Pittsburgh Pack

Serving the Greater Pittsburgh Area

Paw & Order Dog Training was founded in the Pittsburgh area in 2013. We are passionate about dog training because we are passionate about dogs! We have seven dogs of our own (not including our trainers’ dogs) and they mean the world to us. We want everyone’s dogs to be as well-behaved as ours because it enhances the relationship and bond between owner and dog.


Five of our dogs were “problem” dogs whose owners were just as frustrated as you may be now. These dogs have all been through our training program and are now model citizens. We love being able to enjoy our happy, well-trained dogs and take them places without fear.


Our Pittsburgh dog trainers will travel to the following Pittsburgh area communities and more: Baldwin, Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Crafton, Cranberry, Fox Chapel, Ingram, Imperial, Jefferson Hills, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Monroeville, Moon, Mt. Lebanon, Oakdale, Peters Twp, Robinson, Sewickley, South Park, Upper St. Clair, Washington, and Wexford. If your town is not listed, please contact us to check if we are able to travel to you.

Paw & Order Dog Training was founded in the Pittsburgh area in 2013. We are passionate about dog training because we are passionate about dogs! We have seven dogs of our own (not including our trainers’ dogs) and they mean the world to us. We want everyone’s dogs to be as well-behaved as ours because it enhances the relationship and bond between owner and dog.


Our Pittsburgh dog trainers will travel to the following Pittsburgh area communities and more: Baldwin, Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Crafton, Cranberry, Fox Chapel, Ingram, Imperial, Jefferson Hills, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Monroeville, Moon, Mt. Lebanon, Oakdale, Peters Twp, Robinson, Sewickley, South Park, Upper St. Clair, Washington, and Wexford. If your town is not listed, please contact us to check if we are able to travel to you.

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Pittsburgh Team Members

All trainers are put through our rigorous Train the Trainer protocol led by owner Elissa Weimer-Sentner. This is a 3 to 5 month program consisting of one-on-one coaching and shadowing with Elissa directly. 

Elissa Weimer-Sentner

Owner & Head Trainer 

Dog trainer Elissa and Duke

Elissa Weimer-Sentner 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.

 

Elissa 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. She has also attended many seminars and training classes 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.

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Taylor S.

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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.

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Liberty Costanzo

Office Manager

Liberty is a former client who hired us to help with her Border Collie Pitt Mix, Dexter. She always wanted to work with dogs, so she went through our Train the Trainer program and joined the team. 

 

Liberty is a professional dog trainer, but she spends most of her time managing the office.

 

She is the person you’ll likely talk to when you call the office. She helps coordinate our hectic schedules and keeps us in line.

Liberty, Elissa and all of the Paw & Order trainers are amazing! Liberty came to our house for a consultation & by the time she left, he was already a different dog! 

Beth B..

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Taylor S.

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Jamie Mellott​

Professional Dog Trainer

Jamie is also a former client who hired us for help with her dogs. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus in neuroscience, biology, and medical ethics from the University of Pittsburgh. She also has a master’s degree in Healthcare Management and Administration from Colorado State University. 

 

During her academic study, she worked on animal and human research, focusing on neuroscience and behavioral related studies. Jamie was professionally trained by a highly selective Professional Dog Training Program and our Train the Trainer program.

We used Paw & Order (Jamie) to help with our fear aggressive dog. Jamie was really fun and easy to work with.

Claire R.

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Ashley Brooks​

Professional Dog Trainer

Ash, another former client, has been working with dogs her entire professional career and cannot imagine doing anything else. She has worked in shelters, boarding kennels, veterinary clinics, and as a dog walker and pet sitter out of her own home. 

 

 

During her time as a kennel attendant and veterinary technician, she handled dogs of various breeds, sizes, and personalities, including dog and human aggressive dogs and police K9’s. She also has a soft spot for puppies and loves getting owners and their pups off to a great start.

Ash from Paw & Order is truly amazing! Ash is great to work with, she is very knowledgeable and very caring.  

Sandy M

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Tia Ybarra​

Professional Dog Trainer

Tia has been working as a freelance dog trainer since 2016 before discovering Paw & Order. She entered into our Train the Trainer Program in May 2018. Her previous experience with training was a big plus because not only did she learn from us, but she taught us a few things as well!

 

In her free time, Tia participates in dog sports including disc and “Bikejoring” (riding a bike with dogs pulling you). Her dogs, Fizz and Violetta, are both multipurpose working dogs. Fizz works as her service dog as needed and Violetta is in training to do service work as well! Fizz is also an accomplished sport dog, as well as a training demo dog for Paw & Order.

Tia made our lives so much better. The training methods are very clear and easy to follow. They are always there for you if you need anything!

Doug W.

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Taylor S.

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Jenn Osinski​

Group Class Trainer

Jenn’s love for animals started at a young age and it’s never gone away. She especially loves dogs of all kinds, especially her two sidekicks, Odin and Icy. After learning about the balanced school of dog training that Paw & Order stands behind, she knew she wanted to be a part of the team!

 

 

Jenn started the Train the Trainer program in early 2018, and she loves every moment of helping our clients build life long bonds with their dogs. Jenn runs our group classes at Pets Supplies Plus where she specializes in small groups of 2-4 pups.

I was hesitant about signing my dog up for obedience class but Jenn was amazing to work with and my dog came away learning many commands and rules I didn’t anticipate but only hoped for!!!

Emily S.

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Nate Pankratz

Facility Trainer

Nate is our on-site facility trainer. He started out as an in-home trainer, but now works all of our Board & Train dogs. In addition to working dogs on-site, he often takes dogs out on adventures (pet store, parks, trails, etc.) to get them out in public around distractions.

 

 

He started working with dogs as a Vet Tech in California. Nate moved to Pittsburgh in 2013 where he continued working with dogs at a local dog daycare and boarding facility. 


Nate reached out to Paw & Order in 2016 and went through our Train the Trainer protocol, and also attended Gary Wilkes’ Broad Band Seminar in Phoenix, AZ.

My wife, dog and I have nothing but praise for this organization and our  trainer Nate. If you have a dog that needs a serious intervention, these guys are pros and you can trust them.

Nicholas B.

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