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!
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!
“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!”
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’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.
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.
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!