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Best Dog Trainers
in Oakland

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 Oakland, 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.

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Bark 4 Fitness

Bark 4 Fitness is a professional dog training company serving customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Their services include a broad range of training services, as well as boarding for all dog types and temperaments. Bark 4 Fitness dog training includes a stay at their facility and structured training and exercise; they also do basic training for puppies such as potty training and crate training. Bark 4 Fitness uses training techniques that are simple and effective, as well as tailored to customer's dog's specific needs. They pride themselves on training dogs to be well-behaved and providing them with adequate mental and physical stimulation.

Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (650) 483-9265


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Devoted Dog Training

Devoted Dog Training is a dog trainer serving customers in Oakland, California. They offer a wide variety of training services so customers can customize training to their dog's needs; behavior modifications offered include obedience training, behavior adjustment training, fearfulness and separation anxiety, desensitization, and much more. Devoted Dog Training also offers advanced training including tricks, agility, and scent work. Additionally, Devoted Dog Training offers certification training for therapy dogs and canine good citizen certificates. Devoted Dog Training was the runner-up for Bay Woof Magazines' Best Trainer in the East Bay 2017 award. Devoted Dog Training is pet first aid certified and holds a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowlege Assessed certification.

Oakland, CA 94610 (925) 800-3647


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Dogcity is a dog training specialist serving customers in Oakland, East Bay, and San Francisco, California. Dogcity provides pet owners a broad range of training and consultation services including various behavior modification training in a setting of the customer's choice. Dogcity aims to tailor training to customer's specific needs and will teach owners how to communicate in body and sound with their dog. Owner Chantale has over a decade and a half of animal care experience; she has her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Biology, is Veterinary Technology Certified and is an Animal Health, Enrichment, Behavior Coordinator. She prides herself on educating pet owners to help improve their knowledge about their dog to improve their bond.

Oakland, CA 94606 (510) 269-7090


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Gentle Touch Canine Coaches

Gentle Touch Canine Coaches is a dog training specialist based in Oakland, California. Gentle Touch Canine Coaches offers a wide variety of canine parent coaching services including dog walking training, tools and action plans for dog owners, skills to resolve dog challenges with kindness, and more. Additionally, they offer coaching structured packages specific to customers needs including first-time dog owners and owners needing help with specific behavioral problems. Gentle Touch Canine Coaches prides themselves on improving not just dog behavior, but also the bond between the dog and their owner. Jane Orr, owner and head canine coach, graduated from the Dog Training Internship Academy with a Certificate of Training and Behavior Consultation.

Oakland, CA 94608 (415) 887-8191


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Little Paws' Big Adventures

Little Paws' Big Adventures is a dog training specialist serving customers in Oakland, Alameda, and Piedmont, California. Their services include private puppy training, family dog training, group dog walking hikes, and much more. Little Paws' Big Adventures uses positive reinforcement training methods exclusively and specialise in group composition and management to improve pet socialization. Previous clients of Little Paws' Big Adventures praise their thorough training sessions that improve their dog's behaviors quickly. Owner and lead trainer Karin Linden is a graduate of the prestigious Dog Training Internship Academy and prides herself on improving the quality of life of her dogs and their owners.

Oakland, CA 94619 (510) 529-5565


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Lonely Hunters Dog Training

Lonely Hunters Dog Training is a dog training specialist based in Oakland, California and serving the surrounding communities. They offer several dog training packages including an obedience program focusing on fundamental behaviors such as sit, heel and recall, and more. Additionally, Lonely Hunters Dog Training offers a behavior modification program that builds on the obedience program while addressing aggression and other behaviors. Lonely Hunters Dog Training also offers a puppy program to teach puppies potty training, socialization, and more. Previous clients of Lonely Hunters Dog Training praise their effective training techniques and ability to adapt to the specific needs of their dog.

Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 677-6975


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Paws and Cues

Paws and Cues is a dog training specialist serving dog owners throughout the San Francisco East Bay in California. They offer pet owners a variety of behavior modification solutions for their dog's problem behaviors including hyperactivity, house training, chewing, pulling on the leash, impulse control, and much more. Paws and Cues uses a 100% reward-based method and customize trainings to every dog's unique set of needs and behavior problems. Paws and Cues holds various professional memberships including with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the North American Dog Agility Council, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, among others. Owner Kathryn Horn graduated from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Academy for Dog Trainers.

Oakland, CA 94116 (510) 638-7297


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Pete's Behavior Foundation Training

Pete's Behavior Foundation Training is an Oakland, California based dog training business. They offer a wide variety of pet care and training services including boarding, dog walking, and behavior consulting. Pete's Behavior Foundation Training helps pet owners establish house rules so that they can become the pack leader for their dog, thus establishing a behavior foundation; training lasts for two hours and they conduct all training in their customer's homes. Pete's Behavior Foundation Training prides themselves on helping pet owners build a rewarding relationship with their dog or puppy; they aim to train pet owners as well as their pets.

Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 735-6352


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Pied Piper Dog Training

Pied Piper Dog Training is a dog training service based in Oakland, California. Services include group and private dog training, off-leash trail walks, and pet-sitting. Pied Piper Dog Training specializes in using positive reinforcement training strategies to improve dog behavior based on the principles of operant and classical conditioning. They pride themselves on catering to the unique needs of their clients. Owner Brian Sullivan is an experienced dog trainer and has worked with several area animal organizations such as the Berkeley Humane Society and the Alameda Animal Shelter. He graduated from the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Academy for Dog Trainers.

Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 430-8726


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Proper Paws

Proper Paws has provided dog training services to the Bay Area of Califonia including Oakland, Berkeley, and others since 2013. Services offered by Proper Paws range from behavior modification assistance to corporate office dog services. Proper Paws is available for both in-home training and group classes to suit clients specific needs and preferences. They offer several structured training packages such as the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program and the Basic Manners Class. Their unique Marker Training techniques use the methods of operant conditioning and reward based training to create frustration-free relationships between owners and their dogs. Proper Paws also offers seasonal specials and discounts for customers via their website.

Emeryville, CA 94608 (510) 694-1719


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Real Dog Adventures

Real Dog Adventures is a dog training business serving customers throughout Oakland and Piedmont, California. Their services include training to reduce and eliminate unwanted dog behaviors including obsessive barking habits, disobedience, aggression, depression, or any other undesirable behavior. Additionally, Real Dog Adventures offers hiking and off-leash dog walking services through the East Bay Regional Parks aimed at improving sociability. Real Dog Adventures has up-to-date permits and is licensed, bonded, and insured for their customer's protection. Owner and trainer Drake Theroux is dedicated to working flexibly with customers to overcome their pets specific challenges and providing dogs a safe, stimulating outlet for their energy.

Oakland, CA 94116 (510) 710-0239


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Wilhelm K-9 Services

Wilhelm K-9 Services is the premier dog training specialist in the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California areas. Training sessions from Wilhelm K-9 Services include a broad range of activities such as exercise, basic obedience training, and much more. Additionally, Wilhelm K-9 Services offer private, in-home or at a customer's desired location training sessions. Wilhelm K-9 Services also offers customers free online or over the phone service estimates. Customers praise the effective training that attended to their individual dog's needs and behavioral quirks. Owner Brad Wilhelm prides himself on giving customer's pets the best quality of life possible and tries to meet the physical, and psychological, needs of customer's dogs.

San Ramon, CA 94583 (925) 967-4595


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