Dog Training

Snug Pet Resort is the only facility in San Diego that employs full-time, certified trainers. They have a combined 40 years of experience and are experts in canine behavior.

Our certified trainers are available 7 days a week, and the first evaluation is always free! Stop by and see us at our Sorrento Valley training center or call (858) 643-0010. We can teach old dogs new tricks! Positive training techniques are the best way to get great results with your pet. Snug Pet Resort Training Center is ready to help make your dog a good citizen.


  • 10% OFF all Snug training services!

Call us today to talk about getting your dog trained before these slots fill up. There’s no better time to get started on improving your dog’s behavior.

Some of What We Offer
  • 5 Licensed and certified instructors full-time, 7 days a week
  • Group classes
  • Private training at home or at our facility
  • Reduced pricing plans available. Check out this month’s specials on our homepage under “Blogs.”
  • If you have signed up for in-kennel training, please download and fill out the Behavior Facts Sheet to make check-in faster. Please be as detailed as possible, and do not forget your dog’s food!

Absolute K-9 teams with Snug Pet Resort!Group Dog Training  Classes

Snug Pet Resort is proud to announce that Absolute K-9 has joined forces with San Diego’s premiere pet facility. Absolute K-9 brings 15 years of experience as San Diego’s #1 dog trainers and a staff of active international judges and top competition trainers known across the United States.

Dog Training Discounts

Mike Stone – Celebrity Dog Trainer

Mike is the guy you want standing next to you if an angry dog is charging your way.  He has successfully trained hundreds of dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes in a variety of contexts. He has a wealth of experience training household dogs, from helping puppies get off on the right foot to helping smaller breeds with submissive urination or larger dogs with aggression problems. He has also trained protection dogs, police dogs, competition dogs and other “professional” canines.

Most recently, Mike took on a rescued pitbull puppy to train her to smell out peanuts and peanut products for a family with a child that has severe peanut allergies.

Celebrity Clientele

  • Tom Brady and Giselle (Patriots quarterback, model)
  • Drew Lachey (singer and winner of Dancing with the Stars)
  • Nick Lachey (music and TV star)
  • Rita Hazan (celeb hairstylist)
  • Jaque Cesaire (Chargers player)
  • LT (Chargers & Jets player)
  • “Sugar” Shane Mosley (boxer)
  • Ryan Klesko (baseball player)
  • Jason Austell (TV personality)
  • David Wells (paseball Hall of Famer)
  • Paul Oliver (football)
  • Rick Roberts (AM Radio DJ)
  • Tommy Sablan (FM Radio DJ)
  • Robert Deleo (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Dean and Susie Spanos (Chargers owners)
  • Shawne Merriman (football)
  • Kassim Osgood (football)
  • Junior Seau (football)
  • Quentin Jammer (football)
  • Robert Sarver (Phoenix Suns owner)


  • First Schutzhund Three Female Bulldog ever in the breed
  • 3-time American Working Dog Federation Team Member
  • Certified Helper/Decoy
  • Working American Bulldog Association Trial Judge
  • American Bulldog Association Conformation Judge
  • 3-time National Rottweiler Championship Decoy
  • “Canine Counselor” Radio Host on Pets and Vets Radio KCBQ
  • Frequent on-air expert on AM and FM radio in San Diego
  • ABA Working Judge
  • ABA Show Judge (in U.S. and internationally)
  • Certified Dog Trainer in Germany, England and the U.S.
  • Police Dog Trainer
  • Narcotic Detection Dog Trainer
  • Titled the first-ever Female American Bulldog to a Schutzhund Three Title
  • Certified Schutzhund Decoy
  • Rottweiler Schutzhund Nationals Decoy and Protection dog winner
  • Service Dog Expert
  • Expert witness in dangerous animal trials
  • Expert speaker on training government officials how to handle dog attacks
  • CEO and co-owner of Snug Pet Resort & Animal Hospital
  • Trained hundreds of dog and handler teams to complete obedience and schutzhund titles
  • Finished American Bulldog Female in confirmation ring as well as Winner of ABA National Show
  • Supplied dogs and training for Fear Factor segments

Doggie Boot Camp!

Dog TrainingOur Training Methods Make Your Dog a Part of The Family
There is no dog that cannot be trained. At Snug Pet Resort Training Center, we specialize in helping our owners understand their dogs and helping dogs understand their owners. We can help you find what training route works best for you, your dog and your family.

Training Maintenance

At Snug, we offer group ”maintenance” classes to keep both you and your dog successful in implementing what we teach. These classes are typically held on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays mornings.


Training Tips

Contact Us for More Dog Training Information
If you are looking for dog training that can fit your schedule and budget, then contact Snug Pet Resort to set up a training evaluation at your home or at our state-of-the-art facility.

We are the only training center that offers easy payment plans to fit many budgets and ensure your dog gets the best training! Contact us and tell us about your dog or call us at (858) 643-0010 today!  Your evaluation is free!

  • Certified in the U.S., England & Germany
  • Certified Kennel Technicians
  • Certified Police “K-9 Unit” Dog Trainers
  • Newest Training Facility in Southern California
  • Competitive pricing and 100% financing available

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