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Canine Einstein LLC Dog Training

Contact: Beth Strecker- CPDT, ABCDT
215-332-1763 or 215-901-9323

Shelter dogs receive a discount.

Dog Training in the City

Contact: Carol Siegrist
215.514.0090 (phone)
215.922.4370 (fax)

Carol offers a “Perfect Pittie” class series that focuses on teaching self-control, essential commands, and appropriate behavior.

K9 Elements


K9 Elements specializes in real-life essential training to obtain serious results in order to control your dog during daily situations. Services include basic and advanced obedience training, puppy guidance, breed selection, problem solving, canine massage therapy, and more. K9 Elements is certified, insured, and a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

Marisa Scully, CPDT


Marisa Scully, CPDT, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and behavior specialist. She lives with her three dogs - two of which are pit bulls - in Center City and does private, in-home training in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Marisa has done a lot of work (in both shelters and homes) with pit bulls and considers the breed not only her favorite but also her specialty. In her spare time she enjoys participating in canine sports with her own dogs, and is constantly learning and expending her knowledge of dog training and behavior.

Opportunity Barks

Contact: Leigh Siegfried

Opportunity Barks uses humane, positive methods to create relationships based on respect, fun, and play. They offer private lessons, behavior consultations, group training classes, and canine boarding school (7- and 14-day programs). Multiple locations exist in and around Philadelphia.

The Philly Pack

Contact: Krista Milito

The Philly Pack’s mission is to help dog owners meet their dog’s fundamental needs through exercise and social stimulation within a pack dynamic. They specialize in working with dogs with behavioral issues or high energy levels; they believe that a tired dog is a good dog! Services include high endurance exercise for dogs, social and behavioral conditioning, pack leader coaching, and puppy development guidance.

Tuff Pup Training, LLC

Contact: Matt Schimsky
(631) 379-6850

Specializing in re-homed and recently adopted pit bulls and pit-mixes. Highly positive, fun and powerful dog training personalized for dogs of any age, size or breed. Special discounts offered to families with PAWS dogs. Offering comprehensive behavior consultations as well as puppy-hood, basic and advanced training programs. Experienced / Insured / Member of Association for pet dog trainers.

If you are a pit bull-friendly trainer and would like to be included on our list, please email trainabull@phillypaws.org.