We train problem behaviors away. No matter what the issue, we can help. We are committed to using force-free methods, your dog’s well-being is important to us. We will train your dog to do what you want by teaching him to want to do it. We’ll even make things that your dog dislikes, like nail-trims easy and stress-free for both you and your dog.
We will give you a better-behaved dog – and everyday tools you can use to keep improving his behavior for many happy years to come.


In Home Training

Does your dog have housetraining mishaps, does he go crazy whenever a skateboarder goes by or does he growl at strangers? Yaletown Dog Training can help. We are well equipped to deal with any issue in a safe and humane manner.


Puppy classes are an ideal way to socialize your puppy to other dogs and people in a safe and controlled environment. Our classes teach you how to raise a confident, happy dog with a focus on fear prevention. They will be fun for both you and your dog.


Are you having a hard time finding a trainer in your area or do you live outside of our service area? A Skype consultation may be the solution.

  • " “Sarah Pennington is AMAZING” - Sarah and I are both volunteers at West Coast Cocker Rescue. The dogs we work with have been dumped or taken in as strays from the street, and often suffer severe behavioral issues that prevent them from being adopted. But after just a few hours with Sarah, dogs behave so much better that they’re well on their way to being adopted by loving families. I highly recommend Sarah to anyone who wants to have their dog trained. "
    Barb Brown
  • " Pippin was not very trusting of us initially, we needed someone to guide us, on how to do things right, without harm and with lots of love and fun. We could not think of a better person than Sarah. She has become not just a trainer, but also a true friend. She is kind, understanding, very smart, and empathetic. Pippin learned many, many things with Sarah and so did we, from the classic down-stay and fetch to a very impressive sniffing on command and an excellent recall. Thank you so much Sarah! "
    Maria and Ben
  • " My foster dog Nancy was scared of everything, and I didn’t know how to help her. I was literally at the end of my emotional rope when we met Sarah. Within a week Sarah taught Nancy sit, stay, leave it, and other skills I never thought she’d learn. Sarah also resolved the anxiety issues that had caused me such stress and frustration. I recommend Sarah to anyone needing an excellent dog trainer. - “My dog had serious issues – but Sarah resolved them!” "
    Leanne Cook
  • " “Sarah Pennington is a Godsend!” - I run West Coast Cocker Rescue, and Sarah fostered many of our dogs. But she also helped rehabilitate many other dogs with serious behavioral issues who probably wouldn’t have been adopted without her help. I had never seen such a quick and positive “mind switch” with dogs! Sarah’s approach is fun, engaging, and kind, so dogs respond to her quickly. We are blessed and honored to have Sarah as part of our Volunteer Team. If you are looking for a great dog trainer, call Sarah! "
    Bonnie Marshall Founder, West Coast Cocker Rescue
  • " Sarah is the most amazing, compassionate, effective dog trainer!! Her kindness, patience, compassion and incredible results are something to witness! My little dog, Tykie, was very leash aggressive and would react strongly when he saw other dogs. Now he barely bats an eye at them! We are now working on him not pulling on the leash and he has improved immensely! I am so grateful for Sarah!! "