Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Tested and Certified in Dog Obedience and Behavior

Why Choose Sheila?

I was trained under a 20-year veteran trainer and animal behaviorist who studied and trained thousands of dogs, using the most scientifically-proven, positive methods in dog ethology.



  • Tested and Certified in Dog Obedience and Behavior
  • In-Home Training
  • Group Classes Available
  • Pet Sitting Services
  • Insured

What Our Clients Say About Us


  • In one visit, Sheila made more progress with our dog than a trainer who charged 6 times as much. Due to trauma Penny had endured before we rescued her, ...

    Mike and Joella Mullis
    Mike and Joella Mullis
  • Sheila is tiny, but don’t let her size fool you! You can see from the picture, Ginger is a very large German Shepherd. Many dog trainers won’t even work with the breed. ...

    Kent and Mimi Harris
    Kent and Mimi Harris
  • Highly recommend Sit Stay Obey Academy! They have in-home training, and in-store, group classes. I called Sheila, the owner, and we decided in-home training would ...

    Karen Trapp
    Karen Trapp

Meet Our Team

Sheila Bertelsen

Owner/Certified Trainer & Behaviorist

Jeremy Schrader

Certified Dog Trainer

Zach McNamara

Certified Dog Trainer

Our Services Area


Latest from Our Blog

Patience Please
Care, Dog, Pet Training

Patience Please

Nothing stifles learning or a spirit more than the fear of making mistakes. Even with positive reinforcement training, if dogs are not getting a click/reward, you will see some start doing restless displacement behaviors like...

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The reason that the crate is so effective for potty training.


Dog Rules

  1. The dog is not allowed in the house
  2. Ok, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain areas
  3. The dog is allowed in certain rooms, but has to stay off the furniture
  4. The dog can only get on the old furniture
  5. Fine, the dog is allowed on all of the furniture, but is not allowed to sleep in the beds with the humans
  6. Okay, the dog is allowed on the bed, but only by invitation
  7. The dog can sleep on the bed whenever he wants, but not under the covers
  8. The dog can sleep under the covers by invitation only
  9. The dog can sleep under the covers every night
  10. Humans must ask permission to sleep under the covers with the dog