"He wants to see us succeed with Rosie. He follows up regularly...I highly recommend Jeff. He is knowledgeable, kind, and has a passion for pups." - Erin D.
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Why choose a CCPDT-accredited trainer?
About the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
Veterinarians generally prefer to refer patients to trainers who have attained the CPDT-KA (knowledge assessed) distinction. This nationally-recognized certification requires years of experience; references from veterinarians, colleagues and clients; and a formal examination to confirm expertise and proficiency in dog learning theory, canine husbandry, and ethology—the scientific study of animal behavior.
Parks and preserves for exercising your dog au naturale
One bonus of dog training is that a well-trained mutt enjoys more freedom in off-leash settings. I have researched and hiked many gorgeous Bay Area beaches, parks and preserves that allow well-trained dogs off-leash. So take a hike with your best friend while enjoying the Bay Area’s ample natural beauty.
About Dog Trainer Jeff Stallings
Having owned well-trained dogs all my life, I started Better Nature Dog Training to exploit decades of experience teaching across a number of fields. I am nationally-certified through the highly-respected Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
I teach people how to effectively train their dogs by clearly demonstrating that every interaction counts when training a dog to come when called, for example, or instructing a puppy how to best get along in life.
I take a scientific and holistic approach to dog training. The scientific aspect comes from understanding dog psychology from an evolutionary perspective, knowing how dogs are both similar to and distinct from their ancestors, including the grey wolf. The holistic component derives from taking into account all facets of any particular dog’s situation, including upbringing, prior training, traumatic events and—most importantly—the characteristics of his home and family life.
Training a puppy or dog can be a most rewarding life experience; it can also be stressful and perplexing. One of the best services I provide is taking the guesswork out while lending a sure, guiding hand in successful dog behavior development and modification.
In addition to my CPDT-KA certification, am a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and am fully insured via a $2 million liability policy through the highly-respected Business Insurers of the Carolinas.