Down to Earth Dogs

Dog Training

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Website | (619) 379-5039
3440 Taos Pl, San Diego, CA 92117, USA

Opening Hours:
Monday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


Area Served:
Within 4 miles (6.4km) of 3440 Taos Pl, San Diego, CA 92117, USA
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"My dog has been attending Down to Earth Dogs twice a week for about a year and a half and it's the best part of his week. They take such good care of him like he's one of their own! They send the cutest photos of him with the other dogs each day he's there." "My dog has been attending Down to Earth Dogs twice a week for about a year and a half and it's the best part of his week. They take such good care of him like he's one of their own! They send the cutest photos of him with the other dogs each day he's there." Emily Keaney is a Boston native who moved to San Diego in 2010. Beginning in her teens, she immersed herself in the animal shelter and rescue community, adopting over 30 animals of all different species. She has volunteered her time with several local organizations, both in Boston and in San Diego, most recently to include the San Diego County Animal Shelter & the San Diego Partners for Pit Bulls Program, & as an adoption counselor/trainer with San Diego Animals Worthy of Life (AWOL). She has fostered numerous dogs for local rescue groups, including a litter she saved from neglect in Mexico. Her personal dog Rodney, a Mastiff mix, was adopted from the Oceanside Humane Society after spending 9 months waiting for a home. He came to Emily with significant separation anxiety, as well as a wide range of fear-based behavior issues; he was the catalyst for Emily’s education and experience in dog behavior and training. Emily spent 3 years apprenticing under local trainers, including Jessica Wheatcraft, Kyle Rayon, and Madeline Gabriel. Through this experience, she developed a strong intuitive understanding of dog training and behavior, and has a keen eye for body language and social interactions between dogs. She is pursuing certification with PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council). Emily initially offered private in-home training, but now focuses solely on boarding.

Google Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (49 total ratings)

Tara Miller
5 Star
Looking for an amazing sanctuary where your dog can play and live their best lives? Your search is over...Emily and everyone at Down to Earth dogs are incredible! My dog, Vita, played there while I was out of the country, being a special needs dog (aka requiring medication for a chronic condition), that was no problem for them and as you can see by the photos, she thrived there..almost not wanting to come home when I came to pick her up...doggie daycare/socialization when you, or them, need a break? Yep..they do that too..definitely check them out...maybe Vita will make even more new friends!
Wednesday 8th May 2024
R Stewart Johnson
5 Star
I have a senior dog who has served our family as our loyal little friend for 13 years. When his old boarding location closed during the pandemic, I was nervous about finding a place where he could be comfortable and I wouldn’t end up worrying about his comfort and care. I was relieved to find Emily and Down to Earth Dogs this year. The setting is in a home, but the dogs have plenty of outdoor space spread across three separate areas. Emily has her eyes on the dogs routinely and with a reasonable number at one time, each dog’s personality and quirks are known and understood by her and her small staff. It’s a customized experience and has been a great fit for my pup. A nice bonus is that Emily makes herself very easy to reach if I want an update while I’m away, and she and her team provide plenty of super cute photos so I end up giggling and grinning at my dog’s busy social life and luxury retreat vacation. This is a great trustworthy and comfy option for dogs of all ages and sizes.
Thursday 21st December 2023
Laura Schneider
5 Star
Amazing daycare and boarding in home environment. Emily cares deeply about all her daycare pups and is very patient and kind. I have had two dogs enrolled in daycare, and they always came home exhausted. Your dog kids will have a blast. Small play groups and divided yard space plus enrichment toys and experiences. Clean calming beautiful environment.
Monday 13th February 2023
Tracy Piner
5 Star
I have a 2-year old golden retriever and I’ve been bringing her to Down to Earth Dogs for the past year. My pup loves Emily and her team. I always have peace of mind knowing she’ll have the best care, and so much fun playing with the other dogs. I tried a few other doggy daycare spots, and there were too many dogs - my pup did not do well in those types of environments. At Down to Earth Dogs, Emily has a great screening process and set number of spots which means your dog will have personal care and attention from her team. And you get daily pictures of your pup having the best time playing and being goofy when you’re traveling or just dropping off for daycare. Thank you, Emily and team, for taking such excellent care of my golden floof 💕
Sunday 6th November 2022
Beth Levin
5 Star
One of the best things about Down to Earth Dogs are Emily and Bella! They take all your worries away, are personable, and send you pictures during the day. My dogs absolutely love going to daycare and have so much fun! I have even boarded my dogs a couple times and my dogs weren’t the only ones who had a great experience, but I did too! I could go on and on about how wonderful Down to Earth Dogs is, but you should just check them out!
Monday 11th July 2022