Professional Dog Training Vista

Professional Dog Training in Vista for every breed of dog. Get your dog trained the right way today!

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Our Dog Training Board and Train Programs Are Fitted To Your Dog.

Dog Training Vista – Let’s Make Your Dog Amazing!

IQ K9 Training offers dog obedience training, puppy training, behavioral problem solving and more in Vista, California.

Board and Train
Private Dog Training Lessons
Puppy Training
Service Dog Training

For Dog Training in Vista CA – Book an Appointment today and let’s talk about what will work best for your best friend.

Call (760) 227-5505 today for a Free Consultation

Why Choose IQ K9 Training?

IQ K9 Training is a highly sought after Dog Training Company in Vista, CA. We offer the best solutions for every need that you may have as it relates to your dog, from biting to housebreaking. Our dog training programs do not only help reduce your dog’s aggression but also help you become better at handling your dog.

Certified Master Trainers
We have professionally trained and certified trainers who can create a warm and friendly environment for your dog to be the most responsive and happy pet. Our trainers are well aware of the needs of your dogs and ways to handle them while gradually moving them towards adopting the best behavior.

Over 50 Years Of Experience In Training
Since experience is considered the best teacher, you’ll find highly experienced dog trainers at IQ K9 Training. All of our staff has a deep love for dogs and have been in the field for over fifty years combined. Hence, we can assure you that by choosing IQ K9 Training your dog would be training with the best.

World Champion And Award Winning Dog Trainers
Get your dog trained by an elite set of award winning dog trainers who are also world champions. Our dog training is tailored to the uniqueneeds of your dog and can train your dog to be more obedient and well-behaved. Get the very best in dog obedience and behavioral training for dogs of all breeds and sizes.

Result-Oriented Dog Training Programs
Our effective and practical training programs are result-oriented that ensures visible changes in your dog’s behavior within a few sessions. You’ll see them overcome their fear, aggression, and anxiety and turn into responsive and super happy pets.

How Does Our Dog Training Work?

Step 1: Training Consultation
We initiate our training with a free consultation session, where we discuss the needs of your dogs and come up with the best training programs for them. This process takes about an hour and can be done online, over a call, or in person.

Step 2: Choose an Appropriate Dog Training Program
We have a number of dog training programs for you to choose from. Once you decide to sign up for a dog training program we will have you complete an enrollment form (either online or in person). We collect a deposit to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due at the start of the training.

Step 3: We provide the training, socialization, and care for your dog
We start to train your dog according to the chosen plan. If you have chosen our Board and Train program, we’ll keep your dog at our place until they are fully trained. Once that phase is over, we’ll move on to train you so that your dog understands and responds to you more than to us. Your training usually takes around 3 to 5 sessions. Once you complete Phase 2, you will have a super happy dog who is under control, even around distractions.

Dogs vary based upon several factors, including breed, social skills, behavior, fears, temperament, etc. Therefore, a general approach will not work for all of them. Hence,to ensure the best results we offer personalized training for every dog.

Moreover, before starting our training program we conduct a thorough discussion based on how you want to see your dog behave. This enables us to train your dog according to your lifestyle so that it can easily adapt to it once trained.

We utilize a balanced training approach. We specialize in marker training (classical condition), using verbal markers, this means we will figure out what really motivates your dog in order to be able to communicate with your dog when they are correct.

Our training style is unique in that we not only give you the control needed to navigate various aspects of the human environment with your canine companion but also offer the communication needed to successfully have your dog wanting to perform the commands, having fun and staying engaged with you, even around distractions.

With regards to the commands that your dog will be learning, we will have your dog pattern a specific state of mind for specific commands. For example, when it comes to having your dog ‘Heel’ politely at your side, we will want your dog in a calm state of mind with low energy. For this particular exercise, we will take the same approach to train your dog as is used to train Service Dogs. The ‘Heel’ command will give you the control needed to navigate through public environments successfully with a calm dog.

When it comes to the ‘Come’ command, we want your dog in a more reactive state of mind with lots of energy. We want him running, chasing and excited. We will test your dog to figure out what your dog really enjoys (toys, a certain type of treat, chase games etc). Once we know what he likes, we will incorporate that into certain aspects of his training like the ‘come’ command. This will enable us to build the correct muscle memory of a beautiful, flashy ‘come’ command that has him running towards you every time you call.
Once your dog masters our dog training system, we’ll move on to train you on it so that you can easily interact with your dog.

Dog Training Issues We Solve

Our extensive dog training programs tackle all of your dog-issues, ensuring to hand you over happy, loving pet who listens, even around distractions. Thus, no more barking at the door or running after cars. To give you a better idea, here are some of the issues we cover.


Dog Aggression


People Aggression


Fence fighting


Leash Reactivity




Chasing animals

Board and Train


7,14, 21 Day Programs


Customized Programs to get you the Results you need


Chasing bikes and cars


Running Away


Crate Training


Get into the trash


Destructive Behavior



Private Lessons


Series of four lessons


Fearful Behavior


Separation Anxiety


Housebreaking / Potty Training


Not Listening


Pulling on the leash


Jumping Up

Puppy Training


8 to 16 Weeks of Age

Photo Gallery

Belows are some photos of clients dogs training and having fun on our property and in our home


What Our Clients Are Saying…

Let these Amazing Dog Training Success Stories Inspire You


“We couldn’t be more happy with the wonderful experience we had with Lianne and Bret!!!! We adopted a very high energy large puppy and started to think we had taken… read more on way too much dog but we felt that he was family already and we had to get him trained ASAP. We met with a few trainers but we liked them the best. I was very hesitant about utilizing a training collar like they recommended but Lianne assured me there’s a right way to use it that can be very beneficial to training maverick faster. They do in home training which was amazing!!! I highly recommend it . They gave us so many training tools to work on that truly helped maverick become such a more controllable dog. He’s still hyper but we know the best ways to really motivate and work with his high energy now. And I loved that they truly looked at his personality and customized his training to fit with it. I highly recommend them as trainers and was so impressed with their knowledge and professionalism.”



“We rescued a Doberman and he is 1 yrs old and a hand full to walk. So we decided to get some training for him and us. We looked at… read more other places and we liked what Brett had to say. So we took a chance and it was the right fit. Our Doberman is fun to walk with now and he listens to the commands that we learned. So if you are looking for a place for dog training IQK9 is the place to be. Thanks again Brett and your staff.”



Your Dog Will Enjoy Our
Fully Fenced 2.5 + Acre Property

We are located in Valley Center (North San Diego County).
IQ K9 Training features a fully fenced 2+ acre property on of some of the best
land on which to train dogs here in North County San Diego.