Personalized Training For the pet you love

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose The Educated Pet for my dog?

The staff of The Educated Pet are all highly trained professionals. We are led by Carol Harris, one of the first trainers in San Diego to pass the Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) Test. Ms. Harris is also a recognized expert in canine behavior. We all strive to bring you the most up-to-date, humane training techniques available. We provide one of the highest teacher-to-student ratios in all of southern California. We have small classes, and each class always has two-four instructors. Our large indoor facility , which is centrally located in Kearny Mesa, allows us to hold classes regardless of weather, as well as in the evenings. An indoor facility also increases the safety for your dog. It is secure and we are always sure of the vaccination status of all the dogs who enter our facility.

I have a new puppy. When do I start training him?

Training starts as soon as you bring your puppy home. The sooner you start training, the faster your puppy learns what behaviors are acceptable. All puppies chew, house-soil, jump, bark, and mouth their owners. these are all normal puppy behaviors, however most owners would like to significantly reduce the amount of time these behaviors last. Our fun and instructive Puppy Kindergarten Classes are open to puppies as young as 9 weeks. A dog's critical socialization period is between birth and sixteen weeks. This is when your puppy develops lifelong coping skills, and when he needs to be safely exposed to new people, dogs and situations. Our quality puppy classes provide you with a safe environment for this important social growth.

How do I choose the appropriate class for my dog?

Check out our Class Listings, and the latest class schedule. The prerequisites are listed; match up your dog's age, training level and your interests and choose the class that best suits you and your pup. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to help you.

My dog already knows Basic Obedience. Are there other fun and challenging classes?

Yes, For those dogs who already have proficient obedience skills, we offer several options including Tricks, Rally, Confidence Course, and Canine Good Citizenship classes.