If you’re got a brand new puppy and want to train your little friend, one of the following 10 top providers of puppy training in San Francisco might be able to help.
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The Pooch Coach is a dog and puppy training business based in San Francisco, owned and operated by Beverly Ulbrich. Beverly has helped over 3,000 dogs throughout her career, is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and an AKC certified Canine Good Citizen evaluator.
The Pooch Coach offers a wide range of training options, including private lessons for one-on-one puppy training. These lessons focus on housebreaking, learning not to bite/nip, socialization, boundaries, manners, and how to prevent separation anxiety. Contact The Pooch Coach to learn more about their puppy training services.
The team at Koru K9 Dog Training work with dogs of any breed, size, age, or behavioral issue. Their trainers work in various locations across the country, including San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Their trainers each have extensive experience in regular obedience training, as well as dealing with specific behavioral problems.
At Koru K9 Dog Training, they can address aggression issues, leash reactivity, resource guarding, separation anxiety, and more. They also offer puppy training to ensure that your pup gets off on the right paw. In-home private training sessions are available (either as single sessions or in packages of 3, 5, or 7 appointments), and board-and-train programs are also offered. Contact Koru K9 Dog Training for more information.
3. Dan Perata
The Dan Perata dog training team has over 35 years of experience and is regarded as one of the top dog and puppy training businesses in the San Francisco Bay area. They offer training for puppies as young as eight weeks old in the form of a modified board-and-train program where your puppy undergoes immersive training through the week, then you take them home on weekends!
Puppy training at Dan Perata focuses on crate training and housebreaking, socialization, and confidence training to ensure your puppy develops healthy habits and attitudes. Private lessons are also offered, though these are typically for dogs with specific behavioral issues. Contact Dan Perata for details on pricing.
Better Nature Dog Training is owned and operated by Jeff Stallings – a Certified Professional Dog Trainer offering both dog and puppy training services. Jeff and the team at Better Nature Dog Training use science-based training methods and tailor their techniques to each dog. They provide in-home training lessons, then provide you and your pup with a training plan and ongoing assistance via phone or email.
Puppy training at Better Nature Dog Training focuses on teaching your pup their basic commands, including sit, stay, down, and come, as well as preventing biting/unwanted chewing. They also offer housebreaking and potty-training assistance. Contact Better Nature Dog Training for more details.
SF Puppy Prep is a dog training business that’s primary focus is on training new puppies. Founded in San Francisco in 2003, SF Puppy Prep was designed to provide puppies with immersive socialization during their formative months in the hope of preventing behavioral problems later in life. They offer training classes, daycare/day school, and socialization playgroups at their large indoor facility.
Puppy day school programs are designed for pups between 8 and 14 weeks of age and run for four weeks with the option of a 3-day ($1470) or 5-day ($2150) week (Prices are for the entire four-week program). Various classes and private lessons are also offered – contact SF Puppy Prep to learn more about their training options.
Refined K-9 Dog Training operates throughout most of the SF bay area and offers dog training for all scenarios. Their Foundation Puppy Training Program consists of private lessons in your home aimed at helping both you and your puppy adjust to life together.
Puppy training starts with an evaluation that will address the breed-specific issues your puppy might be likely to experience. From there, a training plan is developed to guide you through each day with your new pup. Training will address housebreaking, how to introduce your puppy to walking on a leash, crate training, exposure to new environments and people, basic commands, and much more. Contact Refined K-9 Dog Training for a free consultation.
Lupa K9 Dog Training focuses on training techniques that empower owners and help them to learn how to train and communicate with their dogs. For puppies, Lupa K9 Dog Training offers 3 x 1-hour training sessions that focus on developing a relationship with your pup, crate training, housebreaking, socialization, basic obedience commands, and introducing your puppy to leash walking. The second and third sessions are designed to reinforce the skills learned in the first session, plus focus on basic recall, staying, and advanced (loose) leash walking skills. Contact Lupa K9 Dog Training for more details.
SmartyPup! is a San Francisco-based dog trainer that focuses almost exclusively on training puppies. Their team has over 25 years of puppy training experience, and each trainer is professionally mentored. Since Fawn Pierre founded SmartyPup! in 1994, they have worked with over 30,000 puppies and their humans across San Francisco.
SmartyPup! offers both classes and social groups for puppies. Their beginner class is open to puppies between 8 and 16 weeks old, and they have another class for puppies aged between 17 weeks and 18 months. Puppy socials are also offered – contact SmartyPup! for more details.
Operating throughout SF, The Grateful Dog offers a range of services for dogs including boarding, daycare, and training for dogs and puppies. The Grateful Dog has a specialized Beginning Puppy class that’s designed for pups aged between 10 and 16 weeks. This $190, six-week course focuses on socialization, handling, management, and basic manners. For more information, contact The Grateful Dog.
SF Dog Connect is a highly regarded dog and puppy training business that’s been operating throughout the San Francisco Bay area for almost two decades. Founder Beverly Ulbrich has worked with over 2,500 dogs across the city and is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.
SF Dog Connect offers individual sessions for new puppies and their owners – all pups over eight weeks old can start training. Sessions involve housebreaking, addressing biting/nipping, socialization, and teaching your puppy to be alone. Contact SF Dog Connect to schedule your puppy’s first training.