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Service Dog Training Sacramento


Service Dog Sacramento LogoSERVICE DOG SCHOOL of America®Service Dogs and Emotional Support

Service Dog School of America located in the Sacramento Region is for Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, a Trainer for Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs.  Service Dogs Sacramento was created to provide well-trained Assistance Dogs at a lower cost, and without clients having to wait 2 to 5 years to get their service animal.

Service Dog Sacramento Logo NOT a 501(c)
Service Dog Sacramento Logo NO WAITING 2 TO 5 YEARS FOR YOUR DOG.
Service Dog Sacramento Logo OFF-LEASH OBEDIENCE. COMPARE!!!!
Service Dog Sacramento Logo WE TRAIN ALL BREEDS, Get the dog you want!!!
Service Dog Sacramento Logo TRAIN YOUR DOG, RESCUE or SERVICE PUPPY.

Service Dog Sacramento Logo INSTANT ENROLLMENT PROCESS No Waiting!!!

Service Dog Sacramento Logo Service Dog School Sacramento Service Dog Trainerscheckmark NO BREED RESTRICTIONS. We can train a puppy or dog bred for service we obtain, or a rescue dog, or a dog you already own.

Service Dogs for people with disabilities
checkmark TRAINING TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.  Have a well-trained Service Dog without paying a premium for unnecessary tasks.

Why spend $30,000 on a dog to turn off lights or to remind you to take your medication when cellphone apps are a few dollars or free?

Emotional support dog trainers  checkmark BEHAVIORAL TRAINERS.  Service Dogs trained to be pleasant, calm, friendly, loyal and loving.  SDSS training focuses on temperament and quality of interactions.

LOVE  AFFECTION  RESPECT  TRUST  FRIENDSHIPService, Therapy, Emotional Support Animalscheckmark SACRAMENTO’S #1 ON & OFF-LEASH SERVICE DOG TRAINER.  There won’t be any Service Dog or Emotional Support if your dog runs down the street, or sees a dog and takes off.  

Notice how almost all Service Dog websites only show dogs on leashes.  If the dogs are really trained, why are all of them on leashes?  We are renowned for getting all breeds of dogs Off-Leash Obedient without using shock collars.  No one has more off-leash obedient dogs they trained to show you.  

Everyone has a camera on their cellphone.  We are BEHAVIORAL TRAINERS specializing in Off-Leash Obedience.  What you see in our photos is what you get.  Tell us we are wrong, but 99% of Service Dog trainers, agencies, organizations, schools, and charities do not have ANY photos of dogs they trained to be off-leash obedient on their websites.  Many Service Dog websites even show dogs they say are “trained” wearing prong collars and head halter restraints.

BE CAREFUL not to buy thin air.  Being a 501(c) charity or pontificating at length and pointing to authorities and State and Federal laws is different than showing dozens of dogs you trained to substantiate the efficacy of your Service Dog training.  Well-meaning is different than well-qualified.  In the dog training profession, like many professions, 5% of the dog trainers are getting 95% of the results.  If someone was proud of their dog training, they would show dozens of dogs they trained.  Either someone has photos of dogs they trained or they do not, there is no in-between.

Service Dog Training in Sacramentocheckmark SKIP THE BUREAUCRATIC RUNAROUND.  Deal directly with the trainer for better service and lower cost.  No waiting 2 to 5 years to get a dog from an agency that was “trained” by well-meaning amateur volunteers.

The Best Service Dog Trainer checkmark EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOG TRAINERS.  Have a dog that makes you feel better that you can take anywhere pet dogs are normally allowed.

Best Emotional Support Dog Trainer Sacramento Service Dog Is For You!

Service Dog Sacramento Logo Service Animals in Sacramento
Service animals are sometimes referred to as assistance animals, assist animals, support animals, or helper animals.

For a person to legally qualify to have a service dog, he/she must have a disability that substantially limits his/her ability to perform at least one major life task without assistance.

To qualify as a service dog, the dog must be individually trained to perform that major life task. All breeds and sizes of dogs can be trained as service animals.

Service Dog Sacramento Logo Emotional Support Animals in Sacramento
An emotional support animal (ESA) is a person’s pet that has been prescribed by a person’s licensed therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist (any licensed mental health professional). The animal is part of the treatment program for this person and is designed to bring comfort and minimize the negative symptoms of the person’s emotional/psychological disability.

ESAs are also sometimes referred to as comfort animals, comfort pets, or companion animals. Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, mini-pigs, hedgehogs, and many more species may qualify as an ESA. These animals do not require specific task-training because it is the very presence of the animal that mitigates the negative symptoms associated with a person’s disorder. An ESA can be any age.

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What Animals Qualify To Be An ESA?

All domesticated animals may qualify as an ESA (cats, dog, mice, rabbits, birds, snakes, hedgehogs, rats, mini pigs, ferrets, etc.) and they can be any age (young puppies and kittens, too!). These animals do not need any specific task-training because their very presence mitigates the symptoms associated with a person’s psychological/emotional disability, unlike a working service dog. The only requirement is that the animal is manageable in public and does not create a nuisance in or around the home setting.

Service Dog Sacramento Logo Therapy Animals in Sacramento
Many people confuse Therapy Animals with Service Dogs. A therapy animal is normally a dog (but can be other species) that has been obedience trained and screened for its ability to interact favorably with humans and other animals. The primary purpose of a therapy dog is to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with learning difficulties.

Therapy animals may be classified into three different types:

Service Dog Sacramento Logo Therapeutic Visitation
The first (and most common) are “Therapeutic Visitation” animals. These dogs are household pets whose owners take time to visit hospitals, nursing homes, detention facilities, and rehabilitation facilities. Visitation dogs help people who have to be away from home due to mental or physical illness or court order. These people often miss their own pets, and a visit from a visitation animal can brighten the day, lift spirits, and help motivate them in their therapy or treatment with the goal of going home to see their own pets.

Service Dog Sacramento Logo Animal Assisted Therapy Sacramento
The second type of therapy animal is called an “Animal Assisted Therapy” animal. These animals assist physical and occupational therapists in meeting goals important to a person’s recovery. Tasks that a dog can help achieve include gaining motion in limbs, fine motor control, or regaining pet care skills for caring for pets at home. Animal Assisted Therapy animal usually work in rehabilitation facilities.

Service Dog Sacramento Logo Facility Therapy Sacramento
The third type of therapy animal is called a “Facility Therapy Animal”. These dogs primarily work in nursing homes and are often trained to help keep patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other mental illness from getting into trouble. They are handled by a trained member of the staff and live at the facility.

Service Dog Expert Witness


Mena has been in service dog training to be good in public so she will even behave on airplane flight.

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Denio’s Auction is a famous flea market In Roseville, California.

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Mena sniffed all the bags for drugs and other contraband.

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She found this portrait of Elvis Presley and was fascinated.

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The flea market is a very colorful place to train dogs.

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Mena picked out this travel bag for Niki.

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Mena did perfect with people and was great off-leash.

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Everyone enjoyed the doggie clothing store.

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This was the most aggressive Chihuahua of them all.

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What is different about the Superdog program is clients get the same results from home lessons even with mixed and small breeds, and family pets.

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Mena looks like the German Shepherd that everyone wishes they had, but Superdog gets the same results with other breeds.


Mena and her friends watch the sunset and migrating birds.


It was a nice fall evening after a pleasant day in the 70′s.


Look at how good the Pit Bull “Rocco” and “Archie” the Border Collie are. They didn’t break “Down-Stay” like the German Shepherd.


You have to admit Mena is a good-looking German Shepherd though.


Mena’s new owners already have a German Shepherd male and are excited to replace the female dog they recently lost.


Mena has a great personality and is very obedient off-leash.


We had a great time delivering Mena to her new home in Colorado after she completed her service dog training with Superdog.


Sometimes things work out better than one could ever imagine. Mena did stellar in the Sacramento and Denver airports and in the cabin of the airplane. The two dogs got along fabulously and were in no time a bonded pair.


Off-Leash obedience is critical when you live at 11,000 feet. You can’t have your dogs run after deer, much less predators. A buck like this one could seriously injure or kill a dog.

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Anyone can train a German Shepherd, but not everyone can get a doe and buck on “Stand-Stay.”


It was hard to give up a dog we spent so long training. Mena’s new mate “Ryny” will look out for her now and continue her training.


Integrity is what goes on when no one is looking.


Doing the right thing is a reward in itself.


Justice is about everyone getting what they deserve.


The best anyone can hope for in this life is an opportunity to love another with all their heart. Mena found her “Notebook Love” and will live happily ever after as someone’s companion and service dog.


The point of this website is that you don’t need a German Shepherd. This website has hundreds of photos of small dogs and other breeds equally as trained.


The Superdog program is based on having a relationship with your dog, not on rewards or punishments.


It is always good to cover your bases.

Service Dog Training Sacramento


Amazing behavioral results regardless of size and age. Most any dog can complete Service Dog Training Sacramento with the right professional. 

David Baron the Service Dog Trainer in Sacramento

DAVID BARON’S SUPERDOG Service Dog Training Sacramento

Dog Board and Train Doggie Boot Camp


Need dog board and train, doggie boot camp or send-away training?



* You are too busy or impatient to train your dog yourself

* Unable to stop behavior problems.

David Baron's Ranch - Rosaeville, CA * Are in the process of Moving or Remodeling.

* Are leaving town for an extended period of time.



* Your dog is bad and is annoying to be around.

* You need a break from your dog and want it back trained.

* Studying or have a heavy work load.


* Dog trainers without 1000′s of photos and video of 100′s of dogs they trained got no results with your dog.

You might consider board and train for your dominant or aggressive dog.

We accept all ages puppies to older dogs.



Best dog training in Sacramento or elsewhere sometimes involves doggie boot camp instead of attendance at a dog obedience group class.

At dog boarding and training facilities someone else all the hard work for you and gives you back a trained dog.


If you’re looking for dog training in Sacramento, or a board and train puppy obedience class, call us for more details.


We specialize in doggy boot camp for puppies through adult and older dogs.

We offer send away dog training, also known as, puppy bootcamp.  

Cesar Millan the dog whisperer recommend dog board and train, as do other celebrity dog trainers on television when it is appropriate.

People are very happy when they get their dogs back. 

Every dog and owner gets fully trained one-on-one in private lessons after the board and train is over. An expert trainer will make sure your individual goals are met.





Flat-rate* means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.

No charge for your 2nd or 3rd dog.

Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns.


PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.


TRUST and CREDIBILITY are of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns.  We have an A+ rating with the BBB.



What is the best dog training method?


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It is not about which is a better or faster method.

We teach dog owners how to have wonderful relationship with their pets where there is a lot of petting, affection and hanging out together—without behavior problems.

The best dog training method is the one that actually works.  Before you spend a lot of money, you better make sure the dog training method actually works.

There is no in-between with VALIDITY. Something does what they say it can, or it does not.

There is no in-between with RELIABILITY.  Something works over and over, or it does not.

There is no in-between with INTEGRITY. Someone is really who they say they are, or they are not.

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Either someone can substantiate that the dog training method actually works or they cannot.  There is no in-between.

Either someone has 1000′s of photos of 100′s of dogs they trained to substantiate that it works, OR THEY DO NOT.  


If you are considering hiring a dog trainer in Sacramento or where you live, you need to ask if the dog training method will actually work with your dog, or make your dog’s behavior problems even worse.


If you think the gals at the park calling themselves dog trainers and bribing dogs with food or using shock collars for everything will work to get your dog trained or under control, hire them.  You will be happier with their dog training method and they charge a lot less than we do anyway.

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Legitimate dog training methods don’t bribe with food.  

Shock collars, a dog training tool of last resort, are not supposed to be a dog training method, nor a substitute for having a relationship.

Having a relationship is not about dominating or correcting your dog.

THINK ABOUT IT – David Baron is the only dog trainer in North America with 1000′s of photos of small dogs off-leash.

There is no time to run back in the house and get the treats before your dog runs in the street and gets run over by a car.

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Who wants a dog that won’t behave unless you bribe it with food anyway?

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Small breeds are usually more stubborn, defiant and harder to train than large breeds, especially if they have been spoiled.

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Food-Bribery does absolutely nothing to control bad puppy behavior.


Food-Bribery won’t work to control separation anxiety, destructive chewing and virtually every other behavior problem dog owners face.

There is something better. . . . . .


Dog Training Roseville, CA


America’s #1 Dog Trainer


PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and 

Board Training is a more appropriate option.

Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns.  





Which Dog Training Collar Should I Use?

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Our program uses Relationship-Based Obedience as the primary training method. We think it is cruel not to train your dog and have to use collars and leashes. Dog training is all about you having a relationship with your dog and the dog responding to you. If you don’t win the dog over psychologically, all you are left with is force, compulsion and bribing with food to try and get your dog to behave.

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A lot of trainers and behaviorists disagree with me about what dog training collar to use.  Most dog training offered by dog trainers no more works than if you beat your dog to get it to cooperate.   

BULLSHIT DETECTOR #1:  Can you show me photos of 100′s of dogs you trained that are off-leash obedient, YES or NO?

BULLSHIT DETECTOR #2:  Can you show me photos of dogs off-leash on “Stand-Stay?”  What about with four dogs like David Baron has?

We recommend you train your dog so you don’t have to use training collars. . .


Choke Chain Dog Training Device


Using choke chains, jerking hard and calling that dog training is the violent old-school. Please call us before you think you need to hurt your dog to train it and maybe cause:

1) tracheal and oesophogeal damage,

2) severely sprained necks,

3) transient foreleg paralysis,

4) recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis, and

5) hind leg ataxia.

We only would recommend a choke chain if the owner needs a collar that is the most sure bet that the dog won’t be able to slip out of or if you need to get something around a dog’s neck fast to get control. Choke chains work great on certain giant dogs with super-thick fur too dense for even a prong collar. Otherwise, choke chains are pretty much just plain wrong.

We don’t care about your Schutzhund III German Shepherd police dog. If your dog is so trained, why does he need a choke chain anyway? The bottom line is most people aren’t going to jerk the crap out of their dog because they learned as a child that violence is wrong. We are not talking about the old family dog wearing a choke chain, we are talking about compulsion trainers whose dog training method is based on correcting dogs.

NOT ALL DOGS ARE FUR BABIES There is a time and a place in dog training for the rough stuff, like to save an aggressive or dominant dog’s life. The good news is 99% of dogs don’t require trainers or owners to get really very physical at all.

Maybe you need to be honest and ask yourself if you really know what you are doing before you start jerking, choking or getting real physical with your dog.

Maybe it is not worth permanently hurting your dog.

Maybe it would cost less and the dog might not get permanently ruined if you call a professional dog trainer.



Dangerous dog head halter.

Another well-intentioned, but dangerous fad.

Don’t listen to armchair dog trainers and behaviorists, amateurs and part-time pet shop trainers. These dangerous halters come off and can cause cervical and spinal injuries to dogs if the dog lunges because it turns the head.

Veterinarians usually like Haltis and Gentle Leaders because they sell them. If the dog tries to bite, you can pull the leash and close the dog’s mouth because the halter is worn around the snout.

We feel these are unnecessary for 99.9% of dogs. They have their use however and are excellent in extremely rare instances. In our opinion, these are not so much a dog training tool but a crutch for people that do not understand animal behavior or what a dog thinks or feels.

Dog head halters are stupid because they don’t teach the dog anything, they know when it is on and off, dogs usually hate them and flip out and try and get it off, that and you risk spinal injury to your dog if you use one. What is really stupid about Haltis and Gentle Leaders is that they are not even dog training. All they are is a restraint to subdue dogs. We have seen dogs with their noses raw like hamburger from rubbing their noses on the cement to get the horrible thing off of their face.

Haltis and Gentle Leaders are analogous saying that a criminal is rehabilitated if you put handcuffs on him or her. Logic and experience tells us that as soon as you take the handcuffs off, the criminal will re-offend.

Usually the worse the dog trainer the more they use Gentle Leaders, Haltis and. . .



Yes, we know it is not a collar. The reason we mention clickers here is they are the epitome of what does not work in real life and the nonsense people need to look out for when they are hiring a dog trainer.

Somehow clickers and food works better than your voice according to someone who made minimum wage training dolphins at Sea World. So the story goes.

Do you really think your dog is even going to hear the clicker over the screeching tires of the car that is going to run over its head because you forgot the treats?

Flipper won’t defecate on your sofa.

Thousands and thousand of dolphins aren’t euthanized because they turn aggressive and do things like bite the owner or a family member in the face. People don’t get their homeowner’s insurance cancelled because of their dolphin and have to buy an Assigned Risk policy for ten years that costs three or four times as much.

Cllickers and training with food seems logical to some people. What is sad is how much more they and their dog could have had.


Pinch collars have saved many dogs lives and only should be used, if at all, for a short time just while training. They are now very popular with women, kids, seniors and people with injuries or disabilities. It only takes about 20%, or less, energy to get the same or more response from a dog wearing one versus a flat buckle collar.

Many small people with dogs bigger and stronger than them have gotten their dog trained and did not have to euthanize it because the owner kept an open mind and tried a pinch collar.

Dogs nip eachother at the neck to correct eachother, not jerk or choke. Often dog owners have their dog on a belt buckle flat collar and jerk and choke their dog a lot. Maybe it would be better to use a pinch collar and tug two times instead of ten and not be so violent with the dog.

Consult a real dog trainer, not some kid at the pet shop or side-liner holding classes in the park or at the SPCA. The pinch collar is a tool. Half of the homes we go to the client already has a pinch collar because they hear at work and from their friends that pinch collars often work good for getting hyper or very strong dogs under control. We recommend not using any collar, but you have to start somewhere. We don’t tell people which collar to use, just the ones not to use.

Almost always people who are against pinch collars have never used one. Usually these people are living in an imaginary dream world where they fantasize about getting their dog under control or off-leash obedient with lots of yummy treats from Mommy for their furry human baby.

What is mean is a dog not getting trained and left out-of-control and having to be euthanized.Usually Food-Bribery dog trainers are the first ones to tell you to destroy your dog when the treat training does not work or later on when your dog turns aggressive.

How could anyone be against something that saves many dogs lives?

The pinch collar was developed by a veterinarian as a safe and humane alternative to choke chains. Pinch collars are what you use on small dogs with easily damagable half-round tracheas like Jack Russel Terriers and Dachshunds with really delicate necks. People who say pinch collars are dangerous are wrong–pinch collars are the safest collar. Again, we say it is mean to not train your dog and have to use collars and leashes.

We recommend you train your dog so you don’t have to use training collars. . .


Like we said above. . .

Maybe it would cost less and you won’t permanently ruin your dog if you call a professional dog trainer FIRST.

We are not against electronic collars because they do save many dogs lives and are humane when used properly.

Our experience is that Joe Sixpack out with his dog on Saturday often does more harm than good and often ends up with a nervous, broken-spirited, skittish dog.

Electronic collars are supposed to be a tool of last resort for Off-Leash training and behavior modification.

Call us if you are looking for something better. . . .

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What dog training collar should I use?  By David Baron

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Swimming with Dogs


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Archie the Border Collie loves the ball.

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Archie’s favorite new game is Doggie Water Polo.

Doggie Water Polo is an opportunity for Archie to be aggressive and dominate other dogs.

Eddie and Zoey are on “Stand-Stay” on the step while Archie snarls at Lady the Golden Retriever.

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Eddie can really make the water fly. There are no behavior problems with Eddy ever.

Life to them is like always being on vacation with plenty of money and you never have to work or worry about anything ever and the food is great.

Mister Puppy snoozed and missed all the pool fun.

Whether you have a cute little puppy and need basic obedience or an old aggressive dog, Superdog provides great value and excellent service.

Training Your German Shepherd Dog

All About Training Your German Shepherd Dog


German Shepherds are one of my favorite dogs, but they are not for everyone though.


If you want a dog that does not shed much, then you probably do not want to own a German Shepherd.  

Of course, you could always brush and groom your German Shepherd to reduce the amount of shedding hair, but that would require a few minutes of work.

It may seem silly to you thinking of brushing your dog as work, but some people who own dogs do not want to do any work.


A lot of German Shepherds like to chase cats.


A lot of people tell me, “Be careful Dave, he is a cat killer,” but actually, most are cat chasers, not cat killers. 

Someone forgot to tell my cats that they are supposed to be afraid of dogs and they do not run away, so dogs do not chase them.

You should not allow your dog to fixate and obsess on cats, or other small animals.  Allowing this behavior just makes them crazy and promotes not listening and being crazy.


A lot of people say German Shepherds are the best dogs.

However, the point of this website is ‘you don’t need a German Shepherd.’  I can train other breeds just as well.  

For example, a Chihuahua can be trained to be just as fabulously off-leash obedient as any German Shepherd, or just as aggressive. 


Chihuahuas are very protective and can be trained to bite intruders too.  Not that many people are afraid of Chihuahuas though.


Both Pit Bulls and Tibetan Mastiffs like “Belle” and “Mister Puppy,” on the left, can be very protective too, but with a German Shepherd it is easier to go from being aggressive to not aggressive.

For example, a German Shepherd police dog can drag a suspect out of an attic, then an hour later go to an elementary school for a show-and-tell. On the contrary, a Pit Bull once made aggressive generally will be aggressive to most everyone except close family members or friends.

A Tibetan Mastiff owner would not want to take their aggressive dog to an elementary school in a million years.


A lot of people hire me because they wanted a dog that was protective, but they failed to train their dog and instead their dog is aggressive to everyone, including friends, family members and neighbors.

The problem is that most peoples’ friends, family members and neighbors are not the ones robbing their house.  That, and aggressive dogs are not fun to be around.

A lot of my clients friends quit coming over to their houses a long time ago because their dogs make people worry that they are going to get bit.


If you own a German Shepherd, or any dog really, you may want to hire a professional dog behavior expert to teach you how to have a dog that is protective, but can turn the aggressiveness and protectiveness off when around “friends.”


I am a Behavioral trainer and focus on training for temperament and quality-of-interactions.


I can help you to have a dog that is protective, but not a jerk to your friends, family and neighbors.


A lot of dog trainers focus on getting dogs to do commands like “Sit.”  

Teaching “Sit” is kind of a waste of time in my opinion if the dog is aggressive because there is not going to be a whole lot of “Sit” when a dog is aggressive because they are so focused on being aggressive.

The distinction here is that there is a difference between a trained dog taught to be aggressive and one taught to stop being aggressive on command. Again, the difference is a trained dogs versus a dog that is crazy and just being protective and/or aggressive solely out of instinct or fear.  

With a trained dog you can turn off the aggression like flipping a switch.


99% of the dog training being sold to the public does not work and is a waste of money.

That is why NONE of my competitors has 1000′s of photos and videos of trained dogs to substantiate that their training actually works.


No one would hire a home improvement contractor with no photos of kitchens, bathrooms and roofs.  Everyone has a camera on their cellphone.  There are no excuses  Either a dog trainer can show you 100′s of different dogs they trained or you cannot.  There is no in-between.

References from well-meaning people and friends is not the same thing as showing prospective clients 100′s of dogs they trained.




I like my training because there is a lot of petting, affection, friendship and hanging out together.


Everyone says they can train dogs, but that is not the case or everyone would have photos like I do to prove it and substantiate their claims of efficacy.


Better to hire the best dog trainer the first time and not waste money on something that is not going to work.

A dog trainer’s website is their best foot forward.  What does it say when the website does not show many dogs off-leash trained?  It says someone thinks you are stupid and do not know any better.  They collect your money up-front and then when you complain they say it is your fault or that your dog can’t be trained and should be euthanized.

Again, 99% of dog training is a waste of money and the trainers are basically taking dog owners’ money without delivering much of anything in exchange.


I made this website so prospective clients would not need to believe me or trust me that the training actually works.

The level of obedience you see in my photos and videos are typical results that you can expect if you hire me or one of my trainers.


Good dog training is one of the best investments one can make in their family and home life.


Dogs are much happier trained and so are their owners.


Whether you own a German Shepherd of a scruffy little dog or other breed, training will make you and your dog much happier.


Sometimes you get lucky in life and things turn out better than you ever could have imagined, and ultimately the the price you pay is small compared to the alternatives.

N27Better to hire the best dog trainer the first time.

Multiple-dog household in Roseville, CAEven if you live in an apartment and just own one dog, I will teach you to get the same results as I do.


Allelomimetic Behavior


When The People Change, Dog Problems End

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Usually the folks who seem to do best with dog training, in business, and in life, are remarkably normal, well-adjusted and present themselves as mature and emotionally stable.


checkmark2 They usually seem happy and content and act like they are going to have a wonderful day–regardless of what other people say or do.


checkmark2 They don’t yell, scream or get angry a lot.


checkmark2 They try to be a good neighbor and citizen.


checkmark2 They value opinions differing from their own.


checkmark2 Everyone pretty much knows what is expected of them and accepts responsibility.


checkmark2 They try to be flexible and non-judgmental when  others fail to meet their expectations.


checkmark2 They try to be fair and admit mistakes.


checkmark2 They seem relax through life and are not so serious all the time.


checkmark2 They usually live quietly without a whole lot of drama.


The point is that nice, calm people often don’t have a whole lot of dog behavior problems like some people do–just by virtue of that they don’t have all the craziness, yelling and people and kids screaming making their dogs bonkers and neurotic.

If you want your dog to be mellow and calm, you may face a formidable obstacle if you live in a funhouse or with screaming, wild kids.

Many times when peoples’ children have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) the family dog suffers from it too. Coincidentally, dog owners often going through marital or financial problems report that their dogs have become aggressive, edgy and/or defiant.

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The moral here is that if you want your dog to be happy, calm and friendly, the first thing to do is be a happy, calm and friendly person yourself.

Hopefully, you can get family or housemates to be happy, calm and friendly people too, if they are not already so.


If being well and wonderful still doesn’t seem to be enough to get your dog trained, call us when you have a few minutes to chat about dog training.

We look forward to hearing from you.

What makes our dog training method different is that what we do is mostly about getting the people to change their behavior to influence the dog.


Often people make a few minor changes in what they do in regard to their dog and see a big difference in the dog’s behavior immediately.


Definitely pick up the telephone if you like what you see in my pictures and videos.  We are trying to be the best one and give people good service.

Whether you hire me, or one of my trainers in other cities, the training works just like you see in the photos and videos.

I made this website so you would not have to believe me or trust me that the training works.  The point of this website is you don’t need a German Shepherd.  If you have a Beagle, Husky, a Yorkie, whatever dog you have, we can train your dog to the same level of obedience on and off-leash.

Don’t be shy.  The training works like a peach.  The best money you will ever spend.

David Baron
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A great investment in your home life.

My prices are on the CONTACT page.






Border Collies and Huskies



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“Buddy Wong” the three-legged Border Collie has a one-in-a-million personality and matching attitude.


We miss Buddy the Border Collie and think about him often even though it has been many years now since he visited.


Like amazing people, certain dogs make the world a better place. When they pass, the world will never be as good or seem the same again.


There was a place in time and it was so good that all we can hope for now is something better.


There never will be anything the same as that one perfect instant in time.









“Rudy” the old Border Collie on the far right was aggressive for many years. Cancerous tumors tumors the size of grapefruits were removed and he was no longer aggressive and lived out his 14-year life. Rudy passed away on October 18, 2010.


“Mister Wilson” the Dalmation/Mastiff on the far right was a regular at DogAnswers for years. All the veterinarians, dog trainers and behaviorists said he could not be trained. He was totally aggressive and dangerous even wearing a muzzle because he was so powerful and determined.

After the second lesson Mister Wilson had a total conversion and was not aggressive again until he died about six years later on June 7, 2011. We loved taking care of him when his owner went on long trips as he was never any problem. Surely, he is in Heaven with Jesus and his dogs now. We hope to join him one day a long time from now.

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May 23, 2012. ”Happy Puppy” the Siberian Husky died from cancer yesterday. He was the best dog anyone could ever hope to have. He brought me a lot of happiness and joy. I got him during an unhappy time in my life. Then it was ‘at least someone will be Happy.’ It was amazing how things went from totally hopeless to unbelievably wonderful in a short period of time though. I’ll miss Happy, but am so grateful to have been blessed by him.



Even if you live in an apartment and have one dog, we teach you how to get the same results as us.


Small and Toy Breeds

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“Lilly” the Maltese is about two years old and “Roxy” the Maltese-Papillon mix is 10 years old. This is their first day of training.

That little dogs are good and don’t bark incessantly was an issue.

What you see here is pretty good considering Lilly and Roxy were big zeros and had no training prior to today.


Teaching little dogs “Down” can be a hardsell with them refusing to do it and throwing a fit. No one took pictures of that.


“Kyla” the Ibizan is a good girl too.


“Mister Puppy” and the little dogs are exhausted from all the obedience.


Lilly and Roxy no longer lose their minds and go insane whern they see cats. In just a few hours time they learned cats are good and we love them.


The animals are always attracted to the grave stone for some reason.


Lily and Roxy learn to trust that being obedient is a much better way of living.


We are glad that people bring us their little dogs for training.


Siberian Huskies are good and we love them a lot too.

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No one loves small dogs more than us.


We love our little dogs and there is a lot of affection and petting.

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They aren’t stupid little dogs. Everything you can do with a German Shepherd you can do with little dogs.

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The point of this website is you don’t need a German Shepherd or large breed to have a well-trained companion animal.


Whether you need a service dog, a great house pet or an obedient traveling companion, no one gets better results with small dogs or loves them more.


Don’t sell your little dog short. Again, everything you can train a German Shepherd to do you can do with a Chihuahua or other small dog breed.


Superdog’s behavioral training program is not as much about commands as it is about improving the quality of interractions and temperament.

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Chihuahuas sink like lead weights and are not buoyant at all should they fall in.


No one is better at potty training small dogs.


Superdog is a behavioral trainer and focuses on temperament and interactions.

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Superdog gets the same results with small and toy breeds as we do with large dogs.


Believe it or not, some toy breeds and little dogs are so vicious that they would try to kill a Rottweiler. If they were the size of other dogs they would be the most vicious thing on the planet.

Call us and don’t listen to people who tell you that your dog can’t be trained and that you need to euthanize it.

We get great results with fearful, reactive and territorial small dogs.

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Little dogs are often a dichotomy because they are so lovable on the one hand, but can be so aggressive on the other. Almost every dog on this page was aggressive.


A superdog trainer can help you if your little dog has anxiety, aggression, or is fearful or extremely reactive.


For dogs that are fairly normal, happy and well adjusted, we can help you achieve a model citizen who is reliable everywhere, everytime, with everyone—on or off of a leash.


These are typical results most dog owners can expect with our program.





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Satisfying interractions with others is the reward.


Even if you live in an apartment and have one dog, we teach you how to get the same results as us.


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“I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”


Amazing behavioral results regardless of size and age.


















Training your Goldendoodle

Hagen the 15-week Labradoodle is a really great puppy and has come a long way in a very short time.


Hagen was a little unruly at first but is taking to the structure and order well.


Hagen is learning it isn’t just all about him.


It is a lot more fun being part of something greater than yourself…


. . . with someone even greater than yourself.


That there is a new puppy in the yard makes the ball even more enjoyable for Archie the Border Collie.


Hagen learned a couple obedience commands today too.


“Sit-Stay, “No” and “Leave It”


“Down” and “Down-Stay”


“Zoey” the dog on the left just got here a few hours ago from China and didn’t even know sit.  In addition to “Sit” and “Down,”  She will even hold a “Stand-Stay” now.


Doing the right thing is a little scary at first, but doing the right thing is a reward in itself.

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It is hard to take a bad photograph of Hagen.


Another hot day at the pool.


Hagen and Rocco enjoy the rock.


All the obedience can get really tiring.


Rocco really loves the ball. . . .


. . . and the flipflop.


Rocco and his love child Cindy.


Hagen has really gone from crayons to perfume in a short time.



Everything in life worth having has a price. Sometimes you get lucky though and things turn out better than you ever could have imagined, and ultimately the price you pay is small compared to what you get.

Roses in January

Roses in January

JANUARY 12, 2012

roses imageNormally we don’t have roses past November. This year we had Roses in January.

Tai-2There sure are some beautiful ones with vivid colors.

Tai-3You could say Winter is an ugly, dark time.

Taqi-4There is always something beautiful to look at if you look hard enough though.



Tai-10“Some say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”


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Dave The Dog Trainer



Just like Santa Claus lives at the North Pole and has reindeer and elves, I too cheerfully accept my fate dog training in Roseville, CA.

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I am able to get most any dog to listen to its owner off-leash, and am able to help the most difficult and/or aggressive dogs.


Other people train dogs too, but my clients are getting the same results as I do.

I used to not know anything about dogs, but had the fortune to learn from the greatest dog trainer and behavioral expert ever.

The person was there for me when I needed him the most. Now, I am here for others.

I get the same Off-Leash results with small dogsPit BullsHuskies and even sighthounds not just German Shepherds and Rottweilers.

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Like any endeavor in life, with the right attitude you always have the right voice, body language, posture and timing.


I am not a “Dog Whisperer.” That implies one has an innate and extraordinary ability with dogs. Some peoples’ dogs respect, trust and respond to them because the person has been taught certain things.

What I teach is mostly about a method with a curriculum.


Personally, I am very pragmatic and get bored easily when things don’t work. I’m from the school of either it works or it doesn’t.


Dogs seem much happier with a strong, confident owner that looks and acts like a leader to them.


I am not the kind of dog trainer who will tell you that our way is the only way, and that everyone else is wrong. I will tell you everything everybody else is doing too if you want; however, I will recommend what works and gets results.

This video has 500+ photos of dogs I trained.


I like my Superdog program because it works and we love the dogs and there is a lot of petting and friendship.

Dave the Dog Trainer

I personally guarantee the results you see in these pictures with your dog too if you do what we say and practice a few minutes every day.

Christmas 2011 at DogAnswers Ranch


Christmas 2011 at DogAnswers Ranch

Christmas 2011 at DogAnswers Ranch

“Jayden” the Husky/Basenji mix had become aggressive to all animals. Her owner Dana is a Navy anti-submarine warfare specialist and is being deployed to Iraq in May and friends will be taking care of Jayden during that time.

The concern was that Dana’s friends have their own dogs and that Jayden would not get along with them.


Dana searched for dog trainers in Seattle but while there were dozens of dog trainers, there was no competent canine behavioral trainers qualified to assist with her dog’s aggression problem.

Xmas-3Dana was very motivated to do the right thing for Jayden and determined to get her help.


Dave the Dog Trainer’s Superdog program in Sacramento was only 800 miles away.

Xmas-5Dana was rewarded for being willing to honor her commitment to her best friend.

Xmas-6People who do the right thing are always rewarded because doing the right thing is a reward in itself.

Xmas-7Dana worked hard with Jayden during her 3 1/2 days in Sacramento.

C Bar C Dog Park imageJayden is an animal with a mind of her own, but Dana is confident now that a properly managed and trained Jayden can be in the presence of, and interract with, other pets.

Xmas-9“Everything in life worth having has a price. Sometimes you get lucky though and things turn out better than you ever could have imagined, and ultimately the the price you pay is small compared to the alternatives.”



Dealing with Pit Bulls



Probably a lot of people will want to rush out and get a Pit Bull or a Rottweiler after seeing this page.

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No one would steal your toddler with Rocco in the house.

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Dale is really good too. Look at how beautiful and shiny his coat is. He is about three-years-old and has an awesome personality and loves boating and camping.

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Teva is a very smart, athletic dog with a great attitude and temperament.

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This group of dogs swims about six times every day and are pretty good at their job.

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The female Rottweiler has more horsepower than the male Pit Bulls and Chesapeake and Labrador Retrievers.

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Rocco gets tired after awhile and decides he has had enough. Bunker the Chesapeake Retriever got a hold of the ball and can be seen swimming in circles with his crew in tow. The dogs like swimming in tandem and it makes them feel like they are on the hunt.

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The Superdogs are a well-integrated hunting group and all get along.








THE LEAST EXPENSIVE DOG TRAINERS are always going to be the ones with photographs to prove their training actually works.


Dale, Duchess, Sadie, Teva, Bunker, Rocco, Hines


“Duchess” the Great Dane and “Hines” the St. Bernard on “Stay” while the other five dogs eat.

February 18, 2011 – Roseville, CA

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Rocco is a good boy, a mellow, loving, quiet kind of dog.

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Pit Bulls make wonderful family pets, will look out for small children, and are a lot of fun when trained.

You don’t have to worry about anyone stealing your children, or anything else, with a Pit Bull around.

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A lot of people condemn their Pit Bulls to death when they fail to train them though.

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No one cares that you love your Pit Bull and it is the most wonderful, gentle, affectionate animal if it is not trained and acts aggressively—much less so if it kills a dog or cat, or bites someone.


It is not that Pit Bulls are an aggressive breed.

Pit Bull are Terriers and Terriers have a tendency to take everything to the extreme. If they are happy, they are really happy, If they want something, they really want it. If they turn aggressive, they are really aggressive and really scary.


Choosing the right kind of training for your Pit Bull or Bully Breed is critical for long-term success.


Training based on rewards and punishments generally does not work.

Doing cute pet tricks and asking the dog to “Sit” and giving it treats will do nothing to control INSTINCT and GENETICS.

Compulsion training based on corrections and using shock collars often makes Pit Bulls and other Bully Breeds even more aggressive.

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Sending your dog away to a boarding facility probably won’t work either because almost always it is the owner who really needs the training.

BE AFRAID of anyone who wants to takes your dog away from you to train it.


What is different about the Superdog programs is we teach you how to have a relationship with your dog based on RESPECT and TRUST so you will be able to control your dog’s instinct and genetics.

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Most dog training is totally ineffective and a total waste of money. That is why 99% of the dog trainer websites do not show trained dogs to substantiate the trainers’ competence.

No one hires contractors who don’t have pictures of kitchens, bathrooms and roofs.


The Superdog method is based on having a relationship and the dogs doing things for the right reason. There is a lot of love, affection, friendship, petting, and playtime.

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We don’t hang out with our dogs and “Sit,” “Down,” “Stay,” “Come, “Heel.”

Mostly, there is no command and you don’t have to say anything. The dogs are not aggressive, don’t chase cats, not pushy, whiny, manipulative, controlling and they listen to the owners.



Superdog Puppy Page


Mister Puppy is an adult dog now. This is his puppy photo album since he was 8 weeks old.

Sacramento Dog TrainingThis page was written to dispel certain myths about puppy training.


You could have got an adult dog, but instead you got a puppy because you wanted a clean slate. You have one chance to do everything right.


If you want a perfect dog, we recommend you get professional assistance and do everything right from the first day and not make any mistakes.


Mister Puppy was very cute when he was 8 weeks old.


This photo was taken the day we got Mister Puppy.


Many people say puppies younger than four months can’t learn much because they are too young.

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Mister Puppy learned to swim at 12 weeks.


Mister Puppy would “Sit-Stay” in the pool at 12 weeks.


Mister Puppy would even “Stand-Stay” at 12 weeks.


He had to learn how to get out of the pool in case he fell in.








Being a good sport with others dogs is very important too.




We teach you how to have the same kind of relationship with your dog(s).


The goal for socialization for Mister Puppy was that he met 100 dogs and 100 people by the time he was four months old.


You could have got an adult dog, but instead you got a puppy because you wanted a clean slate. You have one chance to do everything right.


If you want a perfect dog, we recommend you get professional assistance and do everything right from the first day and not make any mistakes.


There is no in-between. Either you do everything right from the beginning with your puppy or you do not.


Certain good things happen then nothing is the same ever again.


Mister Puppy the Tibetan Mastiff is quite the Rock Star at only 17 weeks.


He wowed everyone at this outdoor festival at the California State Capitol.


A lot of people wanted to know who trained our dogs.


A rock band, strangers dancing, other dogs, children–nothing fazed them.


Most of our clients are getting the same results with their own dog(s).


PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.


PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time, but you are definitely in the right place if you are looking for doggie boot camp, dog training boot camp, doggy boot camp, bootcamp dog training, board and train dog training, boot camp training for dogs, send away dog training, drop off dog training, puppy boot camp or dog boarding and training.


Mister Puppy is only 17 weeks old in this set of photos.


Many “experts” say puppies need to be six months old to start training.


Better to listen to the people who are getting amazing results with dogs.


Look closely at these photographs because what you see are typical results.


Mister Puppy the Tibetan Mastiff is not even four months old in these photos.


Better to hire the best dog and puppy trainer the first time.


There never will be anything the same as that one perfect instant in time.


There was a place and time and they were so amazingly good, and we can even look forward to something better.









This is Darla and Spanky’s third day of training!


We have a relationship with dogs based on respect and trust.




PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time, but you are definitely in the right place if you are looking for doggie boot camp, dog training boot camp, doggy boot camp, bootcamp dog training, board and train dog training, boot camp training for dogs, send away dog training, drop off dog training, puppy boot camp or dog boarding and training.


I hope you enjoy my website and tell your friends about us. 

David Baron training puppies in Sacramento


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