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Roseville Dog Trainers

Have you renamed your dog NO? STOP? or AHH? Then you came to the right place!

Sit Happens Roseville has developed a unique approach to create the Best Dog Training in Roseville.

Our methods use the most advanced techniques which allow us to create the best dog training program for you.

With each of our training programs, we will teach you how to effectively communicate with your dog. Sit Happens Roseville comes to your home, so training is done in an environment that is comfortable to you and your pet.

We address your problems as they occur in and around your home. Our programs result in a happy, confident, and well behaved dog that everyone will enjoy.

Dog training is a term used to describe a system for modifying a dog’s behavior. Unfortunately, dog training has evolved into a social circle of dog lovers that offer BandAid options to mute an inappropriate behavior instead of actually training the dog. Sit Happens Dog Training works with you to replace the responses your dog has to every-day triggers. Society has programmed us to interpret behavior as either good or bad. In fact, dogs only act on instinct and those instincts are never anything more than appropriate or inappropriate. Instead of punishing, our dog training system teaches you to get your dog’s attention at the moment your he or she is inappropriate. Furthermore we show you how to access your dog’s skills so that you end each interaction with your dog on a positive note.

About founder Frank Silva:

In my 25 years in Corporate America, Integrity, respect, empathy, loyalty, and trust have become the moral values I feel are most important to success in life. I’ve always had an affinity for dogs and the main reason is that those same values I embrace every day are instinctive and natural for canines. I decided to look into how I can incorporate my business experience with my love for dogs.

I trained under David Stellato, a state-renowned and highly recommended dog trainer and behaviorist in FL, known for his ability to bring people and their furry companions closer together through his premier training system. He taught me that real results come from not just training a dog, but to develop a true healthy relationship and understanding between the dog and their human. Dogs are all just as unique as their owners and therefore the training should involve both parties.

I’ve adopted many dogs from shelters over the years and with that have had to learn to overcome the multiple behavioral challenges that can possibly come with shelter dogs. By applying what I have learned to each individual dog I’ve brought into my family, I have developed a unique understanding and skill set that I would love to share with my fellow dog lovers. The result of my mentorship with David was opening Sit Happens here in the Placer county area. My goal is to help people and their canines companions in the greater Sacramento and Placer County areas have the best relationship they can have. No matter what their challenges, canines always want to please and seek approval from us, and we as their owners want to be proud of them.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Let me say first that I have the sweetest, laziest, and most stubborn pitty of all time. While, she is adorable she is a combination of attributes that make her hard to train. This is coupled with the fact that I am the biggest push over dog mom and I am also hard to train, ha! Needless to say, my dog runs my life. We needed to make some changes, we needed to be able to go on walks again, and most importantly we need to establish boundaries. I had called several trainers in the area that simply didn’t train pit-bulls, even if I swore she was a great dog. Not Frank, he was ready to train regardless of the breed. Allie, my dog, and I got lucky as pitts are one of Franks favorite breeds. This was a breath of fresh air, but it got better once I saw him in action with Allie. He is able to command her attention all while getting her tail wagging. This was a long way to say that, Sit Happens is amazing. They have helped me build a better relationship with my dog.

Malyssa Gunderson

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Frank and his assistant Aundria are amazing! Talking to her on the phone was so easy! She knows exactly what she’s taking about and was really reassuring that I could get the help I needed for my Bella. Once Frank showed up, Bella usually isn’t too friendly but it’s like he’s the dog whisperer. He approached her and it’s like she knew he was okay. He was able to explain everything he would be doing with us and her to make sure we could properly get her trained. We are half way there and already see the Progress with her. Thank you both so much!

Tirsa Villanueva

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Great experience with Sit Happens. My dog struggled listening to instruction from me and playing with other dogs. I hated having people visit my house because I was embarrassed how he’d act. He’s now my best friend and couldn’t be happier with Frank’s training. Best trainer ever!

Andrel Sapp

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Sit Happens has absolutely helped make my relationship stronger with my dog. Frank was very professional, and motivating towards myself and my dog. I now have a wonderful companion that I do not need to worry about getting out of control.

Jason Hauan

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
When I first contacted Sit Happens I was almost 100% sure my dog was beyond any help. After a few sessions with Frank I was proven extremely wrong. Between his professionalism and his clear passion to train, my dog was more than ready to learn. I never thought I’d see the day I could command my dog and he’d listen the first time. I’ve recommended this service to everyone I know!

Cayla Kennedy

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Wonderful experience with Sit Happens. Frank has absolutely helped make my relationship stronger with my dog. We rescued a 3 year old pit mix with some inherent disciplinary issues. Having young kids, I wasn't comfortable leaving him alone. Working with Frank helped me understand our new family member and build trust with our kids. He was very professional, and motivating towards myself and my dog. I now have a wonderful companion that I do not need to worry about getting out of control due to this great training program.

Alex Phung

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
When I first contacted Sit Happens I was almost 100% sure my dog was beyond any help. After a few sessions with Frank I was proven extremely wrong. Between his professionalism and his clear passion to train, my dog was more than ready to learn. I never thought I’d see the day I could command my dog and he’d listen the first time. I’ve recommended this service to everyone I know!

Cayla Kennedy

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
My dog is very stuburn and he has responded very well to this training.

Rich Najar

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Sit Happens has absolutely helped make my relationship stronger with my dog. Frank was very professional, and motivating towards myself and my dog. I now have a wonderful companion that I do not need to worry about getting out of control.

Jason Hauan

Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Rayna was very professional and knowledgeable. We were very pleased with the progress our dog Brodie made with her help. He was being very stubborn at first. Thanks again to Sit Happens and Rayna.

Megan White

Positive: very professional and knowledgeable!
Rayna has been a great trainer for me and my pup. She's very knowledgeable, professional, and passionate about what she does. She is always willing to help with questions and advice. If you're looking for an instructor for good obedience training look no further. I have a working dog line, and having an instructor familiar with their temperament and drive really helps. Thanks Rayna

Ronda Stilman

Positive: Rayna has been a great trainer for me!
This training is not just for puppies! We decided we needed to have our doberman puppy trained, but wanted some training for our 10 year old pittbull. Rayna was amazing! She was flexible with our schedules and with our move. She worked with Obi (dobie) first and he took to the training immediately. We figured he would, but when she started with Patches (pittbull) we were still very impressed with the training and techniques she provided. In fact she kept in constant contact about Patches' training. Patches has severe door anxiety and on walks she get anxious to get back to her space. Rayna helped with all of that. We still have to work with the dogs daily (obviously), but now I can place Patches when the door bell rings and she will settle down. We will be hiring Sit Happens again with our newest member Luna and are so happy to have Rayna back to train another one of our puppies. I was concerned about the initial expense, but it was more than worth it. I love being on a walk and getting compliments about how well trained my dogs are. This training system works and is more than worth it. You can teach old dogs new tricks. :)

Laura Hammock

Positive: This training is not just for puppies!
We recently completed Sit Happen's training program with Jenna and are ecstatic about our AmStaff's change in behavior! Our 8 month old pup follows commands and behaves in at home/in public and around other animals/strangers/visitors of all ages. Jenna was also SO flexible with our school/ work schedules and personal events. We highly recommend!

Kailyn Marcelo

Positive: We highly recommend!
My Cubby loves his trainer Michele. Our training has been very personalized for our specific needs. I like that they work with you in your environment around your home life and is tailored to what you and your dog needs. I would highly recommend Michele!

Donetta Taylor Heligman

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Michelle is stellar. She took our rowdy Rottweiler and turned his energetic behavior into obedient behavior. She curtails each session to your dog's needs, no one size fits all with her. She also absolutely loves what she does. Michelle is a wealth of knowledge, enjoyable, responsive and has seen it all. Go with Sit Happens, you won't regret it.

Nigel P

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Michelle worked amazing with 5 month old Leo. She gave us direction to help Leo follow all commands no matter the distraction. She listen to our concerns and gave a workable solutions each time. A night and day difference in just 3 lessons! I would recommend them to anyone needing help with dog.

Jennifer Pinto

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
My yorkie Jax was struggling with anxiety that would lead him to bark non-stop. That was our biggest issue. Walks outdoors were more like runs as I tried to keep up with him, and he was very reactive to strangers and unfamiliar sounds. Finally my husband and I decided to find help with our little guy as we had reached enough! We called Sithappens and Robin our trainer was more than great- she is AWESOME! From the beginning she was very thorough and lead both Jax and myself all the way through our sessions. She would always go above and beyond to make sure I felt comfortable with the trainings. My husband and I are so grateful for her guidance with Jax. In just 5 months Jax has grown tremendously! She gave us the tools we needed to help our little guy gain the confidence he needed! We now are able to take him out into public with great behavior and manners. I would 150% recommend Robin to anyone facing behavioral issues with their fur baby. She’s down to earth, has a passion for her work and clients, and super reliable! Thank you Robin!!

Ellie Whittum

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Chris was an excellent trainer! Our Golden Retriever puppy was doing what puppies do—-which is fine to a point. But, he was getting out of control to the point no one was having fun on walks. Our puppy went from not knowing the expectations of a walk to now walking with little guidance from me! Our puppy is happier and so are we! Our puppy also doesn’t jump on the kids or other people or counter surf! Makes real life practical with a big breed dog (62 pounds and growing)!

Lamb Brooke

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Michelle is amazing!!! She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and always available to answer questions or offer guidance. I have a 14-month-old, 125# French Mastiff. Michelle helped shift the dynamics of trust in the dog/owner relationship, which makes all the difference. Her confidence in being able to handle any situation, regardless of Titan's size and strength, along with the method’s Sit Happens uses really works! I had issues with my pup pulling on walks, passing other dogs and opening/exiting the front door. Of course, it takes consistent training, but she was able to help me modify his behavior from day one. Now that Ty trusts me that “I’ve got this”, we can be out and about, which is a huge sense of freedom and happiness for the both of us.

k s

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
We had a wonderful experience with Michelle, our trainer. Our puppy, Samson, started training at 7 months old because we wanted him to be a well behaved dog and listen to us especially outdoor, around people and other dogs. The training is effective and we saw quick results. But the owner needs to put in the hard work of training with repetition and follow through. We highly recommend this pet training service.

Diane Engelhardt

Positive: Professionalism, Quality
We have a 4 year old Weimi who still thinks she is a puppy, so trying to keep her focused for any kind of training was absolutely impossible. Luckily, we were referred to Sit Happens and have been so impressed! Chris has been very patient with me, as I am a nervous mom when it comes to my four legged babies! He’s given us all the right tools to keep her on track and keep her squirrel brain focused. 10/10 would recommend as they have been available at all times to answer any of my questions!

Stormy Day

Positive: Professionalism, Quality
Working with Michele has been amazing! I have a 7 Month Labrador, Marina, that I have been training on my own. I hired sit happen to reinforce training habits and make up for areas that I am not as strong. Michele took Marina at her advanced level and was able to teach ME exactly what I needed to round out her training. I feel confident after each lesson that I have the tools to train Marina for her whole life. Michele is an incredibly educated and hard working trainer. I especially appreciate that sit happens comes to YOU and teaches YOU how to train your dog. I highly recommend Michele and sit happens.

Shaynah True

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Sit Happens has completely changed my relationship with my dog. I went from being hesitant taking her places like the beach and dog park because I wasn't sure if she would listen reliably, to having to most well behaved dog in the room no matter where I go. Billy genuinely loved North and made training FUN & a way for my dog & I to bond with eachother. Because of SH, I can look forward to a future with my dog doing anything and everything together. Thank you so much!

Kaley Dean

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
We cannot recommend Sit Happens enough! Michele is such an amazing trainer. Just after the first lesson we saw a difference in our wild, jumpy, aggressive dog. Our dog is such a better listener now, has less anxiety, and is a great leash walker, all thanks to Michele! When we have people over, they cannot get over what a big difference the training has made, and it’s only been a month! If you’re looking for a trainer and have a very stubborn dog, Michele is your person to go to. She is very attentive during training and even when she is not with us, she will answer any questions we have. She is very patient and will work on anything you feel is important. I feel like she truly is excited every time our pup succeeds. Michele is the best!

Hope Lawson

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
We had the pleasure of working with Jenna to train our new puppy. She is very knowledgeable and after she left we did what she told us to do and now our dog is very well behaved! Bravo Jenna!!

SSUMC Children’s Ministry

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
After we moved, our dogs needed a refresher and conditioning. Sit Happens has a lifetime guarantee, so it was easy to call and get an appointment on the books. We were lucky to get our original trainer too! Danny, and Chris joined too, were great - as expected. Chris had experience with German Shepherds, which was excellent! And Danny knew our pups, and what they needed based on our frustrations. Great company, and money is well worth it!

Morgan Graley

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
We just finished our last lesson with Sit Happens for our 6 month old German Shepherd. I am amazed with the progress our pup has made. He sits, he stays, and he places and stays. I feel confident he is able to go anywhere with me now, which is awesome! Danny, and Michelle were both so amazing to work with, and always got back with me whenever I needed anything. I highly recommend Sit happens to anyone needing a well behaved doggo. I am thankful that Miramar Animal Hospital recommended them to me.

steve townsend

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
We completely recommend Sit Happens! We love the convenience of the in home training. We’re so happy that we chose them! The training was customized for our 6 month old German shepherd Lola. We have been working with Chris who has experience with German shepherds of his own! He is professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. He was available to answer any questions when we had them. He has given us the tools to feel confident with her training and tips on how to help with her anxiety around new dogs. He also provided help with her crate training, jumping and focus. He taught us about our confidence, body language and tone of voice which is helpful to gain a better relationship with our puppy. As long as you do the homework provided you’ll be able to get the most out of your training. Thank you!

Marianna Calahorrano

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Wow! what a difference training makes... We started training Duuuval (Standard size Australian Labradoodle) when he was 4 months old. We needed to have him enrolled in training ASAP! Sit Happens was contacted and we are totally satisfied with the outcome of the behavior of Duuuval. But if you want to know, the outstanding part came when we had to reschedule numerous time due to family issues. NEVER once was there an issue with this. NOW, the very best part is our Trainer Jenna and her assistant “Astro”, she is an effective communicator both with your furry family member and YOU! She is pleasant, skilled and accommodating. **Personal thanks to Jenna from the Hemphill's. *

Cynthia Hemphill

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Danny with Sit Happens has made owning a Malinois/Shepherd mix a pleasure. The 5 lesson program is fantastic. Danny did great teaching me how to teach my dog Charlie! It is fun to have a big dog that does not dash out the door, walks easily on a loose leash and so many other things! Thanks Danny!

Joseph Tober

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Robin was a wonderful communicator who was always prompt and professional. Robin was exceptional at praising our puppy for doing well as much as she praised us for demonstrating the behavior that would best help train our puppy. To have one on one attention with immediate feedback was priceless. Thank you Robin

Naomi Lederman

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
My dog Zoey was the alpha of the house. She dragged me around on walks and almost never listened to commands. After only 3 sessions with SitHappens, Zoey is a whole new dog. You can tell that Michelle really loves what she’s doing & is very knowledge about dogs and their behaviors. She can quickly transform your dog into anything you’re willing to work for! I can now take my dog out in public without worrying about being dragged around. Would recommend this service to anyone, it is well worth the cost.

Emily Williamson

Positive: Quality
Robin was fantastic with my 1 year old rescue mix. Extremely friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. My dog loved her and she was outstanding in helping me nail down everything from the basics to more challenging training as well as specific problem areas. Couldn’t be more satisfied and highly recommend working with her.

Tom Gosnell

Positive: Quality
Michelle was amazing! I recommend her to anyone who needs help. We just rescued our boy Boomer in February and we were a little nervous if we would be able to keep him with the aggressive way he was around our 11 year Soft Wheaton Terrier at first but with Michelle and Sit Happens training he is a night and day difference now. Now Boomer is the scholar in our canine family. On command he can sit, lay down, leave it, go to his place and stay until told he’s free, come, heal, and best of all I can walk him around my neighborhood, public stores, parks, and the beach all while being OFF LEASH without him running after other dogs or people! We are so happy. Thank you Michelle and Sit Happens!

Mike Post

Positive: Quality
We are very pleased with the results we experienced with our dog Cooper through Sit Happens RVA. Cooper is a sweet dog but he was a handful and we were not having any success with getting him under any facet of control. We did not know what results to expect from Sit Happens RVA nor were we optimistic that Cooper could be controlled. We have been pleasantly surprised. Cooper came home a new dog. Nicole was an absolute pleasure to work with, she explained the process thoroughly, kept us updated daily on Cooper's progress and then walked us through the commands and steps on maintaining the program once Cooper came home. We were close to giving up on Cooper and Sit Happens RVA was probably Cooper's last chance. We are so happy that Nicole was able to work her magic and highly recommend Sit Happens RVA!! Lin and Bill Lynch Midlothian, VA

William Lynch

Positive: Professionalism, Value
Nicole is the best! We got her puppy training package, and it was totally worth it. Our puppy had a ton of problems when she first saw him, and he has already improved so much! He was having multiple accidents a day, and now it has been weeks without an accident! When we first got him, we had to sleep on the floor because he couldn’t sleep in the crate. Now he sleeps in the crate for 8 hours every night and never whines! He has learned how to sit, stay, down, place, come, heel, and drop it! She is so knowledgeable about dog behavior and psychology. Our puppy has learned so much from her, and we will most definitely be getting dog training too! I cannot recommend her services enough. If you have a new puppy call her and schedule a consultation ASAP!! Thank you for everything, Nicole!

Jillian Frazier

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
Had a great experience working with Nicole. She was patient, flexible and easy to communicate with. We noticed the behavioral changes in Harper after our very first session. We now have the tools and knowledge to continue to train and enjoy our puppy. I would highly recommend Nicole!

carol kaplan

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
Our dog Clara was impossible to walk with other dogs around, we were desperate to get her out and about without issues. Nicole was amazing working with her and after a few sessions, we can finally take Clara on walks without her freaking out when a dog approaches. This has been a lifesaver as we love to take our dogs everywhere we go. We use to think Clara would always be the way she is because she’s 4 already but Nicole proved us wrong. Very happy that we went with this business and would recommend her to anyone needing to have a better handle of their pup.

amber Nowlin

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability
Nicole was awesome! She worked around our schedule, and was quick to respond to any questions. Most importantly, she was very patient (both with Izzy and us). I highly recommend you hire Nicole to train your pup!!

Erin Douglas

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability
My fiance and I got a shelter dog, Theo, who would pull and bark on his walks and would be mean to other humans and dogs. Nicole helped us learn the reasoning behind his behavior in order for us to fully understand the process of her training techniques. Now Theo is good at walks and listens to our commands- whether it be sit, stay, or come even when around other dogs or strangers. Nicole also was available by text or call whenever we came across a new question (e.g. how to introduce him to family dogs at Christmas) which showed us that she really cared about Theo's progress. We are now confident that we know how to take command in any situation when we take Theo outside or in public. My fiance, Theo, and I recommend Nicole for training!

Nicole Trombley

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability
Life with our puppy is so enjoyable and much happier after Nicole’s training. We were frustrated and living in chaos but everything Nicole taught us helped us get control of her behavior and maintain our discipline. We were so afraid she would wonder off and get lost and thought we’d have to keep her on a leash forever. Now she stays with us, listens to us and is leash free. We were especially happy that we were able to do this training and get these results while she was so young (8-12 months). Thank you!

Lisa Hilbert

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Nicole took my sweet but mischievous hound dog for a week-long board and train and returned to me my same sweet, curious, loving baby but now with a lot more self-control and restraint! He is SO well behaved at home and on walks. I can now cook and eat dinner in peace:)

erin bailey

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Nicole was great with our Stella! We can now eat dinner without guarding food from the dog. We also enjoy walks and playtime with Stella which was not possible before Nicole’s training program. I would highly recommend her services!

Diana Vaughan

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I could not be happier with this service. Nicole went above and beyond to work with my partner and I and our new rescue. She is so responsive and professional. She always clearly explained our dog's behavior, what to expect as we trained him, and would leave us with detailed instructions and tips so that we could keep up in between visits. Our dog loves her and I would recommend her to anyone.

Kathryn Lien

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Nicole is excellent! We were at a loss with our dog and now have confidence in her and that we are moving in the right direction. Nicole knows what she is doing and is great at communicating with us. Whenever we have a question, she responds to our email/text within the hour. We couldn't have picked a better trainer! We are so pleased with the progress we have made with our dog and couldn't have done it without Nicole!

Patrick Sager

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Nicole is quite the dog whisperer! My pup took to her immediately and the results have been nothing short of amazing. I think I learned as much as Whylie did!

sharon glover

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Nicole is fantastic. Best in RVA.

Steve M

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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