About Paw & Order

Paw & Order founder, Elissa, with her husband, Steve and (from left to right) Turbo, Duke, Carly, Joey, Nala, Zera, and Lincoln.

Paw & Order founder, Elissa, with her husband, Steve, and a handful of their dogs.

Who We Are

Paw & Order Dog Training was established in 2013 in Pittsburgh by Elissa Weimer-Sentner. She served as a Combat Military Police Officer from 2007 to 2014. After graduating at the top of her class from California University of Pennsylvania, Elissa completed a highly selective Professional Dog Training Program as an outstanding graduate in 2012 and began her career as a professional dog trainer.

The Business that Created a Family

In 2014, Steve Sentner hired Elissa to train his Shiba Inu, who was showing signs of aggression as a 6-month-old puppy. He would turn out to be more than just a client; the two started dating after their training was completed and they got married in 2015. In 2016, Elissa chose to change her business name to Paw & Order, at which time, Steve retired from his corporate career to manage all marketing and business operations.

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Paw & Order Owners, Steve & Elissa, with Carly, Duke, and Nala

Elissa Weimer-Sentner

Founder, Owner, & Head Trainer 

Dog trainer Elissa and Duke

Elissa is the founder and owner of Paw & Order Dog Training. She is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a member of the IACP and the APDT. She has earned a number of certifications and has been recognized many times for her work. Elissa has even been recognized as VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.

She has also attended many seminars and training classes over the years, including:

Elissa primarily takes on Board & Train clients, but will occasionally take on In-Home clients when needed. Elissa’s goal is to bridge the gap between dogs and their people. With years of experience and a number of expert mentors, Elissa brings a training experience unrivaled by any other to the table. She believes the best method for training is not to rely on a single method, but to tailor a custom method to each dog. This has proven to provide the best results and the happiest, healthiest relationships for a family and their dog(s).

Where do I even begin!!! Elissa is absolutely amazing!! I highly recommend their training programs and I truly couldn’t have asked for a better training experience.

Taylor S.

BBB Review

Elissa is a miracle worker! She, quite literally, saved my dog’s life. Elissa is great at what she does, and I’d fully entrust any dog to her. 100% recommend Paw & Order.

Randy C.

Google Review

We provide dog training services in Central Ohio, Houston/Galveston Texas, Twin Cities Minnesota, Southwest Florida, Upstate South Carolina, and Western Pennsylvania.

Not all locations have a physical address, the map indicates roughly the center of each location’s service territory