Dog Training

Welcome to our training!

My name is Sam and I provide dog training services to the Orange County CA area, and hold group sessions in Costa Mesa, CA. Our training programs can be found in our dog training catalog.

Getting Started

If you would like to do training with us please fill out the Intake Form, then schedule a consultation with us.

If you have any questions, or need help filling out the intake form feel free to contact us. If we need anymore information we will call or email you the other forms we may need. 

If you are ready to go we can take payment and schedule our lessons. We accept payment plans through this website.

Directions to Group Lesson

Gisler Park

1250 Gisler Ave

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Requirements

Because dogs will be in close proximity with one another and be in public space we have a certain criteria for health and safety.

Vaccinations:

We require all dogs to be up to date on their vaccinations.

  • Rabies
  • DHLPP

Optional Vaccinations but strongly recommended:

  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Canine Influenza

Parasites:

Dogs should be parasite free and should have a flea and tick treatment plan:

  • Fecal examination should be done to rule out worms, coccidia, and giardia
    • If your dog has runny stool they will have to go home and may come back after a clear fecal exam
  • Monthly flea, tick, and heartworm preventative is highly encouraged
    • If your dog has visible fleas or ticks they will have to go home

Alteration

Spayed females and neutered males as well as intact dogs may participate, however females in season may not come to class. Please let an instructor know and we will help you make up the missed session.

Age

Dogs must be 12 weeks of age or older. Dogs under 6 months old should be in the puppy class and dogs 6 months or older can go into the basic obedience class for adult dogs.

Handlers

Each dog needs their own handler. Handlers aged 13 or older may handle a dog on their own after approval from instructor and permission from their guardian. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and the adult must be in control of the dog. 

Equipment

All dogs must have at a minimum:

  • Well fitting flat collar in good condition
  • Tags with owner information
  • Rabies tags
  • 6 foot leash in good condition

Other approved equipment includes: well fitting harness, treat pouches, toys, long line leash no longer than 15 feet, clicker. Any other equipment needs to be approved my the instructor.

About the Trainer

My name is Sam and I am working towards my certification to become a professional dog trainer, CCPDT-KA. I have an associates degree in social and Behavioral Sciences and have been involved in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for more than 10 years. Although, ABA is typically for people with autism it is a form of applying the knowledge of how someone learns to change behavior.

Short Intake Form:

For more in-depth responses and answers you can fill out the longer version of the Intake Form.