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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.  

New Puppy Text-Direct Support Line

It may have been a while since you had a puppy in the house. Perhaps they're your first.  The early days or weeks can be challenging. You may be feeling alone, exhausted, dealing with all things puppy with little relief in sight. I am here to help! 

Introducing my "Text-Direct Support Line". When you need advice, support, or encouragement, I'm there for you in real-time. When you sign up for this weekly subscription, you may text me directly on a private, priority line between 8a - 11p daily. This is a weekly subscription, giving you support when you need it, cancel when you're through the tough stuff, or, keep it going as supplemental support between training sessions. 

Once you've signed up, you'll receive a personal email to confirm the subscription and the private, priority number to use. 

Weekly Subscription - $100. Renews automatically. Cancel anytime. 

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 Hour Session: $150


4 x 1 Hour Sessions



8 x 1 Hour Sessions



Weekly Subscription Price


Renews automatically.


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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Thanks to our early work with Penny, we have the happiest, friendly, well socialized dog around. People often comment on his behavior because he’s so full of energy, and yet, clearly under voice control and intensely obedient and happy!—Benjamin B.
Based in Sebastopol California, serving clients both locally & around the world.