About Us

Who is Big Sky Dog Training?

Big Sky Dog Training is a privately owned company by Montana Hayes, a woman that has been involved with the rescue and training of dogs and horses for over 35 years. She is a skilled dog trainer and she has been attending continuing education courses and programs throughout her carrier. Montana uses reward-based training techniques and is here to help you with your companion, sport dog, or puppy. She helps you correct inappropriate behaviors and redirect the dog to an appropriate behavior/position that the dog can be rewarded for. 
She will teach you how to train your dog with foundation and obedience skills that will create a cohesive, loving relationship. She also specializes in a puppy head-start program that helps you raise a well-behaved and obedient puppy.

Concierge Dog Training

So what does “Concierge Dog Training ” mean? It means that you are working with a trainer who usually can schedule same-day appointments. Who knows all the great places to shop for dog products, and for a bargain price. A trainer who is supportive and compassionate, who is just a phone call away. All for reasonable rates.
‍At Big Sky Dog Training, our mission is to create an environment where you and your dog are learning together in a positive and fun environment. ‍Big Sky Dog Training goes beyond the mechanics of obedience commands. We strive to provide a safe, effective, high-quality, reward-based training program. Our program helps you develop an optimum relationship with your dog, which enables your dog to understand that you are a safe, strong, dependable, fair and consistent leader your dog wants to obey.

Reliable and Trustworthy Trainer

Because I have been training for over 35 years. The experience I have gathered through education and years of training allows me to train with more accuracy, efficiency, and confidence. Where most trainers ask you to sign up for multiple lessons and can drag out training, Big Sky works closely with you to set up enough lessons to meet your objectives.

Satisfaction Promised

I can promise that your issues will be addressed. That your puppy or dog will be trained with reward-based training techniques. That you will receive support documentation on the issues you are working on. That you will receive a compassionate trainer to help you train your dog or puppy.

Additional Info

Some Problems We Can Work On

Does your dog . . .
  • Jump on people or furniture?
  • Bark too much?
  • Pull when on the leash?
  • Bite or nip you?
  • Chew on household items?
  • Have aggression problems?
  • Have housebreaking problems?
  • Need more socialization?
  • Have separation anxiety?
  • Have the run of the house?
  • and more…

Philosophy and Rewards

At Big Sky Dog Training we emphasize communication skills, positive reinforcement, and rewards-based training for our canine family members. Learning how to communicate with your dog allows you to correctly socialize him, keep him from being destructive and fix inappropriate behaviors. We help you create a happy, willing, fun and enthusiastic companion dog by combining humane corrections, counterconditioning and desensitization, and a combination of these.

Five Basic Rewards:

  • Touch, Petting & Loving
  • Verbal Praise
  • Food Treats
  • Loose Leash
  • Toys & Play Time


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