Mountain Top Dog Training
Mountain Top Dog Training

Mountain Top Dog Training

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Introduction: Welcome to Mountain Top Dog Training located in beautiful Southern California! We have been training and rehabilitating dogs professionally since 1977. We have also trained exotics (lions, tigers, bears, wolves, chimpanzees, elephants) for television and movies which has added tremendously to our training of dogs in being more creative than the average dog trainer. We specialize in the "difficult dog" and specifically in dog-to-dog aggression and dog-to-people aggression. Anxiety issues are also a focus of ours. We train obedience to competition level (hand signals, quick response time, etc.) but we also love to train silly things like movie tricks, touching some light noise maker to let us know it's "potty time", and we are rather famous for not taking the dog out of the dog. For example, we love dogs to jump on us to have a love-fest, but only when invited; they may be able to get on one piece of furniture with a release word, but not another piece; they can potty here, but not there; chew this, but not that; playfully bite when invited but not if not invited; etc. The 4 real serious behaviors we instill in most all our client's dogs are: 1.) You MUST be a good canine citizen, that is, no fighting, no biting. we want to be proud of you, not ashamed; 2.) You MUST never get hit by a car. So, we instill boundary control/threshold training/ no door dashing in all our clients dogs WITHOUT needing to say "Stay"; 3.) You MUST always come when called no matter what you are doing the first time, everytime we call you. This gives them more privileges than any other command we can teach; 4.) You can NEVER use inside my home as your toilet. We offer Group, Private In-Home, and Board-and-Train Programs. We have over 15 for you to choose from based on your budget and your wish list. All of our programs come with a lifetime-of-the-dog guarantee! To begin, we offer a free, extensive telephone evaluation. This evaluation is where we gather a comprehensive profile of your dog(s) as you get to hear about our training techniques before you hire us! The evaluation usually takes no more than 1 hour, and we would love for the adult family members be present, via speaker phone, for the evaluation. By the way, within our Private Programs, we don't charge by the dog! 1 dog or 10 dogs is all the same to us! We look forward to serving you and helping your dog to become all that you have ever dreamed of! Woofs & Wags, The Mountain Top Dog Training Team

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Serves Crestline, CA

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Marie F.
Jan 25, 2023

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Karen is absolutely amazing. She responded to within 24 hours and explained everything awnsered all my questions and explained everything about her program in detail. So I scheduled an in home consultation. At the in home consultation she blew me away with her knowledge & her true love for animals. She offers more then basic dog trainers & my Daisy who is a rottie puppy LOVES her!. I encourage anyone who loves there fur babies as much as I do to reach out ask questions then call around to "Other" trainers to see there responses to the same questions & I promise you they don't give you options to suit your fur babies like Karen. What works for 1 dog may not work for another. She is the queen of options & its in my opinion the best for my little girl.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Crate training • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Anne D.
Jan 2, 2023
Our unsocialized rescue was timid & afraid. Karen was a great trainer, completely confident, easy to understand, and loved her clients. She was professional and I would recommend her for any dog problem! Lexi was able to go off of her Prozac and became a confident girl. We couldn't be happier and Lexi is so happy, also.
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Laurie C.
Dec 27, 2022
We've had two dogs trained by Karen Singleton, owner of Mountain Top Dog Training, & each time the results have been amazing!! She is very knowledgeable, & with her experience she is able to not only train the dogs, but pass on her knowledge to the owner so they are able to continue working with the dog going forward. It is a commitment, & she is committed to ensuring the best possible outcome!!
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Crystal R.
Dec 14, 2022
Karen was always on time when we needed boarding or training. She worked with our busy schedules as well. Our dogs left training about a year ago & the things she taught them are still being practiced. She’s always available for advice & always has answers to our doggy issues.
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M K.
Jun 13, 2023

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Hired on Thumbtack

My three dogs have improved so much, it's been amazing to watch.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Therapy or service dog training • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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