Help for your dog and you!

Gia and Lea Savocchi are certified dog behavior and training specialists and offer dog obedience training and behavior modification services to families across Long Island, New York and the world via virtual consultations. While the Thinking Canine team is known for working with dogs with behavioral issues such as aggression and anxiety, they also work with puppies and dogs who just need a little obedience training too!

Is Your Dog Like Family?
My Dogs Are!

If you are anything like me, you love your dog. You want what is best for them. Choosing a good trainer isn’t easy, with so many options.

I use humane and modern training methods only. My clients are dog lovers just like me, who want to build a trusting relationship with their dogs. It is my belief that pain and fear have NO place in dog training. You can trust that I will always have the best interest of you and your dog at heart. My training methods are effective and fun, and help to foster a strong bond between you and your dog. You will feel comfortable and know you are helping your dog when you work together with me.  -Gia

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Make a Change Today!

Dog’s have a mind of their own, and what’s on their mind might not be what’s on yours. Owning a dog is not always easy, but it can be with a little help. We can help you! With extensive experience working with a variety of dogs from puppies to severe behavioral cases, we are passionate about helping our clients and like people just as much as we like dogs.

Obedience & Manners

Whether you have an old dog with bad habits or a new dog who needs an education, every dog needs manners! We cover the basics, and beyond.

Learn About Manners


Aggression is the most stressful issue an owner can face. Let’s work together to change your dog’s behavior for the better and make them a safer companion.

Learn About Rehabilitating Aggression

Puppy Training

Start off on the right foot. Set your new puppy up for success to have that perfect adult dog. We cover house-training, socialization, and manners plus.

Get Started

Behavior  Struggles

Complicated behavioral issues such as anxiety and fear can be helped using modern behavioral modification techniques.

Get Your Dog Help

Our Way

We use effective, clear, humane, proven methods. Your dog will WANT to work for you because they love you, not because they fear you. It works!

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Cat Behavior

Cats are family too! We work with cats on behavior issues, and training. Using positive reinforcement training, let’s work together to help your kitty.

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What people have said about us

Still not sure if Thinking Canine is for you? See what some of our previous clients have to say about their experiences.

Monika P.

You can see Gia's training experience and understanding of how to approach a situation - it is not one of those "one size fits all" training camps. Our virtual consultation was abundant of helpful tips and advises.
Highly recommend Gia if you are looking to resolve any puppy training challenges

Keara D.

[Gia] has a great communication style with pets and owners and her recommendations for our dog worked like a charm.  Within a week, after incorporating some of Gia’s suggestions into our daily routines at home (which were effortless and took little to no time), our dog’s behavior had been powerfully impacted

Tori Z.

We met three times and in those three times my dog's reactivity went down immensely. We went from not being able to walk him around other dogs, to being able to walk through a busy farmers market without him reacting. Her fear-free method has calmed down my anxious dog so much, without use of prong or e-collars.