Testimonials

I highly recommend Steffi. In just over two months our aggressive pup has shown drastic improvement in “getting along with others “ and obedience.

David S.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is a highly knowledgeable dog trainer. I highly recommend Steffi, my two dogs are taking agility with her, she also has fun classes online you can take.

Brain games, trick training, frisbee fun.

She goes to your home for private classes and is excellent on solving behavior problems. Myself and dogs think Steffi is Pawtastic!

October 3, 2019

My two dogs did not get along well and Steffi helped a lot with their relationship. I would not go anywhere else!

Christian M.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is an excellent dog trainer. She is able to capture and hold the attention of even the most difficult dogs, including mine! Working with her, I was able to introduce my dog to clicker training which is an extremely effective reward based method. Using the clicker I felt I was able to finally communicate with my dog and she would understand me. I absolutely recommend Steffi to anyone who wants to train their dog.

Steve M.
October 3, 2019

AMAZING!!! Absolutely wonderfully broken down, easy to follow and very positive. Steffi is always available to give feedback. The video explanations do an excellent job! Wish there were more stars to give. Highly highly recommend!!!!!

Kristi S.
October 3, 2019

Great training and highly knowledgeable! I would definitely recommend!

Aaron L.
October 3, 2019

The online classes are really great, and reasonably priced.

Daniel A.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is one of those kind people, who is working in this field not because of the money, but because she cares about the dog, the owner and their relationship. She does help those in doubt as professionally as possible. Thank you Steffi!

October 3, 2019

Steffi’s training method is very effective. I have been training my dog with SpiritDog classes for a year, my dogs recall is better as well as his fear of going to new places. The goals I had for my dog and I have been accomplished with this method of training, in fact we have exceeded most of those goals. Steffi gives you her undivided attention and takes time to get to know you and your dog this is instrumental in making Steffi a step above other dog trainers.

October 3, 2019

I’m currently taking my second online class. I got a ton of great information out of the first one, I had to take another. Great easy to understand videos, excellent information! I am looking forward to more online classes.

October 3, 2019

Steffi is incredible. There is nothing better than to play with your dog teaching him/her new tricks and, more importantly, good manners. Her training is fun, in-depth, and results oriented. Her training does NOT include reprimands, time outs, etc. We only focus on positive which is so important if you want your dog/puppy to really bond with you. I highly recommend Steffi. No one better.

October 3, 2019

My dog learned a whole lot of totally tubular new tricks!!

Sean J.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is awesome!!!!!

Laszlo G.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is a highly knowledgeable dog trainer, I highly recommend Steffi, my two dogs are taking agility with her, she also has fun classes on line you can take, Brain games, Trick training, Frisbee fun, she gives other classes on line, and she has other clients, where she goes to your home for private classes, and is excellent on solving behavior problems, my self and dogs think Steffi is Pawtastic ???

Rose M.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is a compassionate and knowledgeable trainer. She took her time with me and my dogs. I highly recommend her services!

Ann L.
October 3, 2019

If you want to learn how to get results fast and with a willing, happy ? then Spirit Dog Training should be your first choice. It’s amazing how Steffi can read the emotions of your dog and understand what is really going on and have a kind and easily communicated solution. Plus she is just so sweet and fun to work with! Can’t recommend her enough whether it’s for fun agility training classes or to resolve issues in your home.

October 3, 2019

Steffi is consistent, effective and genuine in her techniques and enthusiasm even for the most difficult dogs (like mine)! Her introduction to clicker based training with reward reinforcements led to the first ‘conversation’ I had with my dog. Chlöe is an English Bull Terrier mix who is easily distracted, extremely high energy but also eager to please and food motivated. Due to my lack of understanding I was constantly frustrated trying to train her. Part of Steffi’s process involves training the trainers (you!) as well which gave me and my dog a common vocabulary. Early clicker training is target based; teaching the animal to focus on a specific marker. One of my first training recordings (suggested to also teach the trainer/you) captured the moment Chlöe understood what I was asking of her and my subsequent reaction. It was a very very cool moment I would not have had without Steffi’s tutelage. I’ve been able to use the target based technique to turn nail trimming into a game! We’ve learned some additional tricks following Steffi’s techniques and I feel I have a better relationship with my dog because of it. I recommend considering training with Steffi without hesitation.

October 3, 2019

Steffi’s training is outstanding. We have been to several training facilities and her approach to and understanding of dog behavior is above everything I have seen. I love the freedom of the online classes! We will keep on training with her for a long time.

Roberto G.
October 3, 2019

We first met Steffi when she started teaching at a training facility we’ve been using for a few years and she has quickly become one of my favorite teachers. Specifically, I love her agility classes. She is extremely knowledgable and breaks the sport down into terms even the most inexperienced handler can understand. She makes class fun for handlers and dogs alike and seeing the skills all come together on the field is very rewarding.

October 3, 2019

Steffi is a compassionate and knowledgeable trainer. She took her time with me and my dogs. I highly recommend her services!

October 3, 2019

I’ve met Steffi during a class she gave in Germany and she asked us to point out what our dogs are really good at. I liked this a lot as we tend to always just think of what are dogs are still not good at. Steffi definitely is an inspiration with her ongoing positive attitude.

Beteena E.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is very knowledgeable about dog training and human-dog relationships. Her step-by-step approach is easy to follow at home. I love her positive attitude and enthusiasm!

Karla V.
October 3, 2019

My puppy was very shy and anxious around others, but after a puppy group class the difference was striking! Now, my puppy is very friendly with other dogs!

Hanna A.
October 3, 2019

We have worked with Steffi for over a year on both agility and online classes. We can highly recommend both! Her approach both online and in-person is effective and a lot of fun! Steffi is especially good at teaching you how your dog thinks, how to handle mistakes, and how to communicate with your dog. Since working with Steffi, we’ve learned lots of new tricks, fun games, and agility skills, and most importantly, we and our dog have learned to love playing and working together.

We had previously worked with several trainers at 3 other facilities in town. Since working with Steffi, we can’t imagine going anywhere else. If you want to build a strong positive relationship with your dog, we highly recommend Steffi and SpiritDog Training!

October 3, 2019

Steffi is a gem!!! So happy to have her nearby, but even when not nearby, she helps via telephone and videos. My initial consultation was about 45 minutes via phone, extremely helpful, and very much appreciated. She has a different way of approaching dogs habits, that allows you to see your dogs issues as they must see those things themselves. Instead of bad behavior see it as emotion. I’ve trained many of my own dogs with success. I now have a very difficult case, and the input of many trainers has been invaluable to me. Steffi has allowed me to add another dimension into what I’m seeing in the behaviors my dog expresses. Cannot wait to work with her more!

October 3, 2019

You’re dog deserves the best service, and you’ll get more than that here. 10/10, would recommend to a friend.

Roheen D.
October 3, 2019

We first met Steffi when she started teaching at a training facility we’ve been using for a few years and she has quickly become one of my favorite teachers. Specifically, I love her agility classes. She is extremely knowledgable and breaks the sport down into terms even the most inexperienced handler can understand. She makes class fun for handlers and dogs alike and seeing the skills all come together on the field is very rewarding.

Stephanie K.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is an amazing dog trainer. She trains dogs with such a positive attitude and explains techniques in ways that are easy to do and follow through with at home. Our family highly recommends her!!

Carrie A.
October 3, 2019

I highly recommend the online Frisbee Games Class. Not only is this available worldwide, it is easy to follow, and you can go at your own pace.

It starts from the very beginning and shows you how to teach advanced tricks very quickly.

The forums page is supportive and informative! I will absolutely be doing more online classes in the future!

October 3, 2019

We have worked with Steffi for over a year on both agility and online classes. We can highly recommend both! Her approach both online and in-person is effective and a lot of fun! Steffi is especially good at teaching you how your dog thinks, how to handle mistakes, and how to communicate with your dog. Since working with Steffi, we’ve learned lots of new tricks, fun games, and agility skills, and most importantly, we and our dog have learned to love playing and working together. We had previously worked with several trainers at 3 other facilities in town. Since working with Steffi, we can’t imagine going anywhere else. If you want to build a strong positive relationship with your dog, we highly recommend Steffi and SpiritDog Training!

Jen W.
October 3, 2019

Steffi’s approach is consistent, structured and thoughtful, and she is a delight to work with. We truly enjoyed the classes, both in-person and online (so convenient!) I didn’t expect such rapid progress. Thank you!

Stephanie H.
October 3, 2019

Excellent dog trainer! Very kind and effective trainer!

Daniel A.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is amazing! I have learned so many fun things to do with my dog from her. Both of us look forward to practicing the tricks, it is really a great bonding experience. And most importantly Theodore, my pup, loves her!

October 3, 2019

Best dog trainer around!!!

Clark Y.
October 3, 2019

I had tried a different trainer beforehand who did not produce the results I hoped for. Steffi was able to turn my dogs behavior around in just a few weeks. She is definitely the one to go to!

Aaron W.
October 3, 2019

Steffi is an excellent dog trainer. She is able to capture and hold the attention of even the most difficult dogs, including mine! Working with her, I was able to introduce my dog to clicker training which is an extremely effective reward based method. Using the clicker I felt I was able to finally communicate with my dog and she would understand me. I absolutely recommend Steffi to anyone who wants to train their dog.

October 3, 2019

In my experience with Steffi, I’ve found her to be enthusiastic, conscientious, considerate, caring, and deliberate. One couldn’t ask for more from an expert dog trainer.

Andrew T.
October 3, 2019

As one professional to another I can say SpiritDog Training takes a personal approach to dog training that is both dog AND human friendly. They have demonstrated time and again that they are knowledgeable and care about dogs and the people who live with them.

October 3, 2019

Great way to have an active time with my dog and get her trained at the same time!

Wallace J.
October 3, 2019

Awesomeness. I loved the online classes which are very interactive, fun, and very reasonably priced. I can only recommend Spiritdog Training.

A W.
October 3, 2019

Despite being 10000 miles apart, Steffi is helping a lot. Not only through our online individual training, we love the insights she shares here on her page as well. Her mindset is exactly what we were looking for and couldn’t find here in Australia.

Steffi answers to daily questions, creates new video any time when needed, and even offers to Skype! She’s very passionate about her job, you can tell from an email. Thanks!

October 3, 2019