Welcome to
The Running Dog Ranch!

We specialize in Behavior Modification & Training, dog outdoor adventures and exercise throughout the beautiful hills of Marin. Using positive training styles and techniques allows for a holistic approach and enhance wanted behaviors as well as modify and extinguish unwanted behaviors with a comprehensive realistic, natural approach.

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.

Additionally, we provide Healing Touch (HTA) (canine and equine), an energy field therapy that supports the body to self-heal. The techniques used help balance and clear the body’s energy system allowing optimal physiological responses to stabilize and support the body to promote healing. These techniques can provide pain relief, stress reduction, accelerated wound healing, improve functions of the immune system, and deepen the animal and human bond. These treatments can be integrated into the private Behavior Modification sessions or provided separately.

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.

Professional Training

Using our combined services we assist you to save time, efforts and create a successful and happy relationship with your dog!

Doggy Gear

Rugged, dependable, silky & soft doggy gear created for your stylish & active dog in various sizes, in amazing, bright colors!

Educational Tools

Educational tools at your fingertips! Puppy training, Certified DOGSAFE® First Aid courses, Emergency tips, and our Dog Blog for up-to-date ideas & tips!

  • 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.