From The Heart Dog Training
Only the Best for Our Best Friends
What Exactly Does Dog Training Entail?
Through training we can mold your dog’s behavior into a desirable asset. According to the latest statistics, behavioral problems are the primary reasons pets are turned into shelters and yet only 4% of people seek professional assistance. Statistics also reveal using aggressive training methods increases the potential for development of aggressive behavior. Trust is the key word in the methods used at FROM THE HEART DOG TRAINING, however, trust must be earned by and from your dog. During class you will work hard, play games, laugh, and learn. But most importantly, you will form a bond with your pet.
How it Works
All shots must be current and a negative fecal test done within 1 year in order to attend classes, small dog social or daycare.
A dog’s friendship can be a wonderful one! If you are looking for tools to correct problems, and re-train an undesirable behavior, the first step is to contact us.
Next, meet our dog trainer, Barbara. My commitment to you is to provide you with tools needed to change an undesirable behavior into desirable behavior.
Schedule a Date!
The last step is to schedule a date. Make sure to download and answer the pre-training questions and bring them with you. All family members are encouraged to participate.
From the Heart Dog Training provides two main services; Dog Obedience Training and Doggie Daycare. We also offer consultations which are usually a one time visit to resolve behavior problems and/or one on one instruction. Consultations are generally held in the home.
From the Heart Dog Training offers several levels of group training, as well as private consultation and individual training. All group classes are held at 561-I Brunken Ave., Salinas, California, in a 10,000 square foot, fully matted indoor, facility designed for the comfort and safety of your pet.
Paws at Play™ is a doggie daycare service that provides a fun, learning, and social environment for your pet while you are away for the day. In south Salinas, we are centrally located with easy freeway access. Convenient hours give plenty of time to arrive at work with time to spare.
Private in-home dog training is a service provided to those who cannot commit to classes for a multitude of reasons including work schedules, a truly unruly dog, and many other reasons. With private lessons we can address individual problems that may not be discussed in a class environment, lessons may be scheduled with a bit more flexibility, and you receive concentrated training. Call to see if private lessons are correct for you and your dog.
Training is essential for your dog’s mental development. It can be done formally or informally, and unless you live in a vacuum, behavior will develop. Through training we can mold your dog’s behavior into a desirable asset. My commitment to you is to provide you with tools needed to change undesirable behavior into desirable behavior. A dog’s friendship can be a wonderful one if you both have similar goals. I wish you and your dog many happy and fulfilling years together.
Small Dog Social
Every Saturday @9am
This is a weekly event held for dogs under 30 pounds or under 6 months of age. This is the place where your dog learns dog language from other dogs. Dogs must be cleared if not one of our training dogs. You will be asked to walk for 45 minutes ignoring your dog completely. All shots must be current and a negative fecal test done within 1 year in order to attend classes, small dog social or daycare.
No treats allowed. It is a donation event, no set fee. If you’d like more information, please contact the training center at (831) 783-0818.
Dog Owner Reviews
“Love Barbara and her training methods. Kai my Baby Chow Chow puppy attended puppy class. He is also signed up for Drop In Class and he attends doggie daycare. I love that he gets to socialize as you know Chows can be rather aloof, but here he loves interacting with his classmates! Great place.”
“We have trained four dogs with Barbara DeGroodt at From the Heart. I can’t imagine a better place to train your dog or a better trainer to work with. There’s a reason she was selected as national Dog Trainer of the Year in 2011 – she’s simply the best.”
“After rescuing Axel, our new addition to our family, we were at a loss on how to resolve some major behavioral problems. With Babara’s one-on-one training in our home, we are now on our way to better understanding how to resolve these problems and she has given us some great tools.”
Looking For A Professional?
Located in Salinas, CA, From the Heart Dog Training provides dog and puppy training classes, doggie daycare, lectures, speciality classes and much more.
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Barbara De Groodt is the owner of From the Heart Animal Behavior Counseling and Dog Training in Monterey County. The motto of From the Heart is “Respect your pet: train without pain!”