Anna helped give our whole family confidence in being a new dog family. Her gentle approach and love for dogs was the perfect combination to teach our family how to train our new puppy. She showed us, trained with us, and led us to work with our new puppy – sharing information and advice on everything from behavior, to treats, to grooming, and more. The biggest thing we all learned from Anna is comfort and confidence in what our dog was able to do at her puppy age, and what we could do and expect as we learned to work with our new dog. We highly recommend Mutts Have Fun.
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.
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.
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.
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!