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Why Choose Sit Means Sit

The Best Dog Training in St. Louis

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Sit Means Sit Dog Training offers professional obedience training services for dogs and puppies across St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, Ballwin, and surrounding St. Charles and St. Louis County areas!

Here at Sit Means Sit, we strongly value the loving and lasting relationship between a dog and their owner! We understand how frustrated and sometimes downright defeated you feel when your pup has obedience issues. Fortunately, our team of professional dog trainers is here and dedicated to helping you and Fido! We know each dog is unique in personality and behavior, so we tailor our programs to your dog’s needs.

Our dog trainers are here to help, regardless of age, size, breed, or temperament! Whether you want to get your puppy off on the right paw or have a senior dog with bad habits, we offer specialized training programs to fit your needs and schedule.

Contact the best dog trainers in STL and empower your dog to become a more confident, happy, and obedient companion!

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Any Age. Any Breed. Any Problem.

We train all dogs, regardless of age, breed, or behavioral issue. Whether you're looking to start your puppy on a path to lifelong success or want to teach your older dog some new tricks, we've got you covered.

Obedience & Behavior Management

We provide individualized one-on-one dog training programs tailored to meet your unique goals and specific needs.

Group Training

Our follow-up group training continues after our one-on-one training programs to ensure you and your dog continue to achieve your training goals.

Training & Services

Day & Train

Day & Train

Opt for our Day & Train Program and enjoy the best of a fully immersed training program without saying goodbye to your pup for days (or weeks) at a time! With this program, we’ll pick up or you’ll drop off your dog in the morning and they’ll return home in the evening. During this time,…

Group Class

Group Class

Enroll your dog in our Group Classes to further advance their obedience training journey! These classes will help reinforce skills your pup has already learned in one of our other training programs. Group Classes are unique because they allow you to train your dog under distractions with other owners just like you! Available at convenient…

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Our Private Lessons offer a hands-on approach to your dog’s training journey, where you take an active role in their development and success. Paired with a dedicated trainer, you’ll receive personalized instruction on how to train your dog, focusing on your priorities. Each lesson is tailored to accommodate your dog’s individual goals and characteristics. Benefits…

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

At Sit Means Sit, we understand that every puppy is unique, with their personality, needs, and potential! That’s why we’re dedicated to providing top-notch puppy training beyond basic obedience, unlocking the full potential of your canine companion. This program serves as an excellent starting point for puppies aged 10-20 weeks, facilitating crucial socialization skills. It…

Behavior Modification Training

In addition to our training programs, we can train your dog or pup to overcome specific behaviors and emotions for a happier, healthier dog.


An aggressive dog can cause difficulties when trying to incorporate them into your daily life, and can create stress and strain for everyone in your household. Often these behaviors stem from factors like inadequate socialization, fear, stress, or negative past experiences. Working collaboratively, you and your trainer can address and resolve some of these behavioral…

High Anxiety/Fear

Whether it’s a fear of strangers, other dogs, or separation from their owner, it can be incredibly challenging to train an anxious dog. Our trainers will work closely with you and your pup to gradually increase their comfort zone through positive experiences, building your dog’s confidence in a safe and productive way. Signs of Anxiety…


Does your dog bolt the second they see a squirrel, person, or another dog across the street? These distractions are unavoidable in the real world, which is why our trainers focus and specialize in high-distraction training. With consistency, we can help direct your dog’s focus to you in any situation when distractions arise….


If you aspire to enjoy the freedom of having your dog off-leash while exploring your favorite trails or during camping adventures, off-leash training could be a perfect fit for you and your furry companion. Off-leash training is distinct from obedience, although skills such as recall are the foundation of off-leash training. Our trainers will begin…


A reactive dog overreacts to normal situations that other dogs would take in stride. They become overstimulated easily and may bark, lunge, and growl at something as simple as another dog or person walking on the other side of the street. Attention to training is extremely important, as reactivity can turn into aggression. The cause…


Socialization with dogs, humans, and other animals is a great way to ensure a well-mannered and confident dog. The best time to socialize is between 10-16 weeks of age, but not all dogs get to experience socialization as a puppy. A lot of rescue dogs enter their new homes without proper socialization, which can put…

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Trainers & Staff

Our certified Sit Means Sit Dog Training staff has extensive experience in resolving dog obedience issues such as:

  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Leash Pulling
  • Counter surfing
  • People aggression
  • Dog aggression
  • New Puppy Problems
  • Housebreaking
  • Basic Commands
  • High Energy
  • Anxiety
  • And More!

Learn more about our team or jump start your training by scheduling a free evaluation today!

Chase Mcdowell

Chase McDowell Owner/Head Trainer

Chase has been training dogs since 2018 when he started as a client with Orlando Sit Means Sit and worked his way up as an employee all the way to owning his own Franchise. He focuses on balanced training and keeping goals front and center to make sure his clients are empowered, knowledgeable, and proud…

Catherine McDowell

Catherine McDowell Owner/Operations

Catherine also started out with Sit Means Sit as a client and is now the operator and manager of Sit Means Sit Saint Louis. She is married to Chase and shares their three dogs Toast, Lucy, and Moose. Catherine has been learning to train dogs alongside Chase and is excited to share her knowledge with…

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We love Sit Means Sit STL! It is amazing to see the difference in our dog, Annie, after her classes with Chase. Chase is so awesome to work with. He is knowledgeable, listens to our concerns, explains the steps he will take and makes sure we are comfortable working with Annie before we leave for the day. Check out Sit Means Sit STL! You will be amazed what they can do with your dog. We are so glad we did!

- Kathy Z.
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I cannot possibly give Chase enough thanks and praise for what he has done for Riot. My boy was a working dog for five years and we were having trouble where he would get into fights with our other dog. That’s when we reached out to Chase to temper Riot and help Zephyr learn basic manners.

Chase has transformed both of our dogs dramatically. We don’t have fights on walks or in our house. The boys aren’t darting out of our door or jumping on guests. They actually listen!

I know Riot was not the easiest to mold but I truly appreciate everything Chase did to get him where he is today as I know it took a bit extra work.

We are so excited to start group classes with both boys. I cannot recommend Sit Means Sit St Louis or Chase enough. Whatever your dog needs, Chase can help you achieve it. He is worth every penny and more.

- Amber C.
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