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Kandid K9 is a premier dog training school that the serves Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, and the surrounding areas of North San Diego County, CA.

Our dog training services set us apart from the rest because of our passion for client care, and the driving notion of our company; Transforming the relationship between dogs and their owners.

Our obedience training techniques are personalized to each and every individual dog that comes through one of our training programs.  Life is not a one size fits all, and your pet training shouldn't have to be either.


From Private Lessons, to Accelerated Sessions, to our extensive Board and Train Programs (Dog Boot Camp), we are sure to find the training route to best suit your family and your companions’ needs. We will help you successfully communicate with your dog in a language that they understand. Our training is effective, reliable, and fun for you and your canine companion.

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Our Dog Training Philosophy

Our dog training services have three main components: Timing, Motivation, and Consistency. These components along with developing the touch as an experienced dog trainer are the key to successfully training your dog.


Motivation is a term used for the amount of stimulation required to change an undesired behavior. We can use positive and negative motivation when we speak of training. Remember when you were in school it was important that your teacher gave you positive and negative feedback on your work. The negative was to help you understand what you did wrong and the positive was to encourage you. Without one or the other you do not achieve the desired results, this is the same when we talk about dog training.


The most important thing to remember is that training collars and tools do not abuse dogs, people do. Using any training tool improperly can lead to harm. That is why it is so important that every dog owner be clearly informed. We use a variety of training methods and training tools to properly train your dog to a reliable state. That being said, we will only use those training methods that you feel comfortable with for your dog. Every dog is different and we are sure to approach training methods as such.


The final and most important aspect of pet training is consistency. Inconsistency can be very confusing to dogs. If you let them on the couch sometimes but not others they do not understand that. When training your dog, it is also important that everyone in the household be consistent. I encourage that every member of the household who will be around and with the dog comes to lessons. If everyone is on the same page your dog will learn much quicker. Also the more consistent you are with your dog the quicker you will get to a level where you no longer have to correct your dog. No one wants to correct their dog forever. If you are consistent your dog can learn our language and follow commands.


We believe that every dog is different and needs an individualized dog training program to meet the needs of the owner and pet. We are only ever going to suggest certain methods. We will not force anything on anybody. These are your dogs, and it is important to know that we just want what is best for you and for your dog. We will use whatever training method that the owner feels comfortable with. The owner must be comfortable with all decisions made before training can begin. If you are not comfortable with a training tool you will not consistently use it and consistency is the most important aspect of dog training.


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