John Knows Dog San Diego Dog Training Dog Obedience Training

John's Natural Dog Training Company's approach to helping you train your dog is focused on educating you to better understand the psychology of your canine. We teach you to effectively end unwanted behavior by gently reinforcing good obedience. Our training methods encourage the natural bonding process with your puppy while reducing your frustrations. We can help you to unleash your dog's potential!

We teach you to utilize your dog's natural instincts and loving, cooperative nature throughout the training process. Our experience and extensive knowledge of canine behavior allows us to share with owners the most effective way to live harmoniously with their canine companions.

Serving San Diego Since 1990, we offer private training programs and have several convenient beginning and advanced obedience class locations that also offer AKC Star Puppy. We also conduct specialty classes for Canine Good Citizen Certification! We specialize in helping owners with aggressive dogs and dog's with challenging behavior issues.

Natural Methods

Do you have a new pup or older dog you would like to get to know better? Let us show you how our naturally positive training methods can get you the best friend you have always dreamed of.

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Customized Training

Our training programs are designed to meet your needs and expectations. Your dog is an important part of your family and your family's needs are as unique and special as your dog.

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Positive Solutions

Great owners deserve a rewarding and successful dog training experience. Our programs and supportive classes help you and your dog grow and progress throughout the training process.

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San Diego's Natural Dog Trainer ~ John M. Rubin

Unleash Your Dog's Potential!

Canine Behavior Specialists * CGC Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator * CPDT-KA Certified Professional Dog Trainer * Financing Available  

Since 1990 we've been focusing on eliminating the theory of disposable dog ownership. Every dog deserves a forever home!


"I absolutely will never use, and do not advocate, the use of electronic shock collars! A good dog trainer, behaviorist or experienced handler would never need one."
John the Dog Trainer

Dogs are descendants of the WolfWe appreciate your visit to our website! We know you have many choices when it comes to training your precious dog.

Since 1990 John Rubin has been helping dog owners develop positive relationships with their dogs! John's desire to help owners better communicate with their dogs drove him to develop John Knows Dogs "natural" approach to communicating, handling, and training.

We do NOT use, and never will advocate the use of pain compliance (shock collars ~ e-collars) nor harsh methods in the form of what is commonly know as "alpha dominance" techniques. A good trainer, behaviorist or handler would never need to utilize these punitive and unnatural methods.


Puppies are considered an important part of every family. They need nurturing and care as they learn and grow very quickly. By capturing your pups energy and spirit, you will learn how to gently draw their attention away from their environment and re-direct it towards you.

Undoubtedly your dog’s loyalty and unconditional love is natural and instinctual. So are our methods. By clearly communicating with your puppy during the training process, in a way they understand, this natural characteristic will be reinforced and strengthened.

Preparing your pup for healthy and stable social interaction with dogs and humans is what we do best. Let us help you start you and your pup off on the right paw today!

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John's Natural Dog Training believes every dog and owner
deserve a mutually beneficial relationship.

What's New

John's Obedience ClassesWe have group obedience classes starting around San Diego every 6 to 8 weeks.

Our puppy socialization classes run on an on-going schedule. *These classes are included in our Platinum Package.

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Proven Solutions

Help for Dogs with Separation AnxietyDoes your dog suffer from canine separation anxiety or destroy your belongings?

Do you have a dog that needs more socialization or is aggressive towards dogs or people? We can help.

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