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Hi, I'm Dave,

and I founded The Art of Dog with the goal of helping dog owners achieve the most out of their relationships with their dogs.


Financing Now Available Through Affirm Payment Plan!

Private Lessons

Behavior Modification

Board and Train


Now Available for purchase:

The Art of Walking Instructional Video

The Heart of Dog Podcast

Our 10 month old mini goldendoodle spent two weeks in October with Dave in preparation for his therapy dog test--which he passed with flying colors yesterday! The examiners were very impressed with his ability for his age! After his time with Dave he was much improved on leash and obeys commands without question. Definitely recommend!

Alison Nesbitt

I was a little over my head deciding to adopt a rescue pup as a first time dog owner. Harper had already learned a lot of bad habits, had never been given rules before, and was insecure around both strangers and other dogs. After a few one on one sessions, I decided to send Harper to The Art of Dog’s 2 week board and train program. Not only was Dave able to teach Harper commands I could never do on my own, he instilled confidence in her that has much improved her manners. If you’re feeling overwhelmed as I was or just want your pup to listen a little bit better, I would recommend The Art of Dog to anyone!

Chelsea Armstrong

Dave helped us with our 11 month old very hyper pittie and couldn't be happier with our results. He was super patient and taught us how to handle Da Vinci's tantrums when we would try to walk him just up to the corner. Now walking him is a breeze and I don't have to worry about him freaking out if he sees another pup he wants to play with. I've even gotten complements on how Vin behaves from people who saw him a few months ago until now. I'll recommend Dave over and over to anyone who asks.

Sommer Froman

This review is a long time coming - we left our 5 yr old rescue dog, Madelyn, with David for a board and train back in September and continue to be impressed with the benefits. We have not been very obedient owners and only moderately reinforce the learned behaviors, but even 6 months after her time with David, she not only responds quickly and attentively but can even sit in place quietly with a house full of people (previously thought to be impossible for our frantic/nervous rescue). And I know David is always there and willing to answer our stupid follow-up questions or reminders. We will be using the Art of Dog again, it’s well worth every penny. I have recommended the Art of Dog to others and will continue to do so.

Michael Nasca