San Diego North County Dog Training

Customized Dog Training to Help You Get a Better Dog That Listens to Your Commands

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San Diego North County Dog Training

Our North County San Diego dog training programs will teach you how to better communicate with your dog to end bad behaviors. We can help you with basic commands to give you a great jump start to having a better dog as well as advanced dog obedience including off-leash training in North County San Diego! We offer many Dog Training Programs for San Diego North County

San Diego dog owners include:

  • Dog training Private Lessons
  • Dog Training Boot Camps
  • Puppy Training
  • Housebreaking
  • Service Dog Training

All-breed professional dog training in San Diego North County!

We believe every interaction is a learning opportunity. Using a mix of training, play and rest, we designed each program to prepare both your dog and you with a long-lasting educational foundation.

Our most popular dog training camps combine everything you need to make your dog amazing in San Diego North County:

  • Dog Obedience training
  • Behavior modification
  • Confidence-building exercises
  • Off-site training
  • Engagement games

We offer many Board and Train style programs at IQ K9 Training and can customize any program to meet your specific needs.

During your dog’s stay, our dedicated dog trainers instill marker words, commands, behavioral conditioning and socialization. With scheduled play and bonding time, our dog training camps ensures you’ll have a well-rounded, healthy pup.

There are two phases to to a dog training boot camp program.

In phase one, your dog comes and lives with us. We will do all of his training, lay a solid foundation and teach him to listen around distractions, both on and off-leash.

Once your dog has completed his training, we begin phase two of boot camp, where we train you. We do this through a series of follow-up lessons in order to transfer your fully trained dog back to you. Our training is conducted in a manner that will allow you, the owner, to effortlessly reinforce the training while at the same time maintaining a leadership status and keeping your dog mentally and physically balanced. This is the key to not only ensuring the training will last the life of your dog but also keep your canine companion happy and healthy.

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

Certain exercises, for example, having your dog ‘Heel’ politely at your side, we will want your dog in a calm state of mind. For this particular exercise, we will take the same approach to train your dog as is used to train ServiceDogs. The ‘Heel’ command will give you the control needed to navigate through public environments successfully with your dog.

When it comes to other exercises, like the ‘Come’ command, we want your dog in a reactive state of mind. 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.

Consider our Boot Camp for Dogs/ Board & Train programs if you are going on an extended trip. Instead ofboarding your dog at a kennel, let him/her stay with our expert trainers, in our home based facility.You will come home to an obedient, happy and balanced canine companion.

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

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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.