Dog & Puppy Obedience Training

Dog Training
Well-behaved dogs are a pleasure to live with and they are welcome practically anywhere.  With more than 40 years of experience training dogs for both companionship and obedience competition, our staff (based in Stockton / San Joaquin Valley, California), can teach you how to train your dog - or we can do it for you.  We use positive reinforcement training techniques.  We offer three training options: group classes, private one-on-one lessons, and our board & train program.


 Group Classes

Our group classes focus on basic obedience and establishing a proper human-canine relationship.

Topics Covered:

  • How to be a good owner / leader
  • Basic commands – Sit, Down, Stay, Come
  • Heeling (walking nicely next to you)

Dates / Location:

8-week series - at The Canine Culture in Stockton, CA.
First night is for Handlers only – no dogs.

To see when the next group class begins, view the 2019 class schedule.

Classes are held in our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled training hall or outside, weather permitting.




Group training / obedience classes are open to dogs and puppies of any breed that are 12 weeks or older. 
(*For younger puppies, please see “Private Lessons” below)

Vaccines must be current for DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies.  We accept positive titers reports.  Please note:  Bordetella vaccines must be administered at least 5 days prior to the first class.

Dogs with social issues (reactive or aggressive behavior towards dogs and / or people) will need a private evaluation and training session before attending a group class.  There is a $45.00 fee.  Please call (209) 931-0758 to arrange this before enrolling in group classes.


Class size is limited, so that everyone gets plenty of personal attention.  To secure your spot in the next available group class, enroll online now or call (209) 931-0758.


Private One-On-One Lessons

If group classes don’t fit your schedule and/or you have other special needs, private, one-on-one lessons are available.  Private lessons are customizable and well-suited for:

  • Dogs that need advanced training, such as off-leash, out-of-sight stays and hand signal exercises (after completion of our basic obedience group classes).
  • Puppies less than 12 weeks old that are too young for group classes.  (Requires at least two DHPP vaccinations and one Bordetella vaccination at least one week prior to coming to the facility).


$60.00 for a 40 minute lesson.

How to Sign Up:

Dates / times for private lessons can be arranged at the convenience of you and your trainer.  Please call (209) 931-0758 or "Send Us A Message" using the form on the right hand side of this page.


Board & Train

With our board & train program, we can train your dog for you.  The program is customizable and your dog will stay with us at our facility for four to eight weeks, depending on the level of training desired.  Our training staff will work with your dog daily to ensure excellent results.

At the completion of training, you and relevant household members will attend private transfer lessons to prepare for your dog’s transfer back to you.  Training is guaranteed for the life of your dog, as long as you work with him/her regularly, which you will learn how to do in the transfer lessons.

Throughout the program, you are welcome to visit your dog during regular business hours.  However, visits must be pre-arranged, so they do not interfere with training sessions.


$1,800.00 and up (depending on program scope).  Requires a 50% deposit at drop-off and the balance at pick-up.  We accept VISA and MasterCard for your convenience.

For more information or to enroll your dog please call us at (209) 931-0758 or "Send Us A Message" using the form on the right hand side of this page.

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