Laurels
Best Dog Trainers
in Berkeley
2018

Why These Dog Trainers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog trainers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog trainers in Berkeley, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Berkeley Humane

Established in 1927, Berkeley Humane is a full-service pet care facility that offers reliable and cost-effective dog training services for dog lovers in Berkeley, California and the surrounding areas. Their programs center on achieving their clients' desired results and based on scientific research, positive reinforcement, and training using food and toys. Their private sessions focus on counseling to troubleshoot and treating behavior problems of all breeds of dogs. All appointments take place in their training facility, wherein they evaluate the dogs' problem areas and create custom plans to help their clients change their dogs' bad behaviors. Nancy Frensley, the head dog trainer, is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Scent Work Judge by the American Kennel Club. She was voted Best Private Trainer in the 2010 Bay Woof "Beast of the Bay" Awards.

Berkeley, CA(510) 845-7735

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BravoPup

BravoPup is an award-winning dog training facility located in Berkeley, California that offers family-friendly services for dog owners throughout the East Bay area. They firmly believe that the best way for dogs to learn skills is to engage them in activities where they think everything is a game. This makes their training programs fun, exciting, and interactive not only for the dogs but the owners as well. They offer a variety of classes depending on their clients' specific needs and their dogs' qualifications. They also provide specialty training including dog on-leash management, walk and greet classes, scent detection, and a combination of obedience, agility, and tricks sessions. BravoPup has been voted Best Pet Training Facility on nine occasions by the Bay Area A-List Awards.

Berkeley, CA(510) 621-3630

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Cause & Effect Dog Training

Cause & Effect Dog Training provides in-depth therapeutic dog training solutions for dog lovers in Berkeley, California and the surrounding areas. Their interactive classes not only focus on dogs but also on the pet owners, helping them to be their dog's calm-centered leader. Their training packages consist of three private sessions, access to monthly small group clinics, and comprehensive email, phone, and video support during business hours. Their services include obedience training, separation anxiety program, one-to-one trainer session, puppy training, and behavior modification for aggression and reactivity. Kathy Kear, the owner, has been working with dogs for over twenty years, the majority of which is for the Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals in Oakland and San Francisco.

Berkeley, CA(510) 918-0380

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Fun Dawgs

Fun Dawgs provides interactive and highly-effective dog training services for pet owners in the San Leandro, California area. Toni Lee Hage, the owner, has been training dogs ever since she was twelve. She firmly believes in a fun and humane approach based on experience, scientific research, and proven training and behavior modification methodologies. She offers group classes as well as private sessions and can accommodate all breeds of dogs with all types of behavioral issues. Also, she provides treatment sessions for dogs with undesirable habits including aggression, chewing, barking, jumping, resource guarding, and handling problems. Toni Lee Hage is a fully-pledged Pet Dog Trainer by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and certified in Training, Counseling, and Curriculum Writing by the Academy for Dog Trainers.

San Leandro, CA(510) 326-4597

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Janice Tan's Dog Training Service

Since 2003, Janice Tan's Dog Training Service's goal is to help dog owners in Danville, California and the surrounding areas achieve healthy, interactive, and harmonious relationships with their dogs. They do this by providing training classes and private sessions that emphasize changing dogs' bad habits such as aggression, jumping up, destructiveness, anxiety when left, greeting at the door, walking on a leash, and social issues with other dogs. They also train dogs with basic obedience skills including the sit, down, stay, and come commands. Janice Tan, the owner, has worked with various organizations and dog training facilities, including Laura for Dogs, Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, and East Bay chapter of Canine Companions for Independence - which significantly enhanced her dog training skills.

Danville, CA(925) 926-0929

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Laura For Dogs

Laura For Dogs offers obedience-oriented dog training services for pet owners all across Northern California including Lafayette, Orinda, Alamo, Danville, Pleasanton, Concord, and beyond. They have three indoor locations - in Dublin, Alamo, and San Ramon - that offer fun and friendly atmospheres for both the dogs and their owners. The classes they provide include areas in behavior modification, basic obedience skills, leadership exercises, handling exercises, safety skills, and prevention and treatment of problems. Their puppy, dog, and intermediate training courses last for six weeks and come at a reasonable price. Laura Enos, the owner, has been a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator by the American Kennel Club since 1992. She is also a certified Pet Therapy Evaluator with the same organization.

Alamo, CA(925) 447-3647

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The Canine-Kid Connection

The Canine-Kid Connection offers dog training services with a focus on establishing a safe, healthy, and interactive relationship between dogs and children. Serving dog owners in the Berkeley, California area, their goal is to transform their clients' dogs into calm and responsive family members who listen, respond quickly, and are a joy to live with. They understand that dogs' bad habits, such as jumping, barking, leash pulling, resource guarding, or nervousness around children, can be both a health and safety hazard to babies. For this reason, their training courses are focused on changing these manners to make the introduction as smooth as possible. Jane Rosenblum, the owner, is a graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Richmond, CA(510) 869-3799

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The Pup Trainers

The Pup Trainers offers professional puppy and dog training services to pet owners in Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, Lafayette, Rossmoor, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek, California. Their goal is to help their dog lover clients establish effective communication between them and their dogs - resulting in having a long, healthy, and happy relationship together. They provide private classes at their clients' preferred location to ensure that everyone, including the dog, is comfortable and free from stress. Their training techniques are fun, interactive, and innovative, and customizable to their clients' and their dogs' needs. Since their founding, The Pup Trainers has achieved excellent results for a large base of clientele - earning them a solid reputation for integrity, professionalism, and genuine care for dogs.

Alamo, CA(925) 202-7010

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