At Arizona Custom Canine we understand that not all people have the same availability and that not all dogs have the same training needs. Based upon this, we have set up training programs to meet any requirements of dog and owner. Although every dog’s needs may differ, the most important parts of the training are dedication, practice and follow through.
No matter how impeccable the training, if you are not following through and utilizing the tools we give you and the recommendations we make, it will become obvious in your dog’s progress.
Below is a list of programs to consider. Please feel free to call and discuss which program would be best suited for you and your goals in training your canine.

Private Training

I come to your home to work with you and your family.
  • 6 sessions (1.5 hours each) scheduled one week apart


Group Classes

Taught in a group setting of  maximum eight client/dog teams.  One hour per week for six consecutive weeks.

Please call for current classes!

Immersion Training (board and train)


Immersion training is a flexible program designed to work with a variety of behaviors from housebreaking, separation anxiety, socialization, defensive/offensive human aggression, leash reactivity, dog aggression and resource guarding. It is also a great way to establish a lifelong foundation for young dogs or give mature dogs a refresher and take their obedience to the next level. We are always happy to discuss your dogs behavior and recommend a program to best suit your needs.

Obedience commands

  • Watch (make eye contact)
  • Heel (walk on a loose leash by your side)
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come (Recall)
  • Place (go to designated place/bed and stay until released)
  • Leave it
  • Out (release object)
  • Free (release command)
  • No (correction word to mark undesired behavior)
  • Yes (positive word to mark desired behavior)

Any commands may be added or altered at clients request.

Immersion Training includes:

  • One hour consultation lesson/pick up. This is when we go over training goals and expectations.
  • 3 to 6 weeks full time training (time frame based upon behavior issues and training goals)
  • Weekly progress report
  • 2 hour transition lesson at time of homecoming
  • 2 one hour follow up lessons, scheduled one week apart.
This program is very popular and, as such, books up quickly as I only accept 3 dogs at a time.

CGC & TDI Testing Preparation

Interested in preparing with your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test or the Therapy Dog International test? We can  evaluate your canine and prepare them for these goals as well as walk you through the requirements, step by step, to ensure that you both shine on testing day!


A fun and educational alternative to traditional kennel boarding.


  • One training session and three play sessions daily
  • Grooming on departure day
  • Pick up/ drop off services can be arranged
Due to the nature of Custom Canine providing a clean and calm, in-home environment for our client dogs, we are selective in the clients we accept for Immersion Training and boarding. By limiting spaces to those we feel are truly dedicated to creating a new lifestyle for their dog, we are able to live by the motto “Quality, not quantity”