Professional Dog Training In Santa Rosa, CA

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Professional Dog Training in Santa Rosa, CA

Is your dog in need of obedience training or improvement in house manners? Look no further than Fit 'N' Furry for professional dog training! Our effective and positive training methods guarantee peace of mind as we replace your dog's challenging behaviors with exemplary manners and enhanced communication.

 

National Dog Training Education Month!

In Honor of National Dog Training Education Month, we're offering a FREE Training Evaluation ($129) and up to $300 OFF your Training Program!

Schedule your dog's evaluation and training now through February 29th to receive these offers. Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers. Training discount applies to first-time customers only.

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Dog Training Programs

At Fit 'N' Furry dogs of every breeds and ages thrive in our personalized one-on-one training and training camps. Our dedicated staff boasts extensive training and certification, including IACP-CDT (International Association of Canine Professionals Certified Dog Trainer). Our comprehensive programs cover a wide spectrum, starting with fundamental obedience commands like site, down and walking calmly on a leash, extending to potty training, and addressing even the most challenging behaviors. We proudly offer private training and advanced classes as well. All of our sessions take place in our modern facility, conveniently located in Petaluma, CA, just a short 17-mile drive from Santa Rosa.

Exciting Canine Training Camps

Begin your dog's training journey with the foundation of positive and proven techniques. This approach not only establishes improved communication and mutual understanding but also fosters the most positive relationship and strongest bond imaginable.
Among our highly sought-after training offerings, our overnight training camps stand out. During your pup's stay at our award-winning lodging facility, they'll benefit from personalized one-on-one sessions with a trainer specifically designed to meet your unique goals.

Features of our Stay and Train camps include:

  • Private rooms in a climate-controlled environment
  • Daily training sessions
  • Fun group or individual playtimes
  • Unwavering care and attention
  • Nutritious meals, treats, and fresh water
  • Regular health checks
  • Comfortable, clean bedding
  • Access to take-home resources and ongoing support

Upon completing our basic dog training program, your pup will have mastered skills such as walking calmly on a leash, greeting guests politely, and responding to common verbal commands like sit, stay, and lay down.

Following your dog's initial training, we offer ongoing support throughout its lifetime.

In our intermediate training program, your dog's newfound skills and enhanced manners are further solidified through consistency. They will acquire more advanced commands designed to sharpen their focus and overall behavior.

Our Advanced Training is open to dogs of all ages eager to progress to the next level. Our skilled trainers employ state-of-the-art tools and techniques, imparting not only a solid foundation in basic skills but also introducing more advanced behaviors.

We're equipped to tackle a range of additional concerns including:

  • Potty training and housebreaking
  • Discouraging jumping
  • Addressing chewing and destructive behaviors
  • Managing excessive barking
  • Curbing play biting
  • Dealing with more complex behavior problems

Puppy Training

At Fit 'N' Furry, we understand that the initial months of your puppy's life are critical for introducing them to various scenarios, other dogs, people and creating the necessary structure and learning environment.

Our expertise covers a range of areas, including:

  • Initiating socialization with dogs and people
  • Introducing proper leash walking
  • Potty training and housebreaking
  • Preventing jumping
  • Guidelines for chewing and nipping
  • Teaching sit and down commands
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Free Puppy Socialization Classes

Congratulations on the new fluffy friend in your life! Puppies enjoy immeasurable benefit from socialization at their formative age. That’s why Fit ‘N’ Furry is offering FREE puppy socialization classes for puppies ages 12-18 weeks at our award-winning facility. Bring your precious pup for constructive play with other little ones under the watchful care of our expertly trained staff. We go above and beyond to provide a safe and secure environment for puppies to exercise their social skills with humans and fellow pups. Of course, lots of fun and play is included.

Puppy Socialization runs every Saturday at 11am (except holiday weekends). Call us today to register a place for you and your puppy at our next class!

Dog Training FAQs

What vaccinations do you require for training?

To keep Fit ‘N’ Furry a safe and healthy place for dogs, we require vaccinations for rabies, DHLPP (distemper), and Bordetella. A Canine Influenza Vaccination is highly recommended.

For Puppy Socialization Classes vaccinations must be up to date and age appropriate by what the veterinarian of record says for: Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella. A Canine Influenza Vaccination is highly recommended.

Can I watch my puppy play during puppy socialization classes?

Yes! One family member (over the age of 12 yrs.) can come in with their puppy to observe and learn tips while their puppy plays.

What will my dog learn in training?

Our trainers specialize in helping your dog become the best family member possible. We do this by training the most important obedience cues, such as sit, stay, come when called, and leave it. We also work on leash skills, social skills, and home manners.

Can you work on a specific behavior with my dog?

We’ve worked with dogs of all breeds, ages, and challenges. Chances are we’ve seen your situation before! When you come in for your free training evaluation, we’ll discuss how we can help.

Can you work on my dog’s social skills?

Yes! Social skills are so important to developing a well-rounded dog. While we aren’t equipped to handle cases of extreme aggression, many of our programs have a social element so your dog can exercise his or her social skills with easygoing, friendly pups. For the young ones, we offer complementary puppy socialization to get them started off on the right paw.

Do you offer follow-up sessions?

Once your dog learns their skills, retaining them is an ongoing process. We lay the foundation for  good training and transfer that information to you so you can continue developing your dog’s skills and behaviors. All of our camps include ongoing support in person or by phone, or even via email or FaceTime.

We also have “Maintenance Training” sessions, in addition to our discounted play activities, for our dog training graduates at a small fee while they are here for lodging with us.

Bark-to-School Training Offer!

For a limited time, we're offering a FREE Training Evaluation ($129 value) PLUS up to $300 OFF our training programs!

Schedule your dog's evaluation and training now through Aug 31st to receive these offers. Cannot be combined with other offers.

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Luxury Dog Boarding

Satisfy your dog's natural instincts through joyful interactions with fellow canines at Fit ‘N’ Furry Pet Resort! Our play yards are under constant supervision, carefully grouping dogs by size and personality for a delightful playtime experience. Our dedicated dog daycare is a tailor-made haven designed exclusively for our furry friends. Here, they can enjoy a secure and wholesome environment, perfect for exercising, socializing, and having a great time.

Boundless Fun Awaits at Doggy Daycare!

Satisfy your dog's natural instincts through joyful interactions with fellow canines at Fit ‘N’ Furry Pet Resort! Our play yards are under constant supervision, carefully grouping dogs by size and personality for a delightful playtime experience. Our dedicated dog daycare is a tailor-made haven designed exclusively for our furry friends. Here, they can enjoy a secure and wholesome environment, perfect for exercising, socializing, and having a great time.

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Luxury Canine Spa

Experience the exceptional at Fit 'N' Furry Pet Resort's cutting-edge dog spa, which not only stands out for its quality but is also environmentally conscious. Our team of highly skilled bathers and brushers offer a range of dog spa services, all designed to enhance your pet's appearance and overall well-being.

 

Why Choose Professional Bathing?

Our team of skilled and highly-trained spa professionals is well-equipped to ensure a comfortable experience. We specialize in delivering top-quality services that dogs of all ages can enjoy.

At Fit ‘N’ Furry, our spa boasts the latest in dog bathing technology. Our premium bathing tools are designed for quick and comfortable service for your dogs. We have all the necessary equipment to handle deep layers of trapped hair, tackle uncomfortable matting, address sensitive skin, and more.

Only the finest products grace our spa, from our all-natural shampoos to our indulgent spa treatments. Every service is thoughtfully administered by our talented staff, utilizing healthy and effective products you won’t find in the pet care aisle.

Let us handle the mess, not you at home. Bathing your pet can be both messy and risky. Allow us to take care of the heavy lifting, manage the water splashes, and handle the piles of dog hair.

National Dog Training Education Month!

In Honor of National Dog Training Education Month, we're offering a FREE Training Evaluation ($129) and up to $300 OFF your Training Program!

Schedule your dog's evaluation and training now through February 29th to receive these offers. Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers. Training discount applies to first-time customers only.

About Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa (Spanish for "Saint Rose") is a city in and the county seat of Sonoma County, in the North Bay region of the Bay Area in California. Its population as of the 2020 census was 178,127. It is the largest city in California's Wine Country and Redwood Coast. It is the fifth most populous city in the Bay Area after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont, and the 25th most populous city in California.

Santa Rosa was founded in 1833 and named by Mexican colonists after Saint Rose of Lima. In 1867, the county recognized Santa Rosa as an incorporated city; in 1868 the state officially confirmed the incorporation, making it the third incorporated city in Sonoma County after Petaluma.

Green buildings in California exemplify the state’s commitment to sustainable and eco-conscious construction practices. These structures are designed with a focus on energy efficiency, water conservation, and reduced environmental impact. By incorporating features such as solar panels, efficient insulation, and rainwater harvesting systems, these green buildings contribute to lower energy bills, decreased carbon emissions, and overall improved indoor air quality.

Fit ‘N’ Furry was the first certified Green building in Petaluma! What that means to your precious pet is we have a state-of-the-art climate control and UV air purification system which operates 24/7 to provide plenty of fresh air for your pet. Just five years from our inception, the California State Legislature honored us with the Sustainable North Bay Award, acknowledging our steadfast commitment to operating an environmentally conscious and health-promoting business!

Santa Rosa is home to several vineyards with world-class wines, rich histories, and beautiful surroundings. The Matanzas Creek Winery offers June and July visitors a chance to enjoy its aromatic fields of blooming lavender, but its Estate Gardens and spectacular scenery are tourist draws year-round. If golf is your passion, grab your clubs and spend a relaxing afternoon at Fountaingrove or one of the other popular courses. Young and old alike will delight in the Charles M. Schulz Museum, which chronicles the evolution and history of Snoopy and the "Peanuts" gang.

Our exceptional pet care establishment caters to pet owners residing in the North Bay area of California, encompassing Sonoma County, Marin County, and Napa County. Our boarding facility provides a comfortable haven for both cats and dogs, focusing primarily on our core services, which are designed to meet the needs of dogs and the individuals who cherish them.