Best of Philly

Best Dog Trainer

2015 BEST Dog Trainer

Nicole Larocco-Skeehan at Philly Unleashed

If your new puppy is acting timid, anxious, aggressive or, you know, like a puppy, certified trainer Larocco-Skeehan will get to the root of the problematic behavior — and help you become a better dog owner in the process. She spent years working with the SPCA, successfully retraining and rehabbing abused fighting pit bulls until they were fit for family life. So trust: She can and will teach your Fifi to behave.

Multiple locations | 215-850-9745 | Website

2014 BEST Dog Trainer

Philly Pack

2315 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Jeremy Burger and Krista Milito have been helping dogs with behavioral issues since 2006, using socialization as a way to suss out a dog’s anxieties and then fix them. Read more »

2013 BEST Puppy Training

Penn Vet Working Dog Center

3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Every Monday night, Penn holds classes (six for $120) that will get your most rambunctious Fido or Spot to behave. Repeat: Penn eggheads teach your dog to behave and socialize. Fetch! Read more »

2012 BEST Dog Trainer

Kool Dogs

1327 Elson Road, Broomall, PA

You didn’t graduate from finger-painting to calculus without a little bit of formal training, and your dog’s definitely not going to get past the basics without the same. Kool Dogs boasts basic training, boot camp, behavior modification, individual classes and even an agility course. And everyone-even a dog-loves an obstacle course. Read more »

2010 BEST Dog Trainer

Nicole McBride

McBride, with 15-plus years of experience, teaches puppies and old dogs new tricks quick, from basic obedience to advanced training. Read more »