Adult Dog Classes and Private Training

R for Real-Life Results

You want results at home and out in the world, not just in the classroom. Our fun, creative classes get you results where they really count – at home and about town.

Begin with Basic Manners and then move Beyond: Choose from our catalog of fun classes designed to get you and your dog on the same page at home and wherever the day’s adventures take you.

Choose the class that fits your need:

Basic Manners Group Class (Dogs 17 weeks and Older)

Our class teaches your dog the basics of living in the human world with grace and charm. 

Using real-life scenarios, your dog will learn to: Pay attention, Come when called, Leave it, Drop items on cue, Greet people politely, Settle down (so you can get some email answered, cook dinner, enjoy a visit from a friend), Not surf the counters, Walk on a loose leash, Be comfortable being groomed, handled, and restrained — all of which are extremely important for vet visits, daily training, and day-to-day hygiene.

Public Manners: Mind his/her business in Public Places, Ignore people & other dogs, Walking without pulling, Settling down calmly while you have coffee, “leave it” when out and about.

$390 for 7 Sessions – 4 Classroom & 3 Public Manners.

When & Where:

Campbell – Pet Food Express (map) – Starts 28th August 2023

Monday 7.00 to 7.50 PM
Real Life Public Manners Sessions: Sunday 9.30 AM to 10.15 AM

Mountain View – Pet Sitting to the Max (map) – Starts 9th September 2023

Saturday 12.00 PM to 12.50 PM
Real Life Public Manners Sessions: Sunday 9.30 AM to 10.15 AM

Los Gatos – The Whole Pet Vet (map) – We will be back soon

Class Sessions Sunday 2.00 to 2.50 PM
Real Life Public Manners Sessions: Sunday 9.30 AM to 10.15 AM

About Town Public Manners Impulse Control Group Class (Graduates of Basic Manners)

This class is all about teaching your dog self-control about town.

We take your dog’s manners on the road to practice listening to you — no matter where you are, walking without pulling, not getting into food crumbs or garbage, coming when called, saying hello to people politely, meeting other dogs nicely, and focused manners all about town.

We’ll meet in a new location each week—shopping districts, cafes, pet supply stores, parks, etc. Enjoy socializing with fellow students while working with your dog in the real world, supported by your training instructor-cum-tour director.

Being Calm & and minding his/her own business.

Listening to You: Paying attention — at a park, shopping complex, coffee shop or just relaxing walks in the neighborhood; coming when called in the presence of other dogs, not picking food crumbs or garbage; and dropping items on cue.

Self Control: Not jumping on strangers on walks; polite greeting; “leave-it” & “drop-it” when out and about.

Public Manners: Walking nicely on a leash, settling down calmly while you have coffee or have dinner at a restaurant.

$420 for SIX 60-minute classes

When & Where:

Sunday 9.30 AM to 10.30 Noon (Location is emailed by Wednesday of each week to the class attendees)

Now enrolling for  2023 

Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

Canine Good Citizen (Graduates of About Town Class)

A CGC certificate can open a lot of doors. Many landlords require it for renting with a dog, and many workplaces do the same for permission to bring your dog to work. Plus you get bragging rights and a very polite dog. We’ll get you and your dog ready to take the Canine Good Citizen test, which includes sitting to greet strangers, polite leash behavior with other dogs, out-of-sight stays, rock-solid recalls, and more. You can then graduate to take the Community Canine Test.

$370 for SIX 50-minute classes. Includes pre assessment and CGC test.

When & Where:

Sunday 12.00 to 12.50 PM (Location is emailed by Thursday of each week to the class attendees)

Now enrolling for July 23rd 2023

Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

Walkabout Loose Leash Walking Group Class (Graduates of About Town Class)

This class is all manners on the leash. 

If your dog could use some extra walking finesse, this class is just the thing. Great for dedicated pullers and those distracted by squirrels, pigeons, traffic, other dogs, great smells, etc.

Four intermediate-level sessions build on your dog’s basic manners foundation to teach him to walk with you instead of dragging you about like an afterthought.

$330 for FOUR 50-minute classes

When & Where:

The class is wait listed for July 2023. Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

Lassie, Come! Recall Group Class (Graduates of About Town Class)

Who couldn’t benefit from extra practice getting their dog to come when called? We dedicate four sessions to building faster recalls in increasingly challenging situations—think squirrels in trees or exciting smells or a good chase game at the park—so you can enjoy real-life recalls when you really need them. Join us for a class that’s fast-paced, effective, and fun!

$330 for FOUR 60-minute classes.

When & Where:

The class is wait listed for July 2023. Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

Basic Manners Private Training

We teach you to train your dog or we can train your dog for you.

  • With our trainer as your private coach, learn the technicalities of dog training.
  • Schedule sessions at your home or outdoors at a time convenient to you.
  • Choose between Day Training (I will train your dog and transfer the learning to you) or Coaching (I will meet with you once a week and show you how to train your dog).

Initial Consultation & Goal Setting 1 hour 15 minutes: $360
Private Coaching:
6 sessions @ $210: $1260
9 sessions @ $200: $1800
Day Training (4 sessions a week for 4 weeks): $3600
Each training session is ONE HOUR.

Why Choose D for Dog?

When it comes to selecting a private dog trainer or professional dog trainers who truly understand your unique needs, D for Dog stands out. Our commitment to reward-based training ensures great results and a fun and engaging experience for you and your furry companion.

Real-Life Results Tailored to You

At D for Dog, we go beyond traditional bay area dog training basics. Our curriculum is carefully designed to deliver real-life results seamlessly integrated into your daily routines. Whether you’re a new dog owner or looking to enhance your dog’s skills, we cater to your pace and preferences.

Small Class Size for Individual Attention

We believe that small class sizes make a significant difference. That’s why we keep our classes small to give you and your dog the individualized focus you deserve. Whether you’re addressing separation anxiety or simply enhancing your dog’s obedience, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Specialty Courses for Diverse Experiences

D for Dog offers a range of specialty courses, ensuring you’re prepared for various life experiences you want to share with your furry friend. Whether it’s house sitting for different dogs or the challenges of daily walks with professional dog walkers, we’ve got you covered. We can offer private lessons that you can do at your own pace for both you and your new puppy.

A Highly Credentialed Trainer at Your Service

Our experienced instructor is dedicated to continuous learning, seeking the best in training education to provide you with top-notch instruction. You can trust that your dog is in the hands of a professional who cares about your success as much as you do.

Peace of Mind, Every Step of the Way

We understand that your time and resources matter. That’s why we’re committed to delivering results that give you peace of mind. Whether you’re addressing separation anxiety or simply seeking a reliable dog walker, your goals are our priority.

Choose D for Dog and embark on a rewarding journey that unlocks your dog’s full potential while making the training experience enjoyable for both of you.

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Kelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppies (Group Class Client)
“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation for a successful long term relationship with the pup.”
Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy (Group Class Client)