Let's Train Your Dog!

A Kind & Gentle Approach

“Taking Dog Training to a Whole New Level!”

-Cindy Christensen, Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

TJ Young
TJ Young
17:32 13 Aug 19
Cindy was AWESOME! I appreciated how above and beyond she went for our bernedoodle puppy, Aspen! It's not just a job for her, she actually treats her clients as if they were a part of the family. She took the time before hand to explain exactly what techniques she uses, what you can expect when she's done and how to optimise her behavioral treatments in the future. She sent photos and videos of my dogs progress throughout the training and upon completing the program, sat down with us for almost 2 hours and assisted with the transition back to her home. She went through the different commands and made sure that I knew she was available for any questions in the future. She also bent over backwards to accommodate my schedule and timing. Thank you Cindy!!! I would highly recommend her to EVERYONE whether you think your dog needs the training or not. xoxo
Heather Loth
Heather Loth
16:38 21 Jul 19
I noticed an enormous difference in my dog, Bruno, in just one day. He was so stressed out all the time. He had severe separation issues and needed to constantly keep an eye on me. He was extremely worried about other dogs coming too close to me. He is so much calmer. The barking has diminished and he doesn’t nag and beg for constant attention. It’s amazing and I’m so excited about it. Cindy has it figured out! Her methods are simple and kind. Bruno and I have a new respect for each other. He knows he doesn’t have to be in charge anymore and he can now relax and be a dog. So worth it!!!!
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan
01:36 03 Jul 19
I would like to nominate Cindy for sainthood because she is a miracle worker. My Border Collie pup was traumatized by an untrained neighborhood dog. His anxiety caused him to be on high alert, and although he wasn’t aggressive, he would bark at everything. He would bark at the slightest noise, people across the street, neighbors talking on the other side of a privacy fence, or anything unfamiliar, and if he was on the leash, he’d refuse to move and just bark at whatever it was. It was getting to the point that I dreaded taking him outdoors. Cindy said she should help. When she came to pick him up for her boot camp, he barked like crazy. Using her technique, we were able to get him to stop barking 5-10 minutes later. I would not have believed it if I hadn’t seen it. When he came back to me after training at her facility, he was like a different dog. He is more calm and much more obedient, and most of all, his barking is controllable and normal for a dog. She spent time giving me instructions on how to continue his training, and she provided me clear written instructions too. Cindy uses a very effective and gentle method for training a dog. She doesn’t use shock collars or other forceful tactics like many trainers. Thanks to St. Cindy, I have a furry-faced buddy that I can enjoy!
Diane Conder
Diane Conder
13:21 21 May 19
Cindy is a great trainer. Max was aggressive and nervous. He snapped at the grand kids. I never take him anywhere except to be groomed. He guarded his bowl and growled at everyone. There were so many times I thought he would bite someone. He ruled the house and especially me. He would even get me out of bed to sleep in the living room with him. If I didn’t he would wake my husband. Cindy spent one morning with us and Max doesn’t growl anymore and he is becoming the dog I hoped he would be. Cindy has a method that really works.
Laura Qualey
Laura Qualey
04:43 17 May 19
Here’s our story (this is a long one): Second week in April we welcomed a lab/golden retriever puppy to our home. The first couple days, we started to introduce the crate and didn’t have a ton of issues with it. We didn’t lock him in there but we did get him to the point that he was able to nap in there with the door open and go in to explore for treats. The first night we tried to crate him for bedtime though… total meltdown. And the meltdown lasted HOURS each time. Oh and he was literally screaming, not crying or whimpering - SCREAMING. We live in a townhouse with shared walls so after two nights of that we ended up having to move his crate to our closet and cover it to muffle the noise. No improvement. After about 7 nights of only 2-3 hours of sleep we were at our breaking point. He also started showing signs of separation anxiety during the day. We tried letting him scream it out in the crate and it was unbearable. I was in tears on several occasions wondering if we should bring him back to his Mom. We were desperate. Now, within the first week of rough nights I was already looking into getting professional help. Some places never even called me back, Cindy answered on the first call and talked me out of a panic. My next step (Sorry Cindy! 🙂 ) was to get some references and really do my research. I hate to admit this but I was a little skeptical because he was so tough. Cindy was 100% responsive and patient with all our questions. I mean, it is quite a financial investment to hire a pro and we wanted to make sure it was going to be the right decision. After chatting with some of her references we decided to move forward. We did her puppy board and train program and when Cindy came to pick him up, she spent time with us and answered our many questions. She eased our concerns and even though we were sad to say goodbye for a couple weeks, we knew it was for the best and that he’d get some much needed help. Cindy kept us updated of his progress, she and her husband are saints in my book for enduring MANY days and nights of crate screaming. He was a tough puppy to break! Now here’s the fun part: Guess who slept 7 hours straight the first night back without a peep in his crate? (down on our main floor no less!) We couldn’t believe it was the same dog. When Bogey got back he was still a crazy puppy, but he no longer had separation anxiety and could sleep through the night in his crate without any accidents! At night we restrict water a couple hours before bed, let him pee a couple times and when we put him in his crate he settles immediately with no fuss. He still throws some tantrums in the crate during the day, but now we know how to handle them and we’re able to be more patient with him now that we can actually get some sleep. Since getting him back Cindy has made herself available to my many follow up questions and she really stands by her work. If you are hesitating at all, ask Cindy to share my info with you. I’ve volunteered to be a reference for her. She’s the real deal and we’re planning to do another puppy boot camp at 16 weeks. It has been worth every penny!
Scott Kingsbury
Scott Kingsbury
15:48 12 May 19
Let's just say that we knew that our two little street rescues were going to be more than we could handle! Nobody will ever know the whole back story on our little girls except they were dumped/abandoned far too young. My wife and I simply couldn't get a handle on the potty training by ourselves. Enter Cindy from Let's Train Your Dog. Please feel free to ask Cindy about "Molly and Maddie". I have to think that they were two of the most difficult nuts that she has ever had to crack! They spent almost two weeks with her...and although "puppy perfection" was not accomplished...we are so glad we got a professional involved! The girls are back at home with us now and we now have a definite plan and the guidance (and tools and skills!) to get us to where we need to be. Got problem puppies? Cindy is your go-to gal! Thanks!!
Rebecca McCoy
Rebecca McCoy
03:18 03 Mar 19
*UPDATE* My dog is the envy of the dog community!! Not only does she fit into our family perfect she has become the kindest, most considerate dog on the trail/in the park. The other day we said hi to a dog on the trail. That dog was nervous and Theta just gave her the space she needed and after I spoke with the owner for a bit we were on our way. We went on a night hike together and she was never more than 8 feet from she. She comes the second a give her whistle and she even flipped right around when she started after a deer. This was her first night hike and really first real hike ever and she did amazing. Everyone I was with was amazed at how well Theta did. Sure love the dog she has become. Amazing. Cindy is amazing. She showed us how our dogs anxiety was all about her feeling the need to be in charge. After teaching us humans how to stay in charge, we have a much happier and well behaved dog. Theta waits kindly for her brother to finish his food before digging in and will wait with a door wide open. We also don’t even need a dog gate anymore keeping Theta from coming upstairs. She just stays until she is invited. We have stuff to work on at home and Theta just continues to get better and better.
T N
T N
20:33 03 Feb 19
We got a dog from my parents and immediately felt overwhelmed by all the responsibility alone that his wild puppy behavior left me feeling like we needed to give up our dream of owning a dog and move on. After texting friends and family to see if anyone wanted him I️ felt terrible inside and knew that there had to be another way. So I️ went to the Internet and found Cindy, her reviews where incredible and no one person had a single bad thing to say about her. So I️ called Cindy and 2 days later she picked up our delta and 2 weeks later he was like a different dog. His entire demeanor changed. He is calm, obedient, playful, and very well behaved! Cindy was so good about keeping us informed throughout the process and to cap it all of she comes over for an hour when she is all done and does a great transitional training to make sure the training doesn’t go to waste. This is well worth it and we can’t thank you enough Cindy! You’re the best!
Elle Johansen
Elle Johansen
01:50 23 Jan 19
Cindy is amazing! Our pup was transformed immediately once she got there and has only gotten better since! We get compliments all the time on what a well behaved dog he is now! If you are having any kind of training issues you need to call Cindy immediately! Not only was she helpful during the consultation but she is only ever a text or a call away when we have a question. I cannot recommend her enough!!!
Templ Corbit
Templ Corbit
04:00 14 Jan 19
In June we got our first dog. Teddy is 5 years old and a sweet dog. At least he was until we "ruined" him. Hahaha! After a few months he started having behavior problems. When he started snapping at people we decided we needed a trainer...fast. After reading several reviews we decided to call Cindy. She taught us things about dogs that we had no idea about. We thought we had done our homework but we were wrong. We learned that we were "spoiling" Teddy so much that this had turned him into the Alpha at our home and he totally took over our home...and we let him. She "trained" us and gave us the tools to reclaim our home. Teddy is doing so much better and we're grateful to have our sweet dog back and our home. Thanks Cindy!
John Bell
John Bell
02:45 29 Dec 18
Mere words cannot express the appreciation and respect we have for Cindy and Let’s Train Your Dog. Cindy has taken customer service to a new level with the care of our little Goldendoodle, Millie. We only had Millie about 2 hours when we met Cindy to give Millie to her for two weeks of potty and behavior training. Cindy called the first night with some concerns about Millie’s health. The next day Cindy discovered Millie had a massive double ear infection and took her right into the Vet. Cindy nursed Millie back to health for the next week, unable to do any real training because Millie was too weak. Literally, Cindy saved our little Millie’s life. Cindy cared for our dog, nursed her to health and kept her a whole week due to her condition. She went way above and beyond her side of her contract. With all that said, she was even able to kennel train her and stop the all night cries before we got her back, even with her being very lethargic and sick and unable to hardly move. WOW, I am beyond impressed by her service, care, attention and communication, not to mention knowledge about dogs! There is no better person out there to take care of and train your little person with fur. I will update this review in a few weeks once Millie is at full health and Cindy has had the chance to actually train her. She genuinely loves and cares about these animals and you can feel that completely. Thanks Cindy and we love you, John, Abbey and Millie Bell
Christy Herkel
Christy Herkel
16:17 27 Dec 18
Cindy was absolutely fabulous! I called her and 2 days later she picked up my out of control pup for boot camp. She brought her back with some manners and did the ground work for me which I am so grateful! I work all the time! You have to keep up with all the good tips and training methods she has but they work! I am so glad I found her Thanks so much 🌸
Diana Rader Zisselman
Diana Rader Zisselman
03:55 12 Dec 18
In a word; Godsend!! I absolutely love Cindy!! I cannot express enough how grateful I am for Cindy at LTYD rescuing me from the 2.5 lb terror I was dealing with! I’ve trained other dogs myself and never been challenged the way this little gal did! Cindy took her in for “one week” Board and Train. With her huge heart, overdeveloped sense of responsibility and frankly a large part of stubbornness, Cindy kept her until Cindy was happy with the puppy she returned to me! Cindy saw through the aggravating behaviors and realized this puppy had massive anxiety. She was constantly barking and whining and the world was her toilet. She wouldn’t make eye contact and was too hyper to connect with so she seemed utterly untrainable. I was seriously worried I’d have to give her up and she reduced me to tears after many sleepless nights. The puppy Cindy returned to me is the puppy I imagined she would be. We have more work to do but I know with Cindy’s ongoing support, this little gal is going to be an amazing dog! I am forever grateful to Cindy for her dedication, kindness, humor and stinking refusal to give me back the same puppy that I gave to her to mend!
Pam z
Pam z
11:58 03 Nov 18
5 ⭐ Cindy is amazing! I have a 3 month old chiweenie. we've had about an hour and a half of training.! I'm happy to say that Elfie has not had an accident since I've been using Cindy's methods wow it really works. I am so excited to get more training and information from Cindy. I love her gentle but firm ways to train. I've looked into other trainers and they want to use e collars .no way ! I like Cindy's method. I would recommend her to anyone because you will see results!
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Don’t have a lot of time?  Here’s a short 3 minute video that explains why my method works EVERY single time…no exceptions!

I understand that every family is different and I’ll make sure you get exactly what you want & need!

I have four types of programs for you to choose from.

The 1st program is for the Do It Yourself-er who would like to do all the training yourself but unsure where to start.  This is perfect for the family who wants total involvement and most importantly has time set aside every day to work with your dog.

The 2nd program, which involves private training in your home is perfect if you have a family who is busy but wants to stay involved and do the majority of training.

My 3rd and 4th and most popular programs involves your dog (or puppy) staying with me for a week (or more) to get that HUGE jump start so maintaining their training is that much easier.  This will help resolve any unwanted behaviors quickly, too.  This is perfect for the family who is crazy busy and just doesn’t have the time to spend doing the initial training and wants that done for them and then they can just maintain what has already been taught.

This is a great program for puppies, which require a ton of time and attention, or for that dog who has entered their teens (9 months – 2 years) and are out of control!  It’s also for any dog with bad behavior issuesIt’s all done for you and all you have to do is be consistent with the method you’ve been taught.

PACKAGES AND PRICING BELOW (OR CLICK THE “PROGRAMS” TAB ABOVE)

Space is limited so contact me right away at 801-503-7449 to get on my calendar!

About Me

Here’s a little about how I got started on this incredible journey….

When I was 23, I learned of a 9-month-old Lhasa Apso that was severely abused. The parents got Benji for their 6-year-old son who loved him when he was a cute little puppy but soon grew tired of him. The dad hated the dog and began to beat him severely. When he was allowed inside, he was kept in a windowless, cold, unfinished room in the basement. Usually, however, he was kicked outside and had to fend for himself and it was an insane -40 degrees at that time! He was in pretty bad shape when I learned of him.

I was in the process of packing up all my belongings and …

DOG ISSUES

Aggression

Fears & Phobias

Hyperactivity

Barking

Jumping up on you and/or guests

Separation Anxiety

Attention Seeking

Pulling on the Leash

Obsessions

Excessive Behavior

And More…

PUPPY PROBLEMS

Potty Training

Mouthing & Biting

Chewing

Crying When Left Alone

Jumping up on you and/or guests

Stealing

Attention Seeking

Preventing Behavior Issues Before They Arise

And More…

 

No Fear, Intimidation, or Gadgets!

I believe in this method so much that I have  the best guarantee you’ll find anywhere!

It’s simple….  I won’t abandon you. I will be just a phone call away should you have any further questions, need some extra advice or simply some reassurance. This aftercare service is free of charge and available for as long as you need it… days, weeks or months.

Essential In-Home Tailored Program

Are you a DIY-er who wants to do all the training yourself but needs some direction?  You will discover the secret behind this method in the comfort of your own home 

I will meet with you in your home and put together a completely tailored solution for your dog.

Being able to observe your dog in his own environment allows a detailed solution to be put together, which works for you, your dog and your home.

This option also gives me the opportunity to visit the exact area where the issues occur, be it inside the home, yard, park, or walk.

Benefits of this program include:

  • A 1-on-1 consultation in your home lasting up to two hours
  • Detailed observation of your dog or puppy in his natural environment
  • Option to visit park, street or yard where the behavioral issues are occurring
  • Implementation of the fundamentals using my amazing Dog Calming Code, which is nothing short of miraculous!
  • A tailored solution to your dog’s behavioral issue designed to fit you, your home and your dog
  • 4 Commands (Sit, Stay, Heel, and Come)
  • Training materials & notes
  • I will be just a phone call away should you have any further questions, need some extra advice or simply some reassurance. This aftercare service is free of charge and available for as long as you need it… days, weeks or months.

$375

Requires a non-refundable $100 deposit at time of booking to hold your spot, which will be applied to the cost of the program.

(Program can be customized for your specific needs)

Deluxe In-Home Tailored Program

This program offers you a completely tailored solution in your home with the addition of two 1-1/2 hour personal coaching sessions.

The program provides me with the opportunity to share with you in person and ensure we achieve maximum knowledge transfer resulting in the fastest change.

Being able to observe your dog in his own environment is paramount.  It allows me to create a detailed solution that works for you, your dog, and your home.

This option also enables you and I to visit the exact area where the issues occur, be it inside the home, the park, outside, or the yard.

For those of you who like the DIY solution and would love to discover the secret behind this method in the comfort of your own home then this is a great option for you.

Benefits of this program include:

  • 1-on-1 consultation in your home lasting up to two hours
  • 2 Personal coaching sessions lasting 1 – 1 1/2 hours each
  • Detailed observation of your dog or puppy in his natural environment
  • Option to visit park, street or yard where the behavioral issues are occurring
  • Implementation of the fundamentals using my amazing Dog Calming Code, which is nothing short of miraculous!
  • A tailored solution to your dog’s behavioral issue designed to fit you, your home and your dog
  • 7 Commands (Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Heel, & Place)
  • Training materials & notes
  • I will be just a phone call away should you have any further questions, need some extra advice or simply some reassurance. This aftercare service is free of charge and available for as long as you need it… days, weeks or months.

$975

Requires a non-refundable $200 deposit at time of booking to hold your spot, which will be applied to the cost of the program.

(Program can be customized for your specific needs)

Puppy Board & Train

This is my ULTIMATE PROGRAM designed to deliver the very best solution!

  • PUPPIES UP TO 16 WEEKS

If you currently have (or had) a puppy, you KNOW how much work they are.  Maybe you have/had thoughts like these:  “Where do I start?  I work full time, how am I going to leave a puppy all day?  This little guy/gal cries all night! I’m exhausted and need some sleep! What is the best way to potty train and WHERE DO I START?!!”

I’m here and the most important thing for you to do right this very minute is close your eyes and take a deep breath.  You’ve come to the right place. I’ve helped well over a hundred parents and I can help you too.  Believe me when I tell you I know how much you love this little furball and how reluctant you are to turn him/her over to a total stranger, but rest assured I will give him/her the best care possible.  (Note: If you are worried, I have clients who will happily call you to discuss their experience with me). Here’s what I’ll do:

  • Potty training begins the moment your puppy comes into my home. I will introduce a wire crate slowly and we will ease into potty training in a very safe, comfortable, and humane way.
  • I will develop a potty schedule for you that is easy and highly successful. I will provide the crate, playpen, and indoor restroom, free of charge (and set it up for you) when I return your puppy at the end of the week so all you have to do is maintain it.
  • Get your puppy to sleep through the night. *NOTE: Some puppies are a little slower at this so you may have to get up no more than once a night for a few nights until the puppy’s bladder muscles are strong enough. This is rare, however, and I can typically get the puppy to sleep 7+ hours and wake up dry.
  • I will teach your puppy to Sit (and hopefully Down) and we will begin potty “bell training” so the puppy can tell you when they need to go outside.
  • After their week with me, I will be just a phone call away should you have any further questions, need some extra advice or simply some reassurance. This aftercare service is free of charge and available for as long as you need it… days, weeks or months.

$1175

Requires a non-refundable $200 deposit at time of booking to hold your spot, which will be applied to the cost of the program.

(Program can be customized for your specific needs)

 If you feel that your pup will benefit from 1 or 2 additional weeks save $200 and pay only $975 for each extra week!

If using any of the major credit cards, please use the “Buy Now” below.

Dog Board & Train

This is my ULTIMATE PROGRAM designed to deliver the very best solution!

  • PUPPIES OVER 16 WEEKS, TEENS, & ADULT DOGS

This program is especially valuable where adult dogs have old, ingrained patterns, which have become established and need to be changed, such as, barking, jumping on you or your guests, space invading, food aggression, etc. It’s also designed for that teen  between 9 mos – 2 years who has an attitude and has completely stopped listening to you.

The drop-off at your home provides me with the opportunity to share with you in person what your dog and I have accomplished and ensure we achieve the important transfer of knowledge so you can maintain the training.

Benefits of this program include:

  • 7-Day Board & Train “Bootcamp” to establish a solid baseline of behavior in your dog
  • Pick up and drop-off included… (I’ll even give them a nice bath before they come home!)
  • Your dog receives a minimum (usually more) of 6 personal coaching sessions per day
  • Your dog goes on at least 1 structured walk per day.
  • Debrief and knowledge share at drop-off lasting up to an hour
  • Detailed explanation of the fundamentals using my  amazing Dog Calming Code, which is nothing short of miraculous!
  • Commands (Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Heel, Leave it, Place, plus any others you may choose). *NOTE: Some dogs have other serious issues that need to be addressed before we can work on commands, i.e., severe separation anxiety, fear or dominance aggression, or potty training issues, which will likely require additional training/time. 
  • After their time with me, I will be just a phone call away should you have any further questions, need some extra advice or simply some reassurance. This aftercare service is free of charge and available for as long as you need it… days, weeks or months.

$1575

Requires a non-refundable $200 deposit at time of booking to hold your spot, which will be applied to the cost of the program.

(Program can be customized for your specific needs)

Stubborn dog?  If you feel that your dog will benefit from 1 or 2 additional weeks?  Save $400 and pay only $1175 for each extra week!

If using any of the major debit or credit cards, please click on the “Buy Now” button below.

SUCCESS STORIES!

Cindy has a good way with dogs, it’s like she speaks their language. She and her husband Russ worked with my little shorky Frankie to help him overcome his fear of men. Apparently he had been abused in the first seven months of his life before I got him. Now he is two years old and still has a lot of fears. After spending time at Cindy’s, he is working much better on his leash, and is learning the other commands she taught us. He is so tiny and so sweet, I know his quality of life will improve now with his new-found confidence. Thank you, Cindy.

Gayla Williams & Frankie West Jordan, Utah

Cindy has an amazing approach to dog training and a personality that lends to a positive attachment with four legged family members! The (5) Golden Rules are a must, and now the training for our family begins – thank you for all your support Cindy!!!!

Diane VanWaggoner & Lily
West Jordan, Utah

Our whole family loves Cindy! She is personable and knowledgeable and she so patiently answered all of our questions about our new pup. We saw behavior improvements almost immediately with our dog. Cindy has a true gift for working with pets AND pet owners. I highly recommend her!

Kelly King
Provo, Utah

WOW, the change in our adopted dog with PTSD and behavioral issues like fear aggression and resource guarding has been amazing. Cindy, with her kind and gentle approach, was able to work with our dog and help him settle down and become more relaxed. Before we went to Cindy, we were apprehensive that our dog would bite us or somebody and now he is calm and doesn’t show aggression. Cindy has been a wonderful to work with throughout the process. She continues to check in with us to see how our dog is doing and has taken the time to educate us, so we reinforce the progress our dog has made. I highly recommend Cindy and her kind and gentle approach in training dogs.

Lewis Hastings
Heber, Utah

Cindy was so helpful and patient with training my dog. She really helped address my concerns and went out of her way to work with me. The things she taught me has already started to make a difference in my dog’s behavior!

Aubrie Grass
Orem, Utah

This was the most amazing experience. Cindy was awesome. Our golden doodle Sunny changed in less than an hour of her being here. So glad we did this. We now understand why she was acting out. Jumping on people, running out the door when someone comes over, demanding our attention, and ripping up carpet is going to be a thing of the past thanks to her. I know we have a lot of work with her but Cindy gave us the guidance to see this through. She is absolutely a great woman who knows her stuff with dogs. I recommend her to anyone looking to help get their dogs in line.

Cory Gibbs (Cindy with Sunny)
Orem, UT

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