Love your life with your dog

In Home Dog Training and Nose Work Classes near Anaheim, CA

Bring out your Best Friend's Best Behavior

Collaborative Canines provides positive professional dog training, puppy training, and dog behavior training in Anaheim, Orange, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, and surrounding areas. 

Our positive in-home dog training programs make it easy and fun to take your dog from wild to well-mannered. We specialize in puppy training, leash reactivity training, and manners training for active dogs and the people who love them. We’re excited to help you make your dreams of a calmer, more cooperative canine into reality.

We come to you

We offer a range of at-your-home dog training services that make training your dog a breeze.

Puppy Training

Solve puppy problems and prepare puppy for an amazing life ahead

Leash Reactivity Training

Tame your dog’s barking, lunging, and growling on leash.

Manners Training

Teach your rowdy dog polite manners and self-control skills at home and out-and-about

What sets us apart:


We use positive reinforcement methods that are safe, humane, and that strengthen the dog-human bond.


We make having a well-behaved dog easy. We come to you, saving you the time and headaches of travel (and we’ll even train your dog for you if you like).


We are versed in the science of animal behavior, committed to ethical practices, and certified by one of the top schools for professional dog trainers.


Our methods are based on real science. You can trust that the techniques we use are proven to work and to support your dog’s well-being.

"Mara was WONDERFUL with our dog, Luna! We saw a HUGE improvement in our dog's behavior after only the first session (truly, she was training US for what to do). She is calm, patient and very kind. Luna and we loved her! Highly recommend"
Lamia G.
Luna's owner
Mara Clare Van Valzah dog trainer at Collaborative Canines

Did you know that anyone can call themselves a dog trainer? It’s important to ask about a trainer’s experience, methods, and education to make sure they will train in a way that supports your dog’s long-term health and happiness.

At Collaborative Canines, we are:

Certified in dog traning and counseling

Educated in the science of animal behavior

Committed to up-to-date, humane training practices

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