D For Dogz: Bay Area Dog Training

We understand what you need and… We offer different options to meet your puppy & dog training goals.

At D for Dogz, we understand every dog and human situation is unique. Incorporating effective science-based training techniques, we help you through all the phases of your dog’s development from puppyhood to adolescence and then more, ensuring you nurture a lifelong bond with your companion dog.

You might wonder, “What sets D for Dogz apart?” Our methods are science-based, humane, and effective, ensuring that your dog enjoys the learning process as much as you enjoy the outcome.

Why Choose D for Dogz?

Real-Life Results 

D for Dogz is about real-life results. Our puppy & dog training programs are designed to address practical issues that matter most in your everyday interaction with your dog.

Gentle and Humane Methods

Our commitment to your dog’s well-being is unwavering. We utilize gentle and humane training methods that prioritize your dog’s comfort and emotional health. We believe that a happy, confident dog is more likely to excel in training and building a strong bond with you.

Enjoyable Learning Process

We prioritize creating an enjoyable learning environment for your dog. Our trainers use positive reinforcement techniques to make the training experience fun and rewarding for your pup.

Tailored Training Programs

Every dog and client situation is unique, and our approach reflects that. We offer customized training programs tailored to your dog’s needs, temperament, and training goals, including addressing separation anxiety and other behavioral challenges.

Skilled and Dedicated Team

Our skilled head trainer is deeply passionate about what she does. She is experienced in working with various breeds and canine behavior challenges. When you choose D for Dogz, you work with a trainer and a team that genuinely cares about your dogs’ progress and well-being.

Long-Lasting Outcomes

Our goal is to provide you with skills and techniques that will continue to benefit you and your dog long after the training programs have ended. We equip you with the knowledge and tools to maintain and build upon the progress achieved during our collaborative training.

When you choose D for Dogz, you select a dog training partner who prioritizes your dogs’ physical, emotional & mental well-being and makes it easy and fun to integrate your dog into your lifestyle.

What training services does D For Dogz offer?

Puppy Board & Train

Puppies are adorable, but let’s face it—they can be a handful. Our Puppy Board & Train programs are designed to ensure problem prevention from the get-go. From life skills to neighborhood manners, we make their integration into your lifestyle easy!

Adult Dog Board & Train

Whether you’ve just adopted a new puppy or are looking to fine-tune your long-time companion’s suddenly developed selective listening, our Adult Dog Board & Train programs are tailored to help you achieve your training goals.

Puppy & Adult Dog Day School

Busy schedule? Want your pup trained but also be home with you in the evening? Our Day School programs are a lifesaver. Let us handle the training during the day so you can enjoy a tired, calm, and on-your-way to “being a well-adjusted dog” in the evenings.

Group Training Classes for Puppies, Adolescent & Adult Dogs

Our Group Training Classes are more than just a social event for dogs. They’re an opportunity for your dog to learn essential skills in a real-world environment.

Online Classes

Can’t make it to our training location? No worries. Our Online Classes offer the same quality training from the comfort of your home with the option to add personalized coaching from our Certified Dog Trainer.

Public Manners Training

Imagine sipping coffee at a café while your dog settles calmly by your side. Our Public Manners Training makes this dream a reality.

Leash Reactive Dog Training Classes

Dogs with behavior challenges need patient, consistent, and tailored training and a supportive and structured environment to address and modify their behaviors effectively. Start with the leash-reactive dog foundations class and then progress to intermediate public manners classes and our monthly membership programs.

Specialty Puppy & Dog Training Classes

Our specialized dog training classes and services address specific behavioral challenges, allowing your dog to lead a more balanced and harmonious life. Whether barking and lunging, human aggression, or dog-dog aggression, we have the expertise and techniques to help your companion dog overcome these challenges.

Barking & Lunging

Turn stressful walks into peaceful strolls.

Do you find your walks with your dog marred by constant barking and lunging at passersby or other dogs? Our specialized training for barking and leash lunging issues is designed to transform those stressful outings into enjoyable and peaceful strolls.

  • Effective Techniques: Our trainers employ proven techniques to address the root causes of barking and lunging behavior, helping your dog become calmer and more relaxed during outdoor activities.
  • Safety and Confidence: You’ll have more control over your dog’s behavior and boost their confidence, ensuring a safer and happier outdoor experience for you and your pup.

Human Aggression

Let’s work together to build a safer environment for everyone.

Dealing with a dog displaying aggression towards humans can be a daunting challenge. Our specialized training for human aggression aims to create a safe and harmonious environment for everyone involved.

  • Safety is Paramount: We prioritize safety above everything else, ensuring that your dog’s aggression issues are addressed in a controlled and safe manner.
  • Individualized Approach: We are a Bay Area Dog trainer who will develop tailored strategies to address the triggers and circumstances contributing to the aggression.
  • Positive Transformation: Our work will address the root cause and aim to create a more balanced and well-adjusted dog who can coexist peacefully with humans.

Contact us today and let us help you transform your Silicon Valley life from good to pawsitively wonderful!


At D For Dogz, we know “every puppy dog and owner situation” is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all. We offer various options to ensure we meet the humans where it works best for them. Choose what works best for your puppy, adolescent, and adult dog from Board & Train, Day School, Private Lessons, Group Classes, and Online Classes.

Our skilled dog trainers are experienced in various canine behavior modification techniques to suit every stage of your dog’s life.

Yes, we offer various services tailored to puppies. Choose from Puppy Board and Train, Puppy Day School, Private Training for Puppies, puppy Kindergarten, and Socialization classes. Note: we don’t offer our service in the San Francisco Bay area because it is far from our main facility.
We specialize in working with dogs that bark and growl at visitors and bark and lunge at other dogs and people on walks. Choose from Group Classes to more personalized Private Lessons, Day School, and board-and-train programs to replace barking, growling, and lunging with desirable behaviors.

Our training services are available for dogs of all ages, including adolescent and adult dogs. Whether your dog needs a refresher because he suddenly developed selective listening or your newly adopted dog needs to be integrated into your household, we offer programs tailored to their needs.

At D For Dogz, we offer programs to suit all lifestyles and dog training budgets. You can select from our economical real-life Group Classes and Private Coaching options or have us do the heavy lifting by enrolling in Board & Train, Day School, or Day Training Programs. Don’t hesitate to Contact Us to help you decide the best program for your pup.

Ah! We are so glad you asked this question. Integrating a different species into the human world is a process, and it involves doing the work alongside the trainer, adjusting, and adding next-level skills as needed. We cannot guarantee we will turn your German Shepherd into a happy, chirpy Golden Retriever. We can guarantee that we will offer the best puppy and dog training information backed by science to get effective results. Training is a process. It is about meeting your dog where they are, for who they are, in recognition of all that they bring to the table in their unique recipe for interacting with L.E.G.S. (Learning, Environment, Genetics, & Self-Credit Applied Ethologist Kim Brophey). Other trainers’ guarantees are just marketing strategies. They often involve using shock collars and other aversive training methods that work quickly but are unreliable. AVSAB endorses training methods that allow animals to work for things (e.g., food, play, affection) that motivate them rather than techniques that use fear or pain to punish them for undesirable behaviors. Look for a trainer who uses primarily or only reward-based training with treats, toys, and play. Can the teacher guarantee that my child will become an Aerospace Engineer after Kindergarten…?

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)