What Clients Say

I’m so happy we found Anna after moving to the East Bay. Anna is fantastic with Leo (who arrived as a very fearful rescue): He is a slow-burner with new people and dogs, but Anna is definitely in his top-people-of-all-time, and she has helped us find new ways to burn his energy, and to bond. Anna has been amazing in taking Leo on hikes and strengthening his recall, getting him comfortable with crate time, and now muzzles are no big deal for if/when it’s needed in future. Anna’s training is just as much about the ways that people can give clear and consistent cues that the dog responds to: I’ve learned a ton from Anna – and really appreciate all the sincere, thoughtful work she puts into the well being of the dogs she works with. Full recommendation.

Chapo and I enjoyed our time with Anna and found so many things helpful. We learned how puppies play. How to give your pup a solid, happy start. He really looked forward to our time together. We worked on all the basic commands-sit, down and how to make the recall an important command. Thanks Anna for your time and attention. 

June going over cavaletti

My girl June is reactive to other dogs on leash. Anna taught me some great activities to do with June to keep her more focused on me when she’s distracted on walks. We also learned fun games to play inside for mental stimulation. We look forward to our next session with Anna!

Anna started working with our dog when she was only a few months old and in every session, Ellie learned something. We worked on clicker training, which was a first for us but Anna made everything easy to understand and follow. Now Ellie is a year old and still follows the cues Anna taught her as a puppy! We strongly recommend her services and positive reinforcement training!! Also, our dog wanted us to mention how Anna brings the best training treats!

Lucky returns happily to his mom while practicing recall

Anna is a great dog trainer. As a first time dog owner, she gave me a great lessons and tips with my dog. Within three sessions my dog’s recall was fantastic.. I am able to call him from 50 yards away and he will sprint right to me. Anna is very accommodating and thoughtful. Loves what she does and will love your puppy.

Anna’s positive reinforcement training was exactly what we needed for our new puppy Levi. It was convenient that the training took place in our home and Anna offered flexibility with scheduling of the classes. 

Levi’s behaviors are so much better now and he adores Anna!  Rob and I both learned a lot from Anna about how to interact with Levi to obtain the best results going forward. I would recommend Anna’s training to anyone needing some help to get them started on the right path to raising a better trained dog. 

picture of Goldie, cockapoo puppy laying down

Anna has been a fantastic trainer to our family – she helps train the family and the puppy ! We are first time dog owners, and Goldie, our pandemic puppy, has a naturally shy personality. Anna first helped us “decode” Goldie in various new situations by discussing doggie body language (amazing how helpful this is)! Also, we have practiced recall, loose leash walking, and appropriate greetings. She is patient not only with my husband and me, but has been fantastic in explaining/training our kids to help Goldie. Goldie also adored Anna and had a lot of fun in the various training exercises. Anna is great with follow-up as well, reminding us on the exercises we can/should do in between training sessions. We have seen significant change in how Goldie reacts to cars, people, and other dogs in our time with Anna. 

As first time dog owners, we had a handful with our little guy, Maui. Mutts Have Fun was highly recommended to us by a dear friend. We have nothing but positive things to say! We were uncertain and a little apprehensive to begin one-on-one sessions due to covid but Anna does such a good job of conducting her trainings in a safe environment every time. I joke that Anna is our doggie therapist. We come to Anna with a bunch of concerns and questions. She has been so patient (with us) and so knowledgeable during this process. Anna worked with us to narrow down our priorities and developed a plan for us and Maui. We learned new things during training as well as activities we can continue to do with Maui at home. Not only have we learned foundational skills that are so needed with a puppy, but also interactive games to keep our guy engaged during the many uncertain times this year (ie. dog park closers due to covid, wildfires prohibiting us from spending time outdoors). I truly appreciate that she brings new ideas to our trainings, and more importantly that she has taught us how to learn about and work with Maui’s personality. We are better dog parents as a result of working with Anna!

Anna is very skilled at working with dogs and the humans who love them. She’s thoughtful, communicative and positive with us humans. With our pup she uses only positive reinforcement and our dog shows a lot of improvement, especially out  on walks. Even though our dog has some challenges, Anna befriended and gained her trust quickly. You can tell she really loves dogs and is committed to this work. If you’re looking for  a dedicated and knowledgeable dog walker/trainer, Anna is a really great human to work with!

Anna is terrific and her sensibility for all things dog runs deep and wide. My puppy is wild for her, of course. I worked with Anna since before my puppy arrived and she provided invaluable help as I got my sea legs. Especially in those initial six weeks she offered immediately relevant content, AND extensive handholding. I have been struck by how committed she is to her clients – she’s always responsive to my requests for guidance, follows up, and provides ample literature with greater detail. She’s professional and committed to her practice, working to understand what people need and developing services and tools to meet those needs. In short, Anna’s great.