Penelope Locke

UK - 07846 756555 US - 415-798-0223
UK - Dartmoor, Princetown US - Sebastopol. CA

About Penny Locke


Petaluma dog trainer

My name is Penny Locke and I am excited to teach you about the amazing language of canines. Learning this language is necessary to live in harmony with our companions and help them reach their potential. Fortunately for us, canine language is universal; Every dog speaks the same language.

Dog trainer in Petaluma, Penny LockeMy own journey started in 1995 when I adopted my first dog from Golden Gate Labrador Rescue.

Jordan was a sweet, gentle 2-year-old yellow Labrador. He became my constant companion. But while he excelled in obedience classes, he barked fiercely when people came to our front door. Nothing we did deterred him. In an effort to help, my father sent me a copy of “The Dog Listener” by UK-based canine behavior specialist, Jan Fennell.

Reading Jan’s book opened my eyes to understanding Jordan’s key needs. Since I was failing to provide guidance for him, his only choice was to take care of things himself. By using Jan's techniques consistently, Jordan's behavior began to change. In time he no longer sounded the alarm when visitors came to call.

This was a turning point for me. I decided to learn everything I could about the language of dogs.

I studied intensively with Jan for five years before launching my own teaching business, All About Canines. My approach incorporates aspects of what I learned from Jan along with other complimentary approaches that can make the relationship between dog and owner more peaceful. I recently attended a seminar in the UK led by internationally renowned dog trainer, Turid Rugaas. I returned inspired and excited to help my clients and their dogs lead happier lives. Let me help you!