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.

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. 

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!

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!

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. 

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. 

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! 

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. 

“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!”

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.