Training and Behavior Solutions for the Real World

Sometimes good intentions don’t always go as planned and that wonderful furball is now a Tasmanian Devil. I’ve been there and I can help you.


Did you get your dog or puppy with the dream of having a wonderful companion and then it turned into something you don’t even recognize?  Nipping, biting, barking, digging, stealing food, acting crazy! We can help!

Do you have a reactive dog? So did I!

Do you have a dog that is afraid of people? So did I!

Do you have a dog that resource guards? So did I!

Whatever your dog challenge is, I’ve been there and can help you with yours.

Behavior Issues

Shyness, Over Arousal, Separation Anxiety, Impulse Control, Food and Resource Guarding

Basic Training

General Manners, Walking on Leash, Coming when called, Touch, Leave It, Crate training


Planning before and after you get your puppy.  Preventative Behavior Solutions, Nipping, Biting, Chewing, Jumping, Mouthing

Claire Canderle, CPDT-KSA

Claire is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge and Skill Assessed (CPDT-KSA), completed the Marin Behavior Academy and attended the Academy for Dog Trainers (taught by Jean Donaldson).  She is an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Trick Dog Evaluator and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

I Have Experience With…

Have a better life with your dog!

It’s emotionally difficult to own a dog who can’t easily be part of the family. But there are solutions that work and also enchance your relationship with your dog. 

Transitioning for a new baby on the way!

There are some things you can do to ensure that your new puppy/dog start off with a good foundation for being part of a happy and successful family life.

House Training Problems

Does your dog mark your furniture or carpet even though they know where to relieve themselves outdoors?

Children and Puppy Challenges

There are some things that children need to always remember when playing/interacting with your dog.

Resource Guarding

Does your dog growl if you try to pick up their food bowl or toy while they are enjoying it? That is a behavior you want to correct.

Separation Anxiety

Going back to work after COVID-19 may leave your four-footed confused after always spending their time with you. 


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Covering the Bay Area from San Mateo to Morgan Hill