Santa Cruz County
Dog Training & Puppy Classes
Helping people & dogs become better life partners.
Located in Santa Cruz County since 1999
8022 Soquel Dr
Aptos Village, CA, 95003
In most cases, behavior problems are really communication problems. When you stop to think about it, it's amazing humans and dogs can live together at all. Besides being totally different animals, we also see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the world very differently -- and process it all through a very different brain.
Living with Dogs has highly qualified, professional trainers who use only positive and proactive training techniques. We are force free trainers who can help you solve behavior issues. Often we can evaluate dogs within the context of a Family Dog class, if they are safe around other dogs and people.
If you have a behavior problem, we would be happy to discuss this with you and suggest alternatives. The alternatives include taking an existing class or referring you to one of our trainers for private sessions. If during the training sessions we conclude that you may need additional help we may refer you to a veterinary behavior specialist for further evaluation.
Training Problems Suited for Family Dog Classes
Lack of Attention & Focus (Attention & Impulse Control class)
Lack of Self Control (Stay Wait & Settle class)
Not Coming when you call (Recall Games, Reliable Recall & Emergency Recall classes)
Not Listening to you (Attention & Impulse Control class)
Pulling (Loose Leash Walking class)
Jumping on People (Polite Greetings class)
Running Away (Recall Games, Reliable Recall & Emergency Recall classes)
Over Excited greeting new dogs & people (Polite Greetings & Go To Your Spot)
Over Excitement at the Front Door (Calm Departures & Arrivals, Go To Your Mat)
Behavior Problems for Reactive Rover Class
Unfriendly with other dogs
On-Leash Dog to Dog Aggression
Lunging, Barking or Growling at new dogs
Over Excited Greeters
Reading Canine Body Languagle
Behavior Problems That Often Need Private Sessions
Chewing & Nipping
Wildlife or animal chasing
Multiple Dog Household issues
Need help deciding what is the best option?
After reading this page, contact us to get help. Please fill out the Behavior Form
and we will make a recommendation for classes or private lessons.