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Behavior for Life

I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant with a very simple philosophy. I believe that training should be fun, effective, and kind. 

At Sit, Stay, Thrive, our goal is that everyone involved in the training process experience the benefits of good behavior for life -- both pups and people! 

We know our philosophy is working. We’ve trained thousands of pups for thousands of very happy families.  

“Angela’s love and concern for her clients' dogs is immediately obvious. Her foundation for training is based on her love of the animal followed by her vast knowledge of canine behavior.”

Ed & GiGi

Our training is backed with a lifetime support guarantee. No matter the issue or time of day, we’re here for you. 

Let’s get started today!


My name is Angela DePalma. I’m the founder and lead trainer at Sit, Stay, Thrive and dog mom to Julius and Solo, two very well behaved rescue pups and a foster named Rex who assist me in training videos. We live in the western suburbs of Chicago where it’s been said that I’ve trained “most of the dogs in Park Ridge”.

I believe in developing a mutual understanding between you and your dog, and I’m here to help make that happen. Your pup’s health and well-being is something I take as seriously as humanly possible! Our integrative approach reflects my belief that training, nurturing, and providing enrichment are all part of a healthy existence. That’s why our tagline is Behavior for Life

My credentials include: CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, AKC CGC Evaluator, Professional Level Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and certification in Dog Emotion and Cognition from Duke University (yes, there IS such a thing)!

I’m recommended by veterinarians, rescues, and best of all, my clients. Get the most out of your relationship with your pup by calling me today.

“It can be an overwhelming experience when you bring home the perfect dog that is just a bit untrained. But knowing Angela was always available for advice and reassurance helped me be the best dog mom possible.”

Sarah & Walter


Whew, things are already turning around...for the good! Unbelievable! I look forward to meeting with you again. You found your are amazing and it was a pleasure meeting you!





Personalized and Professional

Remote consulting is often times the most effective method of training. I work closely with each one of my clients to achieve their goals. Online sessions are live via Zoom and are customized to your specific needs. Our packages are comprehensive and will give you and your pup the skills to succeed in life. Available to anyone in the US. Book now to reserve your spot. Still have questions? Contact us.


Accommodating Your Lifestyle

In-home training is a premium service we offer to select clients. Sit, stay, we’ll come to you! These sessions are one hour and will address any and all behavioral issues you may be having. Nipping, jumping, potty training issues? We’ve got it covered! Chicagoland area only.


Home Away from Home

This elite service is available for pre-approved clients that may need a place for their pup to rest their head while they’re on vacation. This exclusive package includes boarding in our home with access to our doggie treadmill, enrichment activities, and a training plan customized to your pup. Nothing beats your pup living with a dog trainer! Chicagoland area only. Contact us for more details.


Distinction of Honor

As an AKC Evaluator I can’t recommend these programs enough. They are the basis of all my training and put you a step above the rest. Highly recommended for future therapy dogs and dogs that just love to have fun. With so many programs to choose from, let us know your interests and we can help you decide. We also offer virtual evaluations for some programs. Contact us today to get started.

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

- Orhan Pamuk



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