Dog Training in San Francisco, CA

Golden Retriever being trained to shake hands

Professional Dog Training in San Francisco

Clear, consistent training paves the way for better communication and understanding between you and your dog. Each canine student at Fog City Dogs receives a customized training program based on your individual goals and needs. Whether you’re looking for obedience training, leash walking skills, polite home manners and more, our training team uses positive methods to bring out the best in your dog.

Dog Training Programs

Fog City Dogs offers a selection of training options to suit your needs and schedule. Each of our proven programs was designed to produce the best results in dogs of all ages and breeds.

All of our training programs excel at teaching skills including:

  • Basic obedience commands and recall including sit, stay, leave it, and come
  • Leash walking manners
  • Polite greetings and impulse control
  • Socialization with humans and other dogs (if desired)

Of course, we’re happy to discuss how we can address any other specific needs you may have. Please give us a call to set up your free training evaluation!

Stay & Train Dog Training Program

Our Stay & Train program is an all-inclusive training and lodging experience, like an educational sleepaway camp for dogs. This comprehensive program is favorite among our clients—simply drop off your pet at our fun and comfortable doggie hotel, and they’ll receive consistent and regular training lessons throughout their stay. By the end of your travels or vacation, your furry friend will have a whole new set of skills to show off to you.

Stay & Train is especially beneficial because it gives our trainers the most one-on-one time with your dog in a consistent, scheduled way proven to lead to longer-lasting results. This program also includes departure lessons, take-home exercises, informational resources, and post-program phone support from our team.

Training a golden retriever puppy
Positive reinforcement dog training

Play & Train Dog Training Program

If Stay & Train is like an overnight camp, our Play & Train is just like doggie day school! Bring your pup to Fog City Dogs for a day of fun and play in our award-winning daycare program and go about your day. Between play sessions one of our trainers will meet withy our dog one-on-one for lessons customized for your desired results. Play & Train balances fun with learning to ensure your dog’s ready to focus and learn for each training session.

Because consistency and repetition is so key to dog training, we offer Play & Train in packages of 5, 10, or 15 days, and you can add as many individual days as you like.

Puppy Training

Have you just added a new four-legged loved one into your life? Let our trainers help your puppy start off on the right paw. Our puppy training curriculum is designed to establish a solid groundwork for training in your puppy’s most impressionable stages, making retention and skill-building much easier as they grow up. We’ll teach your puppy the basics of obedience, home manners, and all-important socialization at a pace that’s comfortable to them. Of course, puppy training always includes lots of fun, play, and loving attention from our staff.

We offer special puppy training programs for both our Stay & Train and Play & Train options. Additionally, we host a complimentary Puppy Social at regular intervals. Bring your pup by to meet other young ones in the area so they can play and exercise their budding social skills in the safe and supervised environment of our doggie daycare. Call us today to register for our next Puppy Social!

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Our Dog Training Philosophy

At Fog City Dogs, we believe training opens the way to the most fulfilling and meaningful life with your dog. We also believe training should be a positive experience for all, and we only use positive reinforcement to teach your dog. Since there’s no “one size fits all” approach for dog training, all of our programs start with a comprehensive consultation. This gives us an opportunity to learn your dog’s personality and training experience as well as your goals and vision. Plus, it gives you the chance to meet us and discover how we can build a training program just for you.

Dog catching a frisbee

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Dog Training FAQs

Safety is our number one priority, and we pride ourselves on our excellent track record keeping our guests safe and healthy. For this reason, we currently require proof of vaccination for rabies, distemper, Bordetella, and canine influenza.

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