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Dog Training at Canyon View Ranch

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At Canyon View Ranch we’ve seen it all – and solved it all.

Dog Training Group

Basic obedience training is the foundation for solving a wide range of behavioral issues. Our trainers make learning fun and utilize positive reinforcement - with lots of praise, love and enthusiasm - to build confidence, and enhance your dog's bond with you.

We train your dog - and you! We'll help you develop the skills to maintain good behavior in your dog once he or she returns home from the Ranch. That's why your participation is an essential part in all of our training programs.

Dog Training Consultation

We have found that the one-size-fits-all approach to dog training simply doesn't work. That's why we tailor a training program specifically for you and your pet's particular needs.

Our four-week training program while boarding is a powerful and effective alternative for busy owners who want concentrated training with long-lasting results. In only four weeks, our clients are amazed at the difference in their dog. Some can’t believe it’s the same dog they brought in.

Learning that will last a lifetime…

Your dog will learn to sit, lie down, stay, heel, and come when called - and you'll learn how to apply these commands in many day-to-day situations using both verbal commands as well as hand signals.

We'll also help you crack some of those annoying habits your dog may have: digging, begging, pulling on the leash, housebreaking, jumping on people, incessant barking, and aggression issues. To correct these problem behaviors, we'll teach your dog to understand commands such as "off, "quiet," and "leave it."

Your dog will receive two to three sessions of focused obedience training each day.

Socialization Training takes place in our supervised yards where dogs learn to have fun playing with other dogs and obey under the most distracting conditions.

Using both indoor and outdoor training areas designed to match your home environment, we can teach your dog everything - from navigating a kitchen without snatching food off the counter, to coming immediately when called even with the distraction of being around lots of other dogs. It's what we like to call Real World Training.

Personalized Dog Training


You can opt to board your dog for training at the ranch on a per-night basis, or select from our comprehensive training packages where your dog stays with us for longer periods of time.

Your participation is important in your dog's training and we ask that you come to the Ranch for private lessons several times during his or her stay.

We also offer other programs where you and your dog come to the Ranch for lessons. Not sure which training program is right for your dog? We offer a free evaluation. Call us to make an appointment.

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4-week on-leash obedience
(including private lessons with you)


4-week advanced off-leash obedience
(including private lessons with you )


8-week on- and off-leash obedience
(including private lessons with you)


Training by the Day while your dog is being boarded

$45 (plus boarding fee)

Private Consultations and lessons

at the Ranch $125/hour
at your home $175/hour (plus $30 drive time)


  • You could have sworn there was an entire turkey on that counter just a moment ago …

  • That pooch looked so cute and cuddly when you got him home, and then he turned into Godzilla …

  • That sweet saucer-eyed dog you rescued at the shelter has become terrified at the very sight of another dog …

  • Neighbors have been leaving notes on your door about the incessant barking…

  • There’s a sign at the dog park that says “All Dogs Welcome – Except Yours!”

Don’t lose hope -- help is on the way.

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There's a reason they call it Puppy Love. They're cuddly. They're cute. They…leak! All over your house. And that's not all they do:

  • They chew your shoes …
  • They transplant your flowers from the garden to the living room …
  • They leave their “calling cards” all over the house …
  • They bite, chew, jump, bark, and dig!

This is not what you bargained for. That's why we offer specialized puppy consultations to help you and your little friend get started on the right foot… and paw. It's never too early to establish some basic house rules. And to create good habits before bad ones begin.

Click here for some Dog Training Tips from Canyon View Ranch


The successful results of our trainers and our programs can be measured by the many letters of appreciation and referrals we receive from our clients.
Here are just a few:

"Today, I took my dogs out to potty and I experienced a blissful calm and immediate responsiveness from them the was unprecedented and as close to actual Utopia as I can imagine. I was allowed to feel nothing but love for them and do away with the frustration that used to join us on our treks outdoors. Want an incredible blessing. Best feeling EVER! Canyon View, you are so worth it."

Amanda & Stephan Zech

“I can’t believe the great dog that Charlie has become. He’s no longer afraid of the world and changed into a delightful pet that we will love and enjoy even more.”

Doreen Kaye

“What dogs learn at Canyon View they take into every aspect of their daily lives.”

Jane Walker Wood

“We were really skeptical as to whether it was even possible to train an older dog like Missy, but a three-week stay at Canyon View worked wonders.”

Lori Fujii

“Other trainers told me that my rescue dog might never overcome his aggression. With the help and expertise of Canyon View, my dog is now a well-behaved and loving member of my family.”

Andrea Bruce

“We brought Bodhi to Canyon View because he was starting to get out of hand, and with our newborn, we desperately needed to gain control. Thank you so much for your dedication to Bodhi. He is a different dog because of you and we are so happy with the results.”

Kelly & Chris Clancy

“My dog is now more personable and an accepted member of the family at family gatherings rather than the “condemned beast” he used to be before Canyon View Ranch.”

Bradley B. Baskin

“After just a few days under your care, we saw encouraging progress in Carly’s manners, but after the full 28 days she spent at Canyon View under your supervision, she’s like a different dog. Now, Carly is calm and responsive, whereas before you worked with her, she was uncontrollable and had no attention span.”

Dave Miller & Rick Nelson

“Although the professionalism and dependability of Canyon View’s trainers initially impressed us, it was their patience and obvious love of animals that won our trust.”

CeCe & Lou Rawls

“Not only am I a satisfied customer having used Canyon View for my own dogs, but more importantly have referred many new “parents” who have success story after success story”

Karen Gartz

“When I left my dog for a four-week training session, it was as if I was leaving my dog with family and friends. Our experience at Canyon View was a complete success.”

Ruth-Ann Huvane

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! Olivia is a different, manageable, lovely dog now!!

Sam Slattery

Documents to Download

Directions to
Canyon View Ranch
Boarding Contract Liability Release Form Pet Profile Training Agreement
Canyon View Dog Boarding Directions Canyon View Dog Boarding Contract Canyon View Dog Boarding Directions Canyon View Dog Boarding Directions Canyon View Dog Boarding Directions

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