Dog Training Encinitas

All Classes are taught privately and are approximately 60 mins. Except the Introductory class which is a little longer. Why Privates? With private classes we are able to really zero-in on the training you need. No time is wasted listeneing to other people's issues and waiting around. Classes are scheduled for your convenience. What may take weeks in a group class may be accomplished in half the time. Classes can begin immediately. We have found our clients prefer privates vs. group classes as the one-on-one interaction saves them time and money.


Introduction Class $65 held at Doggywood, $90 held at your home. Approximate time 75 mins.

Good Doggy Package $180. 3 classes held at Doggywood, $240 at your home.

Great Doggy Package $275. 5 classes held at Doggywood, $375 at your home.

Star Doggy Package $400. 8 classes at Doggywood, $560 at your home.

Puppy Classes
It is never too soon to start training. Catch the early weeks of your dog’s life for proper training and care. Get an introduction to the fundamentals of having a great dog. This class covers all your questions about your new little buddy.

​Manners class
Does your dog need some manners? Does he jump all over people, run out the door and never come when you call him. Learn how to teach your dog how you want him to behave.

Family Classes
​Do you have children? Grandchildren? Do you have a new dog or puppy? This class is focused on teaching the entire family how to treat, train, handle  and  behave safely around your new family member. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Adult supervision is required.

​Trick classes
You can teach an old dog new tricks. Teach your dog, or other animal, some new behaviors. Not only is it a fun thing to do but  these clicker based classes can really boost your dog’s self-esteem, promote quicker learning and can help reduce unwanted behaviors by providing important mental stimulation.

Leash Walking 
Does your dog pull you everywhere? Learn how to have a nice walk with your dog with a loose leash. 

This is for dogs that act aggressive towards other dogs or people. By using Desensitization and Counter Conditioning we can help you work with your dog to stop/reduce these behaviors.

​Behavioral consultations
At Doggywood or at your home. Some problems are a quick fix, some are not. Let’s meet to discuss your issues with your dog. An introduction class might be all you need. If it’s something that will need more time we will devise a plan to fit your needs and expectations.

Day Training
The trainer will come to your house and train your dog while you are away or at work. Usually several times a week and then a mandatory lesson with the owner. 

Walk and Train
The trainer will come to your house and walk/train your dog to walk nicely on a leash.

Animal Acting
Animal Acting classes to get the basics down for production work in movies, TV and print work. Learn what is expected of an
animal actor to get hired.

Animal Talent Agency
Once a year we have free auditions to see if your dog/animal has what it takes to become part of our animal talent agency.Call for dates. There is no cost to join the Agency. Or you can make an appointment for a private Audition. Cost is $30. Some training tips will be discussed and your questions answered about Animal Acting. Time is approximately 30 mins. Call for more details.

Animals and Trainers for Hire
We will provide animals  that are comfortable, trained, talented and safe. Trainers are prepared and professional. We follow the guidelines of the American Humane Association.

More than one Dog? 
If you have more than one dog you want to work with, bring them. $25 additional cost per dog. It is recommended each dog have it's own handler.

Don't see the class you need? 
Not to worry because with Private classes we customize your class to your exact need.

What to bring
All dogs should come to class on a leash, (no retractable leashes) a treat bag, a regular collar or harness and plenty of treats. Current proof of pets vaccinations. A dog bed or mat if you want. If your dog is a picky eater try waiting to feed their meal after class or half of it. Choke, pinch, shock collars are not allowed. We will provide you with a clicker.

What kind of treats?
Tasty, moist and small. 1-2 cups. Tiny cut up pieces(size of a pea) of hot dogs, chicken, cheese, carrots, dog food rolls, freeze dried treats are often great. A variety of treats is even better. Just make sure you bring something  that is small and your dog really goes bonkers for! What if I don't have the time to get treats? Call ahead and the trainer can have some prepared for you. Cost is $5.00. Are you worried your dog will get fat? Don't worry this is just for motivation for learning. After your dog has mastered the new behavior, treats can/will be weaned out.

Treat bag? 
These can be found at most pet stores. We also have some really good ones for you to purchase at your class. $25.

Any questions? 
Please call Marilisa at (858) 342-4431 or email