M.E.T.A Canine Academy
M.E.T.A Canine Academy

M.E.T.A Canine Academy

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Introduction: M.E.T.A (Most Effective Training Available) Canine Academy would love the opportunity to work with you and your pack. We are very dedicated to our work and providing the optimal experience for our customers. The M.E.T.A Canine team has the knowledge required to help improve those behaviors that are affecting the relationship with your beloved pet. We specialize in working with rescues, behavior modification, and creating well mannered family dogs. Feel free to reach out even if just to pick our brain and get a push in the right direction. Owners Jayda and Nick both worked for the most successful training franchise in North America prior to building their own practice to form a cost effective, yet more personalized, and empathetic approach to training. M.E.T.A Canine also provides evaluations and training for local rescue agencies. We welcome you to take advantage of our free introductory lesson, no sign up or commitment necessary.

Hired 5 times

Serves San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Exceptional 5.0

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Daisy R.
2 weeks ago

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Just adopted a new dog and I went from being afraid to loving her dearly and that’s thanks to the great training she has received. Both, my dog and I have learned a lot since our training .

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Maya E.
3 weeks ago
The team at M.E.T.A. Is outstanding. I appreciate their wholistic approach to training, and the results are remarkable! My dog can be stubborn. Since working with Nick at M.E.T.A,. she is well trained. She responds to my commands promptly, and we are both happier because we understand each other. Thank you for the great work at a great value. Well worth it!
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Matt E.
1 month ago
I wasn’t able to have my big dog around any other dogs but after the training from Nick and Jayda she is like a different dog. She heels and can walk at the park again . We weren’t sure if we could keep her because she was a rescue with very bad behavior and it’s really helped our dogs quality of life. Would highly recommend .
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Kelsey w.
Jul 12, 2022
We used M.E.T.A canine for our Australian Shepard we adopted from the pound. We had a really hard time training her on our own and interviewed multiple trainers to help. Once we met Nick and Jayda we knew they would be perfect for our dog. They were so patient with her and completely changed our dog in 4 weeks. We were able to walk her on our own because she was so reactive to other dogs, but now after our dog and us have been trained we can take our dog out in public. We are so thankful for them and highly recommend!!!
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Toni P.
Jun 25, 2022
Over the years I’ve worked with various trainers and Nick is one of the very best! My dog, Maya, is a rescue that had been abused and was fearful of men but Nick’s patience, skill and demeanor helped Maya overcome her reaction to fearful situations. She is still timid but no longer exhibiting fearful aggression. And, as a bonus Maya is comfortable walking on a leash and responds to several new commands. Thank you Nick!!
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