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Welcome to Honor My Paws, LLC

Guy Santiago

Professional Dog Trainer,

Behaviorist, and Owner

ABCDT and PDT Certified


Our Method

Dogs speak to those who are willing to listen

Do you find yourself frustrated with your dog more than you are having fun? Is your dog making decisions that are driving you crazy? Jumping, barking, lunging, difficult walks, or just 100 miles an hour most of the day? Do you find that you don’t “have the time” to train your dog? Or maybe even considering that this dog may not be the one, and/or maybe even considering giving them up? Then Honor My Paws is the place for you. Here is where you can build a unique relationship that will help your dog make good choices. The human brain learns best when it is enjoying, or having fun, learning. Dogs are no different. We will show you how playing games with your dog can help them make the right decisions at the right time in any environment. Imagine, both you and your dog enjoying each other 24/7. We do this by teaching concepts, such as optimism, calmness, focus, self-control, confidence, just to name a few, to help your dog make good decisions.  Through these concepts they learn to come when called, walk off lead, sit, stay, down, middle, side, and many other skills that will transform your dog to be what you envisioned. Your dog will become a true member of the family or household, and will also become a meaningful member of your community. So, whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, have a new dog, or already own a dog with behavioral problems, or simply in need of help at some level, give me a call. I am here for you and your dog.

My Services
(All prices listed are for one-on-one training. Packages can be combined 
and/or customized)


Online Training

Personalized and Professional

Advanced Group Training Classes

Build onto the Basics

Puppy Training

Get Started Right for Life

One on One Training

Working on a Plan for You and Your Dog

Behavior Consultation

Addressing Your Concerns

Dogs on a Bench

If your dog was the teacher, you would learn things like:

  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them;

  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride;

  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy;

  • Take naps;

  • Stretch before rising;

  • Run, romp, and play daily;

  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do;

  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass;

  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree;

  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body;

  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk;

  • Never pretend to be something you're not; and...

  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

                                                                                                               Veterinarian 2016

Guy not only has a way with dogs, but he has a way with people. I truly felt his care for not only my dog, but for me. He truly believes in his craft, and he does everything to build the relationship between me and my dog. I know my dog in ways I would have never known doing this on my own. I would recommend him to anyone!

Alice D. Cruz

I used to feel like I couldn’t leave my house without taking my morkie with me. She would bark incessantly if left alone. After working with Guy I can now leave her alone for extended periods of time without concern, and he helped her by playing games with her! She has also become more confident in public and is no longer easily frightened. I would highly recommend Guy’s dog training services to anyone!!! You will not be disappointed.

Ayanna E

I had a great experience with Guy. He became like another family member. He helped me understand my GSD in a way that I never would have thought. And he did it by showing me how to play games that changed the way my dog thinks and behaves. Totally recommend him!

Alexander Walters

It had come to me that I was yelling at my uncontrollable dogs regularly. There was no peace in my home. I found myself not wanting to come home to deal with the constant chaos. I called Guy with a skeptical mind that anything would ever change. Guy and I worked with my dogs persistently, with gentleness, and through playing games with them he was able to help me have an understanding of what was going on behaviorally with my dogs. This is what really transformed my frustration at them and allowed me to implement what I had learned from Guy. My dogs now listen to my commands. And now my house is peaceful and I can enjoy them and my home again! I am eternally grateful.

H. Epps

Can't say enough about my experience with Guy. Learned A LOT about my dogs, and I think I learned even more about myself with Guy's help. I was expecting just "dog training," and I ended up getting so much more. Thank you Guy.

Amber Johannson

We have really appreciated Guy’s work with our dog Winnie. Guy is kind, gentle, and loving in dealing with animals, and it is evident as soon as he enters the door. Our dog, Winnie, loves him! We like the fact that Guy has had a lot of experience training dogs. We are also very much in favor of his approach in training, establishing trust with the dog, never, ever harsh or overpowering.
We appreciate the fact that he is easy to get in touch with if you have questions or problems, and always responds patiently and thoughtfully. He also provides a written summary of each training session.
We highly recommend Guy as a trainer for dogs! We’ve seen great results!

Peggy Needham

Guy is amazing with animals. His patience and understanding helps new puppies and parents to bond. Guy takes his time to understand your new furbaby. Couldn’t have asked for a more amazing trainer. Definitely seek him out for all your training needs.

Natasha Frye

The owner/trainer is amazing! My dog exhibits high anxiety and other behavior issues. Guy showed me how to work/redirect/not reinforce the maladaptive behavior and not drive Heist's (my dog) anxiety up. He showed me how to maintain control in the situations. Talking to someone about your animal’s behaviors can be intimidating (it's like talking about someone's child). Guy has a natural ability of putting those insecurities to rest. I will definitely be working with him again! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!

C. Fin

We love working with Guy and so does our dog! He is the best because he is patient with us AND our dog! We have learned so much!

Robin Herridge

Guy is fantastic!!!! My dog suffers from extreme anxiety and I never knew this was something that could really be helped. But with Guy’s training, my dog has shown major improvement. Guy has helped him to grow in confidence, so he isn’t as scary or anxious. Not to mention, Guy is so nice and great with all animals!! He has a wonderful heart to help others! Our family is so grateful for him!!


"I am so glad I was researching a dog trainer and found Guy. Blessed that he is doing wonders with my Golden Retriever puppy Finley and his patience and calmness also reminds me to take a step back and remain calm. He truly takes the time to understand your dog and do the training accordingly. Looking forward to seeing Finley grow and become the BEST dog he can be. The SKY'S THE LIMIT with Guy in your corner."

Marsha Pollock

Thank you very much:) We love you Guy Santiago!

Monica Figueroa

Absolutely wonderful! He helped us understand our pup better and got her to trust us a little bit more. He didn’t stereotype her as an “aggressive breed” like most other people do, but worked with her to help her nervousness and taught her how to regulate her uncertainty. 10/10

Abigail Langenberg

We were recommended to Guy and Honor My Paws by a coworker. We had an issue where two of our dogs started fighting to the point that we thought we were going to have to re-home one of them. We met with two other trainers before Guy. They both wanted to use shock collars and do the board and train thing for at least 4 weeks for thousands of dollars. Along with not giving us much hope.... Our house was like walking on egg shells. Until we talked to Guy on the phone.

He immediately knew what to do and talked to us for 40 minutes before the first meeting about what to do. It felt like the world was lifted off our shoulders. From the moment Guy walked into our house and started working with our two dogs everything changed. We now have two dogs that are back to cuddling and playing together. Along with being able to walk on a leash and not react to things or people. They are still learning and we look forward to every lesson from Guy. I recommend him to everyone no matter the dogs age. You will be impressed right away with how much he can help you.

Bill Labossier

Get in Touch Today

Get in touch today with Honor My Paws to learn more about my dog training services. Serving the greater Raleigh NC area.

Note: Current COVID19 practices will be respected

Guy Santiago
ABCDT and PDT Certified
2658 Amelia Church Road
Clayton, NC 27520


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