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Puppy Training & Support

You'll benefit from a lot of support during your puppy's early developmental period. The 'imprinting time' ends around 14 weeks of age. Everything they have experienced until then, good and bad, sticks for life, so, getting this part right will serve you both well!

Having a happy, solid, grounded dog makes for a more relaxed life with a dog. They start by getting used to their new home. This includes learning where to relieve themselves, as well as what they can and can't bite, chew, eat, sleep on, climb on, or make noise about. Getting accustomed to people of all types and ages is also learned during this adjustment period. There's a lot they don't understand. 

I will teach you about identifying your puppy's needs verses wants; how to create boundaries, both physical and otherwise; and how to offer 'time-outs' when undesirable behaviors occur. Since our dogs are the sum of what they experience, let's be intentional, proactive, and teach our puppies what they need to know. Otherwise, they will make it up for themselves!

I will teach you techniques and protocols that kindly help your puppy understand what you want. By helping you understand and work through the frustrations and challenges of puppyhood, you will experience more calm and harmony in your home.  

Getting Started

We will begin our work together with a virtual consultation to discuss your areas of concern. I will make observations, and then map out the best steps forward together.

Penny training with puppy Zion in the village

1 Hour Session: $125

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Ongoing Subscriptions

4 x 1 Hour Sessions


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2 x 1 Hour Session


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Get to Know Penny Locke

Thanks to a dog, I am now a trainer. Learning everything I can about what makes a dog tick, respond, act, and react makes me a better and intentional trainer. I strive for the results you dream of, one dog at a time, one day at a time. I am on the dog's side and am bold enough to tell you when things could be better. My dog, Briar, is a 6 year old Borzoi. Let's change the course of your dog's life, soon!

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Teaching people how to live successfully with their canine companions
My Approach

Knowing how dogs learn makes training easier. Learning through mentors and trainers who came before me has been invaluable in deciding what makes training successful. As your coach, I will empathize and encourage you to get the best from your individual, unique companion dog using kind, effective techniques.

We train at your dog's pace to achieve lasting results. Training your dog is a family affair that can enhance respect and build a closer bond beyond that previously experienced.

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We absolutely recommend Penny. She has helped us so much with our 1+ year old rescue dog who had lived on the street. Penny has given us practical, EXTREMELY helpful foundational training that has changed the way I view communicating with my dog.—Jennie P.
Based in Sebastopol California, serving clients both locally & around the world.