As a first-time puppy owner, I was quite overwhelmed and so grateful to have found Sylvia from my breeder's recommendation. I attended the Live Planned Puppyhood class, and it was super helpful!! Sylvia is very knowledgeable and has lots of experience. I found her zoom classes more valuable than some of the in-person classes that I took with other institutes. That is why I decided to attend the Teen Adolescent class as well. 🙂 I really enjoy the training sessions with Sylvia. She is giving us some valuable insights into the world of training. Her approach is very easy to follow, and the videos added credibility to the material. Thank you Sylvia, for being generous with your time and knowledge and helping us connect better with our fur friends!!


 Sylvia was awesome. She came with a big basket of tricks and lots of helpful advice. I have a bulldog and recently added her mother to our family. 2 fixed females who hadn't seen each other in a year and a half. They had 3 fights where I had to tear them apart and that was enough. Not to say the dogs didn't like each other because they do and always climb in each others beds to snuggle at night. I got in touch with Sylvia and she showed me lots of tips and tricks to keep the stress level low and keep control without having to raise my voice or constantly say no. We have been using the methods Sylvia showed us and have not had an issue since. We are all much happier!!


As a first time dog owner, Sylvia helped make the experience incredibly positive, and gave me the tools and confidence to positively train my puppy. I highly recommend her!

 “Sylvia was able to help our girl Dolly. She is doing amazing now...even her counter surfing happens rarely, and she will now approach people for petttings. Five months ago she was not socialized, as she was used for breeding and not used to people. Thank you so much Sylvia for all of your help!”


Sylvia is a terrific resource. Thoughtful and professional in her approach, she provided us with the tools and knowledge that set us out on the right path to building a healthier and happier relationship with our canine friend. I would highly recommend working with Sylvia.


 I recently adopted a rescue dog from Michigan who had some abuse issues. When I first got him, he even bared his teeth and growled at me. I have young grandchildren and I had never dealt with a dog like this one. I had no idea what to do. I called Walkabout Canine Consulting and had a conversation with Sylvia. She was wonderful on the phone and started to relieve my concerns even with just a phone call. Since then, she has visited my home several times to help me learn how to deal with gaining my dog's trust. He has made great strides in the short period of time I have had him, thanks to Sylvia's help. I have learned a lot from her. I would highly recommend her methods of training. Not only is she a good teacher, but she's got a great personality as well. It's a pleasure to work with her.

  I really like this format of instruction with an instructor online.  I learned much more than taking my puppy to a class. I was able to concentrate and love the personalization.

Sylvia. Your advice and games help a lot. More importantly, teaching us to stay calm, stop over-exciting her and encourage brain activities have made things so much easier.  JD


 Another great session to help us settle in and understand what we need to do going forward and get our girl settled into her new home.  So far all the advice is working so we could not be happy as this is a such a beautiful girl and we love her so much and are happy to have her in our home.
"Another Inspiring Session"again

  Wanted to send a thank you to Sylvia for all her help and guidance with us adapting to our puppy and our puppy to us! It has certainly been a learning curve as 1st time pet owners!!