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Best Dog Trainers
in Santa Clarita

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 Santa Clarita, 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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3 Dog Training

Located in Simi Valley, California, 3 Dog Training is dedicated to fostering the best possible relationship between dogs and their owners. Providing both private and group obedience classes along with temperament testing and puppy-specific training, clients can find a variety of services to meet a wide range of needs. Owner and lead trainer Jennifer Davenport has over 16 years of experience in animal training and rescuing and has worked with all breeds and temperaments. She strives to pass along her knowledge and experience to each client so that communication with pets becomes a natural exchange. Past customers of Jennifer’s speak highly of her patience and friendliness and comment on how well their dogs behave after going through training.

Simi Valley, CA (818) 445-3452


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A Paw Above Dog Training

Located in Santa Clarita, California, A Paw Above Dog Training is a certified dog and puppy training business that serves dogs and their owners in the Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country, and Castaic areas. Owner and lead trainer Beth Harrison is a certified dog trainer with over 10 years of experience in the business. Using only positive methods within a safe and supervised environment she has trained hundreds of dogs ranging from energetic puppies to aggressive adults and rescues. Her training classes focus on socialization, as she feels that it helps reduce discomfort and fear in dogs that struggle with anxiety.

Castaic, CA (661) 678-3647


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AngelDogs Training

AngelDogs Training is located in Santa Clarita, California and provides a range of obedience and training classes to dogs and their owners in the area. Owner and lead trainer Mark Tipton offers a variety of programs including off-leash obedience, group classes, behavior modification, behavior management, aggression control, and agility training. Mike believes that every dog has a unique personality and requires a unique training plan and his more than 10 years of experience allows him to tailor his sessions to a wide range of dogs. Past clients of Mark’s speak highly of his commitment and passion for dogs and appreciated his exclusive use of positive reinforcement.

Santa Clarita, CA (661) 803-8461


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Animal Attraction Unlimited

Animal Attraction Unlimited provides customized, in-home dog training for clients in several areas in California including the San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Malibu, Brentwood, and Calabasas. Using only positive and humane training techniques the training team offers classes for common puppy behaviors, basic obedience skills, on-leash reactivity, barking, food guarding, and much more. Owner and lead trainer Laura will work with dogs and their owners to customize a plan that meets their unique needs and focuses on the biggest areas for improvement. Past clients of Laura’s comment on how quickly some of the training techniques she provided kicked in and appreciated her patient help and guidance.

Woodland Hills, CA (818) 800-4818


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Barks and Boundaries

Serving the Greater Los Angeles areas, Barks and Boundaries is a dog training and rehabilitation business that specializes in fixing dog aggression, resource guarding, separation anxiety, fear issues, leash aggression and much more. Offering services for any breed, size, or age the team of professional services provides board and train programs, one-on-one sessions, and lessons for appropriate walking behaviors. Barks and Boundaries has one of the highest success rates in the country with fixing aggression issues and offers on-going support and after-care for the entire life of the owners’ dogs. Past clients speak highly of the trainers’ expertise and passion for dogs and appreciated how thorough they were with demonstrating commands.

Santa Clarita, CA (661) 857-3489


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Bully Dogs

Located in North Hills, California Bully Dogs is an in-home dog training program that was created with the goal of saving Pit Bull lives. Operating for nearly 10 years with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Bully Dogs believes that well-balanced dynamics in the home are key and strives to involve the owner in the training as much as possible. Owner and lead trainer Jesse Booker doesn’t call himself a mastered expert on all things dog but instead continues to study K9 behavior and remain open to new and up-to-date training techniques. Past clients speak highly of Booker’s ability to communicate effectively with their dogs and appreciate his patience and willingness to answer any question big or small.

North Hills, CA (818) 933-1590


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I Can! K-9

I Can! K-9 is located in Van Nuys California and provides a range of dog training and care services with 50 years of combined experience in the industry. Utilizing modern teaching techniques, owners Julie Iles and Dr. Jordan Schaul provide services that include obedience training, puppy socialization, serious behavior modification, boarding, daycare, and lifestyle enrichment. Iles and Schaul believe that developing mutually rewarding relationships between dog and owner is key to achieving obedience and they take a holistic approach to training that uses proven scientific behavior modification practices to bring about the most optimal results that the owner desires.

Van Nuys, CA (855) 442-2659


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LA Dog Behaviorist

LA Dog Behaviorist is located in Granada Hills, California and serves dogs and their owners in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas. The business specializes in rehabilitating dogs who are aggressive, anxious, and fearful and offers dog behavior modification, aggressive dog rehabilitation, and dog walking/boarding. The team works with dogs of any severity, size, age, or breed and is committed to understanding canine body language and psychology. It believes in having a balanced relationship with dogs that allows them freedom without out of control behavior. Past clients speak highly of the company’s skilled training methods and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend its services to family and friends.

Granada Hills, CA (818) 303-1724


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Pet Peeves Training

Pet Peeves Training is a dog behavior and training specialist in Canoga Park, California. They offer a broad range of training for a variety of undesirable dog behavior including barking, jumping, potty training, leash and house manners, and much more. Additionally, Pet Peeves Training offers specializations in socializing training, so your dog behaves better in social situations, as well as training on reducing aggression and improving reactivity. Previous clients of Pet Peeves Training praise the transformative behaviors they saw in their dog after attending their training. Pet Peeves Training is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, and they are fully licensed and insured.

Canoga Park, CA (310) 977-4978


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The Connected Canine

Serving the San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles areas of California, The Connected Canine dog training business operates with the goal of creating amazingly well-behaved dogs and highly satisfied owners. Offering dog and puppy-specific training classes every program comes with lots of personal attention, training in everyday life situations, socialization opportunities with other dogs, email and phone support, and two trainers that work in a team to help the dog and owner. Past clients of The Connected Canine speak highly of the trainers’ true passion for dogs and ability to problem solve. They appreciated their additional knowledge on extra topics such as food and nutrition and would not hesitate to recommend them to other friends and family.

Van Nuys, CA (818) 538-8459


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