Private Dog Training

We make dog training easy


We understand our clients are busy.

You want a well-behaved dog without having to become a dog trainer yourself. I get it, but I'm too busy to train this way, plus COVID. So, at the moment all I'm offering is Sidewalk Puppy School or Zoom Puppy School.


You learn all the skills from canine learning theory to how to build behaviors up from scratch and you're set with a great dog for life!

Karin can make a difference for you and your dog!

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What can we help with?

Whether your dog is doing things you wish she wouldn’t, or not doing things you wish she would, Karin can help.

  • Basic Obedience
  • Basic Manners
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Sit
  • Jumping
  • Fear
  • Down
  • Chewing
  • Stay
  • Digging
  • Come
  • Polite greetings
  • Barking
  • Loose leash walking
  • Counter surfing
  • Leave it

Peace of mind and results

We are 100% positive-based, so you can rest easy knowing your dog is having a great time while learning her P’s and Q’s

You and your dog will be trained via zoom or in Karin's front yard.

During the winter, puppy season, Karin has about 10 clients per day while also juggling two third graders in two different distance learning schools in two different languages in her house.  To that end, Karin is extremely flexible with scheduling, so long as you stay in your time slot, and asks that y'all have grace when it comes to her own foibles and humanity.

How our Day School program works

3 Steps to a Better Behaved Dog

Our private dog training Day School program has three parts:


Initial Consult

Karin's husband made her very pretty slides, and the initial consult is pretty much all talking, so zoom works just fine.

If you want to meet Karin and bring your puppy over, that's fine.  You must understand though, that there are unvaccinated puppies in Karin's front yard all the time and accept that there is a risk of parvo exposure.


We train you and your dog

Whether your sessions are entirely on zoom, entirely in Karin's front yard, or some combination of the two, which is most people, You will attain a comprehensive grasp of canine learning theory.

You will learn how to build new behaviors up from scratch.


You and Your pup Graduate

After 19 follow up sessions your dog has for sure learned

  • Sit
  • Come
  • Down
  • Go To Bed
  • Leave it
  • Drop it
  • Loose Leash Walking

Karin also includes fun tricks for you and your pup to learn each session.


For the time being, the only package available is Sidewalk Puppy School / Zoom Puppy School.

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Karin trains folks with new puppies, folks who've never had a dog before on the basics and works with folks with dogs who have mild reactivity.

Karin does not work aggression cases, but is more than happy to refer you to someone stellar to meet your needs.

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60 minutes


Sidewalk Puppy School / Zoom Puppy


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Karin is a wonderful dog/people trainer.

We inherited an adorable poodle mix who needed some positive training. Turns out, Karin was also really good at giving us the tools we needed to help our pup. I highly recommend her for all of your doggie needs.

—Erin A. Alameda, CA

Ready to get started training?

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