Pet Dog Training

My training is “balanced,” meaning that I focus heavily on motivating the dog to want to work using things they love. It also includes setting clear boundaries, rules, and structure. The balance is in helping your dog understand these rules, with compassion and patience, but also understand that they are rules. I believe this clarity of expectations – what you expect of your dog, what your dog can expect of the world – is what enables dogs to relax, listen, and be enjoyable to be around!

Training for specific behaviors, with dogs of all ages, including:

  • basic obedience: come, sit, down, etc.
  • leash manners
  • structured exercise (fetch, biking, jogging, tug with rules, treadmill)
  • off-leash behavior, including socialization and play
  • confidence-building
  • mild to moderate aggression
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • etc. etc. etc.

The trick with training is the owner has to do it! Hiring a trainer will help you acquire knowledge and personal tips, but you still must make the time to work with your dog. If you can commit to working with your dog every day, then I would love to help!

To get started, please send me an email at

I look forward to hearing from you!

– Esra


I have an extensive background in training pet dogs in basic obedience and behavior modification, specializing in helping dogs with poor dorry social skills (including reactivity and aggression).

I’m currently focusing on training dog walkers, and so referring all Bay Area family dog training requests to these lovely East Bay folks. They represent a wide range of training styles, so check them out and see who you click with.

Eleanor Post
Lonely Hunters Dog Training

Mahogany Gamble
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Elizabeth Peterson
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Tobey Grey
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Sandra Mannion
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