Original owner and founder of Greater Phoenix Dog Training, Andy took a "vacation" from dog training and has returned to his "labor of love" with a little push from his friend and co-trainer, JoAnn Bluth.Andy Luper has devoted himself to the study of animal behaviorism and dog psychology since 1970. A psychology major in college, and a dog lover since childhood, he is also a devoted dog owner with breeder and exhibitor experience. This helped form his philosophy in approaching training in a unique, humane, psychological and enjoyable manner for both the dog and the owner. It is this approach which made Mr. Luper the subject of numerous articles in publications throughout the State of Arizona and a guest on various local radio and TV shows.

The academy and all of its' students benefit from Mr. Luper's experience which also includes:

Certification as a Master Trainer and former Regional Director of the United States Professional Dog Trainer's Association, Inc.
State Representative for the North American Working Dog Association, Inc.
Recommended by dozens of veterinarians and pet professionals throughout the State.
Sponsor of the Arizona Humane Society's "Pets on Parade" TV show.
Member of the Arizona Animal Welfare League.
Trainer of dogs for motion pictures and video productions.
Author, Lecturer, and Nationally recognized as a leading authority in the professional dog training industry.
Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Some of my satisfied clientele include the following; Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, many sports figures, and celebrities in the entertainment industry including Jane Seymour.



New to the valley since 1999, but no stranger to dog training, JoAnn began her career in Pennsylvania at an AKC sanctioned dog school. A psychology major and an executive in the travel industry, JoAnn left the corporate world in favor of the world of dogs and training. JoAnn and Andy met over a course in dog nutrition, and when comparing methods and helping each other with their busy schedules, decided to join forces in the Valley.

More than just your everyday obedience and commands that other trainers teach,
JoAnn has focused on dog psychology and behavior modification. Her credentials
include :

Associate Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals
Certification at the highest level , Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Therapy Dogs International
Animal Behavior Society
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
American Dog Owners Association
United States Dog Agility Association
Referred to by the Dog Trainers Referral Network

Once a member of the Maryland Ballet Company, JoAnn enjoys the "people teaching" aspect of working with families and their canine friends. Even more than that, there's the satisfaction of keeping dogs that were once "problem children" happily fitting back into their human families home! JoAnn is Veterinarian recommended, and has solved problems and trained dogs for Valley families since 1999.