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Best Dog Trainers
in San Diego

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 analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog trainers in San Diego, 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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Coaching Canine Partners

Located in Santee, California, Coaching Canine Partners is a professional dog training business that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company specializes in K9 Nose Work classes, workshops, and seminars to prepare dogs for this upcoming and relatively new civilian dog sport. Coaching Canine Partners has worked with dogs who went on to win title achievements for nose work performances and its owner and head trainer has an extensive background in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as well as the National Park Service. The company can be contacted for appointments or inquiries by phone or email.

San Diego, CA 92071 (619) 277-2418


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Dogs with Dave

Dogs with Dave is a professional dog training business located in San Diego, California that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company offers prospective clients a free consultation on its services, which include adult dog and puppy training classes, special projects, rescue dog rehabilitation work, and Canine Good Citizen certification. Dogs with Dave is insured by Kennel Pro for clients' protection and specializes in customized dog training sessions with low aversion methods. Previous clients praise the company for its professional demeanor and atmosphere as well as the quality of its work and the immediacy of its results. The company can be contacted by phone or email.

San Diego, CA 22434 (619) 581-2316


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Golden State Service Dogs

Golden State Service Dogs provides service dog training for dog owners in the central and south San Diego areas.Owner and Expert Dog Trainer Michelle Magers have more than 16 years of experience successfully training dogs while working with individuals with disabilities.She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and provides clients with direct support, counseling, training, and service dog verification for enhanced independence, employability, and quality of life. Michelle has an exceptional understanding of canine communication and offers clients a holistic approach to rehabilitation services. They provide obedience training, service dog training, therapy dog training and certification, dog behavior modification, and much more.

Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 806-1334


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Happy Dog Happy Owner

Happy Dog Happy Owner provides dog training services to pet owners in San Diego and the surrounding areas. They work to ensure that all pets achieve training goals, including basic manners, dog sports, obedience, and severe behavior issues. An essential component of their classes is teaching owners how to communicate and train their dog. Class size is limited, guaranteeing that owners and their dogs receive plenty of individual attention. Their team uses positive reinforcement training techniques, enabling the training experience to be both productive and fun for the owner while building trust and developing a successful relationship with their pet.

San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 889-8606


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Lifetime Dog Training

Lifetime Dog Training, headquartered in Santee, California, is a professional dog training business that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company is open Monday through Saturday and its two trainers have more than twelve years of combined experience in the industry. Lifetime Dog Training offers in-home private lessons as well as group training classes and works on such issues as potty training, general obedience, barking control, and more. Additionally, the company is certified by the American Kennel Club to conduct the Canine Good Citizen Test. Lifetime Dog Training can be contacted by phone or through its website.

Santee, CA 92071 (866) 390-5433


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Sit Stay Come Dog Training

Sit Stay Come Dog Training provides professional dog training for customers and their pets in San Diego and the surrounding area. Owner John Knight manages the training and is a certified Master Dog Trainer. He has successfully trained over two thousand dos over the past 11 years and has also proven to be an excellent Behavioral Canine Therapist in Southern California. The team offers a variety of training programs that include good puppy programs to reinforce positive behaviors all the way through their Awesome Dog program that tackles several different issues like barking, jumping on people, digging, chewing, and much more.

San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 270-2244


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The Educated Pet

Located in San Diego, California, The Educated Pet is a professional dog training business that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company hosts courses on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday and is available for puppies, adolescent dogs, and older dogs. In addition to in-home private training sessions, the company also offers day training and group classes. The Educated Pet is also available for Expert Witness testimony services for both civil and criminal cases. The Educated Pet has been in the industry for more than twenty years and can be contacted for appointments or inquiries by phone or through its official website.

San Diego, CA 92111 (619) 466-5098


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Woof! is a professional dog training business located in San Diego, California that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company uses only positive reinforcement techniques in its work and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild. Additionally, Woof! is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy and is an educator with Family Paws Parent Education. Owner Erin Vejar has been in the industry since gaining certification from Animal Behavior College in 2006 and is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator for the American Kennel Club. Woof! can be contacted by phone or email.

San Diego, CA 92116 (858) 213-9580


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Zoe’s Dog Training

Zoe’s Dog Training provides professional and customized dog training services to clients in San Diego. Their certified trainers will assess each dog, taking into consideration the pet’s current medical state, medical history, daily schedule, home dynamics, breed specificities and energy levels to provide the most balanced plan for addressing a client’s specific problem areas. They will develop a clear training plan to solidify the bond between the owner and their pet, with clear communication that creates a stress-free home. Their team offers group classes, one-on-one private lessons for more attention, and a jump start program that includes pack and group training walks and more.

San Diego, CA 92117 (619) 551-8198


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