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Welcome to
Canis Fidelis!

 Your partner in positive reinforcement dog training & holistic dog care support.

Serving New Mexico in person and anywhere worldwide virtually. 


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About Canis Fidelis

My name is Dr. Rhiannon Vieceli, and I started Canis Fidelis because I understand the struggle of living with both troubled and ill dogs. I believe that every dog deserves to grow into a happy, confident, and healthy companion. That's why I provide personalized dog training sessions using positive reinforcement techniques. I also take important lifestyle factors into consideration to get to the root of problems to set you and your dog up for success. I will help you build a strong bond with your dog, while also teaching you both important skills like communication and boundaries. Contact me today to learn more!


Transforming dog behavior with science-backed, positive methods

At Canis Fidelis, I believe in the power of positive reinforcement dog training. I utilize humane, evidence-based methods to address a variety of dog behavior problems. Whether you're dealing with incessant barking, aggressive behavior, or anxiety, my tailored training programs will help you and your furry friend communicate better and build a lasting bond.

Embrace holistic dog care for a healthier, happier dog

I go beyond traditional training methods. My holistic dog care approach ensures that your pet's physical and mental wellness is a top priority. With so much information available, it can be difficult to know where to start. I will help you avoid the pitfalls of commercial dog food, provide you with the best-of-the-best resources and references, and offer comprehensive solutions that promote overall health and longevity for your canine companion.




Set up a call to see if I'm right for you!

15 mins | Zoom | $0

One-on-one personal session

Whether you dog needs help with basic commands, leash training, or behavioral issues, let's work together to foster your dog's confidence and well-being, paving the way for a happier and more balanced life for both you and your cherished pet.

What's included

  • High quality treats during sessions: leave your usual treats at home, I'll cover the treats during training sessions. I will adhere to your dog's dietary restrictions. I'll also provide water and poop bags when working in public.

  • 15 minute kick-off call: We'll discuss and develop a game plan that we all feel comfortable and confident with.

  • 1 one-hour session: Sessions are held in-home or at a convenient park near you; location is determined based on your and your dog's needs.

  • Follow up email and accountability check-ins: you will receive a personalized summary of each session with "homework," and additional check-ins between sessions to help keep you and your dog on track.

  • Text/call/email support: reach out anytime with questions.

Your investment

  • an hour of your time: your time, energy, and attention during sessions are crucial for the success of you and your dog. 

  • "homework": putting what you learn into practice regularly is essential for this program to work, especially early on.

  • $50: includes everything outlined above. Does NOT include taxes or trainer mileage fee. Contact me to find your location-based rate. I accept cash, checks, Venmo, and credit cards. Payment is collected in-person.

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My Story

My name is Rhiannon and I love dogs! I also love helping people live happily and peacefully with their dogs.

I came to Socorro in 2016 to pursue my PhD in Geophysics. I graduated with my degree in 2022, but continue to live in Socorro. Since being here, I've had the honor of loving and caring for four dogs of my own. And in doing so I have come to fully understand the stress that comes with poor doggie behavior and health. The Socorro area currently doesn't have very many resources for effective training, and the local veterinarians, animal shelter and animal control are constantly overwhelmed. That's why I have decided to start offering my own training services and holistic lifestyle support. While I don't have any special certifications or veterinary licenses, I have done hours upon hours of research on dog behavior and wellbeing and have seen so many benefits in applying my knowledge to my own fur babies. I can't wait to meet you and share my knowledge with you to help you live stress free with your dog(s)!

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My Dogs

These are the pups who taught (and continue to teach!) me much of what I needed to learn to be able to help others with their dogs.


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Thank you for contacting Canis Fidelis! I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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