Perfect Paws

We teach you to teach your dog!

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About Perfect Paws

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David and Jean
“I strongly endorse David Roos as a superb dog trainer and behavior counselor.  His combination of skills – strong scientific base, engaging class teaching, one-on-one consulting abilities, professionalism and business ethics – is rarely paralleled in our field.”

Jean Donaldson
Bestselling Author of The Culture Clash, Oh Behave!, Fight!, Mine! and the DVD Perfect Paws in 5 Days

David Roos, CTC, STAC, CPDT-KA is the owner of Perfect Paws Company, LLC, based in San Francisco, California, which has been serving the Bay Area’s dog owners since 1985.  Perfect Paws promotes positive reinforcement techniques to create a humane and fun environment for dogs and their owners – “we teach you to teach your dog.”  David’s accreditation consists of:

Certification as a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) #3020290
The Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT) serves to establish and maintain a recognized level of competence in dog training by certifying professional trainers through criteria based on continuing education, experience and standardized testing.

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Graduate of Special Topics in Advanced Counseling Program (STAC)


  • Dog – Dog Aggression Certified
  • Stranger Aggression & Social Fear Certified with Honors

STAC developed by the SF/SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers establishes diagnosis, prognosis, management and modification program design and execution for on and off-leash aggression and dogs that are fearful of or aggressive to unfamiliar people.

Graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers with a Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC)
The SF/SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers is considered the “Harvard for Dog Trainers” providing comprehensive and leading edge education to dog trainers, behavior counselors and other companion dog professionals.  Founded in 1999 and under the direction of Jean Donaldson.

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Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) member #63481 in good standing since 2000.
Promoting caring relationships between dogs and people by educating trainers in canine behavior and emphasizing professionalism and reward-based training.

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Perfect Paws was voted “Best Dog Training and Doggy Daycare by San Francisco Magazine.

Perfect Paws in 5 daysDavid was featured in the New York Times about In-Home Dog Training, he is the Executive Producer for the DVD Perfect Paws in 5 Days featuring Jean Donaldson’s Modern Dog Training Methods and has appeared on ABC-7 News, NBC-4 News and CBS Evening Magazine. He is also the proud owner of two Australian Shepherds, Madison and Hero.