My Wonderful Dog is Here to Help

While we all try to be on our best behavior during this pandemic, we may have discovered that many of our beloved four-legged friends may not be. You’re probably spending much more time at home with your pup and you may be noticing things that could turn out to be a problem.


Perhaps your dog isn’t as friendly on leash as you might have thought or that the pulling has truly gotten out of hand? It might be that just when you thought that you had the house-training thing down, your pup has started eliminating in the house again? Or maybe (gasp) your previously perfect pup has recently discovered that the new couch tastes really yummy? 


Unfortunately, dog behavior, good, bad or otherwise doesn’t really take a pause when we do. Understand that, as stressful as this crisis has been for us, it’s been just as stressful for our dogs and new, and often unwanted, behaviors crop up when dogs feel stressed.


In this time of Covid-19 and while we practice our social distancing, My Wonderful Dog is exploring new and creative ways to help you to train your dog because dogs still need to be trained, regardless of what else is going on in the world. 


So whether you need some help with on leash behaviors, or your new pup could use some basic manners, or your kid would like to teach your old dog, some new tricks, I can help. 


Here are the new opportunities for training that I have available for you. 

Training to Go

Please note: this program is available to dogs within an 8-mile radius of my home in South Portland and is not appropriate for dogs with aggression towards humans or overly shy dogs. A $.50 per mile mileage fee may apply. This training option is not appropriate for dogs with aggression towards humans or overly shy dogs.


I am now offering pick up and drop off training.... in other words, Training to Go.


How it Works


To begin, we will set up a video chat to discuss your goals and expectations and together we will come up with an individualized training plan. Next, with the training plan in mind, I will come to your home to pick up your dog and bring him or her back to my home to train. I have the option of training inside my home, in my yard, on the street or at a local park, in other words, wherever is needed to attain our goals.


Each session will be videotaped so that you will have something to refer to after each session and notes will be provided as needed. Pricing for this service varies based on each client’s requirements and needs.


One hour session $75

Virtual Training & Behavioral Consults

Safe and effective, contact-free training for any issue or any skill. These sessions are conducted virtually over Zoom. The session will be recorded and uploaded to Youtube and a link to the video will be provided for you to review after each lesson. 


How it works


Any skills will be modeled by me with my dog and then I will coach you while you work with your dog. Homework (if necessary) will be recorded on your phone and the video will be submitted to me so that I can assess it prior to the next scheduled session. 


1/2 hour session: $30

1 hour session: $50

Distance Training

Come to my house and we'll work in my completely fenced in yard. I will demo with your dog and then you model what I've done, at a distance of course.

*Mask required and Hand Sanitizer provided.

1 hour session: $50.00

Busy schedule? I can bring everything needed to your house. 

1 hour session: $65.00

Free Resources!



I am most impressed with Elsa's candid, hands-on approach in teaching me how to teach my puppy Mosley. She makes sure the dog owner understands the commands and when it is appropriate to reward behaviors and when to avoid reinforcing unwanted behavior. The tools she has given me to work with Mosley are simple things I can do on my own in just a few minutes per day focusing on positive reinforcement, and repetition.

M. Anderson - Portland


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