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Rescue Dog Support

Congratulations! You've adopted a new family member from a shelter, rescue organization, or foster home. Thank you for giving them a second chance. Did they come with references, a CV, or resume? Unfortunately, this is unlikely. 

Whatever their backstory, I will coach you as you help your dog adjust to new home surroundings, and learn house rules. Our work will include behavioral interpretation and advice to help your new family member settle in successfully. 

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.

1 x 1 Hour Session: $125

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2 x 1 Hour Sessions

$200

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4 x 1 Hour Sessions

$400

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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.