Hi! My name is Danielle Franke and I am
the owner of EPIC Dog Training here in
Tampa Bay. After teaching kindergarten
for 17 years, I rescued Zeus, a 16 week
old, black lab puppy and that is when my
world changed. Like any first time dog
owner, I was determined that I wanted
Zeus to be well behaved. I did my research
and went about finding ways to help
encourage both his physical and emotional
After many puppy training sessions, walks
and dog park visits, it became apparent
through my educational background, that
there was a huge correlation between the
way dogs and young children learned.
Determined to find out everything I could,
I decided to go back to school and earn my
Canine Specialist Certificate. At the time, I
wasn’t sure what I would do with the degree,
I just wanted to know everything there was about canines, so that I could ensure Zeus had everything he needed.
Now, two years later, here I am, a Canine Specialist, dog trainer and owner of EPIC Dog Training. Dogs are my passion. I am determined to help other dog owners like myself bridge the gap between us and the canine world through exercise, positive reinforcement, instruction and consistency (EPIC). So if you’re considering adopting a puppy, let EPIC help you navigate what breeds fit best with your family’s lifestyle. If you have just brought your new puppy home, congratulations! Let EPIC help you get started on the right foot by building a strong bond between you and your new fur baby. Have an older pup that needs help turning a few negative behaviors into positive ones? We’ve got that too. Give EPIC a call. We would be honored to help guide you through this exciting new journey.
Services & Pricing
EPIC Dog Training offers private and individualized training sessions to all our clients using
exercise, positive reinforcement, instruction and consistency strategies.
Each session is designed specifically for you, your pup and their specific needs.