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Why Choose Sit Means Sit

The Best Dog Training in New Hampshire

Sit Means Sit—New Hampshire provides professional dog training in Manchester, Nashua, Salem, Derry, and the surrounding Merrimack Valley, New Hampshire areas.

We specialize in enhancing the bond between you and your dog, placing a strong emphasis on teaching the highest level of obedience, even amidst the most challenging distractions.

Many individuals struggle to ensure their dog listens when it truly matters. At Sit Means Sit – New Hampshire, our trainers are dedicated to coaching you in the most efficient training methods. We offer an initial consultation at no cost! Contact us today for a free training evaluation.

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Any Age. Any Breed. Any Problem.

We train all dogs, regardless of age, breed, or behavioral issue. Whether you're looking to start your puppy on a path to lifelong success or want to teach your older dog some new tricks, we've got you covered.

Obedience & Behavior Management

We provide individualized one-on-one dog training programs tailored to meet your unique goals and specific needs.

Group Training

Our follow-up group training continues after our one-on-one training programs to ensure you and your dog continue to achieve your training goals.

Training & Services

Day Train Program

Day Train

Our Day Train program is the perfect solution for busy families. Simply drop off your dog in the morning at our facility for a full day of fun and training! During these one-on-one sessions, our trainers will expose your pup to various dogs, people, places, and experiences to build their socialization skills. At the conclusion…

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

This program is the perfect option for families who seek active involvement in their dog’s training journey. You and your canine companion will receive personalized, one-on-one attention from our experienced trainers. Each private lesson is tailored to address your dog’s specific needs, providing a clear path to success and setting expectations for the week ahead….

Puppy Jump Start

Puppy Jump Start

** Need help with Potty Training? Email our office for a free PDF and to ask any questions about your puppy. ** Offered as an add-on to our advanced training programs is the Puppy Jump Start! We’ll guide you to understand the importance of management systems and to get your dog potty trained. Additionally,…

Behavior Modification Training

In addition to our training programs, we can train your dog or pup to overcome specific behaviors and emotions for a happier, healthier dog.


An aggressive dog can cause difficulties when trying to incorporate them into your daily life, and can create stress and strain for everyone in your household. Often these behaviors stem from factors like inadequate socialization, fear, stress, or negative past experiences. Working collaboratively, you and your trainer can address and resolve some of these behavioral…

High Anxiety/Fear

Whether it’s a fear of strangers, other dogs, or separation from their owner, it can be incredibly challenging to train an anxious dog. Our trainers will work closely with you and your pup to gradually increase their comfort zone through positive experiences, building your dog’s confidence in a safe and productive way. Signs of Anxiety…


Does your dog bolt the second they see a squirrel, person, or another dog across the street? These distractions are unavoidable in the real world, which is why our trainers focus and specialize in high-distraction training. With consistency, we can help direct your dog’s focus to you in any situation when distractions arise….


If you aspire to enjoy the freedom of having your dog off-leash while exploring your favorite trails or during camping adventures, off-leash training could be a perfect fit for you and your furry companion. Off-leash training is distinct from obedience, although skills such as recall are the foundation of off-leash training. Our trainers will begin…


A reactive dog overreacts to normal situations that other dogs would take in stride. They become overstimulated easily and may bark, lunge, and growl at something as simple as another dog or person walking on the other side of the street. Attention to training is extremely important, as reactivity can turn into aggression. The cause…


Socialization with dogs, humans, and other animals is a great way to ensure a well-mannered and confident dog. The best time to socialize is between 10-16 weeks of age, but not all dogs get to experience socialization as a puppy. A lot of rescue dogs enter their new homes without proper socialization, which can put…

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Trainers & Staff

Our certified Sit Means Sit Dog Training staff has extensive experience in resolving dog obedience issues such as:

  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Leash Pulling
  • Counter surfing
  • People aggression
  • Dog aggression
  • New Puppy Problems
  • Housebreaking
  • Basic Commands
  • High Energy
  • Anxiety
  • And More!

Learn more about our team or jump start your training by scheduling a free evaluation today!

Phil Mahoney


Phil began his career at Sit Means Sit in 2014 in Colorado Springs and has never looked back. He started as a rookie trainer and over the last 6 years has led and mentored many other Sit Means Sit Trainers to improve the quality of life for their clients. Phil has been involved with nearly…

Brittany Mahoney

Brittany Mahoney TRAINER / OWNER

Brittany is so excited to join Phil as a professional dog trainer serving New Hampshire communities. Brittany started out as a kennel tech at Sit Means Sit Colorado Springs in 2015, but has spent the last several years building and managing a social dog boarding facility serving the Colorado Springs area. Brittany’s love for dogs…

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Phil has such a calming voice for the dogs. He is patient, compassionate and truly helped us identify areas where our dog needed help. I would highly recommend Phil and Sit Means Sit for any puppy or dog that needs help with different behaviors! Had such a positive experience!

- D. Donaher
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We are ecstatic with the progress our pups have made! No more excessive barking, chasing cars and no more dog aggression towards other dogs when we take family walks. So much less stressful for our whole family now that we have the ground rules and tools to lead 🐕🐾

- Christine H.
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