Snug Pet Resort

Dog Training

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There is no dog that cannot be trained. We specialize in helping owners understand their dogs and helping dogs understand their owners. We can find the best training approach to successfully and happily integrate your dog into your family.

Group Dog Training Classes

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! 

Snug co-owner Mike Stone has spent his career training dogs, and a long list of satisfied, high-profile clients can attest to his skills. Mike oversees Snug’s training programs and puts an emphasis on positive training techniques.

Stop by our Sorrento Valley training center or call (858)643-0010 to learn more. Snug Pet Resort’s trainers are ready to help make your dog a good citizen. We can teach an old dog new tricks.

There’s no better time to get started on improving your dog’s behavior. We’ll meet any competitor’s price.  Plans are available to fit any budget.

Here’s some of what we offer:
      • Individual lessons
      • Group classes
      • In-home training
      • Training during a boarding stay


Tom Brady: “LaDainian Tomlinson and his wife helped train my dog.”

Please note that the image, as well as the interview belong to the NFL Productions LLC.

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We had the pleasure of training Jeff’s dogs, (from Jeff and the Showgram, KYXY 96.5) Glory and Tate!
Listen to the results here:

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!

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 of all sizes and dispositions to protection dogs, police dogs, competition dogs and other “professional” canines.

He is a certified trainer in three countries who has appeared on the radio and testified at trials as a dog behavior and training expert. He has both judged dogs in competitions and won them as a participant.

Over the past 15 years, Mike had established Absolute K-9 as San Diego’s #1 dog training provider. Now that Absolute K-9 has joined forces with Snug, dog training customers have access to Snug’s other top-notch pet services.

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 (baseball 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)
  • Quentin Jammer (football)
  • Robert Sarver (Phoenix Suns owner)

Doggie Boot Camp

Dog Training

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 at 5 p.m. and Saturdays mornings at 9 a.m.


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

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