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We use only positive, cutting edge, dog training methods, effective for all dogs and all problem behaviors. If you want lasting results that address the underlying causes for problem behavior, rather than treating symptoms alone, let Linda bring her extensive training, experience, skills, and dog-friendly methods to you and your dog.

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    — Dr. T. Hebbler DVM Solana Beach, CA

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    — Elizabeth Moreno

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Articles and Events

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WHEN AND HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PUPPY

BY LINDA MICHAELS  When and How to Train Your Puppy Q. What are some of the benefits of training my dog? A. Training makes home life more manageable and fun for you and your dog. Next to basic health care, it’s the most important thing you can do for your pup. Best of all, training […]

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Love is an Action Word!

      BY LINDA MICHAELS  Take the Dog Lovers Pledge!   Make a pledge this year to not only tweak you dog’s diet and exercise activities but to use dog-friendly leash-walking equipment and training methods. Think carefully about how you will socialize and train the new addition or the cherished family dog in the […]

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Top 10 Do’s and Dont’s

      BY LINDA MICHAELS – SPECIAL TO THE U~T SAN DIEGO Top 10 Do’s and Dont’s for Your Dog in the New Year If you’re adopting a dog this holiday season or choosing a puppy, think carefully about how you will select, socialize and train the new addition to the family.     […]

Services

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    Behavior Consultation

      Assessment and treatment of nuisance, and other single-issue problems. Fully customized plans to fit your dog, your lifestyle and your family. Steps to guide you through the “hiccups” gracefully. Addresses troublesome issues that have just cropped up, or long-term problems.     NEW! Allergy Management Learn Behavioral and Management Tools to Decrease Allergy Exposure, […]

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    Private Lessons

    Customized training services for the discriminating pet parent. Everything you and your dog need to know to live “happily ever after.” A comprehensive course: one hour introductory lesson, plus (4) 1.5 hour private home-visits, weekly or bi-weekly. Begin training now with what you feel is needed most – then proceed with customized standard obedience training […]

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    Speaking Engagements and Seminars

    Speaking to veterinary, Meet-up, breed, shelter, rescue and other dog-centric groups interested in fascinating, well-researched dog behavior modification and Positive Reinforcement training topics. Educational and entertaining Includes video clips and hand-outs Customized presentations to suit your special needs 45 minute lecture/15 minute Q & A Sample Topics: Top 10 Things to Teach Your Dog FAR […]

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    Overnight Pet Training

    If you want Overnight Training-oriented Dog and House Sitting, this service is for you. A popular specialty service: Overnight pet sitting is offered to clients whose dogs have completed a private course with Wholistic Dog Training. Available in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Southern Encinitas, Carmel Valley, Torrey Pines, Torrey Hills, Fairbanks Ranch, […]

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    Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification In-Your-Home

    Private and Customized In-Your-Home Evaluation and Training Instructions, plus one Field Trip Meeting, and Certification when your dog passes! Find out what your dog already knows and what your dog needs to learn to pass the 10-item test below and become a proud certificant in this popular AKC program. Hang the Certificate on your fridge, […]

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    Phone Consultations

    Phone Consultations can easily help everything from “nuisance” problems to Basic Manners Skills. Convenient. Less expense than private or group training. Solves problems right now. Customized tips sheet. The following problems may all be addressed by Phone Consultation: House-training. New Puppy Issues. Jumping Up. Incessant Barking. Clicker Training Technique. Sit, Down, Wait, Come. Leash-walking Gear, […]