If you’re looking for the best dog trainers in Tucson, you’ve landed on the right page! Below we’ve featured 10 of the city’s best pooch trainers.
1. Garvin’s Divine Dog Training
Karyn Garvin is a dog training genius. Her career as a professional dog trainer began over 40 years ago – you will struggle to find a trainer with more experience than that. She started Garvin’s “Divine Dog” Training in 2013 and has never looked back.
Karyn offers puppy training for dogs as young as 7-8 weeks of age. Her classes focus on housebreaking, avoiding destructive chewing behaviors, and more. She also offers behavior management classes for on-leash behavioral issues around people or other dogs, inappropriate aggression, housebreaking, chewing, excessive chewing, fence jumping, separation anxiety, containment phobia, and more. Contact Garvin’s Divine Dog Training to learn more.
2. Sol Dog Lodge and Training Center
Sol Dog Lodge is a non-profit organization that welcomes dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes, and temperaments. They offer day camp, boarding, and training services to pups across Tucson, Arizona, and beyond. Trainer Terra has been working with dogs for 15 years and graduated from the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers in 2014. She regularly attends seminars, meetings, and other events to stay up to date with the dog training field.
Training services include day training, group lessons, board-and-train services, or private lessons that can either be conducted in your home or at the lodge. They focus on positive reinforcement methods to bring out the best in your dog – contact Sol Dog Lodge and Training Center to see how they can help you and your pup.
3. Tucson Dog Trainers
Tucson Dog Trainers has a huge number of very positive reviews and takes their customer satisfaction seriously. Trainer Abraham is highly experienced and offers a range of services to meet the needs of both you and your pup, including in-home training, board-and-train, services, or group classes for socialization.
A $49 evaluation is available (this will occur at Udall Park) to help determine which training options would be most beneficial for your dog. A 2-week board-and-train package is available for $1995, and a 4-week board-and-train program for aggressive dogs is available for $2795. There’s also a basic obedience package that includes 4 classes and an e-collar for $495. Contact Tucson Dog Trainers to learn more.
4. The Complete Canine
The team at The Complete Canine is passionate about all dogs – even your misbehaving little pup. Owner Jeremy has many years of training experience and can help with socialization issues, basic obedience, and more. He uses positive reinforcement techniques to get the best out of your dog.
Training services include puppy classes for dogs under 5 months old, or beginner obedience classes for dogs over 6 months of age focusing on basic commands, impulse control, socialization, and behavior modification. Intermediate and advanced obedience courses are also available, as is therapy dog training, service dog training, and more. Contact The Complete Canine team to get started.
5. Dog Masters Training
Dog Masters Training offers training for both puppies and dogs in Tucson and beyond. Trainer Gene has over four decades of experience when it comes to behavioral modification and can certainly provide the help you need if your dog has any obsessive, hyperactive, inappropriate, or aggressive behaviors. He will not only train your dog but also provide you with the training and skills you need to get the most out of your pup.
Dog Masters Training offers a range of training services, including behavior modification for over-excited dogs, dogs who bark constantly, biting, food hoarding behaviors, socialization issues, proper leash walking, and more. Private lessons are carried out in your home, and prices can vary but are typically around $275 for a two-hour session. Contact Dog Masters Training to learn more.
6. Anthony’s K-9 Services
Anthony’s K-9 Services offers mobile dog training to all furry clients throughout Tucson. Trainer Anthony specializes in training dogs with aggressive tendencies but also has experience when it comes to basic and advanced obedience training. Anthony has over a decade of experience and is highly regarded throughout Tucson.
Anthony offers a 60-minute in-home evaluation for $100 to determine which training program best suits the needs of you and your pup. Private training courses are available for basic on-leash obedience (suitable for both puppies and dogs) for $1550, behavior modification for $1950, or advanced off-leash obedience for $850. Board-and-train services are also available – contact Anthony’s K-9 Services to learn more or schedule your pup’s evaluation.
7. Sublime Canine
The team at Sublime Canine pride themselves on being able to strengthen the relationship between dogs and their owners. Owner and trainer JJ has over 20 years of dog training experienced and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. The team offers a wide range of training services, including AKC obedience, rally, and more.
Training classes are taught using the tried and true theories of “operant” and “classical” conditioning. Comprehensive dog training and behavior management services are offered including obedience training, tracking, rattlesnake avoidance, and more. Contact Sublime Canine to learn more.
8. Manners and More Dog Training
At Manners and More, your dog will receive the personalized attention they need to thrive and become your best friend. Owner and operator Nate has been training dogs for 20 years and also has experience as a police K-9 handler. He is passionate about dogs, training them, and ensuring that every pup he meets learns a new trick or two.
A 4-6-week board-and-train program is available starting at $2700, which also includes 2 private lessons after the boarding portion is complete. A 2-4-week puppy training program is available for $1500-$2700 and also includes 2 private lessons after boarding. Contact Manners and More Dog Training to receive a free evaluation.
9. Kennel Comfort Pet Motel and Dog Training
Kennel Comfort offers boarding and training services to pups throughout Tucson, and beyond. New owners Tamison and Alan took over in 2019 and have been re-vamping the Kennel Comfort experience. Tamison is head trainer and is a graduate of the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers – she has been training professionally for many years.
A range of training services are offered including board-and-train programs which are ideal for people who aren’t able to put hours into training their dog. Day school is also available – your pup spends the day with a trainer, and you pick them up at the end of the day. Private lessons, puppy group classes, and obedience classes are also available – contact Kennel Comfort Pet Motel and Dog Training to learn more.
10. Oh, Behave! Dog Training
Oh, Behave! Dog Training will deliver the training results you and your pup are looking for. Founder and trainer Cindy is a graduate of the Arizona Canine Academy, a professional dog trainer, a certified trick dog instructor, a certified canine conditioning fitness coach, and an AKC instructor/evaluator. Whatever you need, Cindy can deliver!
Oh, Behave! offers private training sessions, which can occur at the training facility, in your neighborhood, or at your home. Day training is also available – drop off your pup with the trainer and pick them up at the end of the day. Free puppy socialization classes are also available for puppies up to six months of age. Contact Oh, Behave! Dog Training to get started.
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