Santa Cruz Dog TrainingAbout Us: Full Contact K-9

At Full Contact K-9, excellence is not a promise; it’s a way of life. All dogs that walk through our doors are trained by professionals with a passion and drive to help each dog reach their full potential, every time. Our carefully curated levels of training and our expert knowledge on breeds and puppy development make us a preferred dog training service for hundreds of people and their dogs.

Our dedication to our customers and their canine counterparts is sincere, which keeps our customers coming back time and time again. In order to meet the demand for high quality training and obedient dogs, we’ve expanded our services to the counties of Silicon Valley, California. Now with two locations to serve our loyal customers, Full Contact K-9 is now more than ever the best place in the country to take your dog.

Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz is a large city located in Santa Clara County, California. The city got its name from Spanish explorers, who named the area that translates to “holy cross.” The city makes up part of Monterey Bay and abuts the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Due to its geographical features and proximity to the ocean, Santa Cruz is world renowned for its surfing spots, and the surfing and wetsuit brand O’Neill was founded there.

The University of California, Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and amusement park are two big attractions for visitors and residents. The city is home to many parks and outdoor recreation facilities for families, with plenty of parks offering off-leash areas or times for dogs. In such a pet-friendly city, having a dog that is receptive to on-leash and off-leash commands while maintaining a friendly, open demeanor is crucial. At Full Contact K-9, we train puppies and dogs in obedience and protection so that they will always obey your every command.

Dog Training

We offer all levels of obedience training, from basic puppy development training to off-leash obedience training, our most advanced form of obedience training. Whether you purchase a dog that we’ve hand selected or are trying to tame an unruly pet of your own, we can help you find the perfect level of training for you and your dog to help life move smoother at home, as well as out and about.

Our basic obedience training starts with fundamental skills that any dog could benefit from. Dogs will learn commands such as stop, lie down, stay and heel, as well as wait at the door when prompted and greet guests without jumping or barking. The next stage, intermediate obedience dog training, builds off of the skills learned in basic obedience training, and also preps your dog for further work in off-leash obedience. Intermediate dogs can respond to hand signals instead of solely verbal ones, can come when called and automatically sit down, and when prompted can come to an automatic sit when walking.

The advanced obedience dog training is our most stringent obedience training. Dogs who have been trained at this level are not only completely controllable off leash but have been trained to perform well in noisy or crowded environments, as well as around other animals. Whatever level you feel is right for you and your dog, we have the capability to train them to meet the highest standards, guaranteed.