Obedience, Behavior Modification, Service Dog
Training, Therapy Dog Training and Certification
Our dog training experience dates back to 1984, working with protection, security, and K9 partners of Man-Dog Patrol Teams.
Over the years we've broadened our scope of training, and sculpted our training principles into the most effective and efficient techniques
suitable for training dogs
of all walks of life. For example, we
added Therapy Dog Training and
Certification to our
repertoire. And, on
our own personal time we work as therapy dog teams visiting
hospitals, schools and libraries.
Training working dogs is not our only
focus. If you're an owner who wants a solid family companion, we'll
teach you how to shape your dog into a well-rounded
and well-mannered social companion that is receptive to
learning from you. And,
since all dogs and owners are different,
our experience in a wide range
of applications enables us to choose the techniques
and methods that are appropriate for
the goals you have for you and your best friend.
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Is this what a dog walk is like for you, even after
having taken an obedience class?
Do you find training your dog to be frustrating because your dog never seems to listen?
Wouldn't this be much more fun?
The video below shows one example of what life can be like with your best friend. The video features the incorporation of training drills and exercises into play time. Not only does this
make training fun for you and your pal, this type of exercise helps you develop a strong bond with your buddy, as well as helps shape his or her behavior. This results in a dog that performs
commands out of habit, and because it wants to, instead of obeying because he or she has to.
Remember that this video is not a formal training session; it is play time with some drills casually thrown into the mix. But, note how well the dog in the video pays attention,
even in the face of high distraction.
Click here if you'd like to see a formal
We teach you the building blocks that set the stage for successful dog training and becoming your dog’s best friend!
Don't Blame the Dog
As a dog owner, you have undoubtedly experienced frustration
with your best buddy, from time to time. Maybe your pal got into
something he or she shouldn’t have, or simply did not come when
you called him or her when you were in a hurry to get to an
appointment. And, even though you know it’s not always your
dog’s fault, blame is easy to cast when your emotions run high.
As a dog
lover, you know in your heart that
casting blame really gets you
nowhere. While you obviously
don't mean to do it, it just
comes out when your frustration
level is high. But, what you
may not be aware of is the picture of yourself that
you paint in your dog's
eyes when doing this, which isn't particularly flattering.
about it. Would you want to learn
from, or follow a leader who looks
and acts like this? Can you really
blame your dog for for not
respecting you, not to mention the
negative affect you're likely
imparting upon the bond between you?
It is for reasons like these that
instead of training only your dog, Dog Training for Owners emphasizes training
you. As your dog’s best
friend, you are the best person to teach your pal because, believe it or not, your pal
actually wants to please you, as well as looks to you for guidance.
Working closely with your canine companion also strengthens
the bond between the two of you, which makes communicating with your
pal much easier. And, before you know it, casting blame will become a thing of the past!
Real Training, Real Results
Dog Training for Owners is not like your
run-of-the-mill trainers who receive certificates from a
dog trainer’s course and then attempt to “train” your
dog using cookie-cut techniques. Drawing from three
decades of experience ranging from basic obedience to protection
we know firsthand that every dog is
different. Not only do dogs vary in breed, size and
temperament, each dog is also a unique individual with
personality, energy level, likes and dislikes, and so
Similarly, as a dog owner, you are also
different than other dog owners, and it is likely that
your expectations of your relationship with your canine
are different than even your next door neighbor’s
expectations of his or her dog. Thus, the key to success
in any dog training program begins with training the
owner or handler of the dog.
We specialize in helping you shape
your buddy into the best friend you've always wanted.
We’ll also teach you to communicate effectively, and bond, with your
dog. After all, it is these skills, coupled with you becoming your dog’s
best friend, that form the foundation for sound
While we’re prepared
to work with you for as long as it takes you to
achieve your goal of a true best friend, in just
a few sessions you can quickly learn the
principles that set the stage for success in
training. And, that success will make training
what it should be - fun for you and your
Select our one-on-one
program or enroll in a
Dog Training Class, and we'll show you how to
use your bond with your favorite companion to
incorporate appropriate, effective and proven
techniques into your training. If you prefer, you
can also elect our comprehensive and condensed
Board-and-Train Boot Camp. Either way, among
many other things, your dog will never pull you down
the street again!
Acquisition Consultation is designed to help
assess what type of dog is best for you, given your
experience, home environment and lifestyle. We'll not only consider your current situation, but
also what the future might hold for you and
your prospective new pal. While there is no such
thing as the perfect dog, due to greatly varied
personalities, temperaments and dispositions, even
within breeds, our 30+ years of experience working
with dogs of all types will help you make the
smartest decision you can in selecting the dog
that's most appropriate for you.
If you’re tired of this…
…and would rather be doing this…
…or better yet, this…
Contact us today!
321 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
2201 Francisco Dr.
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Feel free to ask to see a demo and we'll show you an example of a dog who has learned to Heel, Sit, Stay, Come, etc. off-leash, in the face of distraction anywhere in the real world (not just some training area), including at a dog park with other dogs running around like maniacs!
Quick appointments available for Sacramento and surrounding areas
including Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Granite Bay, Roseville, Loomis, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Placerville, Lake Tahoe and more. We are
available for travel to other areas
of California and Nevada on a case by case basis.
Contact us for details.