What Clients Say

Anna came well recommended by a family friend who had worked with her with their new puppy. We wanted a trainer that would train us (two grownups and two young kids) on how to work with our new pup to engrain good habits and a solid recall. We did many sessions as a whole family and Anna was great at both engaging the kids and orienting the drills to be something they could participate in. We found Anna to be very knowledgable, professional and understanding throughout the time we worked with her. She worked with us at our pace and within our limits to help set a solid foundation for our sweet dog. We have since recommend her to other new dog parents and would generally recommend her to all looking for a trainer that works well with the owners and truly has the dogs best interests at heart.

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!

Supermutt sits on a tree stump in front of a chain link fence. She is mostly white, her mouth is open. There is grass and blue sky with clouds in the background.

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!

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’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. 

We love Anna! We adopted a 3 yr old pup last year, and she has a timid and fearful personality in unfamiliar situations and around people and dogs she doesn’t know. We asked Anna to help us brush up on basic training to increase her confidence, start training some more advanced commands, and help us prepare for bringing a new baby into the house! Anna hit the ground running and quickly became one of our dog’s favorite people. She is extremely skilled as a trainer and leaves us each week with a solid rundown of Della’s progress and how we can reinforce all of her training in between sessions. She lets us be as involved as we want to (and are able to) be, which can vary week to week. Anna has also shared a number of awesome supplemental resources with us, and we trust her judgment completely when it comes to any questions we have about Della and what is best for her. We and Della are so happy to have found her!

“Posh is so excited to see Anna when she comes! We’re pretty excited too, because she helps us understand how to fill up Posh’s cup, which in turn fills ours! Good rewards and consistent practice…. totally parallel to parenting! If you or your dog need some training, Anna is great!”

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.

Grey Pitbull Mix older dog with greying muzzle lays under a blue umbrella at the beach. HIs mouth is open, his eyes are squinting and he is panting slightly but looks content.

Anna did a fantastic job teaching us how to get our dog Dashiell to respond reliably to recall.  

When we adopted our nine-year-old lab/pit mix, we found that there’s nothing he loves more than sprinting around on the beach, sniffing everything he can and rolling around in the muck. If we let Dash off the leash, he’d get a very rascally look in his eyes and run away from us. He seemed to get a kick out of watching our futile attempts to catch him.

After several sessions with Anna, we can now confidently let our dog off leash at the beach or on trails. We highly recommend Anna. Dash loves her too, and gets extra wiggly-waggy every time she comes for a training session! 

Bernedoodle adolescent dog lays down on a rock at the park, facing the camera. His mouth is open and he looks happy. He is dark grey and white spotted all over.

Anna is truly a gifted trainer! She worked with our whole family helping us navigate raising our new puppy, Milo. For every issue we encountered (from nipping to jumping on us), Anna was right there with solutions and strategies for everything we needed support on. She was invaluable in helping our son gain his confidence in handling Milo. We couldn’t have raised a happy, independent, and confident puppy without Anna guiding us along the way. She creates such a special bond with your pup. Anna genuinely loves our Milo and the work she does.