Our exceptional team provides dogs in our community with a home away from home to play, learn, and relax in safety and comfort; and gives their human families peace of mind while they are away from them.​

Obedience Training

Donny Douglass, Trainer

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How is balance achieved?

By providing calm-assertive leadership, regular exercise that matches the dog's energy level, boundaries and limitations, and positive reinforcement for good behavior only!  Love is a part of all of the above...

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a balanced dog is a happy dog!

Rates & Services

Training your dog should be a fun experience, and requires dedication from all family members to maintain consistency so that all parties are relating similarly to the family pet, whereby creating a non-confusing atmosphere for everyone. 


If your dog is well socialized through regular play dates with other dogs, going to the dog park or beaches, or taking walks in public, the at home training is a good option.  


If your dog does not socialize regularly for whatever reason, we highly recommend you include bringing them to day camp for training, where they can socialize in a safe pack atmosphere with constant supervision, as well as get their one-on-one training sessions with the trainer.  


If you are concerned about your dog's ability to socialize with other dogs, we are here to help!  While not all dogs are able to socialize due to past experiences they have encountered in their lives, we firmly believe that giving them a chance in a safe, controlled environment with humans who understand dog behavior and pack mentality can allow an unsure, fearful or even a dominant dog a chance to learn how to be around other dogs.  We monitor all dogs closely, and provide calm-assertive leadership, boundaries and limitations to teach each dog proper respect for other dogs and humans.  Dogs who are not socialized will lose their ability to be calm around other dogs, how to properly greet other dogs, and how to engage in safe play.  In essence, they forget how to just be a dog!

 All training services are catered to each family's needs and can vary depending on your situation.

Donny has been an animal lover and owner from the day he was born!  He grew up in La Habra Heights, CA, on a large property with horses, dogs, cats, birds, and chickens with his sister, Lori (owner of Two Paws Up).  His grandparents were both animal lovers and taught both Donny and Lori how to treat, take care of, and understand dogs at their basic level.  


In 2011, Donny and Lori, along with Lori's grown sons, moved to Valley Center, CA and opened a dog boarding & behavior rehab center, primarily dealing with rescue dogs that were un-adoptable due to behavior issues.  This daily  exposure working with dogs and their different level of problems, paved the way for Donny to see that he had a natural gift and understanding of dogs.  His strong yet calm demeanor instills trust in all dogs, and his patience and training allows him to adjust to each dog and their needs during training.  


Donny is a master at teaching dogs to walk on leash properly.  His leadership skills give any dog the confidence and assurance that Donny is in control, which gives the dogs a chance to relax and enjoy their walk.  Showing leadership during leashed walks is crucial to a successful and enjoyable walk for both you and your dog(s).​