Our Philosophy

At On The Spot Dog Training LLC we understand that a dog’s behavior can often be aggravating and humiliating. We are dedicated to helping owners develop polite and obedient dogs that can be enjoyed and even admired! With our various training programs and methods, we are uniquely able to assist pet guardians so that they can move from annoyed and irritated to proudly proclaiming, “My dog is well behaved!”

What We Offer

We offer Private In-Home Training to encompass all your puppy and adult dog training needs! We love to do what we do best, train your dog for you! From correcting unwanted behaviors to teaching doggie good-manners, we have you covered.  Our service area is: Springfield, Nixa, Ozark and Republic, MO.



In-Home Training
Adult Dog

Let us relieve your stress and do what we do best, train your dog for you!

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In-Home Training

We will help you with information on housetraining, chewing and nipping and then we will introduce your pup to basic manners.  Open to puppies 8 weeks to 5 months old

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Group Classes

Come join the fun in a group class where you will learn to train your dog in basic manners alongside other pet guardians and their dogs.

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Service Dog Training

For people with disabilities, we can help you to train your qualifying dog to become a certified service animal with full public access.

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Nancy Turpin

Our Happy Customer

I highly recommend “On the Spot Dog Training!” I have two young Golden Retrievers, Livvie and Chloe, who were very rowdy and misbehaving. They were sweet, loving dogs but their behavior was stressing me out! So, I called Lisa at On the Spot Dog Training, and had her help us! The dogs learned so much, and Lisa solved some behavioral issues for us, and I didn’t have to do it myself! I just came home from work and the dogs were trained! The training has allowed me to enjoy being with the dogs, and we’ve become a very happy family. I’m glad I made the investment in my dogs. It is so worth it!

Jon & Debbie Pender

Our Happy Customer

We hired and worked with another trainer to help us with our silver labrador. Not getting good results, we were at our wits end and we were sadly thinking about putting our dog up for adoption. (We are seniors and thought she was unmanageable for us). My husband said “ I will only hire another trainer if she walks on water”. We hired Lisa Smith from On The Spot and can attest that she walks on water!! Our beautiful River Rose is now obedient and calm. Lisa came to our home and provided us the knowledge and tools to train our baby girl. She wrote out homework assignments and showed us how to handle our dog and get her to obey our commands. We highly recommend Lisa for training any dog. She is a professional and truly amazing with how she can teach an unruly dog to not jump and pull. We will be using more of her services in the near future.

Carlye Jantz

Our Happy Customer

Lisa I cannot thank you enough for working with Hunter and I. We just went for an enjoyable 2.5 mile run with a LOOSE leash! He’s like a different dog!

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


Practice & Play Group Encounter

(open to current and previous clients)
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Private In-Home Training


Why Choose Us?

Dealing with an unruly dog? Choosing us means eliminating aggravation, humiliation, and fear. Let us take the leash so that you can unwind and take pleasure in your courteous canine!