Northern California, San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area
Aggression towards humans
Aggression towards dogs
Fear based aggression
Phobias of all kinds
Fears of odd things that don’t seem scary to owners
Running away and bolting through doors
Not listening to your commands
Not coming when you call them
Destroying household items and rooms
We Specialize in Solving Dog Behavior Problems!
- Get your out of control pup under control FAST!
- Double the joy of living with your dog.
- Stop saying NO to your DOG and start saying YES!
- Become the dog owner your dog respects so you can trust your dog again.
- You CAN live with the dog of your dreams!
Don't delay in getting specialized help. Correcting aggressive or problem behavior is always much easier if addressed early instead of months or years later. If you think that it is too costly to hire a private trainer now, compare it to a potential lawsuit which could easily run into thousands of dollars.
Are you ready to make positive changes with your dog?
We are here to help you. We can travel to your home to quickly get to the foundation of the problem, or you can bring your dog in for one of our highly sought after rehab programs at our facility in Gilroy, California.
Board and Behave™
Hyperactive dogs that don’t calm down easily
Difficulty walking the dog on a leash- to the point that the dog doesn’t get walked anymore
Jealousy of other dogs in the household
Jealousy of other humans in the household
Jumping up on people when they come in the door
Marking behavior in the house (peeing where they should not be peeing!)
Barking, Barking, Barking (need we say more?)
Common Issues We Can Help You With
We see the following problems DAILY in our private dog training and dog behavior consultations and house calls:
Do any of these happen in your home? We specialize in teaching you how to work with your dog to very quickly get rid of these annoying and sometimes downright dangerous habits. We believe that the communication gap that often exists between owner and dog can be easily bridged, once the owner has made the decision to get serious help. Are you ready to have an easier, safer and happier life with your dog? Give us a call sooner rather than later— you will be happy that you did!
L to R, clockwise: Lily, Jeter, Scout, Sasha & Beauty
Basic/Beginning Obedience, working on the Down command
Remmy from Los Gatos in for a Board and Train Program
Remmy meets the 1st Puppy Project puppies- too much fun!
Our most popular program choice. Even though many dogs may be obedient at dog daycare, in dog training classes, or elsewhere, the home environment is often where we see the worst problems. Our fast and simple 2-3 hour dog behavior rehabilitation house call may be your answer! One of our behavior specialists comes to your home and works with you and your dog for up to three (3) hours. What we can accomplish together in this short time is often life changing!
Basic Obedience Board and Train
Start your puppy or newly adopted dog off on the right paw with our two week basic training program. Our three week program focuses on basic obedience, socialization, "Place" and boundary training, and will teach your pup/dog the manners it needs for polite society. The program includes socialization with both other dogs and people, house manners, handling for grooming and the basics of "sit", "down", "stay," "come", "place" and "heel" as well as crate training, all in an engaging and fun atmosphere that your dog will LOVE!
Board and Train
for Dogs with "Attitude"
Is your Young Pup now an adolescent, and starting to "talk back?" Is that jumping for attention now pushing people over? Have you had to call your dog back from the street outside your house more than once lately because he/she bolted out the door? Do you feel like "come" really means "when I feel like it, or maybe not at all" to your dog?
Are you at the end of your rope, and just need some extra help to make your world with your dog more peaceful? We can help!!! Just 3 weeks to a happier world with your dog!
This program is not appropriate for dogs that have shown aggression toward people or other dogs, including dogs with bite records.
Board and Train
(Specifically for Fearful and/or Aggressive Dogs)
Is your dog a wuss or a bully? Is your Great Dane afraid of the Chihuahua next door? Is your Beagle aggressive toward other dogs? If you have tried everything else and your dog is still fearful and/or aggressive toward other dogs , our individualized month-long program specifically designed for fearful and dog aggressive dogs is the program you need.
If your dog is human aggressive, we will most likely need to schedule an evaluation at our facility to determine the appropriateness of this program for your dog.
Many dogs that come through this program never showed any dog aggression until they were attacked by another dog, often while on a walk or at the dog park. Other dogs showed signs of fear which over time turned into being more and more reactive at the sight of other dogs. We see so many dogs who exhibit behaviors like this, and are very successful at turning them around.
Dog Training Classes at
The Dog House Inn in Gilroy
Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Obedience Classes- ongoing, 8 session series (3 20 minute privates + 1 group/monthly), $200, Saturdays
Leash Monsters- our very popular pack walk program for leash reactive dogs. Instructor evaluation and permission required. $200 for 6 weeks, Sundays