Welcome to The Running Dog Ranch!

We specialize in behavior modification, manner training, dog outdoor adventures and exercise throughout the beautiful hills of Marin. We use positive training styles and techniques to allow for a holistic approach and enhance wanted behaviors as well as modify and extinguish unwanted behaviors with a comprehensive realistic, natural approach. Additionally, we provide nutritional support and knowledge. Healing Touch and energy work treatments, using essential oils and sound therapy can be integrated in the sessions or solely provided if needed.

Our training style takes into consideration the psychology of canines, providing physical, mental and intellectual stimulation while boosting their innate capabilities to attain a balanced self in addition to integrating comfortably in our human world. All this is achieved through coaching, mentoring, socializing and team playing together using private one-on-one training sessions as well as group classes.

We also offer comprehensive Dogsafe® Canine First Aid courses to dog owners and dog professionals interested in learning the knowledge and skills needed to proactively act as a first responder with a sick or injured dog until veterinary care is available. The courses are approved by the International Association of Animal Behavioral Consultants and Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers for continuing education units (CEU’s). These courses are offered in the greater San Francisco area as well as the greater Los Angeles area.

  • Studies show, and experts in the field concur, dogs who get plenty of exercise in nature and on a regular basis are undoubtedly more likely to be well adjusted, have less behavioral issues and will adhere more rapidly to obedience and behavior modification training.