I am here to support you and your pet dog.  I use a custom-tailored approach because all dogs are individuals. If you want help understanding your dog’s body language or need help managing your new puppy’s energy and enthusiasm I can help you.


My Training Philosophy

I focus on the dog’s mental, emotional and physical strengths to build a bond based on mutual trust and understanding.  This bond allows me to teach dogs new ways to behave and builds their confidence in the world around them. I do this by using something the dog finds rewarding to help them learn desirable behaviors. By practicing these new behaviors dogs become more confident. Confident dogs are more emotionally stable.

Our dogs are not born with a manual that tells them how to behave in our world.  We need to show them the way.  Although they can learn at any age, the best time to build the bond, train and teach manners  is when they are puppies.  Learning starts as soon as your dog crosses the threshold into your house.  Your new puppy is picking up cues on how to behave all the time.  Here at Willow Glen Paws, we want to get pups started on the right paw. To do that we give them the foundation they need to grow into the beautiful well behaved canines they are meant to be.  Regardless of your dog’s age, I can help you understand your dog so you can see the world from their perspective.


$180/for 2 sessions
  • I created my 2-session package, so you could try my services before committing. Let’s see if we’re a good fit!

Day Care and School for Puppies

  • Initial Consultation (Required): $155

  • Puppy Day School: $120/day

  • Puppy Day Care: $75/day

At our consultation we will discuss your pup’s developmental stage, your goals and come up with a training plan customized for your puppy.

Please contact me to set up a free 15 minute phone call to discuss your concerns and needs. 

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The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. This is the period when sociability outweighs fear and  is the primary window of opportunity for puppies to adapt to new people, animals, and experiences.  Socializing your puppy early is an inoculation against the scary things your dog will encounter while out in the larger world.  They should be socialized before they turn 16 weeks old and fully inoculated.  I can help guide you through this process so your dog will be confident encountering new stimuli as they mature.

Read the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization HERE.

Read the American Veterinary Medical Association’s literature review on the implications of puppy socialization HERE.

Lets get you and your pup off to a great start.

Board and Train

  • Initial Consultation (Required): $155

  • Board & Train: $175/day

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Customized Care in a Fun, Safe & Nurturing Environment
This is a perfect solution if you are traveling. All dogs get plenty of socialization as well as multiple opportunities to practice their manners several times each day. We start with a consultation at my place where we will discuss your dog’s behavior and come up with a realistic training plan for your dog depending upon his length of stay. One and Two week packages are available.

Canine Behavior Counseling

in your home

  • Initial Consultation (Required): $155

  • Follow Up Sessions: $100

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Consultations are 60-90 minutes long.  We start with a consultation at your place where we will discuss your dog’s behavior and come up with a realistic management and/or training plan for your dog.

These sessions are meant to find out why your dog is behaving a certain way, how to modify their behavior and help guide you to train your dog to live in a more peaceful manner.

Would you like help understanding your dog and why he behaves the way he does? Are you frustrated living with an untrained dog or one that expresses some behavior problems? Together we can prevent or manage problems that create conflict for both species.


“Thank you for taking such good care of Max. I appreciate your patience and the kindness as you worked with him.”

B. Johnson

“We appreciate all you do to care for our girls when we are out of town. They are so much calmer now since you’ve been working with them.”

C. Phillips

“Rebecca is a godsend. She came to our house and went over everything we needed for our new puppy to make sure we started on the right paw. She is knowledgable about puppies and patient with thier owners. We are so happy we found her.”

B. Zormac

“Thank you for all the love you give our precious fur baby. It makes going to work so much easier knowing she is in your good hands.”

C. Tyler