Professional Dog Training

Fit 'N' Furry trainer working with a dog

Professional Dog Training in Petaluma, CA

Whether your dog could use obedience training or better house manners, it’s time to call Fit ‘N’ Furry for professional dog training! Our positive and proven dog training can provide you total peace of mind when your dog’s challenging behaviors are replaced with good manners and communication. We are located in Petaluma, CA but also serve Santa Rosa and San Rafael, CA.


Free Training Evaluation!

Get to know us and find out how we can help your dog. We're offering a FREE Training Evaluation ($129).

Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers. Training discount applies to first-time customers only.

Positive Dog Training with Proven Results

We’ll design a custom-tailored training program according to the needs of you and your pet. We’ve helped countless families overcome common challenges and grow closer to their dog than ever.

Each customized training program has 3 main goals:

  1. Teach your dog in a positive, rewarding way. Our trainers use positive reinforcement to tap into your dog’s natural strengths and motivations. It’s important to us for training to be a fun, rewarding, and enriching experience for your dog.
  2. Show you how to maintain your pet’s new skills. Training is an incredible bonding experience for your dog and family. We’ll show you how to practice training at home and maintain your pet’s good behavior for life.
  3. Provide post-program support for ongoing success. Our training camps include comprehensive follow-up resources including take-home materials, exercises, and email or phone support from our team.
Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Dog Training Programs

Dogs of all breeds and ages succeed in our one-on-one training and training camps. Our staff has extensive training and certification, including IACP-CDT (Certified Dog Trainer through the International Association of Canine Professionals). Our programs offer everything from a solid foundation in basic obedience such as sit, down, and walking calmly on leash, to potty training, and more challenging behaviors. We also provide private training and advanced training classes. All classes are at our modern facility in Petaluma, CA and convenient to all of Sonoma and Marin counties.

Action-Packed Dog Training Camps

Basic dog training begins with the positive and proven fundamentals. By establishing better communication and mutual understanding, you’ll soon have the most positive relationship and strongest bond possible.

Our most popular and effective training programs are our overnight training camps. While your pup enjoys a stay in our award-winning lodging facility, they’ll enjoy one-on-one sessions with a trainer tailored for your specific goals.

  • Private rooms in our climate-controlled facility
  • Training sessions every day
  • Exciting group or individual playtimes
  • Constant care and attention
  • Meals, treats, and fresh water
  • Daily health checks
  • Comfy clean bedding
  • Take-home resources and ongoing support

By the time your pup is finished with our basic dog training, they’ll have mastered walking calmly on leash, greeting guests politely, and common verbal commands like sit, stay, and lay down.

Our intermediate training adds consistency to your dog’s new skills and improved manners. They’ll learn more advanced commands that will improve your dog’s focus.

Dog in the play yard

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.

Free Training Evaluation!

Get to know us and find out how we can help your dog. We're offering a FREE Training Evaluation ($129).

Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers. Training discount applies to first-time customers only.

100% improvement considering Zeus needed help in so many ways. On your dog training exit survey, I wish you had a higher rating than Excellent, your staff was fantastic! Zeus is so much better behaved. Prior to training, he was on the next train out of town.

  • Bryan and Zeus

Connie is so much better at listening to me now. I was more than happy with my experience with Fit N Furry. Your trainers are very skilled and professional. They were always happy to see my Connie. Now Connie listens to me and sits at all crosswalks!

  • Gail & Nick