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Welcome to Sweet Potato Dog Training

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Whether it’s for basic manners or more complex behavioral issues, I am focused on not only training your pet, but teaching owners how to effectively communicate with them, problem solve, and build a stronger relationship with your dog. I use the most up-to-date, science-based training to help you reach your goals.  Browse my site to learn more about how I can help.


Servicing- Austin, TX and surrounding areas

*travel fees may apply for further distances*

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Wedding Pet Attendant

Want your best friends in your wedding? Have a certified trainer to help your day be stress-free!

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About The Owner/Trainer

Whitney Spence, CPDT-KA

Whitney has always had a love for animals. When she just started high school, her family lost their last family dog and decided to adopt a dog. This is when they adopted a Jack Russell/Black Lab mix named, Hollywood. Very quickly they realized they needed help as she was very people and dog reactive. They found a trainer and it opened Whitney's eyes to the world of dog training. She began to research how dog's minds work and how to help dogs problem solve which led her to find positive reinforcement training. She now has a strong passion for working with reactivity and misunderstood dogs. Nothing makes her happier than being able to help owners understand and build a connection with their dogs. Our dogs are always talking to us and it is up to us to acknowledge and understand.She doesn't just train the dogs, but she trains the humans too! 

Whitney began training professionally in 2015. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She continues going to conferences and attending virtual lectures to continue growing in the ever evolving science-based training. Whitney has a Border Collie mix, Kimchi, and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Soju.

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Course Catalogue

Click on any of the courses below to learn more and book your training session.

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Puppy Training

For Dogs 5 months and younger

 Basics & Manners Training

For Dogs 6 months and older

Behavior Modification

(Reactivity, Aggression, Resource Guarding, & Separation Anxiety)

Day Training

When you are away/busy and want your dog to keep learning

Canine Good Citizen Test

For dogs ready to take their CGC test

Overnight Petsit/Board and Train

I will stay in your home overnight while you are away. Training is an option you can add on as well! *Spots Fill Quickly*

Wedding Pet Attendant

I can help with your dogs attending your wedding. Chauffeuring, ceremony/photo assistance, potty and water breaks, and aisle escorting!

My goal is to provide my clients with the tools, knowledge, and guidance necessary to help with their current dogs and to provide them with the skills to train future dogs!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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Get In Touch

Please complete the form below to schedule your session and feel free to ask any questions our FAQ page could not answer.


It’s never too late to change our pet’s behavior and improve our relationship with them.

Let's work together to ensure your dog has the best options available for them!

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