Bay Area Dog Training

Bay Area Dog Training| D for Dogz: We understand what you need and 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.

Why Choose D for Dogz?

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

Real-Life Results 

D for Dogz is about real-life results. Our training programs are designed to address practical issues that matter most in your everyday interactions 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 build a strong bond with you.

Enjoyable Learning Process

We understand that dogs learn best when they’re engaged and having fun. That’s why we prioritize creating an enjoyable learning environment for your dog. Our trainers use positive reinforcement techniques to make the training experience a positive and rewarding one for your furry friend.

Tailored Training Programs

Every dog is unique, and our approach reflects that. We offer customized training programs tailored to your dog’s individual needs, temperament, and your training goals. 

Skilled and Dedicated Team

Our skilled trainer is deeply passionate about what she does. She is experienced in handling various breeds and behavior challenges. When you choose D for Dogz, you work with a trainer and a team that genuinely cares about your dog’s 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’re choosing a dog training partner who prioritizes your dog’s physical, emotional & mental well being, and makes it easy and fun to integrate your dog into your lifestyle. 

Services Offered

Puppy Board & Train

Puppies are adorable, but let’s face it, they can be a handful. Our Puppy Board & Train programs are designed to instill good habits from the get-go, from life skills to neighborhood manners – we make their integration into our lifestyle easy peasy!

Adult Dog Board & Train

Whether you’ve just adopted an adult dog or are looking to fine-tune your long-time companion’s suddenly developed selective listening, our Adult Dog Board & Train programs are tailored to meet your needs.

Day School

Busy schedule? Want your dog 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 his way to “being a well-adjusted dog” in the evenings.

Group Training Classes

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 sits calmly by your side. Our Public Manners Training makes this dream a reality.

Specialty Classes Training

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: With our training, 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 pet.

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 all else, ensuring that your dog’s aggression issues are addressed in a controlled and safe manner.
  • Individualized Approach: We understand that each case of human aggression is unique. Our trainer will develop tailored strategies to address the triggers and circumstances contributing to the aggression.
  • Positive Transformation: Our training focuses on addressing the root cause and aims to create a more balanced and well-adjusted dog who can coexist peacefully with humans.

Your Next Step to a Pawsitively Great Life in the Bay Area

Living in the Bay Area offers a unique blend of urban life and natural beauty, and what better way to enjoy it than with a well-adjusted canine companion by your side? Whether exploring the trails of San Jose, enjoying a café in Willow Glen, or taking a leisurely stroll through Santa Clara County hiking trails, D for Dogz ensures your dog can be the perfect partner in all your adventures.

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 a variety of options to ensure we meet the humans where it works best for them. Choose what works best for your puppy, adolescent and/or adult dog from Board & Train, Day School, Private Lessons, Group Classes, Online Classes. 
Yes, we offer various services tailored to puppies, including puppy kindergarten and puppy socialization classes. These classes ensure your puppy gets a positive start in life.
We specialize in working with dogs who bark and growl at visitors and/or bark and lunge at other dogs and people on the walks. Choose from Group Classes to more personalized Private Lessons, Day School and Board & 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 very 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.

Ah! We are so glad you asked this question.

Can the teacher guarantee that my child will become an Aerospace Engineer after Kindergarten…? No, right?
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. What we can guarantee is to offer the best puppy and dog training information backed by science to get effective results. Training is a process.

Training 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).

Guarantees by other trainers are just marketing strategies and often involve using shock collars and other aversive training methods that work quickly but are unreliable. AVSAB endorses training methods which allow animals to work for things (e.g., food, play, affection) that motivate them rather than techniques that focus on using 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.

"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 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. She uses Positive Reinforcement methods, which is what we wanted as well."
Mikkin P
dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy (Group Class Client)