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How to choose a the right dog trainer for you?


How you can tell if a dog trainer is competent and reliable, or not?

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These are typical results you can expect to achieve with your dog if you hire Superdog.

You should be able to go to Starbuck’s or a crowded hotel lobby and have your dog behave.

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Regardless of what they tell you, Food-Bribery training never works to solve behavioral problems.

If their training worked, Petco would have hundreds of photos of dogs trained off-leash like Superdog. So would our other competitors.

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Most dog trainers and behaviorists have virtually no photos of trained dogs to substantiate their competence.

Superdog has 1000’s of pictures with hundreds of trained dogs we trained.

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Being a nice person, loving dogs and having people say nice things about you is different from having thousands of photos of hundreds of dogs you trained to substantiate your competency as a dog trainer.


Most people hire Superdog, not because they are lonely and looking for something to do on a Saturday.

People hire Superdog because they are busy and need their dog(s) trained. They are not going to waste their time on trainers with NO END RESULTS to show.

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It is inexcusable that a dog trainer should offer references from friends as a substitute for photography to prove their training actually works.

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There are no excuses. Everyone has a camera and/or a cellphone with a camera nowadays.

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“I personally guarantee that you if you follow my instructions and practice just a few every day that you too will have photos like these with you and your dog(s).” David Baron

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I personally trained most of the dogs on this website myself, but my trainers in the other cities are getting the same results as I do in Sacramento.

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You don’t need to own a German Shepherd or a Golden Retriever if you want a well-trained dog.

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Most people own their dogs a decade or more.

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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 the alternatives.  

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What kind of dog trainer do I want?

What Kind of Dog Trainer Do I Want?

You might think you know someone.


How much can you really know about someone you never met?

Although, some people you can tell about right away.
You hit it off instantly and can tell immediately they are a good fit for you because you can tell you share similar thoughts, values and experiences.  


My clients typically spend about 10 to 15 hours with me.

Most of my clients are MD’s, RN’s, lawyers, business owners, CEO’s, elected officials, principals, management, police, fire, teachers and other professionals—or they are married to one.


Every dog trainer is going to be friendly when you talk to them.  

IMG_2667-002Door-to-door salesmen are friendly too, but that does not mean you would hire one to train your dog.

Friendliness is not enough.  Someone needs integrity.


INTEGRITY is what goes on when no one is looking.

Either someone has photos and videos to prove the dog training works, or THEY DO NOT. There is no in-between.

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Hire David Baron as your dog trainer because I won’t waste your time and money.


The other 99.9% of dog trainers ARE NOT going to have 1000’s of photos of 100’s of dogs they trained.  You found me.  No need to look further.


Most of the money people spend on other dog trainers is a waste and their dogs never get trained. 

Notice how this website is about the only one in your geographic area that has 100’s of dogs, big and small and all different breeds, OFF-LEASH.

We aren’t stuck on ourselves, just most dog training is really really bad, often making bad situations a lot worse.


FACT: Less than 1/10th of 1% of dog trainers have pictures of trained dogs on their websites to substantiate their competence.

Do you think this is because the trainer is not proud of the results they get with dogs, or is the person trying to sell you something that doesn’t work, or both?


How can someone say they are a dog trainer and not have at least a dozen trained dogs on their website that are obedient off-leash to show potential clients that their training works?


OFF-LEASH means the dog comes when called and does not run down the street.


How you can say a dog is trained if you have to keep it on a leash to get it to listen to you?

I have been training dogs almost 50 years and I don’t know.  Sorry to harp on this point, but a lot of dog owners end up hiring two, three or even four dog trainers before they get it right.

Being a dog trainer who is adamant about their ability to train dogs and getting dogs to listen without a leash are two different things. 


What do you think?  Wouldn’t you rather have a dog that listens both on and off-leash anyway?


These Standard Poodle ADA Service Dog puppies are only four months old.

By the way, if you need a service dog, or know someone who does, unless it is for a seeing eye dog for the blind, a dog trainer that charges disabled people $20,000 to $30,000 to train their dog is a con artist and out to cheat them. 

Rarely do I have to charge more to train a service dog because that is the level of training I normally provide even if it isn’t a service dog.


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 me know if you need references or have other 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.



YOU GET A SURE BET and your dog trained right the first time.




checkmark2You get A REAL TRAINER WITH ALMOST 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE training dogs, considered by many to be “America’s #1 Dog Trainer” and canine behavioral expert.


You get a trainer with 1000’s of PHOTOS & VIDEOS of 100’s of dogs he trained to substantiate the training actually works.


checkmark2You get A TRAINER THAT LOVES DOGS AND PEOPLE, someone easy to talk to who makes sure you and your dog are successful.


With David Baron you don’t worry about your dog not getting trained and you wasting your time and money on ineffective trainers who are all talk.


A SENSIBLE RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH No Shock Collars, Choke chains, Gentle Leaders, Food-Bribery, Screaming, Hitting and Fake Dog Whisperers.




FLAT-RATE, ALL-INCLUSIVE LESSON PROGRAM means you get as much as you want or need until your dog is trained.


If you purchase my lesson program there is no additional charge if you want to train your second or third dog too.


Free lifetime follow-up if you ever have any training questions or concerns after you complete the lesson program or board train your dog with me.


3 TRAINING GUARANTEES. No trainer has a better satisfaction guaranty.


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If you are not 100% satisfied with your results, we’ll keep working with you until you are – even if it means you retaking the program for free;


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If you’re not 100% satisfied with your results, at my discretion I will board and train your dog at my facility at no additional charge to you;


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If you’re not 100% satisfied with your results, I will refund up to 100% of the money you paid me after you hire another trainer and complete their program, but it must be a substantially different training method, and the documented results the trainer gets with your dog must be consistent with Professional Standards for Excellence in Dog Training.




Almost half my clients are nurses.  Many are police officers, firefighters, lawyers, business owners, teachers, and retired professionals. My clients generally are the kind of people you do not have to convince that education is worthwhile. This is my target market—people like me.


The best anyone can hope for is to love another with all their heart.

Sometimes life turns out better than you could have ever imagined and nothing is the same ever again.


Our program works because there is a lot of petting, friendship and hanging out with friends, and it is the best trainers in North America.  We learned from the best.  What you see is what you get.

My method, philosophy and curriculum is based on you having the right kind of relationship with your dog.


No one loves dogs more or is better at teaching others how to get the same results with them.


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How not to GET RIPPED OFF dog training


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Someone hiring a home improvement contractor would expect to see a portfolio of photographs, not just take the person’s word for it.

Testimonials and reviews on the internet can be faked, and are typically not reliable and often fake.  

But, no one can fake thousands of photos of 100’s and 100’s of other peoples’ dogs they trained.

Dog Training ScamsThere is a reason why 99% of dog trainers do not offer a money-back guarantee, much less teach Off-Leash Obedience w/o electronic collars.

This page is about how not to get ripped off when hiring a dog trainer or dog behaviorist.

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How can you call yourself a professional dog trainer if you can’t demonstrate to the public that you can get dogs to be obedient off-leash?

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No one in their right mind would hire a contractor if there was any doubt about whether the person was competent and qualified.

Dog Board and Train99% of dog trainers do not have photos that demonstrate their competency.  This is because 99% of dog trainers are passing off cute pet tricks as Obedience and their training does little, if any good, in real life.

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Think about it.  How is teaching a dog how to “Sit” going to make it obedient.  If your dog is aggressive or defecates in your house, how is sitting relevant, or make any difference whatsoever?  It will not.

No fake dog training here

I am a BEHAVIORAL TRAINER and primarily interested in making dogs cooperative, obedient and good citizens.

What you seen in the photos on our website are TYPICAL RESULTS, 5 dogs on “Stand-Stay,” dogs off-leash at rock concerts, puppies off-leash obedient even with cats, etc.

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It’s all about temperament and quality of interactions. All the commands can be taught in an hour or two, but the dog will only do them if it is cooperative and obedient.  So, that is what I focus on.

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5 Dogs Off-Leash on “Stand-Stay”

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We are not talking about anything fancy, just a dog that does a few basic commands really well, listen on or off-leash, and does not cause problems.

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Let us show you why we are America’s #1 Dog Trainers, for behavioral training, and on and off-leash obedience.

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

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The Standards of Excellence for Dog Training.

Standards For Excellence In Dog Training By David Baron

dog training sacramentoMinimum Standard of Proficiency To Demonstrate Competency Performing Obedience Commands

1) The dog will go 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengage contact,

2) The dog will hold a “Down-Stay” for  an hour, and

3) “Heel” with the nose behind your leg and will even walk 3 to 6 feet back if asked.

Standards for Excellence in Dog TrainingWhat you need to know about standards and acceptable practices by those training dogs professionally.

 1. OBJECTIVE PROOF means having a lot to show that the training actually works.

Being in business, holding weekly classes, writing a book, or even having your own radio show about dogs is different than being able to show people 1000’s of PHOTOS and VIDEOS of 100’s of dogs you trained to prove the dog training actually works.

99% percent of dog training does not work or every trainer would have many photos and videos of trained dogs to show you like I do. Notice how virtually every other dog trainer has nothing even remotely close to what I show you just on this one blog page. 

Everyone has a camera on their cell phone and their is no excuse.  Either someone can show you 100’s of dogs they trained to substantiate their competence, or they cannot.

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2. “TRAINED” means the dogs are obedient off-leash with distractions present.

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I could never understand why someone would hire a dog trainer that thinks dogs cannot be trained off-leash because “dogs are too unpredictable.”  

To me, If a dog NEEDS to be on a leash means it is not trained.

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3. ALL DOG BREEDS CAN BE TRAINED, whether the dog is large or small.

You do not need a German Shepherd. Other breeds can be equally as well-trained and obedient.

maltese dogs trainedGerman Shepherds are great, but look at how good the other dogs are.

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No matter what kind of dog you have, never let a dog trainer make excuses about your dog not being able to be trained because of its breed or size.

Four dogs on Stay.

4.  Minimum Standard of Proficiency To Demonstrate Competency Performing Obedience Commands

1) The dog will go 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengage contact,

2) The dog will hold a “Down-Stay” for  an hour, and

3) “Heel” with the nose behind your leg and will even walk 3 to 6 feet back if asked.

There is not going to be significant Obedience or behavior problem solving if your dog won’t do three things. 

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5. Training hyenas in Africa or dolphins at Sea World does not qualify you to train dogs.

I could never figure out why so many dog trainers used to be dolphin trainers.  After finding this photo on the internet, I think I get it now—they switched from dolphins to dogs.

dog training awardsMaybe it is better not to ruin someone’s fun and just let them pretend they can train dogs too.  Although, I would not recommend giving them money.

I hate to judge, but some people are freaks and should not be training dogs. This page is about educating you so you do not hire them.

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If you use the guidelines on this page you don’t have to worry about hiring the wrong trainer by mistake.

If you use the guidelines on this page you will know how to find the The Greatest Dog Trainer In The World.

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The dog training I offer is actually a lot better than this website makes it seem. People are amazed at how well the training works with their dogs.  

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This is the dog training where the trainer is totally laid back and easy-going.

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He will show you something where there is a lot of petting, affection, friendship, hanging out together, and loving your dog.

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You could hire another dog trainer or behaviorist, but with all the other ones you won’t be happy.

emotional support dog trainerDo not hire to other trainers. DANGER!!! DANGER!!! DANGER!!!

You don’t want them jerking your dog with choke chains,  bribing with food, hitting, punching, whipping, kicking your dog, or using a shock collar.

Call David Baron and there won’t be any beatings like with the other dog trainers.

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THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WITH DAVID BARON, dogs that listen even if they are on the other side of a fence or not on leashes, and David Baron as your trainer. 

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BEHAVIORAL TRAINING for temperament and quality of interactions.

You get a dog that is cooperative, well-mannered, and polite, a GOOD CITIZEN and likes being good. 

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DAVID BARON will show you how to get the same results with your dog and not spend a fortune.

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