Rita’s Dogs

Puppy + Adult Dog Training near Sonora, CA

What We Do

Rita’s Dogs offers private puppy & dog training sessions and day training in Sonora, Jamestown, Twain Harte, Angels Camp, Copperopolis, Murphys and surrounding areas of Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. 

We train using force free, scientific, evidence based methods. We will motivate your dog with either food or toys, or other privileges he/she wants. We want you and your dog to enjoy training and learning, so no coercion, intimidation, leash corrections, shock or prong collars will ever be used. We strive to provide a fun, humane, emphatic and productive learning environment for dogs and their people. 

What Our Clients Say

Rita came to help us during a time of crisis. We had newborn twins and a handsome 90lb lab who was all puppy energy. Her presence was gentle, her words were kind. Our dog really responded to her compassionate yet firm approach. She followed through each session with a list or a check in to ensure consistency with training. We are so grateful for Rita’s time and expertise to help assist with some of our dog’s toughest learning curves.

Kelsea W.

Rita was so wonderful with our dogs. Not only does she clearly have an intuitive sense for working with dogs but she also has a strong educational background in dog training. During our consultation, Rita gave us clear directions and in-depth explanations for our training plan. Following Rita’s plan, we have noticed our dog is feeling more comfortable with new people and more able to handle stressful moments. I would highly recommend Rita as a professional, kind and effective dog trainer.

Abby R.