Training for the dogs and cats of Philadelphia

Praiseworthy Pets offers in-home, private training programs tailored to your lifestyle and your pet's needs.


Why train with Praiseworthy Pets?

Paw Print by Laurène Smith from the Noun Project

Simple training exercises that fit smoothly into your daily routine, taught using positive reinforcement and force-free training methods.

laughing by Sewon Park from the Noun Project

Naomi will create a custom training plan for your dog or cat specifically designed to get you the best results.


Naomi will check in with you both during and after your training program, and is always supportive of a Praiseworthy Pet.

About Naomi

Owner and Head Trainer of Praiseworthy Pets

Naomi Rotenberg, MA, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA

Naomi Rotenberg, MA, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA

Naomi is a terrific dog trainer! Luigi is a super-cute one-year old Portuguese water dog with a great personality who....bites (when I sit or he wants something). Naomi devised a series of exercises/games we've used to combat Luigi's low frustration tolerance and low impulse control. And we've had definite improvement! Naomi very patiently adjusted her strategies to fit both our dog-owner style and Luigi's responses. She is very knowledgeable, thoughtful and engaging with humans as well as dogs - I can't recommend Naomi enough!

- Karen, Jon, and LUIGI

Training Programs

Click below to learn about the services available for your pet!

What's the experience like?

Check out this series in the East Falls Local - it's all about what it's like to train with Praiseworthy Pets!

Check out this series in the East Falls Local - it's all about what it's like to train with Praiseworthy Pets!

From my very first phone call to Naomi, I knew I had found the trainer for us! She was kind and encouraging to me from the start. She worked with Ivy, our chihuahua puppy, a few times a week and was a master at teaching her and ultimately transferring the lessons/skills to me at the end of the week. More importantly, she taught us how to communicate with Ivy and how to “read” what she was trying to tell us. Naomi became part of our family and to this day if I use her name Ivy gets excited!

- Lisa and Ivy

Take a peek at what current Praiseworthy Pets are working on!

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