Our Facility

Outside our digitial courses we share space with Alta Dog Rehab in Midvale, UT. Located just off of I-15 we are easy to access from nearly anywhere in Salt Lake Countay. In warmer months we also hold drop in classes out and about throughout the valley.

About Lisa Quibell

Lisa is first and foremost an absoluteDogs ProDog Trainer. She is also a Do More With Your Dog Certified Trick Dog Instructor and American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Temperament Test, and Farm Dog Judge. Her own dogs currently compete in Rally, Scent Work, and all have Trick Titles.  She is more than a dog trainer, but a Canine Coach that strives to make training fun and become a natural way of providing your dog an enriching life. Her experience with a wide range of dog breeds and personalities helps her find what works for each team as individuals.

 

Where It Began...

Quibells 'n Bits began unintentionally, from one dog in a basic obedience class that was anything but basic. Luna isn’t an “easy” dog, but she sparked the journey that would one day become a fiery passion for changing the lives of other dogs and their owners. It was through her that I found the world of dog training, and specifically the joy in both tricks and Scentwork.  
But if Luna was a spark, Stark was the fire. A feisty dog with a sketchy past, Stark came to me with no Impulse Control, too much energy, and a drive that even our home could not compete with. He often squabbled with my other dogs, and couldn’t be near them if toys or food was present for their own safety. It was a situation we could manage, but not resolve. This culminated one night in an obedience class when he nipped my leg while heeling. He was frustrated, over threshold, and quite clearly telling me what we were doing wasn’t working.  

It was a low, the lowest of lows. I felt defeated, out of depth, isolated, and unsure if I could help this dog. Even with everything I had learned from Luna, everything I had done before, would not work for him. So I leaned in. I researched and I searched for a new method, a new way because I knew it had to be out there. What I found was absoluteDogs and their Naughty But Nice program.  

Turns out there are LOTS of dogs out there like Stark (and your dog too!) that feel overwhelmed by the world. That overwhelm can be excitement or fear, but either can result in a dog coping by barking, lunging, and even biting. So I joined their program, I became a ProDog Trainer, and together Stark and I changed the trajectory of QnB. Today he’s my favorite demo dog and instead of training obedience we train dogs to become more confident, optimistic, and to make great choices by playing games. It’s fun, and it WORKS. Not just in class, not just in specific environments, but in life. I am more than a dog trainer, I am a gamechanger that can coach you through changing your life and the life you share with your dog.  

- Lisa

OUR PACK

LUNA

Luna is a Australian Cattle Dog mix and the original inspiration for QnB. She loves tricks and using that nose of hers in Scentwork.

CHARLIE

Charlie is our outgoing Husky mix. His main goal in life is to spend every day with dad. He loves any game that involves catching kibble.

ELLA

Ella is a terrier mix that is always ready to play! She is our go to pup for demos and has even been "borrowed" for class on occasion!

STARK

Stark is 100% Cattle Dog with an unstoppable drive that loves to work and play. He's always ready to work, whether that is a game, demo, or adventure.