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in your life

You and your pup deserve

the best life possible

Serve New Hope, Newtown, Doylestown and surrounding areas

Hey there, dedicated dog parent!
I see you.​

I see you spending hours online, trying to find the best training for your dog.
But you feel lost sometimes with too much information on dog training.
And so much of them conflict with each other.

"You should teach your dog some obedience"
"Your dog needs a job. Keep them busy"
"You should not allow your dog on your furniture"
"Be a pack leader and so they know you call the shots, not them"...

But nothing really seems to resonate with you or how you want to live with your dog.
And yet, you know you need to do something with your dog.

But, the truth is you don't have to control your dog or everything around your dog forever.
There is a better way to give your dog more freedom yet to have a harmonious life together. The life you imagined you would have with a family pet.

I specialize in helping people create a
PEACEFUL LIFESTYLE through more natural and deeper changes in the dog. And we can do that by influencing their emotions and thoughts to get better behaviors because "behaviors are the outcome of thoughts and emotions" (a quote from my mentor and colleague Mark McCabe, Training Between the Ears). By addressing their thoughts and emotions, we transform our dog from the INSIDE OUT!

Whether you are looking for a trainer for your brand new puppy,
or you're trying to find solutions to your dog's challenging behavioral issues,
you'll find all the resources you need in ONE place!

Even if you think you've tried everything, don't give up just yet!
There is hope. ​The help is right here.

Take one more step and schedule a quick chat and learn about your new possibilities!

Owner / Trainer at Placid Paws



Hi! my name is Sunghee [seong-hee] and just like a lot of you, I'm a wife, and a mom of a crazy dog and a demanding cat. But I just happened to be a dog trainer too!

I hold strong values on compassion. Compassion for animals, the earth, and humans. That's why I focus on HEALING THE DOG rather than training the dog for what WE want. After all, we humans have the enormous power to make changes on this planet. And I want to be the positive change I want to see in the world for the better of people and all the living beings that let us coexist.

So, if you are like me, please reach out to me. I want to make that powerful change together for everyone we love.

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 Training Services


All the training tutorials and additional materials in one place

1:1 Coaching

More in-depth and customized coaching sessions with Sunghee

Day Camp

Additional private tutoring for your dog while you're at work

what people say

"What's the process?"

Placid Paws offers various options ranging from an affordable program to comprehensive 'all-you-need' program to help as many people as possible.

However, we believe that the best results of our training start with a meaningful conversation at a deeper level. Because, the training we do is not just about "fixing" the problems for humans, it is also about making profound changes in the dog so they don't have to behave the way that gets them in "trouble". In other words, we care about connecting with YOU and build the trust on both sides.

Let's start with a chat. Tell us a little more about your dog and your training goals in the application form below. No matter what you decide at the end of the call, you'll walk away with a plenty of helpful information for you and your dog!
TBTE courses

core training principles

Placid Paws training is based on the principles and techniques of Training Between the Ears (TBTE) system. TBTE training system and principles were developed by Mark McCabe and Stephanie McCabe, mentors and colleagues. TBTE uses primarily reward and relaxation strategies to change the emotional state of dogs and help them moderate their own emotions

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