Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

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Sit Means Sit Dog Training locationCopley, Ohio, Summit

(6 Reviews)

Proudly providing dog training services in Cleveland, Akron, Canton & surrounding Northeast Ohio areas.

Sit Means Sit Cleveland-Akron is a results oriented training company that is committed to providing dog training programs that enhance the quality of life with your dog.

Using the unique Sit Means Sit training method, our experienced and dedicated trainers will teach you how to have off leash control of your dog, even around severe distractions.

Training Programs & Services offered:

*Board & Train

Do you want one of the best trained dogs in Northeast Ohio? Then this is the program for you! During this program, our professional dog trainers invite your dog to stay at our facility while we work with him diligently to achieve off leash obedience. This program includes a full set of obedience commands and addresses all behavioral challenges. This program also includes group training and follow up individual training support.

*Day Train Program
Can’t bear to leave your pooch overnight but still want the benefits of all-day professional training? Our day train program consists of three weekly training sessions where you drop your dog off in the morning for training, and pick up in the evening. You’ll meet with a trainer at pickup for an obedience training lesson. The trainer will also give you homework to practice in between sessions. This program also includes group training and follow up individual training support.

*Private Lessons
Our private training programs provide one-on-one personal training with you and your dog in your home, our training facility, or a nearby park. This program is fully customizable and will lay the foundation to get the results you want for your dog. Our private training options also offer group classes.

*Group Classes
After completing one of our individualized training programs, you and your dog can participate in our group classes. Group classes are designed to help you and your dog fine tune obedience skills around distractions in a fun and educational group setting.

*Board & Tune
After participating in one of our obedience training programs, we offer a board and tune option. If you are heading out of town, we can board your dog and fine tine its obedience skills while you’re gone! During the stay, your dog will enjoy working with our trainers daily on every obedience command as well as any specifically challenging areas. It all begins with your FREE consultation!

*Lunch & Learn
If you are a Veterinarian, Vet Tech, Groomer, Boarder, Doggy Day Care staff member, or any other pet professional, Sit Means Sit offers an educational lunch and learn program. With this program we will provide lunch and introduce you and your staff to our company and our proven dog training method.

Who doesn’t love dog tricks? If you are interested in providing entertainment for a special event, then look no further than Sit Means Sit Cleveland-Akron! Our trainers are available to provide flashy entertainment for your expo, halftime show, or festival. Contact us to learn how we can create a special experience at your next event.

For seminars we cover an array of topics! These include the importance of dog training, understanding dog body language, bite prevention, traveling with your dog, and family planning. If your trade show, event, homeowners association, or company is looking for more education on any of these topics or a new topic of your own, please contact us to schedule your seminar today!

Sit Means Sit Dog Training Reviews


Review of Sit Means Sit Dog Training by Antoinette Mileti
5 07/07/2018 Antoinette Mileti

We LOVED everything that came out of sit means sit in Copley. Our dog Gatsby was just becoming a dog that me and my wife never had to train before. His aggression was new to us. One week at sit means sit and he is a completely new dog, we are so grateful! Our next dog will definitely be going there!

Review of Sit Means Sit Dog Training by rachel s
5 14/05/2018 rachel s

My fiancé and I recently just had our German Shepherd, Piper, graduate from Sit Means Sit-Akron/Cleveland! We had attempted everything we could think of trying to get Piper to listen to us and communicate effectively, nothing seemed to be working. She was a very submissive dog when we rescued her so we were not sure what approach to take with her. We finally were referred to Sit Means Sit and it was a complete life changer. We had Jim as our trainer primarily for our classes. He was fantastic! He had a vast knowledge of the training and was full of tips/tricks for at home learning. They completely built up her confidence and she is no longer the very submissive dog we first had. I would definitely recommend this training program!

Review of Sit Means Sit Dog Training by Bryson Powers
3 24/04/2018 Bryson Powers

Honest review:

Pros: staff, in all positions, are incredibly helpful. Very knowledgeable and professional. Offer a variety of packages to accommodate your needs. Jim was a great trainer, and I really enjoyed every time he came over. Lifetime warranty on training collar.

Cons: Holy price. While I think their service is good, it certainly doesn't match the price. At all. It was more than a month's rent by a good bit. We paid less to get our hunting dog trainer, and this isn't as close to the comprehensive training we got from them. Just basic commands. Never really worked off-leash. Which is what I paid them for... That responsibility was on me. Group meetings were at incredibly inconvenient times for me, and didn't provide much benefit. You basically zap your pet into submission (though it's not incredibly painful unless you really turn it up. Same tech used for electrotherapy in muscle recovery/stimulation) until they listen.

The training is much more focused on submission rather than cooperation. My poor dog has necrosis around the middle of her neck from the collar (even using it sparingly and adjusting as instructed). I've moved to sound-based, cooperation focused training and got much more desirable results. She seems much happier, too.

Conclusion: they're good at what they do. If you have a hyper-aggressive/unruly dog, this is the way for you. However, if your dog isn't acting out in an extreme way, there are much better avenues. My dog is much less stressed, more focused and cooperative since I moved to sound-based, cooperation focused training.

Review of Sit Means Sit Dog Training by Lora Dudick
5 22/04/2018 Lora Dudick

We recently enrolled our beloved canine family member in the Sit Means Sit 20 day program, and we are absolutely amazed at the results!! I knew I would never find the time to train our sweet girl properly, and I have a deep interest in getting her certified to be a therapy dog. When we brought her home, the training we received to continue her progress was more than sufficient to maintain and improve all of the wonderful obedience skills she learned during her program. Our dog is all of 17 months old, and her listening skills are amazing. We are so proud to take her places and enjoy her well-mannered demeanor. The 20 day program included life-time group and private lesson follow - what more could you ask for?

We highly recommend this wonderful group of professional trainers!

Review of Sit Means Sit Dog Training by Jill OHara
5 22/04/2018 Jill OHara

Our year old dog Guinness could not have been any sweeter but he was running our house. It seemed as though we were constantly yelling at him and he enjoyed the negative attention. We knew we needed to do something to break the cycle and give him an opportunity to become a good dog. He did the 15 day boarding and training program and what a difference it has made! Although we are still developing his skills, he is an entirely different dog. He sits quietly with us, lays politely beside the dinner table, and is so much more affectionate. Instead of yelling at him, we now have commands he understands and usually a reminder is all he needs to comply. He now receives positive attention. Life for all of us (and Guinness) is so much better!!! Thank you Sit Means Sit!

Review of Sit Means Sit Dog Training by JCS
5 29/03/2018 JCS

Sit means Sit is an awesome dog training program. Every person that we have dealt with at the facility has been professional, nice, friendly and knowledgeable. I read the review below from "MK" - not really sure what they are talking about - seems like a made up review. Every person I have spoken to that has had their dog there, loves the program and has done wonders for the dog and their pet's training. In two words "it works."

We did the 10-day "boot camp" last summer because our labradoodle was nipping people coming over to the house as well as not "coming" when he was called. We had previously purchased a "Sport Dog" collar, but never used it. We used this collar for boot camp and still do. It's a gentle "reminder" to our dog on what he learned.

My dog is very obedient now and it's been 9 months! Amazing. Love the program and the trainers. I can't say enough. If you want an honest review, come to a Saturday morning group class and ask any one of the participants what they think. Trust me, you'll walk away wanting to bring your pet in for training.

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What inspired you to start your own business?

I learned about Sit Means Sit dog training while I was living in Denver, Colorado. I was looking for a dog trainer and was referred to Sit Means Sit by a man I met in a dog park. I was so impressed with the free demonstration they showed me. As amazing as it was, I was unsure that they would be able to get my dog under control.
My Australian Cattle dog had a ton of energy and he liked to run! He never came when I called him and would jump on people, grab food off the table and had numerous other bad habits. The trainer did a demonstration with my dog and within a few minutes had my dog totally under control and making eye contact with him. I immediately signed up for the training. Within three weeks of training, I had off leash control of my dog and he listened to me even around distractions. When I saw the results, I knew this company was something special.
Since I graduated from The Sit Means Sit School of remote collar dog training in November of 2007 I have worked with thousands of dogs and have continued educating myself and following my passion to be one the best dog trainers I can be.
Here is a list of some of my training accomplishments:
Certified remote collar specialist of the Sit Means Sit School of Remote Collar Training
Attended the Sit Means Sit Annual ‘Main Event’ from 2009-2016 where I obtained numerous certifications in advanced training skill
Invited Speaker for the 2012-2016 Sit Means Sit Annual Main Event Conference
Completed the following seminars and classes:
- “Animal Acting” with Ashton Fitz-Gerald
- “Frisbee Disc” with 2008 & 2010 World Frisbee Dog Champion Lawrence Frederick
- “Trained retrieve”
- “Advanced obedience training”
- ”Building drive in your dog”
- “Protection training”
- “Trick training”
- “Building a dog’s confidence”
- “Working with Aggressive Dogs”
- Certified AKC “Canine Good Citizen” Evaluator
- Certified Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dog Evaluator
- My dogs have been featured in film, television, magazines, and American Greetings cards.
- Volunteer at numerous facilities, including assisted living homes and schools, my two Bright & Beautiful Certified Therapy Dogs
- Trained “Goose Patrol” dog to assist in the constant upkeep and cleanliness of city parks, golf courses, and city center. Dog was trained in full off leash obedience, directional work, and the ability to follow obedience commands in any setting.
- Work with numerous animal shelters and dog rescues to help with challenging dogs, including fostering and working them through behavioral issues, to increase adoption readiness.

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