The Story Behind DognPooch

DognPooch was created out of passion and necessity: a passion for helping dogs and their owners and a necessity to craft a life that can be enjoyed every day – not just on the weekends. There are so many dogs out there with owners that don’t know (or don’t have time) to train their pups when all it takes is a little consistency every day after establishing some ground rules. 

A dog is both a blessing and a challenge – much like a typical kid.  When your dog is trained properly, your life with your dog changes dramatically.  Life becomes “Can Fido come with us?” rather than “Just leave Fido at home”; or “Don’t touch Fido – he jumps and barks” to “Fido enjoys his place and some human love”.  If you have a dog that needs some training, you should learn more about the man behind DognPooch, Mark Lipes (that’s me!), your future dog trainer!

Learn More About Your Dog Trainer

I grew up with dogs in my life from the very beginning.  However, it wasn’t until I brought home Jill, my beautiful Great Dane, that I decided that dog training was something I’d need to learn.  I knew it was going to be necessary that she was trained from the beginning of her “puppyhood” for both my family and Jill to have a great life together.

After much research and studying the differences between positive-only and balanced training methods, I decided to train with and learn the training techniques of world-renowned trainers Sean O’Shea and Jeff Gellman at their training center in Chattsworth, California.  While many trainers promote a “positive-only” training method, I believe, along with Sean and Jeff, that a Balanced Training method is the best way to strengthen the bond between dog and owner.

My greatest joy is aiding in a dog’s transformation.  Through my training programs, an off-leash way of life is taught to both the dog and you, the owner, opening new doors for everyone.

I’m not only a wonderful trainer, but a man that wants the best for you and your dog.  I understand how hard it may be to leave your dog with “a stranger” and I take the responsibility seriously.  I do everything I can to ensure your dog is treated well during training and you are at ease while he is away from home is done.

In my spare time, I am constantly trying to improve, both personally and professionally.  That means working on personal development, customer relationships, improving training skills, and believing that anything is possible. After all, I took a leap of faith to become a dog trainer.  But as far as I’m concerned, the day I quit the 9 to 5 lifestyle was the last day I’d ever work again. When you’re doing what you love….. everyday is a perfect day.

Feel free to reach out to me via the contact form, phone, text, or through Facebook –  whatever your favorite method of communication is!


Service Areas

Our training facilities are located in Orcutt, California, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you and your pooch!  We serve the California Central Coast.

No matter where on the Central Coast you may live, professional pet training is closer than you think. While our training facilities are located in Orcutt, California, we serve San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.  If you are tired of living with pets who don’t listen, contact us!

If you live in or near the locations below, we’ll even come to you to pick up your pooch for his board and train!

  • Paso Robles, CA
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Santa Maria, CA
  • Lompoc, CA
  • And the surrounding communities.