PBRSD only advocates positive reinforcement trainers. We do not recommend trainers who use shock or prong collars or punitive reinforcement. We do not advocate any of the methods used by the TV trainer, Cesar Milan.
To follow are a list of local, San Diego trainers who we recommend and often use for our own dogs.
Synergy Dog Training
Jessica Wheatcraft, CDBC, CPDT-KA, AKC CGC Evaluator
Location: In home and Sorrento Valley Area
Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant offering positive reinforcement based behavior consulting, private in home training and group classes. Services for puppies, basic manners/obedience, CGC prep and training, trick training, and behavior problems such as aggression, anxiety, leash reactivity and fear. Specialty classes for reactive and fearful dogs.
Alex Gant, Owner & Lead Behaviorist
Location: In home and La Mesa Area
Phone: (303)746-3487 Email: ResultsWithBehave@gmail.com
Totally natural & neutral training for ANY issue or behavior problem - including neurotic behavior, fear, leash pulling, aggression, reactivity, separation anxiety, or basic command training. We utilize your dogs natural language which makes training quicker and less stressful for you and your best friend.
The Uncommon Canine
Joella Cunnington, CPDT-KA
Location: In home and Poway Area
Email: The Uncommon Canine
Website: www.theuncommoncanine.com/index.html We offer family friendly dog training in a safe, secure environment. We offer puppy socialization, basic beginnerís obedience, rally obedience, clicker training and more.
Get Pawsitive Dog Training
Sarah Surritt, KPA-CTP, CPDT, CGC Evaluator
Location: In home and Encinitas Area
Sarah is a certified positive reinforcement trainer, since 2001. She specializes in manners, fearful/aggressive dogs, puppies and shelter work. Sarah offers private in-home training, behavior modification, as well as group classes.
Happy Dog Happy Owner
Lara Schindler, ABCDT, CDE, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Location: In home and Ocean Beach/Point Loma Area
Happy Dog Happy Owner offers group classes and private training for obedience, agility, and water sports. We also treat complex behavior challenges such as: fear, aggression, separation anxiety, and resource guarding. We use positive reinforcement training techniques to assist you and and your dog.
Argos Dog Training
Location: In home and Carmel Valley Area
ArgosDogTraining.com has info and answers to basic questions about services.
Jamie Bozzi-Surmont, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA, KPA CTP, ACDBC, CNWI
Location: In home and Downtown San Diego Area
Smrtdog offers private consultations for fear, anxiety and / or aggression, as well as, basic manners. We also offer group classes for dog sports - Agility, K9 Nose Work and Treibball.