Best Dog Trainers
in Oceanside

Why These Dog Trainers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Oceanside 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.

Encinitas K9 Connection

Encinitas K9 Connection is a dog training company whose goal is to create harmony between dogs and their owners, providing a safe and fun learning experience. Owner Nicole Andrews has been training dogs for over fifteen years and specializes in work with shelter dogs and challenging behavioral issues. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed and professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. They offer group classes like puppy kindergarten, beginner's and intermediate obedience, beginners and intermediate agility training. They also give a service-themed class called Love on a Leash, which aims to prepare dogs for work as part of a therapy team in settings like libraries, schools, hospitals, and retirement homes.

Encinitas, CA 92024


Get Pawsitive

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 92024


Home 2K9

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 92084


Kindred Spirits

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.

Lead With Your Heart Dog Training

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 92084


Performance K9 Training

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 92008


Sirius Dog Training

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 92008


Specialty Dog Training

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 92058


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