"I've dealt with a couple other trainers in the past. Jeff by far was the best of those three. I highly recommend Jeff and Better Nature Dog Training." - Sharon E.


Phone and Video Consultations

During the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order

Complete this online form with information about you and your dog; I will review and contact you by your choice of email or phone, usually within 24 hours.

My goal is to help my clients fully understand their dog’s behavior and needs, and to establish attainable training goals based on this knowledge.

Read some of my clients' real-life experiences on yelp.


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.

I first earned this nationally-recognized certification in 2013 and after attaining the necessary continuing education in 2019, am certified through 2022. This credential 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.


CCPDT certified

Off-leash adventures

Parks for exercising your dog during the COVID pandemic

Shelter-in-place orders do not preclude you or your dog exercising outdoors. San Francisco Dog Trainer Jeff Stallings' Training PhilosophyI 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.

Phone/Video conference rates during California's COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place order

During California's COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, I conduct behavior and training consultations via Zoom. I accept Venmo and PayPal, payable within 24 hours after our session is complete.


Phone/video appointments are $95 and include:

  • A phone or video consultation lasting up to one hour.

  • All relevant materials emailed before the session, for the client to print or view on-screen during the session.

  • A training plan based on the session, delivered via email within 24 hours. 

Ongoing Support

I am fully committed to your success and therefore offer on-going support via phone, email and text at no additional charge.

Liability Release

Before the first appointment please print and complete my Intake and Liability Release forms. The Liability Release must be signed before training begins.


All leashes, collars, clickers, training treats, bait bags and other training equipment are to be supplied by the owner; I will provide a detailed list via email before our first appointment. Alternatively, using my professional discount, I can purchase these items on your behalf in exchange for full reimbursement at the time of the first appointment


Puppy Socials

I strongly recommend an intensive puppy socialization schedule for all puppies between eight weeks and six month of age. Please check with these organizations to find out if they are offering socials during the shelter-in-place order:Wag Hotels, SF Puppy Prep, and Smartypup in San Francisco, and Bravo!Pup in the East Bay.





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