About Us

Contact Us: (831) 359-6926

David@giovannasdogtraining.com

Dog Obedience Training

Santa Cruz, CA

 History of Giovanna’s Dog Training

' McCovey ' my new boy is now 5 months old. ( Border Collie / Blue Heeler ).

‘ McCovey ‘ my new boy is now 5 months old.
( Border Collie / Blue Heeler ).

Giovanna’s Dog Training is located in Santa Cruz CA. My business started as a Pet Sitting business that evolved into a Dog Training business. Giovanna is my companion dog and work partner. Giovanna has been with me since the start of my professional dog training career. She has gone to work with me for 14.5  years and has helped in Aggressive Dog Training work. Sadly due to her age she is close to retiring. I’m sure she’ll be happy watching patiently from the sidelines. Gio was four years old in this picture.

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My baby Giovanna.
May she rest in peace.
Dec.1,1997-Jan.3,2013.

Giovanna’s Dog Training works primarily with Companion dogs. Obedience Training and Behavior Issues are the main focus. We specialize in Private Dog Training, Private Puppy Training, Dog Group Training, and Puppy Group Training.  Many protocols used by Giovannas are from some of the leading Behaviorists and Trainers in the world. Ian Dunbar, Jean Donaldson, Trish King, and Karen Overall are a few.

Ty was excellent with Obedience Training. He's also a good friend. ( Rottweiler ).

Ty was excellent with Obedience Training. He’s also a good friend.
( Rottweiler ).

Giovanna’s Dog Training  has the experience of handling many different types of dog cases. Learning Theory is understood at Giovanna’s. Thinking outside the box during critical moments is also important.  As a Dog Trainer in Santa Cruz County I’ve worked with hunting dogs,  human aggression issueshigh chase drives, dog on dog aggression issues, large dog breeds such as Rottweilers, Pitbulls, and many small dogs.  I’ve also worked as an independent contractor for a large dog training business with main office in Dallas, Texas with locations on the west coast.

Giovannas Dog Training wonders if this is what ' Gnarls ' ( Puli ) thinks of his lessons!

Giovannas Dog Training wonders if this is what ‘ Gnarls ‘ ( Puli ) thinks of his lessons!

Blue says," Things are looking up since we started using Giovannas Dog Training".

Blue says,” Things are looking up since we started using Giovannas Dog Training.

Charlee gets Training and Dogcare. She's really sweet!

Charlee gets Training and Dogcare. She’s really sweet!

'Lucy' (Plott Hound) had a very short life. She had an innocent spirit. Unfortunately she didn't find that forever home. She was euthanized at 1.5 years old at no fault of her own. This could have been avoided with proper placement and early training.

‘Lucy’ (Plott Hound) had a very short life. She had an innocent spirit. Unfortunately she didn’t find that forever home. She was euthanized at 1.5 years old at no fault of her own. This could have been avoided with proper placement and early training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We gladly provide service in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Felton, Ben Lomend, Boulder Creek, Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Freedom, Corralitos, Watsonville, and Aromas.

Mission Statement Giovanna’s Dog Training wants to promote humane treatment of all dogs. My philosophy is that all dogs should be treated fairly and with respect. The goal of training is to ensure dogs and humans share a mutual understanding of each other.

David D. Cardona (Owner ).

Giovannas Dog Training provides Private Dog Training, Group Dog Training, Private Puppy Training, Group Puppy Training, and Pet Sitting Service. Happy Training.