Puppy & Dog Training in Atherton

D for Dogz – Atherton

Proudly serving the Atherton area, we recognize the immense satisfaction of sharing your life with a well-adjusted and harmonious canine companion.

Whether you aspire to enjoy leisurely walks without the tug of a pulling leash, greet guests without the frenzy of jumping, or revel in a dog that responds promptly to your every call, we’re here to transform these aspirations into a reality. Our meticulously crafted training programs are tailored to infuse joy and serenity into your life alongside your cherished dog-friend.

What puppy & dog training services do we offer for Atherton residents?

Puppy Board & Train

Puppies are undeniably adorable but require guidance to grow into well-adjusted companions. Our Puppy Board & Train program encompasses everything from essential life skills to calm manners when interacting with humans.

Adult Dog Board & Train

Transitioning from puppyhood or introducing an adult dog into your household can be challenging. We aim to ensure this transition is seamless and immensely rewarding for you and your canine companion.


We offer boarding for Atherton clients. Positive reinforcement boarding for puppies & dogs offers a nurturing environment where canine companions receive personalized attention and training refresher, fostering desired behaviors through rewards and encouragement, resulting in a happier, well-adjusted pet upon return home.

Check our Board & Train programs if you want to get your pup trained while you travel.

Private Lessons

Positive reinforcement private lessons for puppies and dogs provide tailored training, fostering a strong bond between owner and pet while effectively shaping desired behaviors through rewards and encouragement. This personalized approach ensures a nurturing environment for learning, promoting long-term obedience and socialization skills.

Online Classes

Ideal for dog parents juggling work and family commitments, our online classes offer flexibility and convenience. Choose from our diverse range of programs and learn at your own pace, all from the comfort of your home.

Challenges Atherton Residents May Face

Living in Atherton presents its own challenges for dog owners, and at D for Dog Training, we are aware of the unique circumstances that come with being a resident in this upscale area. Here are three major challenges Atherton residents may encounter and our tailored solutions to address them.

Busy Schedules and Limited Time

Atherton residents often lead hectic lives with jam-packed schedules, leaving minimal time for comprehensive dog training. The challenge lies in balancing work, family, and other commitments while ensuring your dog receives proper training.

At D for Dogz, we offer a practical solution through our “Board & Train” programs. These programs are designed to alleviate the training burden from your daily routine. You can entrust us with the training during the week, knowing your dog is in expert hands. Spend time having fun transfering the learning to your home over the weekend.

High Expectations for Well-Behaved Dogs

Atherton residents understandably have high expectations for their canine companions to exhibit exemplary behavior, especially in the refined neighborhoods of the area. Meeting these expectations can be a significant challenge.

Our “Adult Dog Board & Train” and “Puppy Board & Train” programs are tailored to meet these elevated standards. We provide intensive training focusing on essential obedience, socialization, and impeccable manners. With our expert guidance, your pup will become a polite and well-adjusted companion, perfectly suited to thrive in Atherton’s upscale environment.

Diverse Dog Owner Needs

Atherton boasts a diverse community of dog owners with varying needs and objectives, ranging from puppy training to address specific behavioral issues. Finding a training solution that caters to these individual requirements can be challenging.

We embrace this diversity at D for Dogz and offer personalized training plans. Our expert trainers can create a customized training approach to address your lifestyle and training goals. Whether you’re dealing with a mischievous puppy, behavioral concerns, or simply aiming to enhance your dog’s life, our tailored solutions ensure we meet the unique demands of Atherton’s dog-owning community.

Why Choose D for Dogz in the Atherton Area?

At D for Dogz, we stand out for several compelling reasons:

  • Effective Training Methods: Our training methods prioritize gentleness, humanity, and proven effectiveness. We ensure that your dog learns and enjoys the learning process.
  • Real-Life Results: Beyond just classroom behavior, we focus on teaching your dog to adjust well in real-life situations, enhancing the bond between you and your pet.
  • Personalized Plans: Whether you prefer us to train your dog or teach you the techniques, our approach is customized to align with your unique goals and lifestyle.
  • Professional Expertise: In an industry that often lacks regulation, we take pride in our commitment to rigorous education and continuous professional development. This dedication ensures we stay at the forefront of modern, effective dog training techniques.

Take the first step towards a harmonious relationship with your dog. Contact us today at (650) 538-3011 or via our Contact Us form and let us make your dog training experience memorable and enriching. Your well-adjusted and happy dog awaits!


We use gentle and humane training methods that prioritize the well-being and comfort of your dog. Our trainers are skilled in using positive reinforcement techniques that are safe and effective for dogs of all breeds and ages. We tailor our methods to suit each dog’s individual needs and temperament, ensuring a positive and successful training experience.

Yes, we specialize in addressing various behavior issues, including excessive barking, aggression, leash reactivity etc. Our experienced trainers can create customized training plans to target and resolve specific behavioral challenges, fostering a happier and more well-adjusted dog.

Group classes provide a structured and social learning environment where dogs can learn alongside other dogs and people. They are ideal for building foundation & public manners. Private training sessions offer one-on-one attention and are tailored to address specific issues and goals.

The choice between group classes and private sessions depends on your dog’s needs and preferences, and we can help you determine the best fit during an initial consultation.

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)