Amy Saletta

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Services include private in-home training for puppies or adult dogs and their families, board and train for puppies, day training while you're away, and small group classes. Training is customized to the individual's needs. For example, many families with new puppies are looking for assistance with any or all of the following issues: crate training, house training, socialization, foundation life skills, leash walking and addressing common behavioral issues. I especially enjoy working with children to help them learn how to train and to play appropriately with their growing puppy.

Service area includes Glen Ellyn, IL, and the western suburbs, with occasional private training in Chicago and other surrounding communities.


Amy graduated with distinction from Karen Pryor Academy in July of 2012, under the instruction of Laura Monaco Torelli. She has more than 10 years experience in positive reinforcement-based training where her main focus has been helping families train their puppies through private in-home sessions and small group classes.

Amy’s teaching philosophy:

I strongly believe we should treat everyone, including the animals in our care, with respect. By creating an environment of trust, adding in a bit of fun, and building skills through positive reinforcement, we nurture a strong relationship with the furry friends we have brought into our homes. The same holds true for the people who come to us for advice and to learn; a dose of empathy and patience goes a long way to help dog owners learn the skills that help form a strong bond with their animals.

Nothing makes me happier than to witness the special relationship that develops between a dog and his family. I truly enjoy giving people the tools they need to better communicate and to strengthen their bond. There is no better training method than clicker training to foster that relationship. Wagging tails and proud owners are proof that this science-based, force-free, gentle method works.

In addition to working with her private clients, Amy also teaches group classes in her home and at the Wiggles-n-Wags training facility in Lombard, IL.

Amy has worked with several local rescues, helping foster families and adopter families. She also volunteers as a “Be a Tree” dog-bite prevention presenter with Doggone Safe.

Continuing Education:

  • Two Timely Topics: Separation Anxiety and Dog-Dog Play with Nicole Wilde, Naperville, IL, August 2012
  • Clicker Expo 2012, Nashville, Tennessee: lectures and labs with Eva Bertilsson and Emelie Johnson Vegh, Julie Shaw, Kay Laurence, Michele Pouliot, and others, March 2012
  • Using Classical Conditioning in the Treatment of Aggression and Anxiety with Kathy Sdao and Ken Ramirez, Lisle, IL, July 2011
  • Know Way Know How three-day workshop with Kathy Sdao, in Addison, IL, March 2005
  • East Coast Meets West Coast three-day seminar with Trish King and Pia Sylvani, Madison, WI, November 2004
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Customized in-home training for puppies and dogs, board-and train-program for puppies, house training and other common behavior issues, basic manners training, small group classes

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Customized in-home training for puppies and dogs (crate training, house training, socialization, leash walking, manners, and common behavior issues), Jump Start (2-week board-and-train program for puppies), small group manners classes. Enjoy working with kids and their puppies! Service area: Glen Ellyn, IL, and western suburbs of Chicago, IL.
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+1 (630) 853-9272
60137 Glen Ellyn , IL


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