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Traction French Bulldog

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Traction Dog Training Club provides intensive in-home dog training programs in Carlsbad, California. Our dog training programs are privately catered and custom tailored for the specific goals of your dog and family.

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california's original
homeschool program

Daily training for your dog in their own home

and neighborhood in Carlsbad, all while you're at work.

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homeschool: how it works

96% of people choose the Homeschool program.

Homeschool: How it Works

1: customize your training agenda

Schedule a consultation with our dog trainers in Carlsbad to build your custom-tailored training plan specific to your lifestyle and your dog's personality.

Following your phone consultation, you'll receive an email package with everything you need to get started in one place.  A signed training agreement and a $199 deposit officially reserve your training dates.

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2: complete a 3-week program

Monday through Thursday each week consists of one-on-one training sessions between dog(s) and trainer in your Carlsbad home and neighborhood.  This minimizes distractions for both dog and trainer so learning can efficiently take place. You do not need to be home.

Friday each week consists of a private coaching session with the family.  Your trainer will explain what and how your dog learns, demonstrate their new skills, and coach each owner through using the new skills in the real wor.

3: plan continued education

Following your 3 week program, your dog has lifetime priority access to our Petsitting Program, our Varsity Subscription, and After-School Programs like agility, nosework, rally obedience, trick training, and more! 

The Varsity Subscription covers one session with your trainer monthly to tweak, improve, and add on to your dog's skills.

In addition, the Homeschool program includes 2 free follow-up sessions.

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homeschool program

3 week program with four 1:1 training sessions and one coaching session with the owner(s) each week.


Includes 2 free follow-up sessions & priority access to Petsitting and After-School programs.

Best for people who want superior results or have busy schedules.


tutoring program

4 week program with one 1:1 training session and one coaching session with the owner(s) each week.

Includes intial in-person consultation.

Best for people who want to be hands-on in achieving results.  Homework is required.


private lessons

Individual private coaching sessions with the owners.

Best for people who want training touch-ups or have some training experience.

Not available for off leash or behavior training.


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Available to Graduates of the Homeschool & Tutoring Programs

The Petsitting Program

Board your dogs in a Traction Dog Trainer's private California home as the only extra guest.  Keep training consistent even while you're away.

The Varsity Subscription

Subscribe to one monthly lesson with your trainer in Carlsbad to continue making tweaks, advancements and improvements, or simply to make sure training never slips up.

After-School Programs

Enroll in a 5-week group class to try out extracurricular activities with your dog! 

You'll try agility, nosework, rally obedience, CGC/therapy certification, and trick training!

Continued Education Programs
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Meet the Trainers

meet the trainers

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Tina Chavez and Doberman

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lion, bear & elk trainer

  • Trained upper-level competitive sport horses across the US, working with trainers up to the Olympic level

  • Trained mountain lions, bears, elk, bald eagles, otters and owls professionally

  • Competes in APPDA and PSA (protection and patrol dogs)

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ne po po® gold school graudate

  • Trained directly by Bart Bellon, inventor of many modern dog training methods, as a Certified Electronic Collar Trainer for Martin Systems Technology

  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen, S.T.A.R., and Trick Dog Evaluator

  • Competes in APPDA, PSA, and American Schutzhund (protection and patrol dogs)