DogLove San Diego
DogLove San Diego

DogLove San Diego

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Introduction: DogLove San Diego specializes in Puppy Training. I offer Day Training which is similar to a Board and Train but instead of sending your dog away, they stay at home and receive training while you are at work or busy tending to life. These programs are tailored towards individuals who are seeking help to make progress more quickly. Typically I work one on one with your dog 2 times per week and at the end of the week I meet with you for a coaching session. I show you what your dog has been learning and how to maintain those behaviors (3 sessions/week). My name is Erica. I am a certified dog trainer and certified Animal Reiki practitioner. I am the founder of DogLove San Diego. I believe in nourishing a puppy’s mind, body and spirit. DogLove is a philosophy, love based training for you and your dog. I am best known as the ‘small dog’ whisperer and work exclusively with puppies. My approach to training is all about Positive Reinforcement, precise training, trust building and clear communication. Please visit my website for free resources including my “5 Steps to Successful House Training” video series, “How to Thrive with your Dog” e-guide, and training videos. Rates: All dog training begins with a 60 minute Initial Consultation: $160 Puppy Training: Foundation behaviors are basic behaviors we teach our puppies in order to improve our communication and to get them off on the right paw in life. They are the building blocks for all future training and learning. Behaviors taught include: Sit, Come, Loose leash walking, Leave It, Name Recognition, Attention. All sessions are 60-min. Packages starting at $1305. Intensive Puppy Program: Just 4 weeks to have a puppy with solid foundational skills. Crate Training, Potty Training and basic obedience. Packages starting at $1779. There are other options available with more or less support depending on your needs. Please reach out and we can discuss creating a customized package that fits your needs and budget.

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Mariana S.

Dog Training

Erica is a master! In only a few days we have been able lo learn the building blocks to a safe and happy relationship with our puppy Jacinta. Erica is dedicated, smart, pampering and a great communicator. Jacinta is now much more responsive and easy to deal with, and she loves her time with Erica. Thank you Erica!
Aug 19, 2021
Rachel W.

Dog Training

I feel so blessed to have found Erica! Erica is the second dog trainer I tried out, and she is the best by far! Erica is a highlight to my dogs’ day and a highlight to mine as well! We absolutely adore Erica and I cannot recommend her enough. She is so easy to communicate and schedule with, her love for dogs is palpable, and she is extremely reliable! I found Erica on Thumbtack, and she was so quick to respond to my inquiry. I scheduled her for an eight week puppy training program for my then 4 1/2 month old miniature Australian Labradoodle. I wanted my puppy to learn basic commands and good behavior, as well as foster a respectful relationship with my 11-year-old maltipoo. After discussing the different DogLove training packages, I decided to go with having 3 training sessions per week (2 of them 1:1 with just Erica and my pup while I was at work and 1 coaching session with all 3 of us) and 2 daycares per week. We have learned so much! It gave me such peace of mind to know that Erica was checking in on my dogs while I was at work and also to know that my dogs were having fun when they were at Erica‘s for daycare! Speaking of Daycare- One of my favorite parts about training with Erica is that she is always sending me pictures and updates! She makes sure to schedule her days so that she doesn’t have too many dogs over, and she does an excellent job at giving everyone attention and love! We are getting to the end of our eight week training course, and I know both my puppies and I will be sad to see it end! Thank you Erica!!!!
Oct 29, 2019
Kathy B.

Dog Training

Erica is the most loving trainer! She gave my pup such wonderful skills and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a loving professional home!
Feb 13, 2020
Thumbtack Customer

Ive known Erica for quite awhile now and she has helped my dog Jack become such a better behaved dog. I think the thing I love most is how Erica naturally has an energy that seems to calm dogs down, and she also seems to understand what each dog intuitively needs. It makes the training that much quicker and easier as far as seeing results, and that much more enjoyable for the dog! I love her philosophies on training and Jack loves her so much! You will not regret working with her because your life and your dogs life and your time together will be that much more enjoyable!
DogLove San Diego's reply
Hi Mel, Thank you for the glowing review! Jack is eager to learn and so much fun to train!
Jul 17, 2019
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We hired Erica to do in home training and she is a wonderful trainer. This is our first dog and she gave us confidence to be able to teach a lot of commands. Erica took the time needed to get to know my family and our dog. She is calm, positive and knowledgeable. Our dog is much better behaved and we highly recommend her!
DogLove San Diego's reply
Hi John, Thank you-although I can’t take all the credit. Having everyone on board made the training go smoothly and Virginia was a pleasure to work with. Keep up the good work and see you in August!
Jul 17, 2019
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Erica Taylor


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    *Training clients: Schedule a 60-min. in-home consultation

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a Certified Dog Trainer and a Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner.

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