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Behavior Professionals​

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Akin Family Dog Training

Lilian Akin CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

(412) 977 - 7690  

Service Area: Within a 30 minute drive from the North Side of Pittsburgh


Lilian Akin is a practicing attorney and dog behavior consultant with almost 30 years of experience working with dogs.  Her background includes working with shelter animals extensively and with dogs and their owners. She teaches group classes, provides in-home dog training, and behavioral consulting for dogs, cats, and their families. 


She helps families and their dogs with nearly any behavioral concern and basic training goal.  She offers a puppy-selection service to help owners identify what to look for in a new dog/puppy that will fit into their family nicely, teaches families how to train their dog the basic manners they need, and provides behavioral consulting for reactivity and aggression concerns.  Her services extend to working with cats as well. 


She works with all members of the family and aspires to make behavior modification and training fun and rewarding for both the dog and the family. 


Moon-Walkers Private Dog Training Academy

Andrea Lamping CPDT-KA

500 Huntington Ave. Emsworth, PA 15202 (training center)

Service area:  Sewickley, Moon, and surrounding area


Moonwalkers is a great place for dogs to be dogs. They offer puppy classes, private as well as group sessions, play dates, and special events at their 2800sf training center that includes two out door play yards.


Their most popular offering is their Momentum Program.  It is essentially a puppy day school where people can drop off their pup to participate in a structured day of training and group play.  


Moonwalkers takes a special interest in helping shy, fearful and reactive dogs be part of the fun by offering semi-private classes (maximum of 4 dogs per class) and behavior modification set-ups with neutral dogs.

They also offer programs where the dogs learn fun games like retrieving, nose work, and enrichment workshops to keep dogs busy and mentally engaged. 

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North Pittsburgh Animal Behavior

Beth McGonigal, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

4358 Gibsonia Rd. Gibsonia 15044 (Training Center)

Service area: 20 minute radius from training center location


North Pittsburgh Animal Behavior offers positive reinforcement based classes. Our family friendly environment welcomes everyone in the home to partake in the fun of creating a bond between dog and owner. Classes offered include puppy classes, socialization based classes, adult dog manners classes, as well as outdoor classes and skills focused classes (like loose leash walking). Pup is already a superstar? Have them join us for a Canine Good Citizen class and testing, or the C.L.A.S.S. program!


If your dog is fearful, shy or reactive, we are happy to help build your dog's confidence and give science based, positive solutions and guidance for long term results. Our private consults and training lessons are custom tailored to your dog's needs


Success Just Clicks Dog Training


1932 Spring Garden Avenue Pittsburgh 15212 (Training Center)

Service area:  North Hills, Cranberry, Sewickley, City of Pittsburgh, parts of Mt. Lebanon, within 2mi of Bridgeville Exit on 79.  We do NOT serve the 51 corridor of south hills.

We offer private in-home training, private training at our training center, group classes, and special programs. We offer services for puppy training, basic manners, CGC/C.L.A.S.S, dog sports foundation skills, competition Obedience/Rally-O, Scent Work, foundation agility skills, fun and games classes, and more! Our 4200sf training center provides ample room for each student to work and play.


We also have successful behavior modification services for reactivity, aggression, and anxiety issues. All behavior modification is custom designed to the needs of the individual dog and owner--we approach all of our work to fix the root cause of behavior, not mask the symptoms. 

We firmly believe that training should be fun for everyone, even if what is being worked on is very serious.  Come join us and treat yourself to a well-trained dog!


Animal Behavior Consulting PLLC

Dr. Stephanie Day, DVM, CDBC

Service area- within 1 hour drive time of Moon Twp, PA 15108 (Travel fees apply).


Dr. Day is a practicing small animal veterinarian and dog behavior consultant. She sees general practice medical concerns at PetVet365 Ross Park (a Fear Free Certified vet clinic)


She sees behavior appointments as in-home consultations only or at a local training center. She works with AMPP trainers and local veterinarians to develop and implement behavior treatment plans for cats and dogs.  Website coming soon!

*Photo Courtesy of Life's Memories Photography

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