the doggie concierge

North Ridgeville, OH


Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm

after 6 pm & Saturday available for a surcharge

Closed on Sundays


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(216) 801-2165

Dog Training

Fear, Force, & Pain-Free Dog Training

Informed by science, guided by empathy, and governed by ethics.

We are exited that you are interested in our company as your guide on your compassionate, ethical, & humane dog training journey. Our primary objective is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the “whys” and “how-tos” of dog training. As a science-based, rewards-based, fear-free, force-free, and pain-free training company, we strive to promote a positive relationship between humans and dogs through our courses.

Our courses are designed to provide you with a comprehensive and effective training program for your canine companion. We understand that every dog is unique, and therefore we provide personalized training programs to meet the specific needs of each dog. Our expert trainers have years of experience in dog training and are committed to providing you with the highest quality training possible.

We believe that a well-trained dog is a happy dog, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve this goal. Our courses are designed to help you develop a deeper understanding of your dog’s behavior, and to provide you with the tools you need to train your dog effectively. We are committed to helping you build a strong and positive relationship with your canine companion, and we look forward to working with you on your training journey.

The Doggie Concierge is a Positive Only Dog Training Company (P-/R+)

In other words, we don’t use or approve of e-collars, prong collars, or choke chains.

The 4 Pillars of Positive Training
©Copyright Victoria Stilwell Enterprises, LLC 2014 |
1. Use Positive Reinforcement.
2. Avoid the use of Intimidation, physical punishment, or fear.
3. Understand the misconceptions of Dominance Theory.
4. Learn About the Canine Experience from the Dog’s Point of View.

Dog Training

Current Course Offerings

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How Do Dog Training Courses Work?

We take a comprehensive approach to train and manage unwanted pet behaviors. We train both desired and undesired behaviors and put them on cue. Behavior-specific training sessions are conducted and consolidated into general courses. Although the course curriculum is pre-determined, it can be customized to meet the unique needs of our clients. Each course consists of three 1-hour private sessions held at the client’s residence over three consecutive weeks.

Additionally, all clients must complete Basic Manners 101 before proceeding with other courses. By requiring our entry-level obedience course, we can ensure that the dog, pet parents, and trainer are all on the same page.

puppy kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten

The Puppy Kindergarten course is designed to educate pet owners on how to facilitate success in their puppy’s physical, cognitive, and behavioral development. It is premised on the idea that starting off on the right foot is much more effective than attempting to correct unwanted behaviors at a later stage. We like to joke that it’s half parent-teacher conference and half little gym program teaching your puppy essential skills while having fun. In this course, you will learn about puppies’ five key growth areas: socialization, basic commands, house training, leash training, and bite inhibition.

Basic Manners

Basic Manners 101

Basic Manners 101 is a beginner’s training program that teaches dogs obedience behaviors, commonly known as commands. This course aims to help pet parents manage their dogs’ behavior in human environments. The course is designed to equip pet parents with the ability to use these commands effectively in appropriate situations. While these behaviors will be functional, pet parents who wish to master the commands fully must take the Basic Manners 102. In this course, you will learn the following commands/behaviors: Attention, Look, Here, With Me, Touch, Wait, Release or All Done, Sit, Down, & Stand.

Basic Manners

Basic Manners 102

Master the Basic Manners commands fully in Basic Manners 102. In the 102 course, you will learn to distance, duration, and distraction-proof behaviors. 

Redirecting Rowdy Behavior

Redirecting Rowdy Behavior 101

Redirecting Rowdy Behavior 101 is an entry-level training program for nuisance behaviors in dogs. This course is designed to teach dogs not only the behaviors we desire but also to put the undesired behaviors on cue. Doing so reduces the likelihood of such behavior being exhibited without being prompted. While our 101 courses aim to make commands functional, pet parents who wish to master the commands fully must take the 102-level courses. In this course, you will learn the following commands/behaviors: Off – my nose doesn’t touch it, Off – my paws don’t touch it, Off – I’m not on it, Up, Leave It, Drop It, Take It, Back, Rile-Up, Settle, & Wait.

Redirecting Rowdy Behavior

Redirecting Rowdy Behavior 102

While our 101 courses aim to make commands functional, pet parents who wish to master the commands fully must take the 102-level courses. In the 102 course, they will learn to distance, duration, and distraction-proof the behaviors.

Redirecting Rowdy Behavior

Relaxing 101

Relaxing 101 is a training program that teaches your dog to think for themselves by reading a situation and choosing the appropriate behavior which is relaxing. Unlike other courses based on telling your dog what you want them to do, we ask them to think. This program is modeled on renowned trainer Suzanne Clothier’s Really Real Relaxation class. It can be used anywhere you go with your dog. It’s suitable for dogs of all ages and especially ideal for shelter and rescue dogs.

polite leash walking

Polite Leash Walking

Teach your dog to walk nicely loose-leash. Learn commands such as Follow, Side Sit, Start, Stop, and Heel. Package Pricing Available

Coming When Called

Coming When Called

Learn how to get a “Reliable recall” from your pup. We’ll teach your dog to come when called.
structured dog walking

Structured Dog Walking

This is our pet parent hands-free dog walking course, where our trainers teach your dog how to walk politely on a leash. This course includes ten half-hour structured dog walking sessions.


We decided early on to staff with W2 employees in an industry of independent contractors. Because we come into contact with dogs of all sizes, breeds, and needs, we needed to be able to train and equip our staff fully. Each employee is certified in Pet CPR & First Aid and has completed several hours in the field alongside a Dog Trainer to learn valuable leash skills and understand and manage basic dog behavior. Beyond training, we vet each employee, background check them, and cover them with a dishonesty bond and liability insurance to give our clients ultimate peace of mind. We support our staff with real-time field support, from technical app help to dog behavior. Though faces may change, quality of care and client experience will not. That is our commitment to you.

- Mike, Owner of The Doggie Concierge