No time for training classes? Did your dog flunk out of a training class, or never make it to one? Do you have a new puppy in your home and need assistance in housebreaking or establishing a good, solid routine?

The Uncommon Canine offers a variety of quality professional dog training and behavior modification programs. Our programs take the burden of training from you, while providing a realistic plan of action for maintaining your dog’s progress, and offering follow-up support services if required.

Every training program begins with an hour and a half initial consult ($150) where our trainer will explain our training philosophy, observe your dog in the home environment, and provide you with any applicable management tips. Our trainer will recommend a training plan based on what she observes during the initial consult.

Day Training

Do you want a better behaved dog, but are short on time? We can help! Our Day Training program allows you to see quick, long lasting results in your dog's behavior with minimal impact on your already busy schedule.

Our experienced trainer will come to your home 2-3 times a week to work one-on-one with your dog. Once a week, our trainer will meet with you for a transfer session to show you what your dog has learned and how you can maintain the progress made.

Our trainers are committed to using only positive, science-based methods, so you can rest easy knowing your dog is in good hands. If your canine companion needs better house manners, leash manners, or has another minor behavior issue, Day Training may be the solution.

Day Training Packages:

Basic House Manners - $1080

Guest Manners - $1080

Loose Leash Walking - $1920

Puppy Day Training Packages:

Kindergarten - $1080

Middle School - $1360

High School - $1920

One-on-One Coaching

In our One-on-One Coaching program we work with the both the owner and the dog guiding them through the training process.  We work together to build a solid foundation of basic behaviors (e.g. sit, down, stay, wait, come when called, go to your place, and walking on a loose leash).  We also coach the owner in acquiring the skills to manage behavioral issues such as door manners, leash aggression, jumping, digging, barking, chewing, separation issues, resource guarding, housebreaking and more.

With each session building on the next, we encourage the owner to establish and maintain a new bonded relationship with their dog.

Customized programs are crafted to suit the needs and abilities of each dog and family.

We also provide information on a variety of training topics, follow-up support, and referrals for services outside the scope of The Uncommon Canine – such as day care, dog walking, dog sports and other activities.

Private training

Private training is available in the Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Mountain Ranch and neighboring areas.


Our training techniques are:


Contact Us by phone or email for further details and registration.

Brush Up Training

Individual sessions for previous Uncommon Canine Basic Beginners obedience class graduates that might be in need of refresher training.

Cost is $90.00 and includes three 20-minute training sessions with either Joella, Cris or Lisa.

Call Joella to schedule.


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