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Welcome to Love of Dogs Training! We are based in Redwood City, California. Our goal is to help you achieve a well-balanced and trusting relationship with your dog.
I offer dog training sessions, both private training and semi-private group classes with four to six dogs per class. I also offer special workshops, group pack walks, and exclusive boarding and pet-sitting services.
For a complete list of upcoming classes and events, please see our calendar.
To talk about the right type training for your dog, or any other questions, please call 650-364-7122.
Certifications & Memberships
- The Association of Professional Dog Trainers #83378
- AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator #93958
- Pet Sitters International
- Love of Dogs is Bonded & Insured
Celia is a supporter of and volunteer with Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue. This program finds home for senior German Shepherds. Thulani provides free adoptions and covers medical costs for these dogs for the rest of their lives.
Celia's clients say
We've been fortunate to have Celia as our primary trainer and petsitter for the past five years. She truly "reads" the dog and customizes the training plan for the dog's personality. As a petsitter, she treats every dog as her own. I can only relax on vacation when Celia is taking care of my girl. When I return, my dog can’t wait until "Auntie Celia's" next visit. I enthusiastically and without reservation recommend Celia for training and petsitting services.Tamara K., Los Altos
A Well-Balanced Dog: My Training Philosophy
Training must be consistent throughout the whole family. It is important when training one family member that they must show others involved in the training of the pup what has been taught. I welcome family sessions so we all can learn and be on the same page.
I believe basic commands are a must, but more importantly, you have to have a balanced dog. This is a dog that respects and trusts his family as leaders of the pack. A well exercised, socialized, balance-minded dog has confidence in himself and more so in his owner to lead him in a safe way. Once this bond is achieved, you can trust that your dog will react to unpredictable situations in an intelligent manner.
Please be aware that this does not happen overnight. It takes time, tenderness, love, patience, consistency, practice, and, did I mention, PATIENCE!! The time you invest now will be rewarded by developing a great friend for life.
Just get started, let’s have fun doing it and enjoy the time with your new friend!