Make an appointment


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Brittany Graham Photography

We travel to your house & provide one 2-hour training session. Most issues can be addressed during just one training session, including:

  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Biting
  • Nipping
  • Puppy “Kindergarten”
  • Housebreaking
  • Leash Walking
  • Dog Reactivity
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression

Cost of the session is $200 in the Cleveland Metro Area (within 20 miles of Downtown, Cleveland). We do indeed travel outside that area, but require an additional $50 travel fee.

After training, you are not left on your own. It is expected that you will have questions or concerns about progress, & we encourage you to contact us so we can discuss the progress being made.Porter_0030

If you are in the Greater Cleveland Area and are interested in making an appointment with Darwin Dogs, we would love to work with you! Training sessions are usually scheduled for 10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00 or 6:00-8:00 six days a week.  Give us a call to learn more or to book an appointment.   You can also set up your appointment or request information via email.

Main Line: 216-548-6905
And don’t forget to check out our FaceBook page!


26 thoughts on “Make an appointment

  1. Hi Kerry,

    I have a 5 month old Goldendoodle named Bailey. She is very sweet but could use some obedience lessons. She jumps on everyone, I have tried pushing her down and saying no as well as ignoring her until she is calm and seated. She also needs some leash lessons, at almost 55 lbs. she is dragging everyone around and tripping us as well herself. Another area I really need assistance with is her potty breaks. We have had difficulty with house breaking her. We found out she had had an infection. That went away and now she has crystals in her urine with potential stones. The medicated food has helped and she hasn’t been peeing in the house but she is pooping. I ask her if she wants to go out of a regular basis, every 20 minutes or so but I am still finding deposits from time to time. We have had a bell on our door for the last 3 months but can’t seem to get her to use it consistently. She also does not bark or whine when she needs to go out. I was hoping you might be able to help us teach her to notify us when she needs out. Please let me know if you are able to help with our issues and when we could schedule a session.

    Thank you!

    Brandy Coughenour

  2. Hi Kerry. I’m Brad. I have a one year old tomorrow English Mastiff. He is a very sweet dog, but he has no manners at all! He doesn’t listen to me and I can’t have people over because he goes completely crazy and jumps all over them. Can you help me?

  3. Have a 12 week old black lab adorable wild girl named daisy! Who is absolutely so loving but so crazy as well!! We live in Cuyahoga Falls wondering if this is considered in your area? Would love to set up a session if so!

  4. I love your style and wish we could work with you. We live in Olympia WA Do you know anyone in this area that uses this method and philosophy for dog teaching?
    Thank you,
    Tony & Iva

    • Thank you so much for your kind words!

      Unfortunately, I am not very familiar with your area, let alone dog trainers who use similar methods. However, I have designed my website to be user-friendly and to help anyone, anywhere, with behavior issues with their dog. I would strongly suggest perusing the site a little bit more. I do not hold back any knowledge no experience, as everything is written out on my page. What kind of issues are you having specifically? Perhaps I can help a little from here.

  5. I have a two year old French Bulldog he is adorable and adorably misbehaved. I have always felt so bad for him because the Breeder gave us a puppy with Parvo who almost died. So with all that said… he does whatever …. lately just started peeing on the sofa I’m ready to scream my husband is ready to ask him to leave … we also have an extremely well behaved 11 yr old labradoodle. I need help!!! Thank you

  6. Hi! We are adopting a puppy at the end of January/early February. When do you suggest initial puppy training? Do you offer puppy training?
    Thank you!

  7. We have a 17 week old golden retriever named Farley who is doing quite well but has some behaviors we would like to get a handle on. We are hoping that he will follow our previous golden to be a therapy dog. So, it is important that he not jump on people (he loves everyone and wants to meet everyone, but jumps). This is a particular concern because we babysit our 2 year old grandchild regularly and she is afraid of Farley. It is also important that he not grab things and currently he is essentially a vacuum cleaner for plastic and paper. We would like to eventually be able to put our wastebaskets back on the floor and put toilet paper on the holder. Finally, walking on a loose leash is something we are working on. He is doing better unless he sees a person who he just as to meet (see above). In general he is friendly and does not have much of a problem with accidents in the house.

    If you could contact us either by e mail or tell us a good time to call.


    Roy and Joanne

  8. I have a 3 month old German Shepard/Boxer mix male who is having separation anxiety issues. He is ok with going in his crate, but starts crying, whining and barking as soon as we leave. He is doing very well with potty training, but will have accidents in his crate while we are gone. He is doing well with sit, down, giving paw .. We are also in need of some training between him and our two other dogs. One is a 9 yo male Beagle and the other is

    • (sorry got cut off there) a 10 yo Female Border Collie. They are doing ok, but the Beagle is still being aggressive at times with him and it is scaring us. We love them all, and just want to find a way for them to all be ok with each other. Help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

      • Hi Derek –
        I’m sorry you’re having problems with all of this…it sounds like you have quite the handful over there!

        To start with, I would strongly recommend reading this post, which is the basics on how to Pilot your dogs. Your dogs are all asking questions, and right now, nobody is answering their questions. The article I linked can give you a good start on how to Pilot your dogs

        However, due to the extreme cases you are dealing with, I would strongly recommend making an appointment. Please feel free to contact me at to set up your appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!


  9. looking for dna study from science news article. i’ve had mine done with 23&me. now for the dog. a treeing walker coonhound, pure bred hunting strain.i don’t hunt.

    • Hi there!

      I think you mistakenly arrived at the wrong site. You are on The site you are looking for is (it’s plural “Darwins”). It’s an amazing thing they are trying to accomplish and I am participating as well! Good luck with your DNA test!


  10. I’m looking for help to eliminate leash reactivity. I have two pits, 4 yrs. and 2 yrs. old.

    I live in Medina (I understand there is an additional travel charge).

    Can you help?

  11. We have 4 dogs, a 7 year old male pug, 7 year old male chinese crested, 5 year old female rescue( that we have had for 2 years). Lastly a 5 month old male douberman.
    We need help on walks and how to handle our douberman, he is too rough with the other dogs, they are hiding under furniture from him. The douberman also counter surfs.

  12. Hi there! I’m looking for dog training for my almost 11 week old puppy. So far, he can sit, lay down, shake, but I am having trouble leash training him and lately hes been waiting until he comes inside to poop. I was wondering what your cost is and some information on your training. Thanks!!

  13. Hi – left you an email awhile back and either missed a reply or you didn’t see my email. I live in Lakewood and have 2 small dogs (a Cairn Terrier and a Chihuahua), plus an occasional foster dog. Would love some help with making walks more enjoyable and potty accidents. Thanks!

    • Hi Diane – I apologize about our missed connection, but I’m so happy you reached out again! Please give us a call or email, and let’s discuss the nature of what’s happening. Our main number is 216-548-6905, and our email is I’m looking forward to speaking with you!


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