact Karyn. You will not be disappointed.

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