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"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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Contact me now to discuss training for your puppy or dog

Want to get started with obedience training for your puppy or solving your dog's behavior problems? You can call or send an email through my Contact page.


Please take a few minutes to read some real-life experiences with my dog training services. San Francisco Dog Trainer Jeff Stallings YelpsI work hard to ensure my clients are 5-star satisfied. (Be sure to view the filtered yelps at the bottom of the page.)

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 2012 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 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. 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.

About Dog Trainer Jeff Stallings

San Francisco Dog Trainer Jeff Stallings
San Francisco 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.



   

 

 

 

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