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Eric Peterson has been training and showing dogs competitively since 1997. He has been teaching dog obedience classes at Pet Medical Center in Orem since 2003. He owns and co-breeds Dobermans under the Irongate Kennel name and has co-bred multiple AKC champions, Grand Champions, Top 20 obedience and High in Trial dogs. He currently is working at Utah's Hogle Zoo as a senior keeper in the Elephant building. He has been with the zoo since 1994.  He has trained the elephants to perform many of the behaviors his dogs have achieved including downs and retrieves. This combination of training elephants and dogs has given Eric a depth of understanding in the animal care world.

Would you like your dog to be trained instead of you? Discover the basic obedience commands from sit, to heel, to come when called. Also, learn how to properly socialize your dog in a group setting. This class is designed for dogs of all ages. No dogs on the first week of class.

Eric is also available for in house private training.  Please contact him at (801)-362-6222 or email with any questions you may have.

Here are some additional websites you can visit for more information on training your dog:





Here are some special organizations for you to research if your interested in adopting a dog to help people with special needs or if you are interested in adopting a dog or cat or contributing to a cause.

Canine Assistants trains dogs to help people with special needs.


Guide Dogs for the Blind


Utah Humane Society


Four Paws for Ability Providing Needs for Children with Disabilities.


American Humane Association


Brown Dog Foundation