The best dog training in San Diego
The following three dog training centers in San Diego have consistently received the highest recommendations from their customers:
Woof! Dog Training San Diego
The Woof! Dog Training School San Diego is perfect for anyone who wants their dog to be well-behaved, obedient, and complying with rules taught through an enjoyable and rewarding teaching experience. The philosophy of the school is to use positive reinforcement to help dogs and humans learn to communicate with one another.
Trainer Erin Vejar is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has passed the Knowledge Assessment from the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers. She is a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and an approved evaluator for AKC’s Good Citizen and Star Puppy programs, and APDT’s C.L.A.S.S. program.
You can choose to take in-home training sessions, if your dog’s focus and comfort is an issue, or have classes at a local park, on daily walks, or anywhere else. Training options are available in packages that cover beginner, intermediate, or advanced obedience training, behavior modification and problem solving. All these can be customized to meet your dog’s needs. If you would rather take group classes, the center offers Manners Classes at Levels 1 and 2 for dogs over six months and Puppy Manners & Socialization classes for puppies under six months.
Total K9 Training
Trainers at Total K9 Training believe that dogs, as pack animals, need a leader to follow in life, without being scared or punished into compliance. The human leader needs to find a way to communicate his or her needs into canine language. Often this is achieved through dominance and bribes; however, with proper training, there is another way.
At the school, you will learn how to become a good leader of the pack by building a relationship based on trust and understanding rather than intimidation or a reliance on treats. The approach trains the owner as much as the dog and goes far further than simply ignoring bad behavior while rewarding good.
Classes are taken through private in-home puppy and adult dog sessions or in group classes, which cover puppy socialization, beginner/intermediate/advanced obedience training, or can prepare you for an AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Also available are Tricks & Games classes and one-hour specialized Mommy Preparedness Classes for expecting mothers.
Karma Dog Training San Diego
Karma Dog Training San Diego is endorsed by a number of San Diego-based dog trainers, behaviorists, veterinarians, rescue organizations, and animal control officers, including Dr. Ian Dumbar, founder of the Association of Pet Trainers. The founder of the school, Jeffrey Brian Liebowitz, personally developed many of the courses. His techniques are considered by past and current customers to be some of the most gentle, effective and enlightened methods available.
The school consists of a large number of highly experienced and qualified staff located throughout the San Diego area who provide obedience classes, puppy training and socialization, behavior modification, and in-home private training sessions. Sessions are also available to help with training for your dog to become a therapy or service dog.
A Board and Training program is also offered to train your dog for you while living at a trainer’s home. In between training, your dog will receive the opportunity to exercise, play, and socialize with other dogs. The program is followed by one to three private in-home sessions and unlimited group classes for six months at a discount price.