California School For Dogs Inc offers several different types of classes:
Training Walks Drop in and join us anytime
Wednesday May 7th at Chase Palm Park on Garden Street side and Wednesday May 21st at Lake Los Carneros (Stow House) in parking lot behind fire station. Training walks last 1 hour and contain 6 to 10 dogs each. During the walks we work on proper greetings (dog to dog and dog to human) leash walking skills, using basic obedience skills in public and anything else that comes up. These walks are particularly good for dogs who have basic obedience skills but need to work on these skills in different environments and dogs who have developed issues while walking such as barking, fears, and/or aggression. We take a different walk each week and explore interesting places in and around the Santa Barbara area. These walks are drop in only. Simply show up at the designated area and pay the $20 fee. We leave right at 3:00pm so don't be late.
Basic Obedience Classes
Next class begins early next year
Our six-week basic obedience class covers all of the basic skills your dog needs to know to become a well-behaved member of your family.
These skills include name recognition, come, sit, down, stay, proper greetings, loose leash walking, socialization and more.
This class is particularly good for puppies (12 weeks and older) and newly adopted dogs, and older dogs that seem to have forgotten everything they once knew.
This training encourages bonding between a dog and his/her human and sets the stage for many good years to come.
Additional classes will be added as the need arises. Specialty classes can also be scheduled depending you and your dog's needs. All classes run for 6 consecutive weeks (unless interrupted by a holiday).
Basic Obedience Classes
April 6th - May 11th
In all of our classes we provide
Positive Reinforcement-Based Training Methods
The opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your dog
Age appropriate social skills.
Great Training at a Reasonable Cost!
In each of our class you gain
All dogs participating in classes at the California School For Dogs inc. must have proper vaccinations and an adult to work with them. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in training but must be supervised by an adult.
Teaching skills that are fun and easy to use
Insight into your dog's behaviors
A well trained, happy dog
A companion you are proud of
A cherished family member
California School For Dogs Inc. offers individual instruction that is based on the idea that dogs learn best when they are positively reinforced for good behavior.
Individual training is appropriate for dog owners who simply prefer one-on-one instruction as well as those who are addressing certain behavioral problems that are best handled on a one-on-one environment. Even when addressing a dog's problem behavior jumping up on people, excessive barking, aggression toward other dogs, or chewing up the house (to name just a few) positive reinforcement-based training can be used to teach dogs new and appropriate behaviors to replace those bad behaviors that are so frustrating.
A free 20 minute in Home Consultation with you and your dog
High-quality professional instruction
A full discussion of your training options including one-on-one training and class
Training programs that are designed specifically for you and your dog.
Compassionate treatment of all dogs regardless of their behavioral problems
The power to make an informed decision regarding your best training options
The opportunity to work specifically on the dog behavioral issues that concern you the most
The knowledge that you and your dog will be treated as a team that deserves caring, compassionate treatment
An understanding of exactly how and why positive reinforcement based training works so that you will be able to apply it to any new situation that develops with your dog
New bonding opportunities that will strengthen the relationship between you and your dog
California School for Dogs provides superior dog training for all occasions. Teach your dog obedience, canine good citizenship or therapy dog skills. We work with you and your dog to create the special bond that makes having a dog a joy. We work with all dogs, young and old, big and small, and all breeds. We work with dogs on all behavioral issues from basic obedience to aggression and everything in between. We are dedicated to using positive reinforcement with all dogs, including aggressive ones, and we get results. Join us for formal obedience classes, weekly trainer-led drop-in walks or private training. Our trainers are certified through the Council for Professional Dog Trainers and we are insured.