Positive Training.
Rewarding Results.

Owner, SouthPaw Pet Sitting est.2005

Jackie the Dog Trainer offers puppy & dog training in Akron, Fairlawn, Bath, and Richfield, OH. Online/virtual training available worldwide!

If you’ve got struggles… I’ve got solutions!

“We are so fortunate to have met Jackie at the perfect time for training our 2 yr old pup. In addition to helping him keep his paws on the ground when greeting people, she taught us all the importance of recall. Jackie is easy to work with and has a real talent for bonding with her clients and delivering effective and sustainable training. Even our senior dog got into the action! Highly recommend!”

Training Packages

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Training

Does your dog struggle with being left alone at home? Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed each time you head out, worried you'll come home to chaos and destruction? I understand and am here to help you and your pup with the Safe at Home program. Let me guide you to a sense of freedom and relief when you leave your pup and teach your pup that being home alone is safe, secure, and comfortable.

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

New puppy woes? Need a refresher course on puppy training? Feeling overwhelmed and need guidance? We’ve all been there! Trust me to give you the solutions you need to raise a happy, well-mannered pup. You’ll get so many “Ah-ha!” moments watching your puppy learn and excel at becoming the dog of your dreams.

Specialized Training

Specialized Training

Reactive Rover? Pup pulling you down the road? Recalls fall on deaf ears? Let me ease your frustration and end your embarrassment! Training with empathy backed by years of experience, certifications, and continuing education, I’m here to help you achieve your training goals. Leave the Midnight Walkers Club and join the Calm Canine Society—contact me today to get started.

Meet Jackie

Hi!  I’m Jackie, your dog trainer.  I’m the owner of SouthPaw Pet Sitting in Akron, OH.  I have 18+ years of experience as a pet pro, with certifications from the highly esteemed Karen Pryor Academy and specialized training in separation anxiety from Malena DeMartini.  As a Fear Free Certified Professional, I can help you reach your training goals safely and effectively—without the use of aversive tools and methods.

“Jackie was great with our little Leo! We were at our wits end with potty training but with Jackie’s guidance and suggestions we soon started to see positive results. She also taught us how to provide and achieve basic commands. Happy to report that our Leo is a good citizen today. We would recommend Jackie to anyone needing help in training their pup!”

Jackie Pekar, KPA CTP, FFCP, CSAT
Serving Akron, OH & Beyond

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