Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does an evaluation cover?

An evaluation allows your trainer to get to know your canines current behavioral status and talk to pet owners about their training goals and objectives. Evaluations are free and also allow your trainer to personalize your training program according to your canines behavioral status. Remember no two dogs are the same that is why we evaluate your canine as an individual. To schedule a free evaluation go to “Contact Us” and send us a detailed messege.


How early can I enroll my dog for training?

We encourage dog owners to start as early as 8 weeks old, to build a solid foundation for your dogs life. In addition to teaching house rules and obedience commands to establish a strong pack leadership. Further more, it is never to late to train a dog new tricks.


How does the class schedule work?

Private lessons are taught once per week, once completed your canine is ready to start group training classes which are held every Saturday @ 11:00am – 12:00pm


What is needed to confirm my dogs immunizations are current?

We need vet records confirming your canine has received the distemper combination, rabies, and bordetella vaccines to ensure safety for all canines at our group training classes. Puppies under the age of 16 weeks are an exception.


What if my dog is too Aggressive?

Judge Thiara, specializes in canine behavior and training aggressive dogs to cope with their aggression. We accept to train any breed, “Big or Small We Train All.”


Do your training programs include Prong Collars?

NO, we believe prong collars are not a solution to training your dog, the use of metal collars does not exist at Bay Area K9.


How would you describe your training methods?

We use a balanced approach to train every canine. During the learning phase we use positive motivation, luring, and shaping: performing several repetitions of each command and exercise. After your dog is redundant towards your commands we transition into a reward base system by phasing out the motivators, making the response to obedience reliable. Once your dog has mastered the new commands, we introduce a specialized proofing method by including and working under distractions to your dogs obedience. This is necessary in order for training to be reliable for real world environments. We also include group training classes to all of our programs to ensure your dog is able to take on tasks and complete variables of obedience under distractions.


What is clicker training? How is it different from your training?

Clicker training was introduced in 1947 by Ivan Pavlov, this discovery of training is based on marking a behavior with a clicker which is followed with a secondary reward (treat). Clicking a clicker will not stop your dog from chasing a cat.

We do not use clickers for training. In the early stages of training we encourage good behavior and mark the moment with a treat. Soon your dog will look at you for guidance, once this transitions occurs you are you now your dogs pack leader thru motivation. We believe our word association and foundation imprinting is what helps your dog retain commands.


Can you train my dog in a language other than English?

Yes, we can train your dog in any language your prefer, we can even teach your dog to respond to hand gestures.


Will my dog misbehave after it graduates?

No form of dog training is guaranteed that your dog will not misbehave. However our methods of training are extremely effective, easy to follow. We guarantee follow-up assistance for the life of your dog. WE STAND BEHIND OUR TRAINING AND TAKE PRIDE IN ASSISTING YOUR 4 LEGGED FRIEND!