Private Dog Training

From manners at home to public places and/or serious behavior issues — we’ve got solutions to fit your busy lifestyle

At D for Dogz, we understand that every dog is unique, and so are their training needs. Whether your furry companion needs help with basic manners at home, navigating public places, or tackling more serious behavior issues, we have tailor-made solutions to fit your busy lifestyle.

Our D for Dog training commitment to science-based training and real-life results ensures that you and your canine companion can enjoy a harmonious life together. Join us on a journey to transform your dog into the well-behaved, confident, and happy companion you’ve always envisioned.

How can we help?

Basic Manners Private Training

From mastering the art of “sits and stays” to perfecting the art of walking politely on a leash, our puppy training and obedience classes provide a strong foundation for your furry family member. We understand that puppy classes are a crucial starting point for dog owners, where the right training methods can set the stage for a lifetime of good behavior.

Barking & Jumping

For those high-energy moments that lead to barking, jumping, or door dashing, our training program tackles these impulse control issues head-on. Our experienced trainers will teach your dog how to manage their enthusiasm, ensuring a more peaceful and controlled environment for you and your pet.

Dog-Dog Aggression

Is your dog struggling to socialize with other dogs? Whether it’s refusing to share or displaying aggressive behavior like barking and lunging, our dog-dog aggression program will help your furry friend find common ground with their canine counterparts. We address these issues both on and off the leash to create a harmonious environment.

Human Aggression

If your dog barks, growls, or lunges at family members, visitors, or even strangers, it’s essential to address this behavior promptly. Our human aggression program is designed to help your dog overcome their fears and insecurities, promoting a safe and harmonious living space.

Dogs in the Workplace

For those fortunate enough to bring their dogs to the office, our training program covers office manners, ensuring your canine companion can be a well-behaved and valued member of the workplace. We aim to provide a seamless transition for dogs to thrive in professional settings while adhering to obedience classes.

D for Dogz is dedicated to your dog’s well-being and peace of mind. Our trainers employ science-based training methods that yield real-life results, empowering you and your dog to enjoy a fulfilling, cooperative relationship. Join us on a journey where every bark, jump, or sit is a step toward a happier, more obedient life for your beloved pet.

Why choose D for Dog

Here at D for Dogz, we stand out as the preferred choice for training your adult dogs, thanks to our exceptional range of offerings that go beyond traditional methods:

All Science-Based Training with Positive Reinforcement

Our commitment to all science-based training means your dog learns through positive reinforcement methods. Not only are the results great, but they’re also a guilt-free way to shape your dog’s behavior. We believe that dogs love learning when it’s fun and rewarding.

Real-Life Results for Everyday Success

Our programs are designed to get you outstanding results both at home and out in the world. We understand that it’s about obedience in a controlled environment and ensuring that your dog’s newfound skills shine through in everyday situations.

Choice That Fits Your Lifestyle

You can learn to train your dog with our expert guidance or opt for our training programs, where we do the hard work for you. We believe in offering you the flexibility to choose the training approach that suits your unique needs and preferences. You can choose to enroll on our online classes, group classes, day school and other extra training methods from our best trainer, Kaajal.

Personalized Approach Tailored to Your Needs

Our private training programs prioritize your needs, goals, and lifestyle. No two dogs are the same, and our highly experienced trainers ensure that your training plan is customized to suit your dog’s individual requirements, ensuring the best results possible.

Highly Credentialed Trainer for Excellence

With D for Dogz, you benefit from the expertise of our highly credentialed trainer. Our experienced instructor is dedicated to staying at the forefront of training education to provide you with the best possible guidance and support.

Peace of Mind with Experienced Hands

You can rest easy knowing that you and your dog are in good hands. Our team is driven by a genuine passion for dogs and their well-being, and relief from behavioral issues is coming.

Ready for some training ABCs with DforDog?

Are you ready to embark on a journey filled with training that’s engaging, effective, and tailored to your dog’s unique needs? Join us at D for Dogz, where we make training your furry companion an enriching and fulfilling experience for both of you. Contact us with our phone number found below.

Let’s get started…

Phone call or email: Please call me or send an email to schedule a 15 minute phone conversation. I can answer any questions you have and also get a brief understanding of the situation.

Initial Consultation: We then schedule a 90 minute in-person consultation, at your convenience, to meet/evaluate your dog, understand your concerns, discuss your goals and formulate a training plan.

What to expect from the initial consult with our dog trainer? Training what we want our dog to learn is a two-fold process:

– Management (setting up rules & protocols to reduce the unwanted behavior)
– Training (the behavior you want).

I will leave you with management protocols to reduce unwanted behavior and show you how to replace them with the desired behaviors via training. We will also discuss the training options that work best for you.

Follow Up Phone Call:
The initial consultation is followed by a 20-minute phone call to check in on the progress from the initial consult.

Selecting the Training Package

  • We offer a bouquet of options ranging from Private Day Training to Private Coaching to Board & Train.
  • We will discuss the options that work well for you, when we meet for the initial consult.
  • The basic packages for each behavior are designed using training plans that are tried and perfected on thousands of dogs.

Let us know how we can help!

Our Services in the California South Bay Area

Our clients and students often ask us why their dogs behave the way they do. When it comes to aggression, fear is usually the culprit.

What? He hardly looks scared, you say.

We know. He looks kind of scary doing all that barking and growling and lunging. But many dogs learn that when you bark and growl and lunge things move away from you. It’s really a pretty smart technique, when you think about it. Not a very socially acceptable one, though!

Well, it could be that he’s had a bad past experience that’s led him to lash out proactively to protect himself.

But far more likely it’s a lack of experience. Dogs who don’t grow up around lots of different kinds of people during puppyhood often suffer from under-socialization. Not as adept at generalizing as humans, dogs who grow up around a small number of similar humans expect them all to look the same and are startled when they don’t.

Changing behaviors that stem out of fear and/or frustration takes time. The program helps you build a reliable foundation and saves you time and effort during the initial learning, while making ongoing training much easier for you.

You will still have to do the homework and invest time working with your dog on a daily basis.

Please remember dogs are living organisms and do “what’s reinforced”. The progress we make depends on the owner compliance, learning curve (owner and dog), breed characteristics, and more; Hence the training time frames and results have many variables. I will do my best to give you an accurate estimate of training time and results, but ethically cannot give guarantees.

Ah! We’re so glad you asked this question.

We can guarantee to give you the tools and the training needed to maintain your dog’s new learning. Think of training your dog as “learning to swim” or “learning to drive a car”. Training is a process and it involves doing the work alongside the trainer to maintain and build on your dog’s newly learned behaviors.

We can NOT guarantee your dog will be well trained for the rest of his/her life (as training always requires maintenance, just like when people learn skills!).

While no training program can guarantee a well-trained dog for life it makes the process a lot easier and often more fun. — it sure gives you a foundation you can build on. Training is a process. It’s important to do the work with your dog and continue to build the behaviors your dog learns.

Guarantees by other trainers are just marketing strategies and often times involve using shock collars and other aversive training methods which work quickly but are not reliable. Please do your research thoroughly before choosing the trainer for your dog.

At D for Dogz, we understand that canine aggression can stem from various underlying reasons, often linked to fear or anxiety. Our experienced trainers employ effective, modern, science based training methods to help your dog build a healthier relationship with people.
Our approach to aggressive dog training focuses on behavior modification using positive reinforcement techniques. There is no one size fits all. We tailor our programs to suit your dog’s specific needs, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for your dog and you.
Our dog as a whole is a result of its L.E.G.S (Learning, Environment, Genetics, Self) to explain all four aspects of a dog’s behavior (credit: Kim Brophey, applied ethologist & Professional Family Dog Mediator). When these are in balance, they work in harmony, but if not, they can create discord or disaster. We can help you understand the root cause of your dog’s behavior, help you put management protocols in place to prevent the repetition of the behaviors and train alternate behaviors. Every dog-human situation is unique and the progress depends on the intensity of the behavior, genetic influence, owner compliance to management and training protocols.

At D for Dogz, we are committed to addressing canine aggression and providing the support and training necessary to help your dog become a well-adjusted and socially confident companion.

At D for Dogz, we are dedicated to providing top-notch services to residents and pet owners in this diverse region, including California South Bay Area, including San Jose, Willow Glen, Santa Clara, Monte Sereno, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Atherton. different trainers, squirrel running

What Our Clients Say

“We have a very challenging female English Mastiff who has fear and aggression issues. She truly gets to know her clients (including the dog!) and puts all of her efforts and attention toward giving you the tools necessary to improve your dog’s behavior.”
Samantha F, Mom of Kaya, a Bull Mastiff (Private Training Client)
“Kajal showed us effective and inventive techniques to train our dog and trouble-shooted any problems we had implementing the training. She took the time to get to know us and our dog so that she could suggest ideas that worked for us.”
Alison D, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy (Group Class Client)