Dog Training in San Luis Obispo, CA

At DognPooch our goal is to provide training for the family dog. Whether you have a brand new puppy or an older dog, training them to follow the rules is key to having a stress-free household. Our balanced training approach will give you the dog you’ve always wanted. Our dog training in San Luis Obispo County is the best you will experience.

We specialize in off-leash obedience training. We’ll work with your dog to solve problems such as jumping, excessive barking, leash pulling when walking, food aggression, and dog aggression. We teach your dog the basic commands including Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Leave it, and Place. In a short time, your dog will become the dog you’ve always dreamed of!

All Levels of Dog Training

DognPooch can help your dog no matter his current level of training. We use tools and methods that achieve results fast. No more training processes that take months to sink in. Just simple, effective training to help you enjoy your relationship with your family dog.

We do not offer typical training classes. Our specialty is our Board & Train Programs, but we also offer one-on-one consultations. Either of these options can help you address common training methods or concerns including:

  • E-Collar Training
  • Leash Training
  • Prong Collar Training
  • Puppy Training
  • Dog Rehabilitation
  • Crate Training
  • Dog Behavior Modification
  • Dog Reactivity
  • And we can often address many other topics!

Whether you struggle to teach your pet basic obedience commands, or they can’t calm down when meeting strangers, we have the training solution for you. Give us a call to find out how we can help your pooch!

How can we help your dog?

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FAQ- DognPooch

Is the training 5 days or 7 days?

The training program at DognPooch spans over a duration of 7 days. We believe that this week-long intensive training provides the best results in helping your dog learn and develop new behaviors effectively.

How many dogs do you train a week?

At DognPooch, we typically train up to five dogs per week. This allows us to provide individualized attention to each dog and ensure that they receive the best possible training experience tailored to their unique needs.

What if I need additional help after the training week?

After the initial training week, we offer free follow-up lessons to address any concerns or work on specific behaviors. If you find that your dog could benefit from additional training weeks, these are available at a cost of just $800 per week.

How much training time is usually needed for a dog?

The majority of dogs participate in our one-week board & train program, which is designed to address common behavioral issues and establish foundational skills. However, some more complex or reactive dogs may require two weeks of training.

Is there an age limit on the dogs you train?

DognPooch, there is no age limit when it comes to our training methods. Dogs of all ages can benefit from our training services. Our training techniques can help all dogs learn new behaviors and improve their overall obedience.

Do you board dogs?

Yes, we do offer boarding options, but these are primarily available for dogs that have completed our training week. If your dog has been through our training program, they can enjoy a comfortable and secure boarding experience with us.

Off Leash E-collar Dog Training

Off leash E-collar training is our specialty. Using E-Collar Technologies products, your dog can learn to walk without a leash, calmly and safely.

We also work with puppies, giving them the ability to grow into a calm, well-behaved dog that quickly becomes a fun and important part of your family.

Dog Training in San Luis Obispo

We provide dog training for Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt, and Lompoc area.


We have lots of experience training dogs from all backgrounds and ages.  Check out our gallery for some examples – we train all breeds, large and small.  More interested in what our past customers have to say about us?  Read our reviews below!
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cheyenne cartercheyenne carter
21:23 03 Nov 22
Mark was amazing from the absolute beginning! Mark listened to my concerns and the praise that I had for my dogs. He made a plan and emphasized training in the area that we needed in our house. He sent me multiple videos and updates throughout training and answered my questions about the sessions. Mark reassured me that he would walk me through everything and he did.I wasn’t able to walk both of my dogs together before training, but now I can walk them both together off leash! Many of the behavior concerns that I brought to Mark have been addressed and we have seen amazing results. Now, I just have to apply the training to our house.I highly recommend DognPooch and Mark. What a wonderful experience!
Jenny MulksJenny Mulks
01:42 05 Aug 22
We have a new dog with controlled behavior now, thanks to Mark’s skills! Our 7 month old German Shepard was totally out of control and wouldn’t mind a thing! Biting, jumping, difficult to walk…you name it and a Mark fixed it! We are so grateful to have our dog be a polite & obedient member of the family!
Jackie AlvaradoJackie Alvarado
01:51 30 May 22
Wow!! Mark is Awesome and does Amazing work!! Not going to lie, I was hesitant and read all reviews, he sent tons of videos to show his work! Took me a year to decide and when I was at my wits end, I reached out! My husband wanted to make a bet with me that Mark would be calling in 2 days for me to come pick up my dog…. Needless to say that didn’t happen and my dog came back a changed man!! Mark sent me so many videos throughout the week and the progress was amazing!! Went through a quick training session at pickup so we can continue to follow through!! So happy we can walk the park without my dog walking me and freaking out at every dog along the way!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Keep doing what your doing!! 🐕
Rachel TarconRachel Tarcon
23:37 30 Mar 22
Okay y’all- I’ll start by saying I NEVER write reviews, but Mark’s exceptional service warrants as many stars as I can give! 5star+. If you’re considering bringing your dog to Mark for training, do not hesitate! We brought our 6 month old puppy Duke to Mark because we were feeling overwhelmed with the training process and Dukes wild ways. Positive reinforcement clicker training only worked when Duke wanted to listen but when he didn’t, we had no way of controlling him. We were worried for his safety, our kids safety, and worried friends and family wouldn’t want to come over b/c of Duke’s rude manners. He would steal our food, growl at us, jump up on everyone, climb all over us on the couch, wander into our neighbors yard and not come to us when being called, pull his leash on walks- basically it was non-stop chaos and exhausting. One week with Mark and Duke has changed in ways I thought were far off dreams. He walks by our side, no leash, and comes when called after we let him roam at the park. He lays quietly on his bed while we eat and work and only leaves when we tell him he can. He sits at the door when we open it until we say “come” (for his safety), his jumping up on people has practically stopped. Honestly, it’s night and day and I can finally breathe again. To get the most of the training, it’s super important to learn from Mark’s ways, listen to his advice, and keep up with the training after the initial week with Mark. I’ve seen first hand how doing so continues to solidify the good behavior. It just keeps getting better. Thank you so very much, Mark, for your expertise and giving Duke such superb attention!! And hugs from your boy Duke. He’s happy to be home but misses you.
Brittany BoltonBrittany Bolton
22:33 06 Nov 21
We sought out marks services when we got our new beagle puppy. She was more than a handful & with 3 boys, the youngest being 15 months old, I was going crazy with the totally out of control dog on top of our chaotic lives. After a week with mark Charlee came back to us a calmer dog & I now have the tools to keep up his training even in the midst of our chaotic lives. I could not recommend him more, he cared for her like she was his own & sent me many daily update videos so we knew she was going well away from us. Don’t hesitate to use mark, get your life back and a good dog in return!