About Us

  • progressive 

  • proactive

  • playful 

  • efficient

  • successful

Our training methods are:

 

  • motivation & reward based

  • founded in science

  • dog-friendly

  • by choice 

  • non-coercive

Living with Dogs is located in Santa Cruz County, California and offers a variety of group companion dog obedience and dog sport training classes.

 

Our goal is to help you create a successful relationship with your dog by building trust and mutual understanding.  We believe in and use family-friendly, humane training methods that enable effective communication between people and dogs. 

 

We teach our classes using scientifically proven motivation and reinforcement based training methods.  We do not use or tolerate physical punishment-based methods, or outdated styles of training often escalate aggression. 

 

We subscribe to and agree with the humane training ethics and standards set forth by the The Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's recommendations for dog training.

 

Our innovative flexible self-scheduling system and six convenient locations works with most people's schedules. We offer puppy, obedience, dog sport and reactive rover group classes. Explore our website to find out more about how your companion dog can benefit from our classes.

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Living with Dogs Aptos Training Field.