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Training for life.


Obedience training is about more than teaching your dog a set of commands, it builds a foundation of communication that lets you speak to your dog in a way they can understand. 

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Puppy Training

For puppies under 6 months

Dog Training

For dogs 6 months+


Boarding in a real home

Hi, I'm Stephanie.

When I was a kid my dream superpower was the ability to speak to animals. It wasn't until I grew up that I realized it was actually possible, in fact you can communicate with all kinds of animals from stingrays to dogs, using the same simple set of principles. It's now my mission to pass this superpower on to dog owners, giving them the tools they need to communicate with their dogs using motivational, science-based methods.

What can I help you with?

Basic Obedience and Manners

No  matter how much you love them, an out of control dog can be hard to  live with. I can help you tame your wild beast with a customized  training plan including the following behaviors essential for a well  behaved family pet:

  •  Sit 
  • Down 
  • Stay 
  • Leave it 
  • Drop it 
  • Leash walking 
  • Polite greetings 
  • Come when called 
  • Off leash control 

New Puppy Training

 Let  me help you get a great start with your new puppy. Puppy training  focuses on the following essentials to ensure your new pup grows into a  happy and well behaved dog: 

  • Socialization 
  • Developmental stages 
  • Grooming and vet exam Handling exercises 
  • House training
  • Puppy biting 
  • Jumping 
  • Chewing 
  • Basic commands

Behavior Problems

 Does  your dog have issues that go beyond counter surfing and door dashing? I  can help you create a custom plan to address the following issues:  

  • Fearful behavior 
  • Lunging or barking at other dogs or people 
  • Fighting in multi-dog households
  • Separation anxiety 
  • Destructive behavior 
  • Excessive barking 
  • And more. Let me know what's going on with your dog and I will help. 

Motivational, Reward-Based Training

Private Training

I will teach you how to train your dog and support you along your way. 

Board and Train

Let me do the training for you. Includes follow up sessions to ensure continued success. 


 "...  I can happily say that we have seen incredible improvement in our dog.  He no longer lunges and barks at dogs and cars. Instead, he sits and waits for his treat (hot dog) until they pass. He responds remarkably well to "leave it" after using the training she  showed us. ... He is greeting guests better and better every day and we now go on relaxing, virtually pull-free walks twice a day. " - Michelle

 "Stephanie Salas is an awesome trainer who also boards our dogs. The dogs adore her and return home with better manners. We could not have kept our rescue, India, without her help." - Jann W