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Best Dog Training Classes in Fremont, CA

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47633 Gable Common, Fremont, CA 94539

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4.9 (148)
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5.0 (2)

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Founded in 2015 in Santa Clara, California, From Head to Tail provides dog behavior modification, sports training, and massage therapy services for clients throughout the greater San Jose metropolitan region. With a biology background, owner Rebecca King graduated Trish King's Canine Behavior Academy and has received her certification as a Canine Massage Therapist. Focusing on the emotional and physical well-being of all dogs, she utilizes safe and effective science-based training methods that emphasize positive communication and force-free techniques to strengthen bonds and achieve beneficial results. Rebecca offers private in-home sessions customized to the unique needs of every dog, as well as group lessons. From Head to Tail is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has received many five-star reviews.

2489 Washington Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577

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5.0 (54)
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5.0 (7)

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Athens Dog Training LLC is a team of dog trainers providing in-home training or group classes to Fremont clients. They have their own specializations, which include dog walking, puppy training, new dog owners' training, aggressive dog training, and potty training. The team also provides board and train services in which the dogs stay with trainers to learn. The company is a partner of Real Service Dog Inc. in handling service dog training.

Fremont, CA 94536

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4.5 (128)

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Bay Area Family K-9 Training is a dog training company in California using a system based on communicating clearly and efficiently with dogs in their language. The system aims to address problem behaviors like biting, mouthing, nipping, jumping up, barking, chewing, separation anxiety, and chasing, as well as housebreaking and potty training for puppies. They believe no dog is untrainable or too difficult to train. The company offers private classes, obedience courses in levels one through four, puppy training and socialization, group classes, behavior modification, protection sports, agility, and board and train programming. The company's website features educating articles on training benefits for puppies and methodology.

Fremont, CA 94538

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (5)

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American Canine Institute is a professional dog training business with two locations in Fremont and Dixon, California, serving the Sacramento, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco Bay Areas. Their classes are open to all breeds, available year round, without waiting lists. Since 1983 their expert staff has offered group classes and private lessons including puppy kindergarten, beginner's, intermediate, and advanced obedience, board and train programs, practical agility, behavior modification, and service dog training. The company is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Private lessons are offered in the home or at several locations throughout the area and cover responses to basic commands to behavior off-leash.

Los Altos, CA 94022

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AdobeDogs is a professional dog trainer in Mountain View, California. They offer a variety of classes for dogs of all ages, including puppy preschool for dogs as young as ten weeks, manners and minding for dogs aged four to eight months, basic manners for older dogs, and drop-in small dog and puppy play groups. Holiday manners classes are also available at certain times of year to assist dogs with greeting people at the door, lying down during family dinner, leaving the table alone, and simulating a formal dinner with a live potluck. Private classes and packages are also available. Basic manners class focuses on loose leash walking, polite greetings, and patience while waiting.

Milpitas, CA 95035

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4.7 (128)
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5.0 (58)
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4.0 (47)

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Cooperhaus K-9 has established a reputation for quality obedience and protection dog training with its 60 years of experience in the Bay Area. They also sell pedigreed German Shepherd puppies and trained adult dogs with fully developed protection skills. Their breeding program is renowned throughout the area, with dogs who are ideally suited to families due to their loving and protective nature. Services include individualized programming designed to meet the home environment and lifestyle requirements of each dog and their family. They also provide Board and Train programs for busy schedules so that owners can drop off their dog for training. Customers say Cooperhaus accepted dogs other trainers said were untrainable.

Pleasanton, CA 94566

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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (24)

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Dodger's Paws is a positive reinforcement dog training facility offering services to the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and the surrounding East Bay in California. The company also provides a doggy daycare. Founder, owner, and head trainer Christine Salazar is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild, forming the business in 2009. Christine is a Certified American Treibball Trainer, graduate of the Canine Behavior Academy, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Classes are designed for puppies and adults, with sports and specialty programs, focusing on basic manners, obedience, problem-solving, socialization, and overcoming nervousness around strangers and other dogs.

San Jose, CA 95150

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4.5 (57)
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5.0 (31)

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Bay Area Dog Training is a professional dog training facility offering private lessons and group classes to customers and their furry family members in San Jose, California. They specialize in behavior modification and problem-solving, helping thousands of owners train their dogs using guidance, verbal praise and physical affection instead of food for positive reinforcement. Their method is designed to allow owners to deepen their bonds with their pets, creating better relationships. Owner Mike Hatjes earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, as well as experience with The Greater Phoenix Dog Training Academy and work with humans as an Emergency Medical Technician and researcher before he founded Bay Area Dog Training in 1980.

Pleasanton, CA 94566

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5.0 (53)

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Dog Soul is a dog training facility using positive reinforcement methods and located in Pleasanton, California. Owner and founder Susi began her work as a trainer while volunteering as a Mentor and Canine Companion at the Oakland Society for the Protection of Animals, receiving training certification in June 2010 from the Dublin Petco. She is the co-founder of The Dog School in Pleasanton as well as member of the East Bay Dog Trainers, The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and the Pet Professional Guild. Classes include puppy social and play time, puppy manners, adolescent dog class, adult manners 1 and 2, as well as family dog training and specific work with nervous/anxious dogs.

Santa Clara, CA 95050

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4.5 (173)

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Bay Area K9 Association of Santa Clara, California is a dog training facility offering private sessions in their method of obedience training. Each member of their association has had extensive training in all aspects of dog behavior and strives to build a working relationship between each dog and owner. Their system relies on evaluation to set goals at outset, education to teach dog and owner, with the addition of distracting elements to test obedience, building duration and showing owners how to maintain progress over time. For sports work like French Ring, Schutzhund, and PSA, there are additional classes in high-level obedience. Founder Steve Kenzler has over seven years experience training dogs of all breeds and temperaments.

Compare our Top Dog Training Classes

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
From Head to Tail
47633 Gable Common, Fremont, CA 94539
Athens Dog Training L.L.C.
2489 Washington Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577
Bay Area Family K-9 Training
American Canine Institute
AdobeDogs
Cooperhaus K9
Dodger's Paws
Bay Area Dog Training
Dog Soul
Bay Area K9 Association

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dog trainers are professional instructors who use a wide range of training techniques to help dogs adapt to their environments, respond to cues and commands, and modify behavior patterns. Training methods include alpha dog dominance for aggressive dogs, positive reinforcement that's often utilized with puppies and younger dogs, relationship-based, and classic, conditional training.

    Schutzhund, the German word for “protection dog,” is a specialized type of instruction in which dogs are trained to attack on command, and it's commonly used in K9 Academies for police and security dogs. Depending on their skill sets and certifications, dog trainers may offer programs that incorporate several methods, or they may focus on a single method such as behavioral training, which focuses on changing dogs' behavior, or obedience training, where dogs are rewarded for following commands.
  • What is a dog trainer called?

    They’re referred to as dog trainers or behaviorists, depending on their skill sets and credentials. A dog trainer may refer to themselves as a canine behavioral specialist or a certified veterinary behaviorist.

  • What is the difference between a dog trainer and a behaviorist?

    Dog trainers and behaviorists practice the same profession, and many dog trainers refer to themselves as behaviorists. However, true animal behaviorists hold M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal behavior. The full title for an animal behaviorist is an Applied Animal Behaviorist or Certified Animal Behaviorist.

  • Does my dog need training?

    All dogs benefit from training, whether through their owners or a professional trainer. Owners can teach their dogs simple commands, and they can practice positive reinforcement techniques, such as providing treats when dogs follow basic instructions. Professional trainers are essential when dogs exhibit behavioral problems, such as aggression, excessive barking, and an inability to respond to basic commands.

  • What does dog training include?

    Some dog training classes focus on specific methods, such as obedience training or alpha training, while others offer a mix of multiple training techniques. Dog training activities can include brain games, clicker commands with positive reinforcement, relationship-based exercises between dogs and their owners, and socialization exercises.

  • Can you train a dog yourself?

    Dog owners can train their dogs themselves with the help of guidebooks and online tutorials that offer instruction in areas that include simple obedience commands and positive reinforcement techniques. When dogs are overly aggressive or display problematic behavior, such as biting or excessive barking, professional training can be extremely beneficial.

  • Is dog training easy?

    There are many methods of dog training. Teaching a dog simple commands is a fairly simple technique to learn, whether through guidebooks, online tutorials, or common sense. However, overly aggressive dogs often require professional training in which a trainer is certified and educated.