Serving Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Irvine, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Orange, Tustin, Westminster, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest & Fountain Valley
Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm PST
From Bad Behavior
To Best Friend
Want to improve the relationship and communication with your pet through positive reinforcement?
In-Person & Online Virtual Dog Training Programs Available

Do you have a hard time getting your dog’s attention?

Are you constantly correcting your dog for bad behaviors?

Are you embarrassed by your dog’s behavior around guests or in public?

Would you enjoy more harmonious walks with your dog?

Are you having trouble understanding your puppy?

Are you concerned your dog is becoming aggressive?

Whatever your training needs, I am here to help you!
Private 1-on-1
In-Person Coaching

Your dog’s behavior, good or bad, is the product of her or his environment and previous learning history. If you are in Orange County, my in-person private coaching might be the trick. I’ll show you how sometimes small, consistent adjustments to your behavior and surrounding environment will make a huge difference in your dogs’ behavior. This type of training typically takes place in your home or offsite location once a week and requires limited daily training on clients end. This is our most popular option.

Better than Bootcamp
Day Training
Day training is perfect for those dog owners that have limited time to train and don’t want to send their dog away to some unknown boot camp. With my day training program I visit your home 2-5 times per week and personally train your dog myself. At the end of each week we meet and I show you what your dog has learned. Day Training will fast-track your dogs’ performance by working in their everyday home environment vs training in an offsite facility. Owners must still follow some recommended training guidelines between each visit.
Virtual
Online Coaching

Did you know many problem behaviors including aggression and anxiety can be handled without me coming into your home?  If you are practicing social distancing or outside of my service area, OC Canine Coaching can train your dog from the comfort of your own home via virtual online coaching. You can even start training that 8 week puppy online with me right away too! Online training is especially practical for dogs who are overly fearful of strangers in the home or who happen to act perfect when a trainer is present.

Private 1-on-1
In-Person Coaching

Your dog’s behavior, good or bad, is the product of her or his environment and previous learning history. If you are in Orange County, my in-person private coaching might be the trick. I’ll show you how sometimes small, consistent adjustments to your behavior and surrounding environment will make a huge difference in your dogs’ behavior. This type of training typically takes place in your home or offsite location once a week and requires limited daily training on clients end. This is our most popular option.

Better than Bootcamp
Day Training
Day training is perfect for those dog owners that have limited time to train and don’t want to send their dog away to some unknown boot camp. With my day training program I visit your home 2-5 times per week and personally train your dog myself. At the end of each week we meet and I show you what your dog has learned. Day Training will fast-track your dogs’ performance by working in their everyday home environment vs training in an offsite facility. Owners must still follow some recommended training guidelines between each visit.
Virtual
Online Coaching

Did you know many problem behaviors including aggression and anxiety can be handled without me coming into your home? If you are practicing social distancing or outside of my service area, OC Canine Coaching can train your dog from the comfort of your own home via virtual online coaching. You can even start training that 8 week puppy online with me right away too! Online training is especially practical for dogs who are overly fearful of strangers in the home or who happen to act perfect when a trainer is present.

Reasons To Fall In Love With Us,

35+ verified reviews and testimonials from happy dog owners across Orange County.

Recommended by local veterinarians, pet stores, and other esteemed animal behavior colleagues.

None of our programs involve Shock, Choke or Prong collars.

You are not responsible for dominating your dog and you don’t have to learn to be “Alpha”. Training will not be painful or scary.

We are continually learning and adapting.

I regularly attend education lectures, seminars and events annually with some of the biggest names in the world of training and behavior to stay up to speed on the latest in positive, science based strategies and protocols.

We offer a wide variety of training options.

We offer a wide variety of training options for our clients including basic and advanced puppy classes, new rescue training and orientation, reactivity and aggression training, off leash preparedness training, training for the very sensitive and shy, as well as trick classes for those just wanting to have fun with their dogs.

Results That You Can Expect.

Our first priority is helping families better appreciate their dogs and engage them with a deeper understanding of their needs. We do this while helping you learn how to reinforce and maintain desirable behaviors, alleviating the need to punish!​

The Right Approach to Training​.

Patience, Communication, Structure, Reinforcement & Discipline.​

You & Your Pet Are Family.

30+ verified reviews and counting.

5/5
"Bryndon was also easily accessible, flexible, and very responsive to our needs and our schedule. Although we have finished our routine training sessions, we will have no hesitation in calling Bryndon should a need arise."
Erica S.
5/5
"I would never hire any other dog trainer than Bryndon!!"
Madison W.
5/5
"Thank you for your kindness while dealing with Harley. Of course I would rate your services with the highest rating possible and would recommend you to others without hesitation. Thank you. Having a pet is so much more enjoyable now that he is trained."
Jim K.

Frequently Asked Questions.

For other questions, call us at (949) 836-6708

No, you do not need to show proof of vaccinations prior to training. Many pet owners choose to titer test their pets which allows a far less frequent vaccination schedule. And because we work privately, vaccinations are at your own discretion. 

Yes, I regularly consult and work with fearful and aggressive dogs. Many of these pets have a previous bite history and their owners know they can not afford to have another incident.  

Our services are affordably priced for the value we provide our clients and we have several programs to choose from. Our most affordable option is through virtual online training since no travel is involved. Our in-person coaching and full-day training options are slightly higher priced, as they are more intensive on my end and do involve travel. Please see current pricing here.

Great Question! As mentioned before, my methods are reward based, focusing on positive reinforcement principles. I use and recommend different kinds of food treats, kibble, toys, engagement, and play to make a lasting impression on your dog(s). At OC Canine Coaching, we put a significant amount of attention on the human component of training and make sure you are capable of teaching your dog when we are away. We do not encourage the practice of coercion, fear or dominance based methods. For this reason, we discourage the use of prong, choke and shock collars as teaching tools since the risk of fallout is too high. As a simplification, OC Canine Coaching strives to adhere to the principles of LIMA (least intrusive and minimally aversive).

The answer is, “it depends”. Dog training has many factors that can influence the time it takes to learn new behaviors. These factors include the length of time your dog has been practicing his bad behaviors, his ability to learn new behaviors and the amount of time and attention you are capable of providing during the training process. Since a good amount of how dogs behave has to do with how we behave and respond to them, the owner’s behaviors generally have to change to some degree for lasting results. How long will it take you to stick to a program? Dog training is not magic and, in reality, there is no such thing as “nipping it in the bud”.

The good news is I can quickly shape and reinforce new good behaviors quickly and teach you how to keep previous bad behaviors from being further rehearsed. This is the recipe for fast and long lasting results.

For Private Coaching: Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Orange, Santa Ana, Laguna Beach, Westminster, and Lake Forest.

For day training: Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and parts of Irvine.

Virtual Online training: anywhere in the United States.

Guarantees are a tricky thing with animal behavior.

I can guarantee that I will show up as agreed and offer you the best of my knowledge and expertise. I guarantee I will not leave your dog in a worse place than before, and you will absolutely learn more about your dog. For years I have partnered with several professional training associations that clearly advise against behavior guarantees of any kind. 

Per the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers): “Members should refrain from giving guarantees regarding the outcome of training because there is no sure way to guarantee the cooperation and performance of all parties involved and because the knowledge of animal behavior is incomplete.”

In fact, it is a huge red flag in the professional training world to make such claims. The vast majority of trainers claiming to guarantee results are using out-dated, aversive training methods and misunderstand the complexity of animal behavior. These methods can result in something called learned helplessness, often masking problem behaviors without addressing the actual issues.

For more info on why guarantees aren’t appropriate, see these links.

https://positively.com/contributors/should-dog-trainers-offer-guarantees/

https://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs/training-guarantee

Totally! My day-training program may be a great fit as it requires much less of your time. A hybrid of in-person and online classes may also be a great fit.

Contact me for specifics.

That depends. The most important first step in finding the right coach and trainer is finding someone with whom you trust and communicate well. That person should be able to answer your most important questions and concerns. I am very confident in my abilities and come highly recommended by my clients, local veterinarians, local pet businesses, as well as other mentor-trainers more experienced and credentialed than I.

Contact me today and see if we’re a good fit.