Services We Offer

Basic Obedience Group Class

Saturdays 8:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Obedience is the foundation to a successful relationship between you and your dog. This class is designed for people training just as much as dog training. In a basic obedience course your dog will learn the five obedience commands while on a leash: heel, sit, stay, down and come. Each class will also give invaluable training philosophies that each pet parent can apply on a daily basis to help be proactive and develop well rounded furry family members. Every week we will teach all five commands. $160 for a 4 week course. Includes 30 day access to Rob Kuty’s online course, Obedience in 3 Easy Steps to supplement your training! Don’t delay, Obedience classes usually have a wait list, email us to enroll.

Puppy Group Class

Saturdays 10:00 a.m.
at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Puppy training is one of the most important investments you can make for you and your pet’s future. Every class includes on and off leash dog socialization in a safe, secure area. The group puppy course will focus on common puppy issues such as leash pulling, nipping, chewing, jumping, house breaking and more. Puppies will also learn confidence building, introductions to basic obedience and socialization. Puppies must have received the bordatella and two rounds of the DHPP vaccines to participate in the group puppy class. Each session will also give invaluable training philosophies that each pet parent can apply on a daily basis to help be proactive and develop well rounded furry family member. This class is geared for dogs under 5 months of age depending on breed and size. $160.00 for a 4 week course. Includes 30 day access to Rob’s online separation anxiety course. Email us to get started in a class.

Dog Agility Group Class

Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Unleash the athlete in your pet! Agility training is a great structured way for your dog to be stimulated, build confidence, release energy and have fun! Dogs will learn how to jump hurdles, run through tunnels, weave through poles, amongst other awesome activities. All classes include dog social play off leash in a safe, secure, fenced area. Each class will work on piecing the obstacles trained during that session into a course. By the end of the course dogs will be able to complete runs through an entire obstacle course! $140.00 for a 4 week course. Shoot us an email if you would like to join in on the fun!

Intermediate Obedience

Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Take your training to the next level! Owners can refine the five obedience commands, transitionthe come command to a long line, learn “leave it” and apply distractions. It is recommended that dogs complete the obedience course before enrolling in the intermediate course. $140 for 4 weeks.

Group Class Details & Safety

Training classes will take place in a large 30×90 training field with US Turf. All group classes are held at the Helen Woodward Animal Center located at 6461 El Apajo Rd. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. The training field is located near the adoptions entrance adjacent to the fire zone closest to the Horizon Church next door.

Please disclose all of your pets known medical conditions and behavioral problems to SDPT before the first class meeting. Dogs must be social to participate in a group class. Please contact us for a private appointment if you need help with socialization.

All persons must wear a face covering. Only one client per dog will be permitted in the training field. Do not come to class if you are sick or have a fever. Maintain 6ft of social distance from other people in the class at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available and restrooms with sinks/soap for hand washing are located inside the adoptions building. Gate handles will be sanitized in between classes.

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Private Training

Private training sessions are tailored to each owner’s specific needs and can include correcting undesired behaviors such as aggression, anxiety, and fear. They are also great for first time pet owners who need help with housebreaking or even experienced owners who would like their dog to perform obedience off leash. SDPT can also conduct private sessions to help you work with cats, pigs and macaws and ways to keep these animals stimulated and challenged. Sessions typically take place in your home. However, they can be held in any area that will best help you and your dog accomplish your goals. Typically, the first appointment is 90 minutes in length and follow up appointments are 60 minutes each. Sessions can be scheduled 7 days a week, at any time of day, to work with your scheduling needs. Rob typically books 1-2 weeks out for private appointments so don’t delay in getting scheduled!

Board & Train

San Diego Pet Training and the Helen Woodward Animal Center are teaming up to offer you a quality Board & Train program that really works! Board & Train is ideal for pet parents who want a well-trained dog but have a schedule that is too busy to fit in training each and every day. Or, for pet parents away on vacation who want a well-mannered dog upon their return. Your Board & Train experience can vary from one day of learning agility to keep your dog stimulated and having fun to several weeks of an advanced obedience camp. San Diego Pet Training can also teach new “tricks” or tackle behavior modification issues such as aggression, anxiety and fear. With Board & Train at Helen Woodward’s Club Pet you’ll receive consistent training that keeps your dog focused and maximizes their learning.

Let an expert do the work so you know your dog will return home with results you will be happy with! All basic Board & Train packages include a consultation with the owners and follow up session upon pick up of your pet. Advance packages include follow up session(s) in your home to ensure that all of the training gets transitioned over to you in your everyday environment. We’ll also text and email you photo and video updates so you can monitor your dog’s progress along the way! Availability for booking your Board & Train program at Club Pet is on a first come first served basis.  Because every dog and family is unique we suggest you contact us today to discuss your Board & Train package and training goals.

AKC’S Canine Citizen®

Canine Good Citizen Test at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Call for an appointment on a day and time that works best for you

The above group training classes are a great start for your dog to become a Canine Good Citizen®.  Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. To view the test components click here. If you are interested in getting started or are ready to work with SDPT to get your dog to pass all the components of the test please email us today.

TV & Stage

If you are a production company, director or casting agent and need animals trained for your upcoming project, San Diego Pet Training can help! Please contact us today for a detailed proposal for your upcoming show or project.