Basic Obedience and Puppy Training

Can your dog sit and stay like these two dogs are doing?

Have you ever gone to a friends’ house and you’re greeted immediately by their unruly dog? He jumps all over you and won’t let you sit down on the couch without a hassle?

What about the barking dog that starts barking as soon as you pull in the drive way. You hear him and you start to feel tense because you KNOW your friends have no control over him and you’ll have to listen to his yip yapping for the next 15 minutes or so until he calms down.

Have you ever wanted to take your dog to a dog-friendly coffee shop or yogurt store and wish that your dog would lay down or sit patiently while you talk with your friends?

These examples are just a behavior issues that we’ve helped people with recently.

Basic behavior training starts from the moment you bring your dog home. Dogs and puppies have to learn the very basics before they move on to harder things, much like us learning basic addition before we learn complex algebraic problems.

Basic training needs to be reinforced daily if you want your dog to be happy and calm. Teaching your dog to listen and obey starts from day one. Bad behavior happens when humans allow dogs to be in charge and not follow rules, boundaries and practice limitations.

All dogs can learn basic obedience and should know basic commands such as ‘sit, down, come, stay’ and should know how to walk politely on leash. If your dog pulls you down the road or jumps on guests when they enter your home, we can help!

Should your dog begin to growl at you, your children, your neighbors or exhibit aggressive behaviors, contact us immediately. We can help if your dog has minor behavior issues but if your dog is exhibiting issues that are outside of our scope of training we have an awesome canine behaviorist that we’ll recommend you contact.

Send us a message if you’d like to talk about your dog or if you’d like to set up training.

Prices are based on the type of training involved and the number of classes scheduled. Discounts can be given for dogs going through training in the same family.

Our basic obedience classes are convenient, affordable and flexible. In our first session we’ll meet you and your dog, talk about your goals and set up a schedule to get your dog on the right track.

We work one-on-one with your dog for the training sessions and have you practice what we teach. We’ll give you homework to work on until the next session.

The private sessions we offer can include topics such as:

  • Puppy manners
  • Proper socialization
  • Basic manners
  • Bully breed issues
  • Canine Good Citizenship Preparation (CGC)
  • Loose leash walking
  • Clicker training
  • Discipline/negative reinforcement
  • Spaying/neutering
  • Microchipping

Puppies can start at 8 weeks of age

Positive socialization is crucial for proper development of puppies and we’ll give you suggestions on how to do this the best way for your puppy.

We’ll show you how you can start your puppy off on the right foot with walking on a leash.

We’ll show you how feeding and drinking on a consistent schedule can help your puppy with house training.

We’ll talk to you about crate-training and the benefits of having a crate for your puppy.

We’ll focus on positive reinforcement.

We’ll also share some tips on curbing common issues such as mouthing, nipping, jumping up and potty training.


We’ll focus on positive socialization, good manners and basic behaviors using food and/or play rewards. We’ll teach you how to reward at the right time, we’ll work on positive reinforcement.


As a ‘pit bull’ momma myself, I understand the negative hype these wonderful dogs get so this class is designed especially for you, your dogs are welcome here!

We’ll focus on proper socialization and rewards, basic behavior training, learn loose leash walking and focus on breed-specific training.


We’ll teach you about the CGC test and help you and your dog prepare for this valuable test.

We recommend this class to all dog owners, specifically bully breed owners. Testing arrangements can be made to take CGC test at another location.


Walking your dog doesn’t have to be a tug of war or battle of wills!

We can teach you techniques that you can start using TODAY that will make a huge difference in the way your dog walks on leash. Click this link to see a short video that showcases our dog walking.

Stay positive,

Kelley Stewart
CEO|Pet Sitter
sit-stay-play In-home pet sitting & more.LLC

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