The Bay Area's Best Dog Training & Behavior Modification
Training Your Pet to be a Calm, Obedient Companion.
About our Approach
Bringing balance to your dog's life is where we start. Physical exercise, clear direction, as well as play and bonding are the foundation of creating a harmonious life. For 30 years, we have helped dog owners understand how to use these three components to help lead their companions through the world, and reach their training goals. We offer a variety of training services, all centered around strengthening the human-canine bond. All breeds, sizes and ages welcome.
Dealing with Aggression, Fear, or Anxiety?
You're in the right place. We have helped thousands of dogs overcome aggression, anxiety, and fear. Our dedicated team of experienced trainers can provide you with effective strategies and techniques tailored to your dog's specific needs. With patience, understanding, and clear communication, dogs learn to overcome these challenges and lead happier, more balanced lives.
Create a Better Bond with Your Dog
When you train with us you are guaranteed to understand your pet better--so they can be calm, obedient and polite citizens. We offer a variety of services to choose from depending on your goals.
Our Board and Train programs last anywhere from 1-6 weeks. There is no fast track to education, and the longer your dog is with us the more education we can provide. To ensure the training sticks, we include 1 free follow up session in your home for each week your dog is in training with us. Board and train is great for all dogs, but especially those with reactivity, aggression, and anxiety.
1:1 lessons are a great option if you have just one or two behaviors you would like to work on such as excessive barking, counter surfing, pulling on walks, and/or jumping on guests. We can typically work on 2 behaviors per lesson and you will be practicing with your dog in between lessons. If your dog has more severe reactivity or aggression, please consider a board and train so your dog can be in the hands of an expert while training.
Short term or long term boarding is available to book online. Your dog will be in the hands of our experienced kennel staff during their stay. We take care of feeding, potty breaks, administering medication, and exercising each dog. Dogs stay indoors in a kennel for their safety and only interact with the staff. Our facility is heated/air conditioned.
Changing Lives, One Client at a Time
Pete's Training Journey: Turning Aggression to Confidence
"We've had our rescue blue heeler Pete for 2 years and over the past year, he's become protective of us to the point that we didn't feel comfortable bringing him out to restaurants or social situations. He was super anxious - one vet said he was one of the most anxious dogs she'd even met. We tried board-and-train elsewhere but didn't see any progress. We did a lot of self-educating and training on our own but couldn't correct the behavior issues.
We took a chance based on a friend's recommendation and hired Brad. It was the BEST decision for us, and most importantly, for Pete. After a month with Brad's team, he is a much more confident dog. He's less anxious and more trusting of people. We've seen a massive improvement - better than we expected, and we had high hopes. Since his training, we've taken Pete to multiple restaurants, to the office, and to friends' houses and he's been perfectly behaved. Multiple people have commented on it without knowing he'd had additional training."
-Alexa E. / San Francisco, CA
What Separates Us From the Rest
Unmatched Client Care
You can count on us to be honest, compassionate, and clear. We will always give you an expert opinion and set proper expectations when it comes to your dog.
Free Follow Up
Our Full Board and Train program is a complete training package. We provide 1 free follow up session per week your dog is in training to guarantee that the training sticks.
We hire the best of the best trainers who build a trusting relationship with each dog, enabling them to change the dog's mind about the world.