Doug has been training dogs for over 40 years. During that time he has had extensive experience in training film animals such as dogs, cats, birds, rats, horses, donkeys, reindeer, skunks, raccoons, foxes etc. This has taught him that there are many techniques to achieving ones goal and this has equipped him with the knowledge to solve various obedience challenges. 

At Top Dog we specialize in correcting obedience problems. Whether that be aggressive behavior and biting, inappropriate barking, digging, chewing, messing in the house or not coming when called. We have the knowledge and experience to remedy these problems. Veterinarians, groomers, and other trainers often refer these problem dogs to Doug. 


We specialize in:

  • Rehabilitation of problem behavior 
  • Protection training
  • Private Lessons
  • Boarding training 
  • Obedience
  • Skype training 
  • Movie training 



Hawkeye Before

Hawkeye After

Doug Leaf was referred to me by a friend who had a large breed dog who was acting up – she was very pleased with Doug’s results. I have a young border collie/shepherd cross who was high energy, willful and not interested in listening to commands. He would run after horses and people and refuse to come when called. Doug worked with both Hawkeye and me to teach us to work together.

Doug is very knowledgeable about dog psychology and his training style is patient and firm but kind. I found the training sessions extremely helpful and entertaining. I can now take Hawkeye on off leash walks and to the dog park and he will turn and run back to me on command. His recall is now excellent. He sits quietly at my side, off leash, while horses and people pass on the trails. I recommend Doug without qualification.
— Celeste C
My 10 month old Sayco was a monster at his vet check. He was unmanageable and attempted to bite everyone. I was referred to Doug and now he is a different dog.
— Kim G