Dog Training in Carlsbad
At Hot Dog On A Leash, we believe in positive reinforcement, motivation, and moderation. As is the case in most arguments or discussions, the truth usually can be found in the middle ground. Just as with children, we believe in rewards for good behavior and correction at the level that fits the dog’s personality, size, age, and willingness. We utilize flat collars for the most delicate breeds and temperaments, slip collars for the average situation and average temperament, and pinch collars for the very tough breeds and dominant personalities. We believe in using the word “No” (or equivalent word) in association with a correction. Corrections can be instinctual corrections such as bad tastes, smells, or sounds, in addition to collar corrections. We believe in teaching the dog to make their own decision based upon proper communication of desired behaviors.
Voted Best Dog Trainer in Carlsbad 2015!
Awarded Best Therapy Dog Program in the Western Region!
Nominated and received a Pay It Forward for their non-profit organization Heart of Dixie Service Dogs!
Now Offering New Programs!
Areas Served » Serving all of San Diego County and Orange County (Travel rates may apply for In-Home Training Program)
- Solana Beach
- La Jolla
- Del Mar
- San Marcos
- Ranchos Santa Fe
- Carmel Valley
Heather communicated quickly and followed up on some concerns expeditiously and is working with us to help ensure that our challenges are addressed. The initial training went well and Heather's professional follow-up on their guarantee is greatly appreciated.
- Bennett B.
I couldn't be happier with the care and attention my 7 month old husky puppy is getting with her training. We started Rogue at 5 months old in Basic Obedience and have since moved up to Advance Obedience training. I have always had prompt replies with all the staff and flexibility with scheduling.
I feel a tremendous amount of pride when my friends tell me I have such a awesome dog. It's Hot Dog On A Leash's understanding and enthusiasm that makes them such great trainers. Our daily routine has gone from a disconnected disaster to flawless joy! 5 STARS. Keep up the awesome work!
- Cheriene G.
I know first hand that the Hot Dog on a Leash team is AWESOME.
As an client of Heather and Randy's, I applaud their dedication to protect a dog they're pet sitting. I feel extremely comfortable allowing them to come into my home and take my puppy to play for awhile!! Our dogs ALWAYS HAVE FUN and are alwsys return safe and very tired :)
When I have the occasion to bring my own dog, he plays with the dogs brought to the park by Heather/Randy and LOVES LOVES LOVES the attention he gets from them as well! An OUTSTANDING team of PROFESSIONALS all around!!!
- Gary M.
Hazel is a Carin Terrier. She would run out the door to chase squirrels and rabbits and not come back when called. We always had to walk her on a leash for fear of her running off at our beach house. We were referred to Hot Dog On A Leash and Hazel is now off leash and comes back when called. Thank you to the wonderful trainers at Hot Dog On A Leash.
- Susan M.
5 stars for Hot Dog On A Leash. My golden retriever Jackson had been to many trainers, but the issues were never resolved. I can now walk Jackson with or without a leash and not have to worry about being pulled down. He loves going to Puppy Camp, 5 days a week, and has even gotten over his fear of water. Jackson also went through the Therapy Dog Program that Hot Dog On A Leash offers and gives kisses on a daily basis. Paws up for this amazing company and the trainers!
- Harriet F.
We rescued a 7 month old cocker/poodle last July. We are his 4th home! Needless to say, he had some definite behavioral issues. After only 5 weeks of training, he has shown remarkable improvement! We are ALL much happier! Randy and Heather are extremely knowledgable, experienced and professional. We are so impressed with the results that we have decided to continue with “therapy and service dog training".
- Gene S.