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
  • " Danna HATED having her nails clipped, our sweet Danna would growl and bare teeth whenever we tried. Sarah provided a step-by-step plan detailing methods for alleviating her fear. In one month the transformation was amazing: Danna would patiently sit and allow clipping without any issue. Now she pushes through the other dogs when we get the clippers out, dances around our legs seeming to yell “Me first, me first!” We cannot overstate how well Sarah’s fun, positive methods work. "
  • " Sarah from Yaletown Dog Training is terrific.  Professional and easygoing she gives you great value for money – never worries about being on the clock during one on one sessions, and always quickly responds to emails even if just to offer a suggestion or advice.  Without Sarah assisting us we have no idea how we would have ever managed our little handful of a dog named Perk. "
    Lorne and David
  • " 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!! "
  • " “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