Dog Trainer Serving Concord, Fremont, Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Concord Ca. and the surrounding areas!

Dog & Puppy Training services in Walnut Creek

The Dog Squad is dedicated to providing the highest level of dog & puppy training to the companion dog owner and sport dog enthusiast, living in Alameda, Contra Costa. Our dog & puppy training programs are designed to meet each owner’s individual needs as well as expectations.

Dog & Puppy Training Programs for All Breeds, All Problems, All Ages

The Dog Squad currently offers a variety of dog & puppy training programs to meet the challenges of people’s everyday living needs from private in-home lessons to public practice sessions and In-home Puppy Preschool.

Our goal is to show our clients that their dog can learn to be obedient and reliable in and out of familiar environments, as well as around real world distractions.

Our clients deserve nothing less than a happy, obedient and reliable canine companion that can share in all of their everyday adventures.

Our dog & puppy training are provided 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, with Lifetime email and phone support for all our training packages.

Business Mission and Vision
Company Values
Puppy Pre-School (In-home)
Puppy to Adolescence
Puppy to Adult
No Boundaries Off Leash Program
Home Boundaries Program
Bark Control Program
Remote Collar Basics
Introduction to Nosework
Canine Good Citizen Prep
Introduction to Tricks
Off Leash Class I
Off Leash Class II

Business Mission and Vision

Dog & Puppy Training Services Contra Costa County

The Dog Squad truly believes that a well-trained dog is a happy dog and a happy dog is one that is easy and enjoyable to live with. Our Mission is to improve every owner’s bond with their dog through dog & puppy training that is humane, easy to follow and results in a dog that is well mannered and safe. Our ultimate goal is to make dog ownership enjoyable so that dogs live long happy lives with their owners. Our dog & puppy training programs are designed to make the experience of living with a dog enjoyable and memorable.

Dogs can add fulfillment, enjoyment, and love to one’s life but a dog can also bring destruction, heartache and pain if they are not properly trained. We believe that every dog deserves to be trained.

It is in their nature to follow their human counterparts. It is a fact that dogs that are trained live longer healthier lives and research also suggests that the companionship of a dog contributes to longer healthier lives for their owners.

Our Vision is to help clients by providing excellent dog & puppy training to achieve the highest level of obedience through communication and dog training methods that are proven, safe and humane. Our mission is to enhance the bond that makes the dog/owner relationship special, unique and worthwhile.

Company Values Statement

At The Dog Squad we believe that our business should be built on honesty, respect and humane treatment of all animals. We believe that the welfare of the dog comes first. If we cannot help the dog or the client we must not take the job. Even if we decline to take a job we will try to offer the customer options and solutions. As a part of our commitment to improving the lives of our dogs and clients we provide lifetime support without extra costs to our clients.

Puppy Pre-School (In-home) (Age 8 wks. to 4 mos.)

Includes 4 in-home private lessons

Winston at dog training services in Fremont

This training program is designed to help the client get started on the right foot with their puppy. Puppy Pre-school is designed to integrate the puppy into its new pack by setting up structure and rules that help the puppy understand where his/her place is in the pack, what is expected and to learn proper manners and appropriate behavior. Starting early helps the puppy develop good habits and basic obedience skills needed for being a good canine companion.

The following concepts/commands will be taught:

Basic Manners Basic Obedience
crate training leash training
housebreaking sit
bite inhibition/mouthing down
socialization coming to you (around home)
basic grooming

Puppy to Adolescence

Winston learning Dog & Puppy Training  This training program is designed to take the puppy through 8 weeks to 7 months of age.

The program is divided into 2 phases.

In Phase I Puppy Phase (8 weeks to 20 weeks),the puppy developmental period we cover; house training, socialization, structure, discipline and manners, basic handling and grooming, and puppy obedience such as sit, down, come, leave-it/off, and leash walking. We do 3 in-home private lessons during this phase and spread the lessons out over a 12 week period.

Phase II Adolescence(5 to 8 months): When the puppy the Adolescent period we introduce basic obedience such as; heel, sit, down, stay, wait, come, off, and place.

 

Phase I Puppy (8 weeks to 5 months) 4 In-home Lessons

Basic Manners Basic Obedience
crate training leash training
housebreaking sit
bite inhibition/mouthing down
socialization coming to you (around home)
basic grooming

 

Phase II Adolescence (5 to 8 months) 4 In-home Lessons

Basic Manners Basic Obedience
No Jumping on Guests Sit on Command (maintaining a sit/stay)
Off furniture/counters etc. Down on Command (Maintaining a down/stay)
Quiet on Command Go to Place (bed, rug, or mat)
Waiting at doors Heel, walking on a loose leash
Digging and Chewing Come using a long line
Possessive and Territorial Aggression

Puppy to Adult

Winston learning Dog & Puppy Training in Castro ValleyThis training program is designed to take the puppy through its entire developmental growth process (puppy, adolescent, adult) from 8 weeks to 8 Months + of age. The program is divided into 3 phases.

In Phase I Puppy Phase (8 weeks to 20 weeks),the puppy developmental period we cover; house training, socialization, structure, discipline and manners, basic handling and grooming, and puppy obedience such as sit, down, come, leave-it/off, and leash walking. We do 3 in-home private lessons during this phase and spread the lessons out over a 12 week period.

Phase II Adolescence(5 to 8 months): When the puppy the Adolescent period we introduce basic obedience such as; heel, sit, down, stay, wait, come, off, and place. We do 4 private lessons spread out over the next few months of development.

Phase III Adult (Ages 8 months to 9 months)

Phase I Puppy (8 weeks to 5 or 6 months) 4 In-home Lessons

Basic Manners Basic Obedience
crate training leash training
housebreaking sit
bite inhibition/mouthing down
socialization coming to you (around home)
basic grooming

 

Phase II Adolescence (5 to 8 months) 4 In-home Lessons

Basic Manners Basic Obedience
No Jumping on Guests Sit on Command (maintaining a sit/stay)
Off furniture/counters etc. Down on Command (Maintaining a down/stay)
Quiet on Command Go to Place (bed, rug, or mat)
Waiting at doors Heel, walking on a loose leash
Digging and Chewing Come using a long line
Possessive and Territorial Aggression

 

Phase III Adult (8 months to 1 year +) 4 In-home lessons.

Bachus the dog receiving Dog & Puppy Training services in Lafayette

We provide lifetime phone and email follow-up should the customer encounter any problems.

 

 

 

 

The following concepts/commands will be taught:
Basic Manners Basic Obedience
No Jumping on Guests Sit on Command (maintaining a sit/stay)
Off furniture/counters etc. Down on Command (Maintaining a down/stay)
Quiet on Command Go to Place (bed, rug, or mat)
Waiting at doors Heel, walking on a loose leash
Digging and Chewing Come using a long line
Possessive and Territorial Aggression

No Boundaries Off Leash Program

Dog & Puppy Training in Concord provide off-leash class

This dog & puppy training program is designed to give our customers complete Off Leash control of their dog in any environment or situation. We train the owner to train their dog to be reliable in the midst of real world distractions. The Program includes 3 in-home lessons plus 3 lessons in real world situations away from the home. We provide lifetime email and phone follow-up should the customer encounter any problems.

 

The following concepts/commands will be taught:

Basic Manners Basic Obedience
No Jumping on Guests Sit on Command (maintaining a sit/stay)
Off furniture/counters etc. Down on Command (Maintaining a down/stay)
Quiet on Command Go to Place (bed, rug, or mat)
Waiting at doors Heel, walking on a loose leash
Digging and Chewing Sit, down, Place, Heel, Stay, Come (from distance & with distractions)
Possessive and Territorial Aggression

Home Boundaries Program

Dog & Puppy Training in BerkeleyThis dog & puppy training program is designed for control around the customer’s home. We will train the owner to train their dog to be reliable around the house and around real world distractions. Lessons will be taught in the customer’s home. Program includes 3 in-home private lessons. Lifetime email and phone follow-up is available should the client encounter problems with any of the outlined objectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following concepts/commands will be taught:

Basic Manners Basic Obedience
No Jumping on Guests Sit on Command (maintaining a sit/stay)
Off furniture/counters etc. Down on Command (Maintaining a down/stay)
Quiet on Command Heel, walking on a loose leash
Waiting at doors Stay
Digging and Chewing
Possessive and Territorial Aggression

 

Charges for second and third dog in Puppy to Adult, No Boundaries,No Boundaries Off Leash and Home Boundaries Programs: Second Dog half price of the training program. (does not apply to training equipment). Third Dog add an additional $100 + cost of any training equipment.

 

Bark Control Program

Dog & Puppy Training services provide barking training

The Dog Squad offers a Program to help you solve all types of nuisance barking. If you have been cited by Animal Control or have received complaints from neighbors then this is the program for you and your dog.

We use a variety of approaches and tools that are custom fit to your dog and home environment. We use Static Collars, Spray Collars and Ultrasound. We will recommend the best device or combination of devices to solve your dog’s barking problem.

Our Bark Control Program includes 1 in-home sessions and a Bark Control Device. At the first session we do a quick assessment of your dog and your home situation. We then make a recommendation on what device would work best. We properly fit the dog with a Bark Control device and then introduce the dog to external stimuli that will cause it to bark. We thoroughly instruct the owner on how a device works, how it should be used safely, how to maintain it and how to solve problems if the device is not working. After we have instructed, properly fit and tested the device we leave the owner with instructions on daily use and routine. We follow-up with a visit in about 1 to 2 weeks to make sure the device is working properly and that the program we set-up is working.

“I took Pickett for ride in the car the other night and the collar worked wonders. He barked once then stopped. He usually gets spastic around McDonalds, but I drove around it a few times and he didn’t bark. The ride to work this morning was so much nicer. He barked just once when we got to work and then stopped. Usually he starts barking when we get close and doesn’t shut up. At work today he’s been a whole different dog. I’m so happy I can start bringing him more often. He doesn’t bark at the UPS guys when they come in the front doors or bark at John’s electric wheel chair. He seems calmer too.”

Thanks,
Candice Moses, Pleasant Hill, CA

The Bark Control Program costs $295 and includes one Bark Control Device. Also included with the package are 90 days of email and phone support.

Remote Collar Basics

E-collar bark collars are available at Fremont dog training services
The Dog Squad offers a basic remote collar training package to get owners started with an e-collar. This is a starter program for clients who want to do most of their training on their own but just need a jump start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The program includes the following:

Program
One In-home Lesson (about 1 hour)
Dogtra 300M Remote Training Collar
Instructional DVD: “Just Right! A Step-By-Step Guide to Remote Collar Training”

The Program costs $395 + Sales Tax. We are offering a $20 Discount for current clients of The Dog Squad. Also included with the package are 90 days of email and phone support.