puppy training

puppy training

Puppy training relief is on the way! (Phew, right?)

puppy chasing toy outdoors

Easy puppy now, awesome dog later.

We can set you and your puppy up for success, and a lifetime of enjoyable and fun companionship.

Does your puppy…

  • Have indoor accidents
  • Destroy things you care about
  • Bounce around uncontrollably
  • Bite arms and grab pant legs
  • Play keep away
  • Jump up
  • Ignore you when you call
  • Counter Surf
a house-trained puppy

Would this be better?

  • Go potty outside all the time
  • Chew on a favorite toy
  • Be able to calm herself
  • Use her mouth in a more suitable manner
  • Drop your stuff on cue
  • Sit politely and wait for an invitation
  • Eagerly come running
  • Keep four feet on the floor

Two ways to train

We can help you relax and enjoy the cute in your puppy.

Ready to start training? Schedule your in-home consultation today.
Call 805-845-8458 or click to email

Choose your Puppy Training Package

Online Puppy Training

3 weeks


Includes: 4 hours of trainer support per week, including:

  • customized live online interactive coaching sessions
  • video review
  • personalized Q & A
  • simple step-by-step instructions
  • homework check-ins

+ 2 follow-up sessions

Each week I’ll map out simple steps to move your progress forward. We’ll meet online three times throughout the week to coach you through your steps and teach you the tricks to getting and maintaining your puppy’s best behavior. We’ll also problem-solve any puppy shenanigans that arise along the way. Video review sessions will provide a unique opportunity for me to experience your training sessions out in the world, and I’ll also check in with you via a shared online task list several times each week for a bit of extra support. (We’ll use our 2 follow-up sessions to make sure you’re well on your way to better behavior with your puppy!) Learn more about online training!  

Day Training for Santa Barbara Puppies

4 weeks


Your trainer travels to you

Private In-home training

Out-in-the-world experiences


  • 12 training sessions
  • 4 results transfer sessions

+ 2 follow-up sessions

Each week I’ll meet with your puppy—starting at your home then moving out into the world. Using positive techniques to show him how to offer you his best behavior. We’ll transfer progress to you in a fun, hands-on session at the end of each week. Then we’ll use our two follow-up sessions to make sure everything is feeling good before we call it a wrap. My goal is to relieve the stress of your dog’s unwanted behavior so you can relax and have more fun with your new best friend.

To Begin
Schedule an initial 90-minute in-home consultation. Cost $250.
Call 805-845-8458 or click to email

None of these quite what you were looking for? Let’s talk about options and what might work better.

Read the ASVAB urgent statement about the importance of early socialization.

Sara teaching seven dogs

Meet your Trainer

Nothing gives me more pleasure than teaching my client’s dogs to behave. Whether in a training session or on a group walk, I seek every possibility to create positive learning opportunities. I am thrilled by the moment they get it, when you can see that light bulb switch on, when they understand good things are coming their way and they offer you their best behavior. Then doing the right thing becomes fun and training progress accelerates. Regardless of breed or age, I approach every dog with curiosity and respect. Because I’m passionate about getting the best results for both you and your dog, I look for the best in your best friend, and seek to combine the specific and unique ingredients that will help you live a stress-free, fulfilling life together.

The trainer is well trained!!! Learned! Experienced! Insightful! Intuitive! Not only can she train your puppy…you get trained too. It’s all part of the package and enjoyable as Sara is fun to have around.   

Mary Smith and Joel Ungar

Sara guided us through our Bernese Mountain Dog puppy’s first couple of months, and she gave us the start we were hoping for. She worked effortlessly with him, always showing patience, compassion and kindness. 

Julie Sullwold and Pete Eisner

To Begin
Schedule an initial 90-minute in-home consultation. Cost $225.
Call 805-845-8458 or click to email