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Positive training for a dog who is a joy to live with, both at home and around town. Whether you dream of care-free hikes in the hills with your dog, or calm strolls down Solano Avenue, we’re here for you.

Our Services

We train
your dog

day training

Let us take the training lead while you handle your to-do list. Experienced dog trainer Johanna teaches your dog key skills at home or in the neighborhood, then coaches you to keep the great work going.

We help you
train your dog

private training

We’ll craft a tailored plan to help you reach your training goals. You’ll enjoy weekly sessions with Johanna to efficiently address behavior concerns. Tackle training with confidence - and have fun while you’re at it!

unleash your dog’s potential
Teaching Dogs, Empowering People

Meet Johanna and Laska

Johanna is a certified force-free dog trainer and animal welfare advocate. She’s both coach and cheerleader for dogs and their people. With a background in animal rescue, Johanna knows how to achieve fast results while prioritizing the well-being of all learners. Her partner-in-crime, Laska, is the rescue dog who started it all.

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Happy Tails: What Our Clients Say

»I was completely overwhelmed by my dog's bad behavior but  after working with Johanna I saw a really positive change in her behavior at home, at parks, and on walks.«

Alex R.

» It was wonderful to see her engaging with my dogs, her demeanor and knowledge was impressive. She is very organized and gave me detailed information and training plans.«

Ella M.

»We  worked with her to train our new puppy, Pattoo. She is not only knowledgeable and skilled but also genuinely kind and caring. We cannot recommend Johanna highly enough!«

Shay G.

»Johanna is truly amazing in what she does. I honestly look at our dog now and just can't believe the change. As much as Johanna trained Loki - she helped train us too!«

Cherlyn W.
Service Area and Rates

Laska Dog Training is based in the East Bay, with services available in Berkeley, Kensington, Albany, El Cerrito, and Richmond Hills.

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We’re committed to coaching you and your dog with kindness, efficiency, skill and professionalism. Our evidence-based methods are supported by leading veterinary, training, and animal welfare associations.

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