Tricks For Treats Canine Training

Tricks For Treats Canine Training

Tricks For Treats Canine Training is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Tricks For Treats Canine Training locationSan Diego, CA, San Diego

(5 Reviews)

We use a method combining 3 elements:

- Positive Reinforcement for alternate Behavior & redirection
- Environmental Management
- Consistency

We don’t use negative reinforcement and don’t follow any of the dominance mythology that exists in the dog training world. Our modern approach is based on scientific research, canine ethology and psychology, and fulfillment of a dogs hierarchy of needs (Abraham Maslow Psychology). Positive reinforcement has been proven to work on every animal with a central nervous system (even goldfish!) Dominance methods may work in the short term but research has shown them to cause more harm than good, and can ultimately make the problems worse because these methods are only designed to treat symptoms. Our modern approach was created to treat the cause of the behavior by first asking, “why”.

Dogs behave the way they do for a reason. They function 100% on 2 things: Instinct & association (conditioning).

This does not mean that every dog out there does not come with it's own unique personality (and that's why we love 'em, right?). However, this does mean that every dog is trainable under the right circumstances and with the right trainer. Some dogs may just take a little longer to train than others.

If we can't help you, We will refer you to someone who can. Behaviors problems are the number one cause of death for domesticated dogs, and that is a tragic case you because there is always another solution. No one deserves to be given up on. Especially the furry ones who come with 4 paws and a tail.

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Review of Tricks For Treats Canine Training by Linda Jamison
5 08/09/2018 Linda Jamison

Heidi saved my life. I was at my wits end with my one dog Savannah. My once sweet dog would not let me but her harness or leash on her any more, and when I tried she turned into "Cujo". She would bite me and the more I tried the worse things got. Heidi fixed this in one session. She explained why this was happening and how to approach it. I've had three sessions with her and it was worth every pennie. We also worked on my other dog Rosie excessive barking. Heidi gave me tools I can continue to use with behavior issues. I highly recommend her. She is very nice and easy to work with and my dogs loved her. My dogs are much calmer now and seem happier. I will be calling her again if I have any issues with my dogs in the future.

Review of Tricks For Treats Canine Training by Maria Morales
5 13/07/2018 Maria Morales

My trainer is amazing! My sister and I have a very reactive dog and he has shown great improvement in the 3 weeks of training. Helping him boost his confidence. He is becoming much better behaved. If we ever have any questions, we can message Heidi and her responses are always so helpful.

Review of Tricks For Treats Canine Training by Cindy
5 13/06/2018 Cindy

I’m very happy with the information I learned during my phone consultation! Heidi was so, so helpful and professional. Her advice was clear, detailed, and thorough, taking into account my dog’s breed and history. Will certainly keep working with Heidi as I train my dog.

Review of Tricks For Treats Canine Training by Janine Grella
5 Janine Grella

Heidi was super sweet, and definitely knew her stuff! Took the time to answer my questions, and you could tell she knew what she was talking about. Unfortunately we live on the opposite side of the country, so we couldn’t use her as our trainer, but I’m positive just from speaking with her, anyone would be lucky to have her as their trainer!

Review of Tricks For Treats Canine Training by David Kucera
5 David Kucera

Heidi is a long time animal enthusiast and animal lover. She has a unique understanding of dog behaviors and tendencies. Us being both Dachshund owners, we share the same frustrations, but not surprisingly, her doxie is far better trained �.

Highly recommend!

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What do you love most about your job?

Understanding that the number one reason dogs are euthanized is because of behavior issues and not medical issues is a huge reason why we do what we do. What we do saves lives, every day, and there’s nothing more rewarding than that.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Life is much easier when you become your own boss and control your own money. You make your own schedule, you choose your own clients, and you get the option to relax at the end of the day and take breaks when you need it.

Why should our clients choose you?

We are not dominance trainers. My company is built on positive, force free training methods that have been tested and proven without fail for decades now. We treat our dogs using science - not compliance. We use positive reinforcement, redirection, consistency, And environmental management to make changes in a dogs life. We don’t work with symptoms we work with the cause to make lasting changes in your dogs overall quality of life.

Services provided by Tricks For Treats Canine Training


Private session

Highly recommended for reactive or aggressive dogs, or dogs with compromised immune systems, as well as puppies not yet complete on shots.


Level one obedience classes cover the basics of training in a fun, friendly, social environment

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