You Don't Know Sit

While Others Go By The Book. We Go By The Dog.

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Service & Therapy Dog Training

Training Services for Therepy and Service Dogs.


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You Don’t Know Sit offers 4, 8, and 12 session courses.


You Don’t Know Sit

Your dog is unique from from the tip of their nose to the last hair on their tail. Your dog's personality and learning style are unique as well. We customize training according to your dog and according to that uniqueness. We do not just stop at your dog. What good is the training if it is not reinforced? We work with everyone in the family that has direct daily contact with the dog to ensure commands are being issued and followed appropriately. We offer training that is fast, efficient, and yields log lasting results.


A well-trained dog is a companion that can offer a lifetime of fun, love, and adventure.

My name is Eliot Kaufman. I have a true passion for working with dogs and people. I am the owner and operator of You Don’t Know Sit Dog Training located in Durham, NC. Dog training is about deepening your relationship with your dog. All good relationships are based on trust, mutual respect, and love. Our relationship with our dogs should be no different. The purpose of dog training is to open the lines of communication between two different species to solidify the bond between you and your dog. Dogs do not speak English; therefore, dog training is a process of pairing an action with a word.

Assessing, enriching and building upon this relationship is the cornerstone of You Don’t Know Sit Dog Training The difference between a weak dog–parent relationship and a strong and respectful one is the difference between having a dog that looks at you and asks “Why?” when you request a behavior and one who responds quickly and happily.

It is important to treat the entire dog, not just the problem that the dog may be presenting. While basic manners training and behavior modification are a big part of the practice, every consultation includes a discussion of the dog’s overall quality of life, nutrition, exercise, and enrichment.

You Don’t Know Sit takes pride in not only training your dog, but also in giving you—the dog’s real trainer—the knowledge and tools to modify problems outside of training sessions. Through clear and easy methods,You Don’t Know Sit educates dog parents on how dogs learn, and on how parents can use this knowledge to elicit the behaviors they want.

Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSD)

A Psychiatric Service animal is a dog that is individually trained for people with an emotional or psychiatric disability so severe that it substantially limits his/her ability to perform at least one major life task.

Emotional Support Animals

An emotional support animal (ESA) is an animal that has been prescribed for a person by his/her licensed therapist (a licensed mental health professional) in a properly formatted letter.

Animal Assisted Therapy

The second type of therapy animal is called an “Animal Assisted Therapy” animal. These animals assist physical and occupational therapists in meeting goals important to a person’s recovery.

Therapeutic Visitation

The first (and most common) are “Therapeutic Visitation” animals. These dogs are household pets whose owners take time to visit hospitals, nursing homes, detention facilities, and rehabilitation facilities.

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The saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is just not true. Puppy or adult, your dog is always capable of learning new commands. I work with you step by step so that you can gain control and confidence when working with your dog. Every member of the household can benefit from working with the dog. Children and dogs make a great team because dogs respond to the high voices and enthusiasm. I like to work with anyone who has constant interaction with the dog to make sure everyone is on the same page and the dog is getting the same consistent commands and feedback.

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