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So You Want To Be A Dog Trainer in Roseville

Posted by Sit Happens Dog Training on Oct 13 2021

Question by Jody:

Entry 1 – Why Sit Happens?

So I want to be a dog trainer in Roseville.. I’ve been a corporate executive for decades, and have travelled the world many times over, on business and on exotic vacations. But I’ve recently made a 180 degree turn in career direction, choosing to leave behind the sharks to take on the dogs. That is, I am learning to be a dog trainer. I have an unprecedented opportunity to train with Frank Stellato, the highly respected owner of Sit Happens Dog Training, who has chosen to invest time and resources in me. Our ultimate goal is for me to expand Sit Happens into areas of Roseville where Frank is too booked up to accommodate. But before I can do that, there is much to learn…

I’m writing this blog to share stories about learning to become a great dog obedience trainer.

I have often heard Frank's clients refer to him as a dog whisperer, and, watching him in action, I can see why. Frank actually does not agree with this title, as he thinks it unconsciously suggests that the results he gets are not realistically attainable by the “normal” dog owner. So I’m pleased to report that, in every first lesson I have attended, I’ve witnessed Sit Happens clients executing come, sit, and place commands with their dogs successfully before the lesson is over. And I’ve seen Frank do this for a variety of clients, with a variety of dogs exhibiting a variety of bad behavior.

I’ve noticed that many dog owners who call us in for a demonstration believe that their particular dog’s issues are unique and “incurable.” They have “tried everything,” including other training services, and are still fighting the same unwanted behavior. One of the reasons that Frank is so successful is because his methodology is “train where you live.” Rather than trying to address only the single most obnoxious issue of barking, aggression, house training, jumping on people, pulling on the leash, etc., etc. – whatever it is (you get the picture) – Frank trains all client dogs to come, sit, place, and give attention in any situation, and applies it inside and outside. In no time, the dog is staying off furniture unless invited, sitting at the door until asked outside, hanging out with Mom instead of guarding (and barking!) at the front window, heeling on a leash, etc. Sit Happens clients get SO MUCH MORE than the one or two things they originally called about. In a very short time, they have calm and control in their homes and outside on walks, regardless of the distractions that might be in play.

Stories of how this comes about will be the subject of future blogs, so keep an eye out for updates!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Frank saved me and my dog, Kona. I called him not knowing if I could keep my 7 month old puppy because she was so hard to manage. Frank came in and helped teach both of us how to work together. Walking and recall were our biggest goals to achieve by the end the training. With Franks teaching and my investment in being consistent with Kona I have a very different dog now. Frank is a great trainer and will make a difference in you and your dogs lives. He also works really well and is an advocate for Bully, Pittie and any mixed breeds dogs too. He is all around Amazing!

Charisse Popejoy

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We reached out to Frank at Sit Happens to assist us with our 5 ½ yr. lab rescue, Bubba. Bubba was easily and over stimulated by EVERYTHING. Going on a simple walk was like having a bumble bee on the end of the lead (a very strong bumble bee!). We humans did not know how to communicate with Bubba. We signed up for a 5 week class with Sit Happens. We highly recommend working with Frank at Sit Happens. His passion for dogs and upbeat/positive nature made our lessons engaging and enjoyable. He has a tremendous depth of knowledge and extensive experience in a wide range of training techniques and behavioral situations. Homework for the pet parents is a must, but don’t let that scare you. The more you invest into your own training, the more it will benefit you and your pet a hundred fold. Frank seamlessly taught not only Bubba but us as well. The skills that we learned and continue to apply are invaluable. It was such a pleasure to work with him. Frank you are a dog/person trainer ‘Rock Star’! Thank you for your guidance and sharing your gift.

Donna Lewis

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Charley was the most precious Goldendoodle puppy you could ask for. Little did we know that he would soon become like a two year old toddler. Being seniors and never owning a puppy was a very new experience. At our first meeting with Frank he found me on the verge of tears and ready to give him away. Franks “TRAINING US”, has led my husband and I to enjoying the fun filled puppy we now have. Charley is still very much a puppy but an adorable well behaved member of our family. Some things still need to be worked on but Frank has taught us to be consistent as well as be the alpha in our family. Two thumbs up for Frank.

Mike and Kathie Levine

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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

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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

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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

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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

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My dog is very stuburn and he has responded very well to this training.

Rich Najar

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Left a 5 star review on Google.

Georgia Rose

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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

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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

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