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Chula Vista Obedience Trainers

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The Top Dog Trainer
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
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I have a historically stubborn 8-year-old cattle dog rescue. She's a wonderful dog, and I wanted to put her through obedience training in order to bring her to my dog-friendly workplace. After just three sessions with Beth, my beloved dog is happy, social with people, and able to walk past other dogs while listening to my command — which is a huge step for her! Beth used behavioral conditioning and positive reinforcement to train not just my dog, but also me as an owner, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anybody who wants a true "top dog trainer." Thank you Beth — and thanks from Martha! We learned that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, and my dog is happier for it!

Dogpanion, LLC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn C.
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I met Mel when I enrolled my 7-month old labradoodle, Daisy, in her puppy training class. I hadn't had a dog in over 10 years and wanted a well-behaved dog as a companion if I am going to keep her for her lifetime. Mel's method is positive training with treats and repetition. Daisy thrived in the 6-week course and did outstanding during her puppy graduation. I then decided to enroll her into Mel's intermediate dog training class because I still had issues with how Daisy acted in public. It's been 3 weeks into the dog training and I can really see Daisy changing into a better behaved dog. She now knows how to heel when walking, stay for long periods, sit at a corner during her walks, stay until I release her to come to continue with our walk, doesn't go ballistic when she sees another dog & owner walking on the other side of the street and lets go of things she picks up during our walks (like rocks, paper, sticks etc) with the "Leave it" command. Mel really takes the time to explain each new step/lesson during each class. And there are no "Bad Dogs" in training, Always Positive. If I have questions between classes, I just email Mel and she always gets back to me to put me back on track. I definitely will be recommending Mel and her dogpanion dog training to my friends. Thanks, Carolyn & Daisy

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Taylor Made Working Dogs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia S.
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Kris is an Excellent trainer! Experienced, knowledgeable in all areas Competition, Protection, IPO training, & Obedience to name a few, and do not forget an Awesome Breeder!!

Get Pawsitive Dog Training
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Stacie H.
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Although we haven't started working with Sarah yet -- just met. Her enthusiasm, caring personality and lively attitude are a huge plus. We're definitely going to be working together with Sarah and her company, Get Pawsitive Dog Training!

San Diego Dog Training
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey P.
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I’m still in the process of training my dog

K9 Positive Training
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn F.
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Mike worked with dog, Rocco, and I to prepare for the CGC test. He is not only an excellent trainer, who has perfected his skill set and demonstrates passion combined with eternal patience, he is very personable and caring. He was just as invested in Rocco's success as I was. I could not recommend him more highly. We hope to continue training with Mike and go on to take therapy dog and maybe service dog tests in the future.

Everyday Canine
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cindy R.
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Great trainer! We needed help with our terrier puppy (first time dog owners) who was running the house and we were at a loss. Nick gave us a framework for raising a puppy and got us started on housetraining and obedience work. After our first session, we felt so relieved that there was hope!

Dog Vibes Only
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Abby B.
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I am a single senior lady adopting a puppy for the first time ever in my life. I was overwhelmed. Bee took everything in hand and relieved my stress. I was lost and she was there for me. Very grateful!

North County Dog Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie J.
Verified review

Shelley (North County Dog Training) was wonderful and very professional. I had a good conection with her regarding Horton(my dog). I am giving her the five stars. Thank You !!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nick L.
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The dog training for when all other training fails. Long story short Ed has the experince and proper guidance to turn even the most unruly dog into a great pet and companion.

Inception K9 Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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I was very pleased with Brandon's service. My 14 year-old dog has had issues with being aggressive toward other dogs her whole life (since I rescued her at a year old). After a few sessions at my local dog park and at my condo complex, she has made a complete turnaround! Brandon showed me it's ever too late to correct a negative behavior. I wish I had known about him sooner! Now he is helping me with basic obedience for my 6 month- old puppy, and I couldn't be happier.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Missy C.
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We brought our very wild border collie puppy, Max, to Pawsitive Principles for puppy training thinking this would be quite the sports challenge for Bree. We were amazed at how quickly she was able to gain Max's trust and attention. At the second class, Bree was able to teach Max to lie down, using no words or treats, only her eyes, in about 15 seconds. I was shocked (and lost a bet) to say the least. Classes were run with logical progression. Training was tailored to each dog in the class based on their current abilities. Both dogs and owners had a lot of fun. Bree has the rare ability to understand dogs so she can help owners train their pets in a kind, positive manner which makes it enjoyable for all! I would highly recommend any training at Pawsitive Principles.

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I do all kinds of training what I do best is service type training. Bring you things closing doors I also do tharipy mental and physical ... ... But ill get your dog to do pretty much anything you want ... . Just call. Eight five eight twofoursevenninetwothreethree. JERRY THANK You

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We are a San Diego-based dog training company. To ensure that you and your dog accomplish your training goals is our mission. We have the expertise to help, whether your goals are related to basic manners, obedience, dog sports, or severe behavioral issues. Happy Dog Happy Owner believes that our success is measured by your success, and our mission is not complete until you and your dog have accomplished your objectives. Happy Dog Happy Owner offers a variety of group classes and private training options; from agility to obedience, to water sports and everything in between. Teaching you how to communicate with and train your dog is an important component of our classes. We limit the size of our group classes, ensuring that you and your dog receive plenty of undivided attention.

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I love reading people and dogs so that helps me see better ways to help them communicate as a Team

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I have more experience than your average dog trainer. With an extensive background in exotic animal training and behavior I know what works for your animal, whether it be a dog, goat or monkey.

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Joe just loves all dogs and can train any. I've never met a dog that I did not like. Please call, and give me a chance; you will not be sorry. I will walk, run and train your dog with loving care.

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I use the latest positive reinforcement methods that are scientifically proven to work, and have lasting effects on all animals, and even humans. I have been training dogs for 7 years. I am a certified professional dog trainer, and I am a natural teacher. I am a full-time teacher, and I train dogs part-time. I train my own dogs, and I compete in canine freestyle and agility. I have an experience with many different breeds and training issues. Lastly, I have won the Ch10 A-List award in San Diego for the best dog training for the last two years.

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I am a college student. I have lots of experience with dogs such as raising, feeding and obedience training.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Hot Dog On A Leash offers full-service care and training for your precious pets. Who better to watch your pets while on vacation than your dog trainer or doggie daycare provider? We even offer behavior modification. If your pet has issues, Hot Dog On A Leash will correct it while you are away, and then show you how we did it. See Reviews below 11/14/2013 I have a Jack Russell and he was very hyper and was hard to control. Had to have him on a leash and he always wanted to fight big dogs. After using Hot Dog on a Leash, my dog no longer uses a leash. He comes back to me when called. No longer is he aggressive towards big dogs. I was Wowed by the change and would recommend this company anytime. They are very nice and experienced more than any other trainer I have ever seen. 11/14/2013 We have to recommend Hot Dog On A Leash for dog owners who are looking for training. We have found both Randy and Heather to be dog lovers who are excellent trainers, reliable, professional and genuinely interested in helping their clients. Their rates are very reasonable and we really like that the training takes place one on one in real life places where there are lots of other dogs and people. Our rescue dog, Suri, has completed the basic obedience course and is now beginning the intermediate course.

  • 6 years in business
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What separates us from others, are not only the reliable quick results we are able to provide you. But, also the unmatched benefits you receive from working with us are unlimited

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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