Training

Training sessions are an excellent way to bond with your GSP. Training also helps with the adjustment process after adoption and can catch any concerns before they become behavior problems. Our recommended trainers use only positive reinforcement methods and techniques. For more trainer options, check the Pet Professional Guild's search. If you need help finding a trainer near you, contact us (be sure to include your zip code).

Looking for online/virtual training resources during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out these trainers offering video or phone training sessions and classes: A Canine AffinityCannon Dog TrainingDogKind LLCJust Rewards, LLCYour Pro Dog Trainer

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Commitment to Force Free

NorCal GSP Rescue is committed to a positive-reinforcement, science-based approach to dog training and behavior modification. We believe there is no place for force, fear or pain in dog care. In positive reinforcement training, your dog learns how to get rewards for the right behaviors versus learning how to avoid something bad, such as a shock or pinch. More fun for the dog, and more fun for you! Read more on training without force.

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A Canine Affinity

Trainer: Melissa Dallier
Area: SOUTH BAY, VIRTUAL/PHONE
Phone: (646) 247-7559
Email: melissa@acanineaffinity.com
Website: acanineaffinity.com

Offering:

  • Day Training
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Reactivity
  • Fear
  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

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A Dog’s Day

Trainer: Pam Behrens
Area: SOUTH BAY
Phone: (408) 826-2372
Email: info@adogsday.net
Website: adogsday.net

Offering:

  • Classes
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

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Accentuate the Pawsitive Dog Training

Trainer: Luanne Cox
Area: NORTH BAY
Phone: (707) 292-7260
Email: reddogsrule@att.net

Offering:

  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Basic Manners

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All Creatures Matter, LLC

Trainer: Terri McClellan
Area: SOUTH BAY
Phone: (303) 995-0152
Email: terri@acmdogtraining.com
Website: acmdogtraining.com

Offering:

  • Day Training
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Aggression
  • Fear
  • Basic Manners

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Alpha K9 Academies

Trainer: Glenn Farris
Area: CENTRAL VALLEY AREA Visalia, CA
Phone: (559) 731-2238
Email: info@alphak9academies.com
Website: alphak9academies.com

Offering:

  • Classes
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Agility
  • Basic Manners

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Animal Rescue Foundation


Area: EAST BAY
Address: 2890 Mitchell Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: (925) 256-1273
Email: behave@arflife.org
Website: arflife.org/training

Offering:

  • Classes
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Reactivity
  • Fear
  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

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Anna the Dog Trainer


Area: SACRAMENTO AREA Shingle Springs, CA
Phone: (415) 819-9451
Email: anna@annathedogtrainer.com
Website: annathedogtrainer.com

Offering:

  • Classes
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Reactivity
  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

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Augie and Friends

Trainer: Vicki Hinton
Area: CENTRAL COAST
Phone: (831) 331-1441
Email: AugieAndFriends@me.com
Website: augiesfriends.com

Offering:

  • Day Training
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Reactivity
  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

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Behavior Matters

Trainer: Tim Steele
Area: SACRAMENTO AREA
Email: tim@behaviormatters.academy
Website: behaviormatters.academy

Offering:

  • Private sessions
  • Board and train

Specialties:

  • Aggression
  • Fear
  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

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Bravo! Pup

Trainer: Sandi Thompson
Area: EAST BAY, VIRTUAL/PHONE
Phone: (510) 621-3630
Email: info@bravopup.com
Website: bravopup.com

Offering:

  • Classes
  • Day Training
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

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Canine Centric

Trainer: Lea Orloski
Area: EAST BAY, VIRTUAL/PHONE
Phone: (510) 706-5877
Email: caninecentric@gmail.com
Website: caninecentric.net

Offering:

  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Basic Manners

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Canine Higher Learning

Trainer: Cecilia Sternzon
Area: SOUTH BAY
Phone: (408) 656-4386
Email: dogtopia@earthlink.net
Website: caninehigherlearning.com

Offering:

  • Classes

Specialties:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Agility
  • Basic Manners

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Cannon Dog Training

Trainer: Tania Lanfer
Area: EAST BAY, VIRTUAL/PHONE
Phone: (415) 317-8985
Email: taniacannondog@gmail.com
Website: cannondogtraining.com

Offering:

  • Classes
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Reactivity
  • Fear
  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

Trainer

Cheryl McMillan


Area: NORTHERN CA Redding, CA
Email: shastavalleygsp@att.net

Offering:

  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Basic Manners

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Co-Pilot Dog Training

Trainer: Pat Engel
Area: NORTH BAY
Phone: (707) 829-1710
Email: pat@copilotdogtraining.com

Offering:

  • Classes
  • Private sessions

Specialties:

  • Puppy Socialization and Training
  • Basic Manners

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