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Angela Gardner Service Dog Coach & Service Dog Training Classes

Certified Dog Trainer & Counselor (CTC), Service Dog Coach (SDC), AKC Good Citizen Evaluator, Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) (SAPRO)
Opening at 9:00 AM on Monday
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Private Training for Service Dog Owner-Trainer Teams.

Service Dogs are defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and are dogs that are specifically trained to help people with disabilities. For example, service dogs can be trained to help people who have PTSD, mobility impairments, are deaf...

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Service Dog Foundations Class for Owner-Trainer Teams

Jan 8, 2024 – Feb 5, 2024

Service Dog Training Foundations Class

What: 4-week, in-person Service Dog Training Foundations Class. Includes service task foundational skills and beginning public access.

Who: Owner/trainer teams: people living with disabilities who train their own dog for service work.

When: Mondays

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Public Access Class For Owner-Trainer Service Dog Teams

Jan 2, 2024 – Jan 23, 2024

Public Access Training for Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. We will work on preparing owner-trainer teams for Public Access. This is also a good way to prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test if you want your dog to be a Therapy Dog.
January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd


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Public Access Test For Owner-Trainer Service Dog Teams

Dec 16, 2023 – Dec 16, 2023

Public Access Test:
The goal of the test is to discover whether or not a particular service dog team is ready to go places out in public without trainer supervision. The safety of the dog, the handler and the public were the main considerations in developing the specific exercises for testing th...

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3 months ago
Angela Gardner is superb! She knows how to train your dog to be your personal helper….and best friend. There is nobody better in Marin. (Trust me, I have searched.) I need a service dog but I only had a pet. Now I can take Digby almost anywhere ! Any dog issues you once had will resolve -if you follow through with training and practice what Angela makes simple. Cannot recommend highly enough.
- Bonnie D
3 months ago
We have been working with Angela for a little over a month now and our 3.5 year old labradoodle, Mumford, has made incredible progress! He has so much anxiety and Angela has been so patient, kind, and informative - Mumford is truly turning into a completely different dog. We appreciate Angela's true positive reinforcement methods that focus on making Mumford feel calm and focus on just letting him be a dog, half the time it doesn't even feel like training - it's great! Thank you Angela for all the long phone calls and always being available! We are so appreciative!!
- Shelby C
9 months ago
Angela is by far the best dog training in the Bay Area! She was able to teach my pup how to stay near me when off leash, to come when called and also how to listen and act according to my commands - all in a very short period of time! My dog absolutely loves her and always looks forward to his lessons 🐶
- Monica C
Angela Gardner, CTC, CSAT, SA Pro, SDC is a Service Dog Coach, Separation Anxiety Specialist and Behavior Consultant. She trains owner/trainer Service Dog teams and teaches Service Dog Classes. She has 18 years of experience training dog parents and their animals, as well as consulting, teaching, and coaching. She’s a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, a Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (CGC), Service Dog Coach, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and Animal Behavior from Marin Humane. In her off-time, Angela is an avid hiker and paddle boarder. She and her Beagle and Mini Aussie mix, Rookie, enjoy watching sunsets from the 50-foot Delta boat they call home in Sausalito. Angela is also a die-hard fan of the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors, and can be found on the sidelines or watching at home most weekends during the teams’ seasons. 

Private Training $200 per hourly session (packages rates are available)

Serving Marin and SF Bay Area

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  • (415) 531-1769

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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