Private Dog Training

Private dog training with Sniff Squad is customized to your training needs. Learn how to be a confident leader for you dog and gain invaluable insight into how to continue your dogs behavior modification and obedience training. Private sessions are held at the clients home or near-by park. Each session is approximately 60-90 minutes. A minimum of 5 sessions is required to book private training.

Private Training Packages

5 Sessions


8 Private Sessions


12 Private Sessions


Puppy Training

For puppies under 6 months old. Puppies need exposure, basic obedience, socialization and structure to grow up to be confident, calm and happy adult dogs.  Sniff Squad's puppy training packages are comprehensive foundational training programs that immerse you and the puppy in the essential obedience commands and leadership skills to navigate our scary human world with confidence. Your puppy will learn how to cope with various distractions, noises and touches while also learning how to be a good listener and understand basic commands including sit, down, come, off, heel and place.  You'll also get invaluable insight and advice on how to best continue your puppies training and develop a healthy and unbreakable bond between you and your puppy. 

Puppy Training Packages

5 Session Puppy Package

Minimum of 1 Session/week


Puppy Day Academy

(see "K9 Day Academy" for curriculum details)

Full Day: 9-10am Pick-up & 5-6pm Drop-off

Half Day: 9-10am Pick-up & 2-3pm Drop-off

Full Day Puppy Price = $100/Day (5 Day minimum)

Half Day Puppy Price = $75/Day (5 Day minimum)

Puppy Group Training: 

Foundational Obedience & Socialization

Puppy group training is an ideal foundational skills and socialization class for puppies under 7 months old. Group training focuses on your handling skills and does not include behavior modification  It includes basic obedience training and socialization with other puppies and owners.  The basic obedience we work on includes sit, down, loose-leash walking (heel), stay, place and come. All puppies must be fully vaccinated.  

Puppy Group Classes Details

Price: $175

# of Sessions: 6

When: Saturdays @ 10am

Where: Santa Barbara Women's Club Parking Lot 

K9  Day Academy

The K9 Day Academy is Monday - Friday and includes a full day or half day training experience for your dog that does not require overnight boarding. Because the dog doesn't stay overnight with us, the price is significantly cheaper than board and train programs and can be just as effective. 


The K9 Day Academy with Sniff Squad is a comprehensive dog education and includes pick-up (9-10am), drop-off (2-3pm for Half Day & 5-6pm for Full Day), obedience training, socialization, play and exercise.  The mornings begin with a short warm up pack walk and is followed by core obedience training where your dog will learn new skills.  After about an hour of break time to work on your dogs ability to "turn off" and self sooth, we go on a structured adventure to the beach or other natural area to explore, play and exercise to fulfill your dogs natural instincts to travel with a pack. If your dog is in the half-day program, we'll then drop them off at your home. The rest of our full day program dogs will enjoy a rest break while we drop-off their half-day friends and once that is over, we'll work on more training and improve on some of the new skills that were learned in the morning and prior days. After getting in a good amount of repetitions we'll go on a final "cool down" structured pack walk before heading back to your home! Once home, you get to enjoy, cuddle and love your dog a tired and smarter dog before bed time in the comfort and safety of their own home. The best part is you don't have to feel guilty about leaving your dog the whole day and they'll be much easier to handle from all the exercise and lessons they learned at the k9 day academy. 

You get trained too!

Since you have to know what we are working on how you can continue to improve on it, we offer you free human instruction included in the package price.  This will help you minimize regression and maximize your ability to improve on your dogs lessons and generally continue your dog's education at home to ultimately build your relationship in a healthy and productive way.  We'll pre-schedule your human training session on either the day we drop-off your dog on your last session of the week or on the following Saturday or Sunday.  Human instruction is held at your home for maximum convenience.

K9 Day Academy Prices

(Monday - Friday only)


Full Day =  (8 hours) 9-10am Pick-up & 5-6pm Drop-off

Half Day = (5 hours) 9-10am Pick-up & 2-3pm Drop-off  

Full Day Prices


Single Day


1 Week Intensive (5 Days)*


$750 total

2 Week Intensive (10 Days)*


$1300 total

3 Week Intensive (15 Days)*


$1800 total


4 Week Intensive (20 Days)*


$2200 total

Half Day Prices

Single Half Day


1 Week Half Day Intensive (5 Days)*

$90/Half Day

$450 total

2 Week Half Day Intensive (10 Days)*

$80/Half Day

$800 total

3 Week Half Day Intensive (15 Days)*

$65/Half Day

$1650 total


4 Week Half Day Intensive (20 Days)*

$62/Half Day

$1240 total

* Intensive packages must be used on consecutive weekdays Monday through Friday

Board & Train

Board & Train is a full overnight boarding and training experience for your dog. Sniff Squad does board and train a bit differently than other training services.  With us, your dog will be the center of our training focus. Instead of being in a cold and uncomfortable kennel environment, your pup will experience the full comfort and attention of a clean home environment without the constant distractions and annoyances of a normal kennel type board and train. Your dog will be not only trained, they'll be taken care of as if one of our own.  This option is our most comprehensive and customized training program.  A minimum of 10 days is required and most dogs will need up to 20 or more days to reach the desired result from training. Advanced notice of at least 1 week is required to book our Board & Train program.  Our board and train program doesn't just train the dog, we train you too!  It's most important for you as the dog owner to know how to continue your dogs training to make sure they maintain their lessons and keep regression to a minimum. So, we include some half-way training sessions and two "go home sessions" to keep you up to date. You'll also catch plenty of updates through social media and check-in calls.  Regression is, however, inevitable. But we have something that might help! For every 10 days of board & train you book, you receive 5 free Beach Adventures. After training is done, the free beach adventures will help keep your dog fresh on their training.

Board & Train Prices

10 Days


15 Days 


20 Days

(E-collar Intro)


30 Days

(Full Off-leash)