What Clients Say

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!

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. 

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!

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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!