One-on-One Sessions

You and your dog learn together at our Downtown Salisbury Location

Here's how it works:

With One-on-One Private Training at the Center, you and your dog learn together at a pace you are comfortable with.
Personalized programs, flexible scheduling.

Together we work as a team to help your canine be balanced and well-adjusted in the home.   After each session, you will receive what we went over and the importance of practice what was learned in your instructions.

My techniques are easy to understand and have shown to be successful with past clients and their dogs. I can customize training to fit your needs, from basic or advanced training techniques to problem-solving specific behaviors.

Understanding our dogs is the 1st step and how to communicate with them is the 2nd step. No matter if you have a brand-new puppy or a 10-year-old mixed breed, all dogs can be taught their role in the household, so they are content and happy dogs.

Basic Manners Session

A service that Understanding Your Dog offers is the training in which the handler is coached and the dog learns basic manners.

Puppy (up to 1 year) Manners Classes include the following:

  • 4 feet on the ground
  • Biting/Nipping
  • Housebreaking
  • Socialization
  • The Sit
  • The Down

Basic Adult Manners Sessions include:

  • Heal with Auto-Sit
  • Come
  • Down
  • Sit-Stay
  • Down-Stay
  • Loose Leash Walking

Problem Solving

A service that Understanding Your dog provides is helping address specific problem behaviors. Owners and their pets can solve problems such as the following:

  • Jumping
  • Excessive Barking
  • Aggression with other dogs
  • Pulling on a leash while walking
  • Food aggression
  • Charging the door
  • Fence charging with neighbor's dog


Understanding Your Dog’s mission is simple, help people and their dogs have the best relationship possible. Theresa Pitner, professional and certified dog trainer for Understanding Your Dog, accomplishes this by providing training that makes sense to humans so they can enjoy their relationship with their pet.