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Why Choose Sit Means Sit

The Best Dog Training in Cleveland

Welcome to Sit Means Sit Cleveland-Akron, your trusted professional dog training solution serving all of northeast Ohio.

Get reliable results and off-leash control, no matter the distraction. You’ll see a difference in your canine after just one day of Sit Means Sit dog training. Learn how you can enjoy the benefits of a happy, confident, and obedient dog. Call today at (330) 310-3647 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation!

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Any Age. Any Breed. Any Problem.

We train all dogs, regardless of age, breed, or behavioral issue. Whether you're looking to start your puppy on a path to lifelong success or want to teach your older dog some new tricks, we've got you covered.

Obedience & Behavior Management

We provide individualized one-on-one dog training programs tailored to meet your unique goals and specific needs.

Group Training

Our follow-up group training continues after our one-on-one training programs to ensure you and your dog continue to achieve your training goals.

Training & Services

Day Training Programs

Day Training

Our Day Training program offers the perfect opportunity to strengthen your bond with your furry companion with convenient drop-off and pickup, post-training support, and personalized attention. At Sit Means Sit, we’re dedicated to building a harmonious relationship with your pup through our immersive approach to dog training! We believe in the importance of working together…

Group Classes

Group Classes

Check out our Group Classes, where every dog has the potential to be a well-behaved and obedient companion! Our group classes provide a dynamic and interactive environment for you and your furry friend to learn and grow together. Whether you’re a first-time dog owner looking to establish a strong foundation of obedience or an experienced…

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn

Whether you’re a veterinarian, vet tech, groomer, boarder, or doggy day care staff member, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We offer Lunch and Learn sessions that can help enhance your understanding of dog behavior and training techniques while enjoying a delicious meal on us! Led by our experienced trainers, these interactive sessions delve…

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Whether working on basic obedience commands, addressing specific behavioral issues, or striving for advanced skills, our expert trainers guide you through every step! With flexible scheduling options and sessions conducted in the comfort of your own home or preferred location, private lessons offer convenience and flexibility to fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle.   Benefits of…

Puppy Classes

Puppy Primers

Our Puppy Primers offer a fun and supportive environment where you and your pup can learn essential skills and foster a deep bond from the beginning. Led by experienced trainers, our one-on-one lesson incorporates positive reinforcement techniques, socialization exercises, and interactive activities to help your puppy thrive! Stimuli exposure helps puppies become accustomed to different…



Enhance your knowledge and skills through our comprehensive seminar offerings! Our seminars provide a unique opportunity for pet owners, professionals, and enthusiasts to deepen their understanding of canine behavior, enhance their training skills, and strengthen their bond with their furry companions. We provide workshops in many settings, such as veterinarian offices and hospitals, school safety…

Therapy Dog Certification

Therapy Dog Certification

We’re excited to introduce our Therapy Dog Certification program, designed to bring comfort, joy, and support to those in need! Our program offers comprehensive training and guidance for dogs and their handlers, preparing them to become certified therapy dog teams. Collaborating with K-9 Caring Angels, a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to service, our therapy dog teams…

Behavior Modification Training

In addition to our training programs, we can train your dog or pup to overcome specific behaviors and emotions for a happier, healthier dog.


An aggressive dog can cause difficulties when trying to incorporate them into your daily life, and can create stress and strain for everyone in your household. Often these behaviors stem from factors like inadequate socialization, fear, stress, or negative past experiences. Working collaboratively, you and your trainer can address and resolve some of these behavioral…

High Anxiety/Fear

Whether it’s a fear of strangers, other dogs, or separation from their owner, it can be incredibly challenging to train an anxious dog. Our trainers will work closely with you and your pup to gradually increase their comfort zone through positive experiences, building your dog’s confidence in a safe and productive way. Signs of Anxiety…


Does your dog bolt the second they see a squirrel, person, or another dog across the street? These distractions are unavoidable in the real world, which is why our trainers focus and specialize in high-distraction training. With consistency, we can help direct your dog’s focus to you in any situation when distractions arise….


If you aspire to enjoy the freedom of having your dog off-leash while exploring your favorite trails or during camping adventures, off-leash training could be a perfect fit for you and your furry companion. Off-leash training is distinct from obedience, although skills such as recall are the foundation of off-leash training. Our trainers will begin…


A reactive dog overreacts to normal situations that other dogs would take in stride. They become overstimulated easily and may bark, lunge, and growl at something as simple as another dog or person walking on the other side of the street. Attention to training is extremely important, as reactivity can turn into aggression. The cause…


Socialization with dogs, humans, and other animals is a great way to ensure a well-mannered and confident dog. The best time to socialize is between 10-16 weeks of age, but not all dogs get to experience socialization as a puppy. A lot of rescue dogs enter their new homes without proper socialization, which can put…

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Trainers & Staff

Our certified Sit Means Sit Dog Training staff has extensive experience in resolving dog obedience issues such as:
  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Leash Pulling
  • Counter surfing
  • People aggression
  • Dog aggression
  • New Puppy Problems
  • Housebreaking
  • Basic Commands
  • High Energy
  • Anxiety
  • And More!
Learn more about our team or jump-start your training by scheduling a free evaluation today!
Paul Pollock

Paul Pollock Owner, Training Director

I learned about Sit Means Sit dog training while I was living in Denver, Colorado. I was looking for a dog trainer and was referred to Sit Means Sit by a man I met in a dog park. I was so impressed with the free demonstration they showed me. As amazing as it was, I…

Rachel Blose

Rachel Blose Director of Operations

I joined the Sit Means Sit team in the fall of 2010. As the proud owner of two St. Bernard/Rottweiler mixes, I was eager to get my dogs into training shortly after I started my career with the company. My dogs would jump on everyone and everything they could! They counter surfed, dug through the…

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Our dog had the absolute best experience with all of the trainers at Sit Means Sit. We started with puppy training and then moved into distraction training. Our pup loved her instruction and developed exponentially week over week. We also appreciate the time spent with us to provide us with the knowledge and skills to continue her training at home. We are also so pleased to have the option for group classes too and will be attending regularly!

- Katie N.
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I rescued/adopted an English bull terrier from the APL. Out of all my rescues, she was the most difficult and challenging, to the point where I thought she may not be a good fit with my other dogs. I decided to try sit means sit, and it was a true game changer after the first lesson. They establish boundaries for her and restored balance to the house. They were a true lifesaver! Highly Recommended!

- Robert P.
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