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Private Dog Training in San Diego

In person training for puppies, basic manners, or for dogs who need individualized services for behavior issues or issues related to the home environment.  Sessions may take place in your home, our private training yard or at a local park.

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What Your Pup Will Learn:

We specialize in puppy training, basic manners, rescue dogs, and dogs with anxiety, fear or reactivity. Get Pawsitive also has a wealth of experience helping families prepare for their new baby's arrival and works with other species like horses, cats, and even guinea and pet pigs too!  You and your pup will learn the joys of training through safe, positive methods with us.

Location: Your home

Areas served - Del Mar, Solana Beach, All of North County, San Marcos, Oceanside, Escondido, Carmel Valley, Clairemont, Mission Valley.

Not sure you're in our service area? Contact us or check out our online training options.


Initial Dog Training Consultation

All private in-person sessions start with an initial training consultation with one of our Get Pawsitive team members.

During the Consultation

Our Get Pawsitive Trainers give you tips and tricks to engage your dog more through interactive enrichment. You'll learn skills to begin working on right away that will help to eliminate the naughty behaviors and change their behavior.


We'll finish our training consultation with clear next steps and exercises to practice on your own for getting the well-behaved dog you want. We'll also discuss the most appropriate training plan moving forward for continued support.

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Get Pawsitive Trainers!


60 minutes

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Train With Sarah!


60 minutes

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Private Training

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Day Training

Initial Private Consultation Required

No time to train? Have some serious behavior modification to focus on? Day Training is for you! It’s fast, fun and efficient. This option speeds up the learning process by having 2-4 dedicated training sessions/week with the trainer and the dog(s), and a collaborative coaching session with the owner to review what is being worked on. Ideal for the full-time workers or families always on the go!


Similar to a "board and train" but your dog can remain in his own comfortable environment, stress-free while receiving concentrated training specific to his behavioral needs to help speed up results. Day Training is a great solution for specific behaviors such as new puppy training, basic life manners, or behavioral issues. For optimal results,day training usually runs 2-4 weeks. 

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Separation Anxiety

Initial 30 min Consult Zoom Call: $75

Worried your pup isn't doing well when left alone?  Are you wondering if your dog is really dealing witih Separation Anxiety? Learn more about it with our one of our certified experts and how we can help your dog.  

We begin with a 30-minute consultation via Zoom video (or phone if preferred). This call goes over reviewing your dog's history, an overview of separation anxiety and isolation distress in dogs, signs of separation anxiety in dogs, the details of our training/treatment program and what you can do now to minimize the stress until you begin treating it.  If necessary, there may also be a live video assessment of your dog being left alone.


Reach out today for support to help your dog feel safe and comfortable so that you can get your life back.

Please fill out our intake form first and we'll be in touch to schedule your consult.  To be prepared for the Zoom call you can grab a free version here

"She is Pawsitively a lifesaver!"

I started working with Patti when I moved with my reactive dog to San Diego, having no idea how difficult a transition it would be for him. We were in a bad situation & I'd started to fear I'd need to rehome him. Thank the universe I found Patti. She was so empathetic to our situation & had a variety of coping skills she taught us that helped immediately; while we were able to work on his deeper issues over time. My 10 yr old dog continues to improve with consistent practice. It doesn't happen overnight, but it does happen. Patti's teachings helped me keep my dog, I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is Pawsitively a lifesaver!

-Mel J.

Private Training Packages Are Available!

During your consultation, we'll discuss all of the package options available to fit your needs.


20 Minute FREE Discovery Call

Hop on a quick virtual mini-consult call for new clients to discuss your training goals and what service would be the best fit for you and your pup. From there, we help you determine the next best step for getting started.

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