Welcome to The Running Dog Ranch!
Welcome to The Running Dog Ranch! We specialize in Dog Trail Running throughout the beautiful hills of Marin, as well as Behavior Modification, Manners Training and Puppy Training.
Our nature runs includes play and a positive training style. Using modern scientifically-based techniques such as exercise, play, Positive Reinforcement and Negative Punishment (taking away something that is of value to dog, consequences), Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), Nature Therapy and other techniques to allow for a Holistic approach to modifying unwanted behaviors, enhance wanted behaviors with a realistic and natural approach. We address the root of the problem in a fun, safe and gradual manner. After all it is about creating a long wonderful relationship with our canine friends!
Through coaching and team playing outdoors we allow our animals to be animals, providing physical, mental and intellectual stimulation while boosting their innate capabilities to attain balanced behaviors in our human social acceptable world. Both dogs that need exercise and or behavior and training are encouraged to be apart of this adventure. Groups will be paired appropriately.
Studies show, and experts in the field concur, that 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.
We provide three running sessions Monday through Friday, 8:30, 10:30 and 12:30 respectively. Each are small in size, 3 dogs maximum, providing individualized attention that is tailored to each pup, creating friends, enhancing the speed of learning and reinforcing and maintaining what has been learned. Private running sessions are available for dogs with aggressive issues around other dogs. In the afternoon and evenings private training sessions can be scheduled as well as group classes conducted. Please refer to our services section for more information.
In addition, the Ranch offers limited boarding services for regular running & training clients ONLY. We do provide training while boarding for additional cost (such as puppies). We also assist in rescue work, connecting you to some great rescue organizations if possible. Please read our rescue section for details. The Running Dog Ranch is licensed, insured and certified in Dog Behavior Modification and Obedience Training.