Best Dog Trainers
in La Mesa

Why These Dog Trainers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored La Mesa Dog Trainers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Behave! LLC

Behave! LLC is a dog training and behavior modification service in the El Cajon and La Mesa, California areas. All services are mobile and begin with an evaluation of dogs walking with and without their owners. Behave! services are divided into packages for different behaviors. The Listen, Sit, Stay package is adaptable for puppies and can cover house-break training and chewing, while grown dogs learn basic commands, general manners, and leash-walking. For dogs with unacceptable behaviors such as aggression, Behave! offers a package for aggression rehab and restoration of pack balance. Other packages provided include Group Socialization and Obedience and Nutrition Consultation and Custom Dietary Plans.

Devine K9S

Devine K9S services are available to dog owners in and around San Diego, California. Navy SEAL veteran John Devine is a trainer and behaviorist who served on a United States Navy SEAL K9 team, and partner Lloyd Wimberly was also a U.S. Navy SEAL and worked as a K9 handler during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Services offered include a five- or eight-week obedience course, a five-week behavioral issues course, and a 12-class proactive training that has proven to be quite effective. In the personal protection program, clients choose from several dog profiles to select one suitable for their protection. Training is ongoing for the personal protection K9s.

San Diego, CA 92102


Duality K9

Family-owned and -operated Duality K9, in San Diego, California offers certified professional dog training and is an authorized retailer for E-Collar Technologies. With training from the Animal Behavior College, the owner provides dog basic obedience training, behavior modification, and rehab for long-term behaviors. For those who need boarding services, Duality has nightly rates, and a combination of boarding and training for obedience and excessively aggressive dogs is also available. Duality’s method of training depends on the owner to assure a solid relationship with their dog. The trainer rewards good behavior and corrects unwanted behavior. Client reviews on the website compliment the trainer's ability to work with dogs.

San Diego, CA 92124


In Total Command Dog Training

Dog owners in San Diego appreciate the programs and services offered by In Total Command Dog Training. Edward Rosenbloom is the lead instructor, with nearly 20 years’ experience as a K-9 handler and trainer for the San Diego Police Department. Receiving training throughout Europe and the United States, Rosenbloom has the advantage of a wide perspective on training methods, and he specializes in aggressive dog behavior and obedience. In Total Command offers group programs for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels as well as private training. In the beginner program, dog owners learn how to properly react to their dog’s behaviors, both good and bad. They also learn how to anticipate their dog’s behavior and modify unacceptable behavior.

San Diego, CA 92120


Out N' About Dog Training

Out N’ About Dog Training provides dog training services in and around San Diego, California that enables dog owners to come home to a calm, well-behaved dog who is a pleasure to be around. Trainer Julie Schmitt has over 20 years’ experience as a professional dog trainer and licensed Guide Dog Mobility Instructor. She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, who is a recommended favorite of shelters and veterinarians. Using positive reinforcement, reward-based training methods, Julie is passionate about helping dog owners enjoy their pets and understand how to correct unacceptable behaviors. She offers puppy preschool and specialty classes as well as day training.

San Diego Pet Training

San Diego Pet Training has a team comprised of one master certified trainer and three professional trainers who are on call for dog training for families, television and stage productions, and interviews. Group training class rotations at the Helen Woodward Animal Center are six-week courses scheduled for one hour each. Puppy classes are available for dogs under five months, and they focus on leash pulling, nipping, chewing, jumping, and house-breaking. The dog obedience class trains both dogs and their owners, and it establishes the foundation for a successful relationship. Dogs learn to follow commands to heel, sit, stay, down and come. Advanced obedience and dog agility classes are also available.

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