Merry Puppins School for Dogs - Dog Training in Pittsburgh

The Spoonful of Sugar Method: our training is functional, reward-based, and nurturing for your dog.


The Merry Puppins Difference

Open Enrollment Classes

Group Classes

Our open enrollment curriculum offers a flexible structure and convenience- get started right away!
In Home Training Programs

In Home Training Programs

Your dog can learn from the comfort of your home!
Day School for Dogs

Day School for Dogs

Small group socialization, plus the structure of a group class!

Day School for Dogs

Private Training

Problem solving based one-on-one training either in your home or in our schoolhouse!

We are here to help!

Dogs are an essential part of our lives. Training can help make our lives together easier and more fulfilling.

A well trained dog has more options in life, and increased opportunities for fun and adventure! We want all dogs to live their very best lives, and we want to help you solve your problems with a spoonful of sugar! Our programs help make training easy on you, giving you and your dog a rewarding and successful life together.

About Merry Puppins School for Dogs

Flexible scheduling

Flexible scheduling

Our open enrollment style classes allow you the convenience of choosing your own start date while ensuring that you and your dog don’t miss out on any learning! You’ll enjoy the full curriculum and learn alongside other students without fear of falling behind.

Dedication to education

Dedication to Education

We believe in the power and importance of continued education, for both our team and our clients! All of our instructors are certified, experienced, and trained in canine body language, behavior, and learning theory to ensure that you and your dog receive a positive, science based education!.

Spoonful of Sugar Approach

Spoonful of Sugar Approach

”In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun”! Our approach to dog training is simple: Be delightful and sweet to every dog we meet! We make the learning process effective and enjoyable by utilizing only positive reinforcement training and prioritizing the mental and physical well being of your dog.


Located conveniently in the East End of Pittsburgh, our Schoolhouse boasts plenty of space for classes and educational workshops. The building offers a secure entry/exit system of doorways to ensure the safety of your dog while they attend school.

Established Reputation

Established Reputation

As Nextdoor’s Neighborhood Fave for three years running, Merry Puppins is proud to hold a reputation of providing the best pet sitting and dog walking services in the Burgh’! We run our training programs with the same standards of excellence and are always striving to be “practically perfect in every way!”

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Alliance of Modern Pet Professionals

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Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer

Fear Free Certified

Fear Free Certified Professional

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Women Owned Business

Woman Owned Business

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Everyone Welcome, Inclusive Employer

Insured and Bonded

Insured and Bonded

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