Update: Based on the designs I've seen so far, I would prefer that a dog graphic is used in a more subtle or less pronounced way, or just not used at all. I had originally asked for a more modern design but I've changed it... I want 'clean' but still somewhat 'warm'. Cartoonish is ok, but (Sorry, I am not a designer and probably am not expressing myself well). I've attached a few dog related logos that I quite like. Again, don't feel the need to include anything 'dog' related as a graphic though. I really like the idea of making the text and graphic work together somehow, or that there is a nice shape to the graphic and text together.. like the Chicago Dog Nose one, (which I like a lot) fits into a nice compact rectangular shape.
I know more what I don't want than what I do want. I do not want anything super ridiculously cutesy, or any paw prints. I also don't want anything super sleek or 'tough' looking. I encourage you to think a bit outside the box, maybe apply ideas from other non-pet related companies that you are a particular fan of. Clean, good looking, and memorable is more important to me than saying 'hey we are a dog company'.
My methods are based on really looking at things through the dogs' eyes and putting them in the position to overcome their fears without pressuring them. I am also really big on communicating with them in ways that they naturally find easy to understand, rather than trying to force them to understand English.
My website is here: http://www.stevedebono.com
The logo will replace the current "DeBono Dog Training" text on the top left. I just made that logo in 5 mins and it should not be used as a reference. It's also important that I am able to use it on letterheads etc.