Pawtopia Dog Training

Dog Training

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Website | (858) 414-7797
5666 La Jolla Blvd #25, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Opening Hours:
Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Area Served:
Within 4 miles (6.4km) of 5666 La Jolla Blvd #25, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
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Colleen Demling-Riley, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

I LOVE training dogs. I LOVE working with clients. I feel blessed every single time I watch a relationship transform as the pup and pet parent learn how to communicate with each other. Honestly, it’s why I do this. Dog training is my calling. Over the last 20 years as a professional trainer and behaviorist, I’ve been able to fine tune my craft and gain invaluable experience that allows me to quickly and effectively help pet parents with anything from puppy manners and obedience to more complex issues like aggression and separation anxiety. I look forward to personally working with you and your dog.

All My Best,

Google Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (21 total ratings)

Garret Milligan
5 Star
Unparalleled expertise, knowledge, patience, and professionalism are a few words I would use to describe Colleen and Pawtopia Dog Training. I was introduced to Colleen in 2012 and was beyond impressed with the training she provided my Rottweiler puppy. Last year I got another Rottweiler puppy and Colleen was the first call I made; there isn't anyone else I would trust with training my dog! Thank you, Colleen, for the confidence you've instilled in me knowing that I can take Benz anywhere and he'll be so well behaved that the restaurant staff doesn't notice him laying next to me! You're the best!
Wednesday 20th September 2023
Theresa Steitz
5 Star
Colleen's expertise as a dog trainer is truly remarkable. Her profound understanding of canine behavior allows her to quickly establish a deep connection between owner and dog. What sets her apart is her insight that it's the dog who needs training, not just the owner. Under Colleen's guidance, my once rambunctious golden retriever transformed into a calm and cooperative companion, reaching a level of training akin to that of a service dog. Her approach emphasizes fostering communication and enabling dogs to self-calm, resulting in a harmonious owner-dog relationship. I highly recommend Colleen for anyone seeking a dedicated and effective dog trainer.
Saturday 30th December 2023
L B
5 Star
Colleen is a highly skilled, patient, and wonderful trainer, for both dogs and their owners! We are indebted to her help with our young jack russell terrier and older doodle. She can easily handle challenging breeds and issues and breaks things down to be manageable. We've worked with many other trainers over the years and Colleen is the best, ever!
Monday 13th November 2023
Chris Barnes
5 Star
My dog was leash reactive towards other dogs. I tried several trainers before I met Colleen. They either didn’t listen to my concerns, had only one approach towards training or spent the time trying to sell me on an expensive package of training sessions. I had given up hope but then my vet recommended Colleen. She was fabulous! She listened to my concerns and designed a custom behavioral modification plan for my dog based on his personality and motivations. We made more progress with her in a few months than we had working with other trainers for years. My dog and I can finally enjoy stress free walks. I can’t recommend her enough!
Sunday 24th September 2023
Lab Campana
5 Star
Colleen is an amazing dog trainer!! Over the years, she has trained three of our large and athletic dogs. They all respect her, and have learned a ton from her sessions. I can't say enough great things about Colleen. We consider her our family dog trainer, and lucky to have her help us train our dogs. Wendy C
Wednesday 4th October 2023