You train, by phone, anywhere USA

Here's how it works.


Choose number of sessions

Step one

Press "FREE FIRST STEP" button and tell me about your dog(s).

Step two

We schedule your FREE FIRST STEP by email or text.

Step three

I ask that you call me on my personal cell phone at our scheduled time.

During our call, I learn more about your dog and give you an action that will get your dog started.

No charge to try it.

If your Free First Step makes sense, we schedule regular phone sessions, during our talk.

Free support

You have free email and text support for anything we cover during a phone session.

No need to dress up.

These are phone, not video sessions. It just works better. Trust me. :)

I may request videos of your dog later.

Thinking it sounds crazy?



Your dog bonds with you, not another trainer.  Just don't tell them I'm whispering in your ear.

I agree. Sounds nuts.

Think about this:

  • It's the same step-by-step learning process, in-person or by phone.

  • We still individualize each step, depending on result of last step.

  • Your dog learns in his or her own home, with no distractions. Don't worry, we systematically add distractions in future sessions.

  • To me, the number one advantage of Train by phone is YOU are 100% your dogs teacher!!

Here's a sample of what happens during a Train by Phone session.

Cody, the dog, jumps on people during walks to say hi.

Week one:

Cody the dog, learned how to walk by Jill's right side down sidewalks.

Week two:

Cody learned to do a play bow as a greeting. Something dosg do to say hello and ask to play.

This is Week three:

Cody will learn to put walking and greeting together.

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DONT jump on humans.

Just relax. I got it

What clients say about Train by Phone

Sherry was so great to work with over the phone! At first I was hesitant about doing virtual lessons, but they worked so well! And I got to be the trainer to implement them and correct bad behavior in the moment. She gave me so many great training tips and I am so thankful for her service!

Ali Loyha

Sonoma County, CA


...I was out of ideas and very frustrated dealing with my little dogs fear issues, caused mainly from lack of socialization as a Pup.


Found Sherry and started doing phone training sessions to try and get a handle on the problem.


She really understands Dogs and their thinking process. She came up with exercises and great ideas for the both of us to do inside and outside.


Also she explained to me what was going on with the dog and how he see's the world differently than we do. With that knowledge and her expert guidance and down to earth methods I've already seen a difference in him, and am  confident we are going to overcome his fear issues. I look forward to our continuing sessions and can't recommend her highly enough...

Steve K.

Santa Rosa, CA


...I was very skeptical initially but the phone sessions have been extremely effective...

Devin E.

San Francisco, CA


Phone training is great!!  Sherry's professionalism, compassion for my granddog, firm boundaries, and clear direction to both him and myself made the trainings a delight and successful.  We worked on a couple of things one-on-one pre-Covid, and when I wanted to learn more tricks to engage with him more recently, I tried the phone consultation.  I was hesitant at first, but by golly, it worked well!  It's nice not to have to schlep the dog anywhere, just sit in the family room while she trains us.  Her skill with the dogs and people even work well remotely.


Wilton, CA


It's amazing how much a phone call can do for a dog . So happy with how my Great Dane is acting after a mere two months of over the phone training.

Shannon L.

Petaluma, CA


We have developed a great relationship with Sherry over the phone. She delivers phone training is real time with the same benefits as working with her in person. Our dog is showing tremendous progress!

Kevin and Kathy

Santa Rosa, CA