Relationship Centered Training

"It's all about the Relationship"

Do you want your dog to tell you what they need or want? 

We can teach you and your pet how to understand each other and become great communicators!

We offer a wide variety of training to meet your family needs and build your dog's reliability and confidence!

New Clients - Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Complete the "New Client Inquiry" Form.

Our dog trainer will contact you by phone to discuss training options that will work best for you and your dog!

You can schedule your training sessions online or with our office staff.

Meet Our Dog Trainer, Wesley Bird

Wesley has been training and educating dogs and people since 2015. He has worked with many breeds, and specializes in Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers. He is currently in the process of becoming an AKC Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator and a Victoria Stilwell Licensed Trainer. Since 2016 he has focused on teaching service dogs and facility dogs for the New Life K9s Service Dog Program at the California Men’s Colony (CMC). Wesley also developed training manuals and taught incarcerated men at CMC to become dog handlers for New Life K9s. Wesley believes in positive reinforcement and bond-based choice teaching methods only. He does not believe in any averse methods including choke-chains, shock collars, etc. He has a huge love for dogs, he is patient, thorough, kind, and unbiased. In Wesley’s free time he enjoys creating beautiful pieces of art, including portraits of dogs! Wesley has a degree in Human Development/Human Services with a background in social behavioral sciences. Wesley is eager to learn and is constantly educating himself on new dog training innovations.


Wesley can’t wait to meet you and your dog!


Puppy 101: Magnificent Manners

4 week Course      $333.00

  • Socialization

  • Potty Training

  • Introduction to Loose Leash Walking

Puppy 201: Magnificent Manners

4 week Course      $333.00

  • Introduction to Nose Work

  • Scent-Based Games

  • Introduction to Clicker Training

Basic Skills Training

5 week Course      $450.00

  • Sit, Stay, Come, Down, Leave It, Heel

Intermediate Training

5 week Course      $450.00

Puppy 301: Magnificent Manners

4 week Course      $333.00

  • Confidence Building

  • Introduction to Skills: Sit, Stay, Come


Advanced Training

7 week Course      $600.00

  • AKC Urban CGC Preparation

  • Learn to apply your dog's CGC skills in a setting that includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells and other distractions that are present in a city or town

Trick Dog Training

$95.00 per Session (Minimum 3 Sessions)

  • AKC Trick Dog Preparation

  • Learn to apply your dog fun and exciting tricks like Roll, Shake, Sit and Beg, Bring Items, Bang, Got to Bed, and many, many more!

Therapy Dog Training

Contact us for Consultation


Board and Train

This program is customized to your goals for your dog.

These packages include:

  • 1 Hour Session with the Owner/Family Before Training Starts

  • Training 3 Times per Day During Boarding

  • 1 Hour Session with the Owner/Family at Pick-up

  • 1 Hour Session with the Owner/Family 2-4 Weeks After Pick-up

**Packages for 4 or more weeks do not have to be used consecutively.

Daycare and Train

5 Day Package      $375 + Daycare Rate

This program is customized to your goals for your dog. 

This package includes:

  • 1 Hour Consultation Before or On First Day

  • 5 Sessions of Training while in Daycare*

  • 1 Hour Session with the Owner/Family after 5th Session

*Sessions do not have to be used consecutively

*2 or more sessions per week is recommended

Behavioral/Specialty Training

$95 per Session (Minimum 3 Sessions)

  • Contact us to help with specific needs.

  • Ex: Jumping, Reactivity, Barking, Fearful or Aggressive Behavior, Etc.

In Home Training

Additional $10 per Session + $1 per Mile from Thousand Hills Pet Resort

  • Any of the classes can be modified for In-Home Training.

  • Please contact us for availability.

Group Classes

Please contact us if you are interested in group classes.

Thousand Hills Pet Resort

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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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