“A dog with boundaries is a well-behaved dog”



Mission Statement

We exist for the purpose of providing exceptional, effective, and compassionate training to the canine community. Our organization will exceed your expectations and needs through the most professional and personalized customer service.








Our Recent Reviews

Problems solved!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 16, 2023

My husband and I were very frustrated with the behavior of our two two year old dogs. Matthew and Ashley were so amazing in helping us with solutions. With hard work by the whole team (dogs included) we were fixed! Matthew and Ashley we so hands on and had answers to all of our questions. We highly recommend this knowledgeable company to everyone!


Amazing to work with

Rated 5 out of 5
September 30, 2023

From our initial contact until our final pick up we were so happy. The communication they provide during the entire process is amazing. Answering any and all questions, videos, pictures. It was great. We sent our bernedoodle puppy for a 3 week board and train, she came home doing all the things we were told she would. After the pick up they have continued to ask how she is doing and helped with any questions we have.

We could not recommend Control is Key enough!

Lauren Kresinski

Wonderful Dog Trainers, Incredible People!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2023

Matt and Ashley are not only wonderful dog trainers but incredible people as well. They are both extremely kind, fun and easy to work with. They both possess a great amount of knowledge about dogs, such as how to control various behaviors and how to communicate effectively. I reached out to them this past March to inquire about training my 3-year old Cockapoo (Tillie) to become a therapy dog. Thanks to their amazing training experience, Tillie passed her AKC Canine Good Citizens test after 12 sessions and is now on her way to becoming an AKC Therapy Dog. I highly recommend using Control is Key for any level of dog training you may be seeking!

Kayli Meier

From a Good Puppy to a Great Dog!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 5, 2023

I enrolled my 7-month mini golden doodle, Denver in Control is Key’s two-week Board and Train program. I can’t say enough good things about my experience (especially after trying two other training programs that I was very disappointed in…)

During the program, Matthew kept me updated on a daily basis with photos, videos, phone calls and facetime calls. Denver learned so much and came home happy, healthy and very well trained. She is listening so well and is a joy to be with.

The best thing about this program is that Matthew and Ashley accomplish all of the training goals with so much love, affection and nurturing toward the dogs they’re working with. This balance was really important to me. Denver was well cared for the entire two weeks while learning so much!

I highly recommend Control is Key…no doubt about it!

Liz Dougherty

Great training for puppies AND owners

Rated 5 out of 5
June 25, 2023

Matt and Ashley had our new Aussiedoodle puppy, Roxie, for a 3 week board and train. Matt kept us informed of all of Roxie’s progress the entire time he had her and gave weekly summaries. He set her up on a schedule, potty trained her, taught her basic commands, and taught her how to walk on a leash. Even after driving 5 hours to bring her to us, he spent time with our family to teach us how to continue working with her. Matt was always available for questions during our transition. Control Is Key totally exceeded our expectations.

Beth and Mike