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Torie Silletto, CTC, PCBC-A, CPDT-KA

As a lifelong animal welfare advocate, I never have and never will use pain or fear to make a dog behave. It has been unequivocally proven by decades of research that dogs who enjoy training behave better.

As a staff member of the San Francisco SPCA Behavior & Training team, I worked extensively with the most challenging shelter dogs. I also specialized in enrichment and welfare, puppy socialization, and taught ongoing classes for staff and volunteers. I further honed my skills at the East Bay SPCA where I taught public dog training classes.

Dogs today are our dearly beloved family members. I am passionate about providing them the highest quality care available. In addition to 10 years of firsthand experience, I’ve accomplished the following:

Dog training is unregulated in the United States. This means absolutely anyone can hang up a shingle and charge for their services. 


I entered the field because I passionately opposed the barbaric animal abuse being sold to the public as training. I was also sorely disappointed with the lack of knowledge and competency required to do business. As a result, I invested in the most comprehensive education available, and gained hands-on work experience training dogs in shelter. I've earned multiple independent certifications, which require 300 hours of professional experience, and passing extensive knowledge evaluation.


I develop a relationship with my clients based on transparency and trust. I truly want what is best for you and your dog, and I am committed to ethical business practices. Please take a moment to watch this short video:

Transparency in Dog Training by Jean Donaldson

No matter the problem, I am well equipped to provide solutions. My goal is for dog parents to come away with:

  • Decreased stress

  • A polite, well behaved dog

  • Confidence in their new skills

  • A strengthened bond through better understanding

I make training simple, enjoyable, and efficient. I am here to support you every step of the way. 💜

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