Amazing Community

A community of city dog mamas, just like you! Get support, feedback, and accountability along your dog training journey.

Expert Help

You’ll have an expert in your corner. From LIVE classes, to office hours, to an interactive forum, you’ll have someone guiding you every step of the way.


Because our program is based on a membership, we can offer you concierge-style dog training at a fraction of the cost.

Better yet, a membership with us costs less than the standard big-box store classes. It is also significantly less expensive than a private trainer coming into your home.

And, all of our memberships come with incredible value. You get access to all of our training materials, weekly LIVE chats with Michelle, and exclusive access to our private community.

What if we told you that you could have the dog or puppy of your dreams?

Yes, you can now have the dog or puppy of your dreams without having to navigate and decipher the hundreds of conflicting methodologies out there!

Though our streamlined, expert-designed approach, we can help you achieve the dog or puppy you always wanted to have.

It took us over 15 years to refine our training program, but we finally did it.

Our secret? Tons of trial and error! If it’s out there, we’ve likely tried it.

First we try it… then we apply it. First, we apply it to our own dogs… Then, we try it on our friends’ dogs… Then, we bring it to our clients and we apply it to dozens of dogs and situations…

Only if it passes all of those vigorous tests will we include it in our official program. Over the past 15 years, we’ve narrowed it down to only the very best training strategies.

We can help you to create a dog who LOVES AND LISTENS to you! 

Just like we’ve helped hundreds of other clients!

Our track record speaks for itself…

We are the BEST in the industry for helping young dogs and puppies who live in the city.

So if you want to….

  • Have A Well-Adjusted Puppy
    • Potty Trained
    • Not Biting Holes In You Or Your Clothes
    • Sleeping Though The Night
    • Crate Trained
    • Who Knows Basic Commands
  • And Have A Well-Adjusted Adult Dog
    • A Model Citizen 
    • Polite To Visitors At Your Home
    • Under Control
    • No Jumping
    • Walking On A Loose Leash
    • Passing Other Dogs Politely
    • Not Whining, Pacing
    • Not Chewing
  • And/Or, Improve Your Dog’s Behavior Issues
    • Aggression
    • Anxiety
    • Fear

… you’re definitely at the right place!

Introducing Online Dog Training That WORKS!

With our online training program, you no longer have to deal with the frustration of living with a dog who doesn’t listen to you, who drags you down the street on walks, who runs away when you call, who pees and poops in the house, who won’t stop barking, or who embarrasses you when visitors come over…

You’ll never have to worry that you’re doing the wrong thing, that you’re making it worse, that you’re wasting your time on a technique that isn’t right for your dog.

Our online training program is the most convenient and fun way to go from stressed out about your dog or puppy to CONFIDENT & CALM.

Our Online Dog Training Program Is The ONLY One To…

This isn’t just another online dog training course. We didn’t want to create another massive batch of dog training videos.

Instead, we wanted to create something truely unique and effective.

Here’s how our online dog training program is different…

Our online dog training program is the only experience out there that that we know of that incorporates on demand courses, community, LIVE classes, and a close relationship with your trainer.

When you join today, you’ll also get a 7-day free trial.

As far as we know, NOBODY else is doing this because it’s really hard to offer all of this! On top of that, because we want to give you such amazing value, we are offering this at a great price point!

This is so important because:

  • Our on demand dog training courses let you go at the pace that YOU need.
  • Our supportive community really makes us stand out. Wondering if what you are going through is normal? Connect with other puppy parents or other reactive dog owners who are going through the same things! It just really great to have a community who knows you and your dog, and who can support you every step of the way!
  • Having access to an expert dog trainer is key. You don’t have to spend time going down the path of an approach that doesn’t make any sense. If you’re confused or stuck, just attend office hours, a live class, post in the forum, or direct message your trainer in our community.

The result? A MUCH higher success rate among our clients. We’ve found that all of this is why our clients are so successful in their dog training goals.

About Your Trainer

Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m the founder of Savvy City Dog. This community is my dream, 15 years in the making…

Here’s more about me and why I’m qualified to help you get the dog or puppy of your dreams!

  • I’m a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine (
  • I’m also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (
  • I’m a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (
  • I’m a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator through the American Kennel Club (
  • I have many years of experience in animal rescue, including as the Behavior and Training Director of a nationally-known rescue organization.
  • I’ve personally fostered dozens of dogs.
  • I’ve been teaching group classes and private clients in the DC area for more than 15 years!
  • I used to run a puppy-specific training program, called Puppy Academy, where we trained puppies of all breeds from 8 weeks and up! …yep! I even potty trained 8-week-old Yorkies – it can be done 😉
  • I’m a German Shepherd owner and enthusiast!
  • I’m a Cavapoo owner and enthusiast!
  • I’m a mom of two little humans as well 🙂

Some fun facts: During my free time, I love to read and hike! I also love yoga. I love to dabble in small sewing projects when I can (I’m not very good, but I find it relaxing!). I also love being outdoors with friends and family (which of course includes my dogs and theirs!).

This Is For Your If… You’re Busy & Just Need To Know What REALLY Works

You need professional support to get the dog of your dreams.

You don’t want to do this by yourself or try to wade through everything online because you know that the fastest way to get results is to work directly with an expert who has already done what you want to do.

Here’s How We Can Help You…

We Take the Guesswork Out!

We hate not knowing the answer…

We hate it so much, that we’ve dedicated our life to figuring out answers for all things dog training and behavior.

No more trying to figure out how various training methods fit together, along with what your mom told you, and your friend, and that guy on facebook…

No more guessing… we promise!

As a member, you get access to all of our experience, everything we’ve learned in 15 years of professional training thousands and thousands of dogs is yours!

This is a single method, designed by an expert, and carefully structured to fit together in the most EFFECTIVE training system possible.

Let us save you the research time, frustration, and stress of trying to figure this out yourself. Let us give you our proven system that will deliver the best results. No more guessing!

Puppy Blues? Potty Training Disaster? Up All Night?

We’ve been there.

We’ve felt the anxiety, frustration, and stress.

Luckily for you, we’ve been there so many times (with thousands of different puppies in fact) that we’ve perfected our puppy raising system!

We know exactly how to get through those early weeks while minimizing any pain points and maximizing all of the good stuff – like that puppy breath and those snuggles!

Barking, lunging, frieght-train-on-a-leash?

Oh boy… we’ve been there too!

We know the embarassment, frustration, anxiety, and stress. We know all of the feelings intimately!

We took all those feelings and we trained again, and again, and again…

We trained dozens of dogs over the past 15 years until we discovered precisely what works and what doesn’t.

We can’t wait to share all of our secrets with you, so that you can get back to enjoying your walks!

Have a Great Experience, Or We Won’t Take Your Money!

We are 100% confident that you will love your membership, and your training time here!

We run a TINY online business. This is not a big box store or mega-corp! Customer satisfaction is super important to us. No customer is too small to matter.

We definitely do NOT want to take your money if you are unhappy.

That’s why we offer a 7-day free trial. Come on in… Check everything out, at no risk! Attend a LIVE chat, message Michelle a few questions in our community or in the forums, go through a few of our courses.

If you don’t like what you see for any reason, just go to your member profile, click cancel, and you will NOT be charged.

No hoops to jump through! No number to call. Just easy, do it yourself, instant cancellation.

Our Membership Options

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

How Fast Until I Get Results?

This depends! We are unable to guarantee dog behavior for legal & ethical reasons – we can’t predict what you will do with our dog training program! 

I can say this though – over the past 15 years we’ve had thousands of success stories.

In general, it is not uncommon for most clients to get results in 12 weeks.

Clients who fully commit can start to see significant results in only 2-4 weeks!

How Much Time Do I Need?

A little progress each day leads to big results.

If you have 10 minutes, twice a day for training, you will do great!

2 weeks from now, your life could be so different if you got started today, right?

You don’t want to be stuck in a situation years from now where you are still dealing with an untrained dog. Or, worse, a puppy who grows up only to solidify a ton of bad habits!

In fact, our dog training program saves you time…

No more late night google searches, no more trying to piece together advice from friends and family, no more conflicting methodologies…

Instead, you’ll be confidently taking action on tasks that will bring you the biggest results – one baby step at a time.

Why? …

Because we give you one clear, cohesive program with expert guidance along the way.

Simple. Straightforward. Effective.

We’ve seen my clients with full-time booming careers succeed in our program.

We’ve had clients in college or grad school succeed at our program.

We’ve seen moms with young kids succeed in our program.

We’ve seen moms with kids and a job succeed at our program.

We KNOW you can too :)!

Do You Have a Money-Back Guarantee?

Yes! We actually have something better than that…

We have a 7-day free trial where you can explore our ENTIRE program, risk-free.

At any point during that period, if it’s not for you, just go to your member profile and cancel.

You won’t be charged a thing!

Will This Work For My Dog?

Will this work for….

My puppy? My new rescue? My senior? My chihuahua? My pit bull? My aggressive dog? My fearful dog? My anxious dog?

We hear you.

And, we’re glad to say, yes…

If you’re committed to working with your dog, this program can help any dog or puppy make progress.

*There are a % of dogs who are not neurologically normal or who have physical issues that affect their behavior. These dogs may not be helped by a training program, and may instead need medical help.

Why Is This So Affordable?

We know, right?! It is insane…

Part of the genius behind Savvy City Dog is that it allows us to give you access to an expert trainer, a community, dog training courses, and more, all at a fraction of their real value!

The membership makes that possible, and the membership works on its own to also create and grow this site. Pretty cool stuff!

All of that allows us to have this site at all… And, also to offer it to new members at a great price!

What Will I Get?

You will get so much!

Access to our dog training courses (with new courses added each month!). A few of the courses that are available right now – your dog’s language, clicker training, loose leash walking, kids and dogs, puppy socialization, and more!

Access to our amazing community. 

Access to our support forum, where you can get expert answers to your questions.

Access to LIVE office hours with your trainer.

Access to group classes.

Discounted private sessions.

And, more!

What Kind of Support Will I Get?

We pride ourselves in providing the best support possible to our clients.

If you need support at any point, you can post in the forums, ask during office hours, message us directly in the community, or send in a feedback form.

You will get a response asap!

You Deserve This!

You can do this! Getting a well-trained dog may seem almost impossible, but it is 100% worth it!

You and your dog’s quality of life just becomes so much better once your dog is trained!

If millions of people around the world can have well-trained dogs, WHY NOT YOU?

You can do this, and by joining our membership, you will gain access to all of the resources and support that you need to have a well-trained dog without having to piecemeal a program alone.

We give you permission to step up, take action, and say, “WHY NOT ME? I CAN HAVE THE BEST RELATIONSHIP POSSIBLE WITH MY DOG! AND, I CAN HAVE A WELL-TRAINED DOG!”

Because you CAN do this! We’ve helped hundreds of clients before you achieve their dream relationship with their dog, and we can help you too!

You DESERVE this! Let’s get started right now on your dog training journey!


Savvy City Dog
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Washington, DC, New York City, LA, Chicago, Seattle, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Dallas, San Fransisco, Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Raleigh



Michelle Yue is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a CGC evaluator, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, a member of APDT, and a C.L.A.S.S. evaluator.


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