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Often the most difficult dogs are the most intelligent dogs.  Quite simply, they are bored, so they make up their own "games" which are often in conflict with their human partners’ desires. Dogs thrive when they have clear boundaries and consistent communication; oftentimes, there is conflict in the canine-human relationship when the communication isn't clear. A lack of clear communication and consistency will lead to a breakdown in the relationship and can quite literally steal the joy of dog ownership. It is our job as dog trainers to help improve this relationship between dogs and their humans.

We formulate individual training plans for each dog and their human. We maximize your dog's potential using fair, scientifically proven methods. We will help to unleash your dog’s hidden potential through balanced training, physical and mental stimulation, and clear boundaries.  We will help turn your unruly dog into a well-behaved canine companion and transform your relationship into the one you have always dreamed of.    

The best time to start training your dog is NOW!  We start puppies as young as eight weeks old. Starting good habits right from the start will prevent common behavior problems from ever developing. The earlier we can start training, the smoother training will go. Puppies can be enrolled in puppy camp as early as 8 weeks old. 

Already have an out of control dog at home?  Any dog at any age can be trained using our proven methods that are both fair to the dog and easy for the owner to understand.     

Thinking about adding a new dog or puppy to your family? Let our experienced trainers help take the stress out of finding the right canine companion for your family.  

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The Puppy and Off-leash Training Experts!

Puppy Training

Puppies are a lot of work! They need frequent potty breaks, plenty of playtime, and training on basic commands. They need safe exposure to new people, places, and things. They need to learn how to tolerate handling for grooming and veterinary visits. They need to learn that couches and shoes aren't chew toys. All of these things are very time consuming and non-negotiable if you want to end up with a happy, socialized and well-mannered dog. Let our experienced trainers take the stress out of new puppy ownership. We can help you prevent many common behavior issues from ever starting. 

Off-leash training

Off-leash freedom is just around the corner! Give your dog a more fulfilled life by opening up greater freedoms for your four legged friend. Off-leash hiking, camping, and play will open up a whole new world for both you and your dog. Through fair, safe, and effective methods our trainers will help you and your dog discover an even deeper and more meaningful relationship. Our off-leash training camp is nationally recognized for it's effectiveness and thoroughness. We take our time so both you and your dog have a thorough understanding of off-leash control.
Puppy Training
Off-leash Training
Virtual/Online Training
Behavior Modification 
Serving Northern California from the 
San Francisco Bay area to the Greater Sacramento area and beyond ...
Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, El Dorado, 
Placer, Contra Costa, Napa, Sonoma 
Marin, San Francisco, Alameda 
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relationship with your dog?

A dog training experience like you've never seen before

  • Develop better control and open up more off- leash freedoms for your best friend
  • Put an end to embarrassing and unwanted behaviors
  • Prevent common issues before they ever develop
  • A deeper understanding of your canine companion
  • Learn to communicate more effectively and enhance your relationship
  • Improve your understanding of your dog and their unique personality
  • Get your new puppy started on the right paw!
  • Relief for your dog's aggressive, fearful or anxious behaviors
Let Northern California's internationally recognized and award winning 
canine experts help transform the 
relationship you have with your dog. 
A healthier, deeper and more 
balanced relationship is just around the corner!
My Clever Canine 
is a family owned dog training & behavior rehabilitation company.
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Virtual / Online Dog Training

A well trained dog is an absolute treasure. Gain a deeper understanding of your dog and develop the relationship you've always dreamed of. Stop being embarrassed by your dog's out of control behavior. Put an end to unwanted behaviors like pulling on leash, jumping on guests, bolting out of doors, chewing, and much more. Through our world-renowned training system, we will transform your dog into a well behaved companion and teach you to communicate with them more effectively. 

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 Dog / Leash Reactivity

Do you dread taking your dog for a walk because your normally sweet, well-mannered  pooch turns into a growling, snarling, lunging mess? Do you walk late at night or early in the morning to avoid other people because you are embarrassed by your dog's on-leash behavior? We can help! Leash reactivity is a frustrating but common behavior in dogs. This behavior can steam from frustration, fear, anxiety or even true aggression. We will help get to the root of the problem and change the behavior from the inside out.  Our program also focuses on your education so that you feel less anxious and more confident when walking your pet. 
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Anxious / Fearful Dog

Are you and your dog suffering because of their fearful or anxious behavior? Let our experienced behavior modification trainers help you get to the root of your dog's fear and anxiety. We can help relieve both you and your dog's stress through our intensive behavior modification retreat. Much like cognitive behavioral therapy in humans, we can help change your dog's emotional response to things that have previously caused fear, stress, and anxiety. We will teach you how to understand your dog's triggers and effectively work through them so you and your dog can have a lifetime of success. 
Aggressive Dog Training

Is your dog's aggressive behavior stopping you from having visitor? Are you afraid that your dog may hurt another person or dog? Have you worked with other trainers without success? Are you at your wit's end? Don't give up yet, we can help. Training for aggressive dogs is very serious business and requires knowledge that only comes with years of experience and education. Our comprehensive behavior modification program is a life changing experience for many owners of dogs with aggressive behaviors. Our unique approach combines a board and train program with owner education to literally transform the relationship you have with your dog. 
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Seminars / Workshops

Our team conducts workshops and seminars all across the country. We educate a wide variety of dog enthusiasts ranging from everyday pet owners to high level competition handlers and professional dog trainers. We cover a divers topics such as competitive obedience, Schutzhund/IGP, behavior modification, and train the trainer courses. If you are an individual or organization and are interested in hosting a seminar, please contact us for more information. 
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IGP / Schutzhund Training

We are also home to the world-renowned Hell’s Kitchen Schutzhund Club. Our club members have won numerous national championships and have competed in world events. Our own Tim Cutterson has won 2 national championships, been on four world teams and placed 6th in the world in 2019. Our training system has helped numerous teams win championships and compete at top levels. We help all types of dog owners and handlers! Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced handler, if you are interested in learning something new and fun, this might be a great fit for your dog! 
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Our system has proven results!

Founders Amy and Tim have competed at and won numerous national and international championships. Check out their bios to learn more! Aside from the dozens of other competitive handlers they have coached to win championships, they have also helped troves of everyday dog owners live a more healthy, balanced lifestyle with their 4-legged friends. Our system is designed to help dogs of any age, breed or temperament.  Contact us today and take the first step to a more balanced relationship with your dog. 
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