Kindred Spirits Dog Training and Canine Education Center

3343 E. Vista Way, in Vista CA, between Gopher Canyon and Highway 76


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An ebook for our students! A Dog In the House, by our own Liz Palika, is now available. Read more...

Kindred Spirits Dog Training and Canine Education Center

Offering obedience classes and fun dog training in a family friendly environment.
Classes are held in Vista, North San Diego County, CA

The trainers at Kindred Spirits Dog Training love dogs and because we love dogs, we want to help you and your dog. No matter whether you have a baby puppy that you want to get started right, an adolescent who is challenging you, a newly adopted dog with some issues, or a dog with behaviors that you’d like to change; we’re here to help.

At Kindred Spirits we teach puppy classes (which includes the American Kennel Club’s Puppy STAR program), basic obedience classes, and intermediate obedience. We also teach the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen class as well as a variety of fun classes that include trick training, carting, and fun games.

Kindred Spirits also offers private, one on one training, either at our training yard or at your home. Behavioral consultations are also available at the training yard.

Kindred Spirits also teaches therapy dog skills for dogs and owners, and works with the therapy dog group, Love on a Leash (

We also have a nonprofit branch, Kindred Spirits Canine Education Center, where we work with dog owners who have need of a service dog. We will screen your dog for suitability for service dog work and then will help you train your dog.

Our goal is to help dogs and their families build a happy and successful lifelong relationship. For more information, please continue perusing this website – there is a lot of information here – or drop us an email at or call 760-630-4824.

Kindred Spirits, training dogs in San Diego North County, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Escondido

A guide to dog training, including preventing pulling on leash, come when called, barking, and mannersDog Training won
Best General Non-Fiction Book from the
San Diego Book and Writing Awards for 2014

Dog Training: Idiot's Guide by Liz Palika

A  basic guide to dog training, complete with photos and step by step instructions!


This book covers the basics, while Liz's ebook, A Dog in the House, covers more detailed problem solving.

Listen to our podcast onPet Life Radio, covering topics such as introducing a new dog, obedience, separation anxiety, rescue dogs, kids and dogs, high energy dogs, and much more!

Check out this partial list of our It's a Doggy Dog World podcasts. You can also download individual broadcasts FREE from iTunes.

Private one-on-one dog training

Private Training: If you need some additional help with your dog, or your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend a group class, we do offer private training either at your home or at our training yard. Call Kate at 760-630-4824 or email

Dog behavior private consultation

Behavioral Consultation: If your dog is driving you nuts, you have concerns about his behavior, or if you have some specific issues you would like to discuss, Liz Palika and Kate Abbott are available for behavioral consultations. Each is available by appointment only at the Kindred Spirits training yard. Go to this page for more information, email, or call 760-630-4824.

Caring, common sense dog training classes serving San Diego North County, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Fallbrook, and Bonsall


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