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Carlsbad, CA 92011Carlsbad, CA 92011

San Diego's Canine Learning Centers is a professional dog training company serving customers in Southern California. Owner, director, and trainer Laura Christiansen has worked as a pet trainer and behaviorist for over 30 years, with thousands of dogs of different breeds, temperaments, and behavioral issues. She won the 2015 Trainer of the Year award from Pro Plan Show Dogs. The facility offers several training programs that include puppy classes, obedience classes, Canine Good Citizen test preparation, private lessons, and more. The training uses positive reinforcement such as food, praise, or play as motivation rather than harsh force to promote healthy bonds between pets and their owners.

Carlsbad, CA 92011Carlsbad, CA 92011

Website(760) 822-0606

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Encinitas, CA 92024Encinitas, CA 92024

Get Pawsitive is a dog training business located in Encinitas, California with service to the surrounding areas. The company maintains affiliations with several professional associations such as the Animal Behavior College, the Canine Good Citizen, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and they are a certified training partner of the Karen Pryor Academy. Owner and head behavior and training consultant Sarah Surritt is a certified professional dog trainer who began her career with dogs as a trainer at the San Diego Humane Society in their Behavior and Training Department. Classes include Pawsitive Manners Foundation Skills, Pawsitive Manners Intermediate, Puppy Start Right Preschool, and Bark-A-Holics for fearful and excitable dogs.

Encinitas, CA 92024Encinitas, CA 92024

Website(858) 336-3590

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Vista, CA 92084Vista, CA 92084

Home 2K9 is a dog training and rehabilitation program located in North County San Diego in Valley Center. CEO, founder, and lead trainer Cameron Thompsen is passionate about solving behavioral issues in dogs and also founded the Hope 2K9 Rescue. The company began over fifteen years ago in the Pacific Northwest and provides personalized dog training and rehabilitation through their Board and Train programs, individual sessions, group classes, workshops, pack walks, seminars, and their rescue branch. Training methods include both positive reinforcement and boundaries, structure, and communication tools to signify unwanted behavior. They offer a free 30-minute evaluation, trainer mentorship, and personalized sessions for a variety of behavioral issues.

Vista, CA 92084Vista, CA 92084

Website(760) 224-6556

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Vista, CA 92084Vista, CA 92084

Kindred Spirits is a professional dog training company whose goal is to help dogs and their families build lifelong happy relationships through mutual respect. The company has over 31 years of experience in the dog training business. Their classes include puppy training with the American Kennel Club's Puppy STAR program, various levels of obedience training, American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine, therapy dog preparation, trick training, and pet first aid. Behavioral consultations are also available in the training yard, as well as one-on-one sessions. Each class also features jars of homemade dog cookies for students while teaching and working.

Vista, CA 92084Vista, CA 92084

Website(760) 630-4824

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Vista, CA 92084Vista, CA 92084

Lead With Your Heart Dog Training is a professional pet dog and service dog training, education, and behavior modification provider located in Vista, California. Owner and founder Morgance Ellis has 25 years of experience in the training industry and is a well-recognized professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals as well as a certified service dog and pet dog trainer. She developed a program called K9 Wings Service Dog Airport Training Seminars designed for service dog teams to experience and train in an airport environment before their first flight. The center, founded in 2005, offers humane training and communication skills to assist owners in setting and maintaining boundaries with their pets.

Vista, CA 92084Vista, CA 92084

Website(760) 536-7756

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Carlsbad, CA 92008Carlsbad, CA 92008

Performance K9 Training of Carlsbad, California is a recognized dog training provider. Founder David Greene is an accomplished trainer, working with over 1500 dogs in the past fifteen years and serving as training director for Thor's Hope Foundation and the SoCal Working Dog Association. His Belgian Malinois, Luigi Du Dantero placed third in the World Cup and third in the World Championships in Italy as well as three consecutive years of championships in the United States. Classes include behavior modification at two different levels, dog aggression, and sport dog training. David's philosophy is balanced training, including positive tactics and enhancing a dog's self-confidence, creating healthy bonds between the pet and owner.

Carlsbad, CA 92008Carlsbad, CA 92008

Website(760) 685-6804

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Carlsbad, CA 92008Carlsbad, CA 92008

Sirius Dog Training of San Diego is a dog training facility serving customers and their furry family members in Southern California. The business is a proud member of the San Diego Dog Trainer Directory, Certified Training Partners by the Karen Pryor Academy, and The Association for Force-Free Professionals with the Pet Professional Guild. Owner Cat Intoci has volunteered at the San Diego Department of Animal Services for many years, working at Helen Woodward Animal Center and training part-time at the San Diego Humane Society, as well as personally fostering 68 dogs in the past eight years. Classes offered include private training and boarding, with packages available for cost savings.

Carlsbad, CA 92008Carlsbad, CA 92008

Website(631) 513-3176

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Oceanside, CA 92058Oceanside, CA 92058

Specialty Dog Training is a family-owned professional dog training business located in San Diego with service to the surrounding area. Founder, President, and Training Director Graham Bloem has over 17 years of experience as a dog trainer in San Diego County, ranging from rescue organizations to pet resorts to rehabilitation. Graham and his wife founded Shelter to Soldier, a nonprofit organization serving military people who have PTSD that helps with rescue dogs. The business is a Certified Dog Trainer from the Animal Behavior College, with memberships in the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and International Association of Canine Professionals. Classes include puppy training, housebreaking, manners, and various levels of obedience classes.

Oceanside, CA 92058Oceanside, CA 92058

Website(855) 287-8659

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the best dog training certification?
A: There are several dog training certification programs available to help trainers expand their credentials. Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) are two of the highest certifications. Additional essential certifications include Basic Agility and Puppy Training.
Q: What qualifications do I need to be a dog trainer?
A: Dog trainers are not required to get any type of certification; however, courses that award certifications help build client bases and ensure pet owners that their animals are in excellent hands. To become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, one must pass a written exam and have 300 hours of documented experience in dog training over a three-year period.
Q: What kind of training do you need to be a dog trainer?
A: Professional training is not required to become a dog trainer, but the more courses and credentials one obtains allows for increased knowledge and skill sets in overall dog training. Depending on the certifications desired, training courses include obedience, behavior modification, pet CPR, clicker training, and K9 training.

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