“Build The Foundation For A Lifelong Bond Between You And Your Dog!”
Dog training is only a small part of making strong owner/dog relationships. PRO-TRAIN professionals pride ourselves on knowing dog psychology and enhancing relationships.
We specialize in dog obedience training of any kind, including
- Puppy Biting Training
- Dog Behavior Modification
- Dog Protection Training
- Guide Dog Training
- And More!
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No Dog Is Too Old, Too Mean, Or Too Skittish!
Mark Castillero and the PRO-TRAIN team has over 35 years experience and trained over 8,000 dogs.
Mark Castillero Demonstration Of Guide Dog Training
What Areas Do We Service?
We are proud to be San Diego’s premier dog training school service areas in the city of San Diego, Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Crest, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Guatay, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Lincoln Acres, Mount Laguna, National City, Nestor, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Pacific Beach, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Paradise Hills, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Rainbow, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa FE, San Diego (County Seat), San Diego State University, San Luis Rey, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, Valley Center, Vista, and Warner Springs.
What Local Zip Codes Do We Serve?
We pride ourselves in serving the following cities and zip codes throughout San Diego County, California: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92112, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92132, 92133, 92134, 92135, 92136, 92137, 92138, 92139, 92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149, 92150, 92152, 92153, 92154, 92155, 92158, 92159, 92160, 92161, 92162, 92163, 92164, 92165, 92166, 92167, 92168, 92169, 92170, 92171, 92172, 92174, 92175, 92176, 92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92187, 92190, 92191, 92192, 92193, 92194, 92195, 92196, 92197, 92198, 92199.
We offer bed bug detection! Our specially trained dogs can sniff out bed bugs!
Dog Training FAQ
Why Is Training My Dog A Necessity?
As a dog owner, one of the first questions you may ask is, Does my new companion need training? Yes, and so do you! Whether you are intentionally teaching him or not, your canine friend is always learning-and this is true not just for puppies but also for older, adult dogs. If you do not teach your pet your rules, he will invent his own. Training allows caregivers to safely and humanely control their dog’s behavior. Positive training enhances the bond between dog and owner, and helps ensure that your dog will respond happily to your instructions.
What Should I Look For In A Trainer?
It’s essential that the dog trainer you select uses humane training techniques that encourage appropriate behavior through such reinforcement as food, attention, play, or praise.
What Types Of Training Formats Do You Offer?
We offer five training formats:
1. Training Camp
Dogs are invited to stay at our spacious 5 acre facility for 2 to 5 weeks (determined at initial consultation) while they run and play with other compatible dogs 3 times a day. They are also taken out to train 4 times a day while going to shopping centers and other public places. At the appropriate time, we schedule training sessions to familiarize the owner with the techniques used to ensure the dog works well for you in your home.
Refresher Training (free)
Refresher training is included in all of our customized programs at our locations for the life of your dog.
Have your dog stay with us while you are on vacation and they receive refresher training for just the cost of boarding.
2. Puppy Management
This training program focuses on the early development of confidence through socialization with other dogs and humans. We especially concentrate our attention on common puppy problems such as chewing, play biting, jumping and housebreaking. Leash training, patience and introduction to the basic commands are covered. This program is aimed at resolving problems which are difficult and expensive to correct in the older dog.
3. Obedience Training
This type of training consists of functional obedience commands given by voice and hand signals. The dog will be taught to respond even if surrounded by noise or distractions; the owner will be instructed how to achieve the same responsiveness from his dog. A common misconception on obedience training is the importance of mental exercise which is as critical as physical exercise in ensuring the correct development of your dog into a stable companion.
4. Behavior Modification
Behavior modification typically is taken in conjunction with obedience when special problems exist. Usually, chronic behavioral problems in the adolescent and adult dogs fall into this category and require professional attention. We can resolve behavior problems such as barking, chewing, digging, fighting, biting or snapping and urinating or marking.
This category is not suited for every dog. During the consultation we will evaluate your dog’s potential and discuss the level of protection you desire. This can range from Security Alert (a deterrent training), to bite and desist on command, finally to Police K-9 style training. Depending on your needs for Personal Protection, and/or Property Protection, we will customize a program to suit your specific needs.
What Should I Seek In A Group Class?
We would like to invite you to observe a class before signing up. Watch for the following:
- Is class size limited to allow for individual attention?
- Are there separate classes for puppies and adult dogs?
- Are there different class levels (for example, beginner, intermediate, and advanced)?
- Are training equipment and methods humane?
- Does the trainer use a variety of methods to meet dogs’ individual needs?
- Is proof of vaccination required?
- Are the owners and dogs enjoying themselves?
- Are dogs and owners actively encouraged?
- Is praise given frequently?
- Are voice commands given in upbeat tones?
- Is information available on how dogs learn, problem solving, and related topics?