Wonder Dog Training

Reviews: 67

Average: 5 out of 5 Stars

Escondido, CA 92026-2151
United States
(760) 739-0580
4/09/19
Kristi B gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Rating
4/05/19

My Jack Russell, Peaches, had some behavior issues. I called Wonder Dog Training and Carrie, at the initial evaluation was able to give incredible insight. We had five lessons. Now Peaches is a much happier dog. And I am a happier pet parent! I absolutely recommend Wonder Dog Training!

2/24/19

We had a great experience! Kim was our dog trainer. Our dog was very receptive to her and he enjoyed his time learning. Kim was very sweet, knowledgeable and kind. We had a 5 session training schedule and we saw wonderful results! We would definitely recommend! Thanks again Kim....

Donovan Olson gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: Thank you, Donovan. I'm glad you saw such great results! Kim is a wonderful, intuitive, and talented trainer.
12/21/18

My pup was in great hands with Alexa! He came back so happy and well mannered after staying with her while we vacationed. She worked on and improved everything from puppy jumping to staying and waiting. All with love and positive reinforcement :) He listens so well now and she came to our house upon our return to teach us the commands as well as how to keep the skills he learned. So worth it!...

Angie filgo gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: Thank you, Angie! I'm so glad to hear about your experience. I'm so glad you were able to accomplish so much with Alexa's help. Nicely done!
12/17/18

We had the pleasure of working with Jenna and were very happy with our lessons. Jenna was professional, communicative, very knowledgeable, patient and attentive. While we still have more work to do we feel educated and have direction thanks to such a good teacher....

Cole Davis gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: I appreciate your review, Cole. I'm so glad that Jenna was able to give you and your dog the direction you needed! She's an amazingly talented trainer and teacher.
12/16/18

We hired Catherine Alexander and she was fantastic! Worked on having our one year old pug stay,sit, and sit when people come to door.It was a great investment she was very patient with the dog & owners!...

Wendy Sweet gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: I'm so glad to hear about your experience with Katherine! She's super patient, sweet, and knowledgeable. I'm thrilled to hear that your pug responded so well. Nicely done!
11/16/18

We have loved our experience with Wonder Dog Training! Katherine is our trainer and she’s patient, understanding, informed and has given us such hope!
After brining home an Australian Shepherd puppy for our family we were forced to very quickly come to terms with just how much energy these fur babies have!!!! We were on the brink of total hopelessness in training him until we saw Katherine work with him and saw him learn from her! Then for her to give us the tools to work with him throughout the week... Read More...

Kelsey Webster gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: Yay! Success! I love your story. Aussie pups have SO much energy, which can be more than a little daunting! I'm so glad you had Katherine to guide you and give you the tools you needed to find some peace. Enjoy this time with your little guy.
9/25/18

I received wonderful and caring service ! Our dog trainer Jenna was extremely attentive to my dogs and accommodating to my busy schedule. She taught me how to train my dogs and I have much more confidence now !! Thanks Jenna and wonder dog !...

Margaret Demirdjian gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: Thank you, Margaret! I'm so glad to know that Jenna was able to provide the guidance, and help you gain the confidence you needed to train your dogs.
8/29/18

I highly recommend Kim as a trainer. We got a rescue puppy and needed help with basic good manners training. In five weeks, Kim was able to help us turn our nippy, undisciplined puppy into the sweetest, best behaved dog I've ever owned. All of the training is done with positive rewards. It is a very positive, loving experience. She's the best. Thanks, Kim....

Shannon Lienhart gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: Thank you, Shannon! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful experience training with Kim. That's an amazing transformation in 5 weeks. Kim is super positive, helpful, and patient. I'm glad you were able to work with her. Kudos to you and your puppy!
8/16/18

My husband and I called Wonderdog on the advice of our veterinarian after one of our two new puppies started exhibiting some behavior we could not figure out. The woman that answered our calll was a wealth of information including diagnosing the dog behavior as resource guarding which sounds simple but is scary when it happens. We went on to Wonderdog socializing classes and later private home lessons with Jenna, who is an amazingly talented dog trainer. She tailored the lessons to teach the behaviors... Read More...

Kathy Wagner gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: Thank you, Kathy! We appreciate the review! I'm so glad that you were able to work with Jenna. She is such a talented and knowledgeable trainer. I'm glad she was able to teach you about resource guarding and how to prevent it. Great teamwork on your part! The results speak for themselves. :-)
8/14/18

Jenna has been a fabulous asset in helping us choose a dog that is right for our family, as well as the training itself. After an in-home interview that helped us to understand how a dog would fit into our life and what breeds we might want to consider, she answered numerous follow up questions. She was available when we were meeting dogs to help us get a great match between the dog and our family. When we finally did select a dog from a rescue that was a few hours away she was available to review... Read More...

Allison Miller gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Wonder Dog Training Replied: Thanks for the wonderful review, Allison! I'm so glad that Jenna was there from the start to assist you in finding the perfect dog for your family. I love that you mentioned Jenna's "balanced and moderate" approach to dog ownership. She does have a very sound, pragmatic approach. I appreciate that she taught the whole family how to read dogs and interpret their behavior. That's valuable insight. I'm also glad that she involved your young children in the training sessions. That makes all the... Read More
7/18/18

Alexa is fabulous! She boarded and trained our 12 week old Goldendoodle and she came a new puppy! It is hard to believe she was able to get rid so many impulsive puppy behaviors in just 2 weeks! She uses compassionate, yet structured trechniques and it was obvious that our puppy was loved while there. Alexa also teaches the owner how to continue the training and techniques at home. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!!...

Cassie Whitfield gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
6/26/18

Kim Feinberg helped us a lot with our 6 year old reactive dog. She really helped us understand her better and find ways to improve her behavior. It showed us that you can train an older dog. Our dog's behavior has really improved with training and it was also a fun experience for us and the dog. Thank Kim!...

Lauren Ortega gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
3/28/18
Gabino Brambila gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Rating on Google
3/08/18

My 6 month toy Pom Kona, was a wild child, I contacted Wonder Dog Training for both of us. Sharon is patient, upbeat and great trainer. Kona would bark at people & other dogs when walked, Kona was also skittish about cars on the road.
Kona is full of confidence now, no barking or acting out with cars passing. Kona is calm also at home, no longer barking at vehicles, people, dogs that pass by living room window.
Kona also learned the basics, sit, down, stay, go to bed, leave it. She is much calmer... Read More...

Evelyn Dellinger gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
2/27/18

As a busy family of 5, finding time for all of us to attend puppy classes together was impossible. Jen came to our home so we could learn how to best teach our cute puppy together. I’m so happy we did it that way, and that we found Wonderdog!

Jen is genuine in her love and understanding of dogs. She taught our pup manners and confidence... but best of all, she taught us how to better know and understand our dog. ❤️ She is now a treasured resource....

Ashlee L gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
12/30/17

Sharon was great! She came in and instantly built a rapport with Lola and we saw results immediately. She not only came in and demonstrated tips and tricks for us, she also helped us practice what we learned, provided reinforcement tools and ensured each visit that we got to cover all that we wanted. Lola is still a puppy and has a long way to go but she is definitely well on her way to being the obedient dog we hoped for thanks to Sharon. I definitely think the service was worth the money we paid.... Read More...

Norma Villicana gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
12/13/17

Our trainer, Jenna, gave me the tools and the confidence to read the signs that my anxiety-reactive dog was exhibiting and gave my dog the ability to trust me to acknowledge and relieve her feelings of anxiety. I got a better, more relaxed dog and my dog got a confident and dependable owner. Jenna is a wonderful person and an amazing trainer - kind, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend her and Wonder Dog Training - we're so happy with the results!...

Tori Mizerak gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
11/07/17

"Who Rescued Who?" the oft-seen bumper sticker asks. In August, we rescued Lacey, a year-and-a-half old Boxer/Rottweiler mix. In October, Sharon Westervelt rescued us. Lacey is a strong-willed, high energy handful-and-a-half. And strong as an ox. We needed help.

Sharon has been more than just a great teacher to us. She has been like a concerned aunt to Lacey, frequently following up by phone or text to be sure we had all questions answered and offering additional suggestions. It is clear... Read More...

A B Rubin gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
11/01/17

We cannot say enough about how much Wendy helped us. Our dog was an easily overstimulated puppy and could not control himself. He bit everybody and everything! She helped us calm him through training, and completely saved our sanity. Two years later we have gotten a second dog, who is a rescue with separation anxiety, and have called Wendy to help us with the adjustment. I have complete confidence that she will help us and our dogs become a calm, confident family once again. So thankful we found Wendy!...

Jessica Witkowski gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
10/22/17

Working with Ariel was an amazing experience. She is so passionate about working with dogs and had such positive energy every time she showed up to work. The advice and knowledge she shared with us will keep us working with our dog for years to come. Thanks again for everything....

Jamie Gehrich gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
9/14/17

We have been using Wonder Dog for training our Puppy German Shepherd and our Older Chihuahua. Rachelle has been great as trainer providing us with useful behavioral information on how to best train and Stetson has been fantastic in helping to walk and train our dogs while giving them plenty of love!...

Zamir Thind gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
8/07/17

Jen, from Wonder Dog training came to our rescue when we adopted Jasper, a dog-reactive Jack Russell mix. Although our family had raised 6 puppies for a working dog group, we had never encountered this type of problem, and it seemed like we were just going to have to accept that this was the way our life was going to be. Walks were awful with pulling, barking and snarling at other dogs. No fun for either of us.

Our veterinarian recommended Jen and told us how she had helped his family with their... Read More...

Teri Smith gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
4/19/17

In January we adopted 15 month old Buddy - an adorable, short-legged, mixed breed. He was untrained and a somewhat fearful boy.  We realized we needed help - so in comes our trainer Ariel of Wonder Dog Training.
We opted for the 7 lesson package and, to be honest, as far as basic obedience goes, Buddy learned a lot in 5 lessons.  We trained with him every day reinforcing the techniques Ariel taught us. The last couple of lessons Ariel helped us with his issue of pulling hard on the leash on walks and... Read More...

Judy Sansone gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
1/11/17

We had Lauren as our trainer for our dog River and she was absolutely incredible to work with. She is always positive and interactive throughout. She does a great job at making you feel comfortable and confident, even when you get a little frustrated.
We bought the 7 private in-home sessions and are so glad we did. It was nice to be in the comfort of our own home and have that one-on-one training. Our last session, we went to a local park to help with focus and decrease distractions. We adopted... Read More...

Sinjen Povoli gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
4/04/16

Sonja visited our home seven times, spending 1:30 - 2:00 on each visit.
She takes careful notes of the dogs behavior.
She also remembers human behavior.

Our two adopted pets were a challenge. Since working with Sonja, we now have two lively pets who understand what we expect.

Our dogs do not crowd the front door and bolt.
They sleep quietly through the night tucked up in their own beds.
They walk by our side, not out in front dragging us down the street.

They still alert bark, but stop when we... Read More...

Barbra Hardy gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
10/05/15

We highly recommend Wendy! She is the right combination of love and persistence. We had two big dogs when we started and one is pretty protective of our environment. She helped us with options to minimize the behaviors we don't want. During our work with Wendy, we adopted a dog we were fostering so she easily trained him within our pack....

Mindy Bortness gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
10/01/15

I found Wonder Dog Training via Yelp and chose to hire them based on their overall rating and reviews. I am so glad I did because the trainer we were paired with is fantastic. We opted for the 7 in-home session package and definitely got our money's worth. Ariel Santa Maria was punctual and ready to work as soon as she arrived. She listened to what we wanted to accomplish and helped us succeed in basic obedience, calming our dogs anxiety and we also learned fun tricks later like roll over, shake,... Read More...

Sarah Bertolino gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
8/30/15

Jen La Bar is an amazing trainer! I credit her and my friend who recommended Jen for saving my dog Keeva's life! I was at my wit's end, when we had her a little less than a year, thinking I had to give her up because she had been aggressive and nipped at a couple of strangers, one of them a child! I had a 10 year old boy and his younger friends coming over, I wasn't going to take any risks with children's or people's lives. But, I feared if I took her to a shelter, she would be put down. My friend,... Read More...

MrsKRusso gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star Review on Google
Stetson Scribner gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review
2 years ago
Teri Smith gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

Jen, from Wonder Dog training came to our rescue when we adopted Jasper, a dog-reactive Jack Russell mix. Although our family had raised 6 puppies for a working dog group, we had never encountered this type of problem, and it seemed like we were just going to have to accept that this was the way our life was going to be. Walks were awful with pulling, barking and snarling at other dogs. No fun for either of us. Our veterinarian recommended Jen and told us how she had helped his family with their dog. We bought the personal training package, so that we could work in our neighborhood where Jasper was going to be walking each day. .Jen’s quiet, calm handling of Jasper and patience in teaching me how to work with him was a life saver. She was able to teach me how to handle him on walks, so that we could enjoy them together rather than constantly having to fight the leash when another dog appeared in his sight. Now we both get excited to go on a walk! Later, when a new puppy was introduced to the family (pack), Jen came back and saved us again. She helped us work with both dogs, and taught us strategies for helping Jasper accept his new “brother”. Those strategies and lots of patience now have the two “brothers” living in peace. We couldn’t have done it without Jen. Thanks, Jen, for your kindness and patience for your 4-legged clients as well as the 2-legged ones!

2 years ago
Matthew Margarita Bohler gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

Robin is so amazing!! A complete natural, a puppy whisperer!! She is so gentle and soft spoken yet in complete charge of our puppy. Daisy responded to her immediately without a doubt of who was the boss. Our Daisy is full of energy and pretty stubborn but Robin always knew how to handle her and how to teach us to do the same. She has given us so many helpful tips and solutions that made the transition of having no pets to being a happy puppy owner with a happy puppy. If you only do one thing for your self and your pet - Do training with Robin you will not regret it!

2 years ago
Jill Jordan gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

I want to thank Robin for her excellent training with my new puppy Harley. She did a wonderful job showing little guy how to behave. On our last session we were able to go to the park and have him off leash! It was so much fun. I highly recommend this group!

2 years ago
Alden Schmid Reynoso gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

Our newly-rescued dog was freaking out on-leash when she saw other dogs. We purchased a 12 session package for help with leash-reactivity. Wonder Dog provided us with excellent trainers who clearly cared about my dog. They not only helped my dog, but taught me what I needed to know to continue reinforcing the training. Excellent customer service as well. Would use again.

2 years ago
Lauren Povoli gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

We had Lauren as our trainer for our dog River and she was absolutely incredible to work with. She is always positive and interactive throughout. She does a great job at making you feel comfortable and confident, even when you get a little frustrated. We bought the 7 private in-home sessions and are so glad we did. It was nice to be in the comfort of our own home and have that one-on-one training. Our last session, we went to a local park to help with focus and decrease distractions. We adopted River from a shelter and he had no manners and knew no commands. Now, he is much better and knows all the basics! Though training is all about consistency, River has greatly improved on focus and leash training. We really enjoyed training through positive reinforcement. We had such a great experience we are using Lauren again for our new puppy. My husband and I definitely recommend Wonderdog Training.

2 years ago
Janyce Oulton gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

Thank you Courtney for helping us train our Maltese puppy, Zoe. You are a natural with dogs and we are grateful for your skill and knowledge. Zoe is now a well mannered and delightful puppy. :)

3 years ago
Mindy Mirek Bortness gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

We love Wendy from Wonder Dog! She helped us with two...then three dogs at once (adopted a foster pup while we were working with Wendy and she helped us get him assimilated into the pack!) She provided options for changing behaviors that were always positive and effective.

4 years ago
Tony Sogg gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

We had a 5 month old puppy who was very loving, but undisciplined to the point that we were going to find him a new home. We hired a trainer who was completely ineffectual. Them we hired Courtney from Wonder Dogs. After the first lesson we experienced an 180 degree change in our puppies demeanor. He was calmer and receptive to training. In a few sessions with Coutney's guidance our dog learned to stay off the furniture, stop jumping on people, sit and stay, come when called and many other behaviors. He has made great strides in loose-leash walking. Of course we were much happier but so was our loving puppy. We now cannot imagine our home without our adorable Maxie. Courtney is a great trainer who uses only dog-friendly training methods. Of course Maxie's schooling will continue now that the training sessions with Courtney have ended, but she has supplied us with all the tools we need to continue making Max the best dog he can be, and that's pretty darn good. Between sessions Courtney was always available by phone, text or email to help with any issues that arose. She assures us we can still call her with any questions we have going forward. We couldn't be happier with our decision to retain Courtney to educate our dog and make us a much happier family.

4 years ago
Stephanie Huang gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

We have a stubborn malamute and Wendy was our trainer. Our Willow responded so well to Wendy and she taught us how to train Willow, which is usually the best because you learn to get the dog to respond to you. Our dog is better, but of course we are still working on exercises. I highly recommend Wendy for stubborn large breeds that need extra work.

4 years ago
Nicole Engelmann Erickson gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

So great working with Jen and Wonder Dog! I was looking for help with a young lab with pretty severe separation anxiety and some history of abuse. A trainer that would utilize positive reinforcement and a variety of tools was important to me. Jen understands that explaining the dog's behavior to their people is just as important as being able to train the pet. Creating the relationship where your animal wants to work for you is so neat. We had a plan and progressed with lots of diligence and homework. She is so well versed in many of the alternative treatments available, we were able to utilize herbal supplements, flower essences, our computer and exercise routine--we even evaluated diet to ensure all the cards were in our favor for success. Now our girl is a Canine Good Citizen and has her therapy dog certification. Nala says "Woof! I love Jen!"

4 years ago
Wendy Varner Hart gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review
4 years ago
Courtney Chirdo gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review
4 years ago
Wendy Pollock gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

Jen is an amazing trainers. She helped us with our two mini Dachshunds when they were out of control. We worked with Jen and today they are great. She is patient and kind and loves what she does. If you need a trainer, call her. She saved our family.

4 years ago
Jennifer LaBar gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review
4 years ago

Katherine with Wonder Dog Training has been fabulous! She is personable, responds quickly to my questions and has been very flexible. We hired her for the... more

Kristi W. gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

We were desperate and skeptical about dog training when we researched Wonder Dogs. But from the beginning phone consult, to the evaluation, and training... more

Orletta N. gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

Our Australian Shepard, Neela, started training with Wonder Dog when she was 10 weeks old. We purchased five sessions with Jenna and have been so pleased... more

Joe D. gave Wonder Dog Training a 5 star review

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