We train basic obedience sit/down/wait or stay/place/come or here by using reward based marker training or clicker training. Advanced Obedience behaviors include long distance recalls, formal heeling, formal retrieve, scent discrimination, and jumps
The Canine Good Citizen Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. We offer coaching and training tips that will guarantee your dog a passing score for each of the 10 items tested
Does your dog pull on leash? If so, our Loose Leash Manners program will teach your dog the proper position for heeling at your side. We begin with teaching important preliminary skills then gradually add the cue, the automatic sit, how to follow the left leg, and lastly, proofing in various environments with the handler
Takes place at the clients home with each member of the family present. I will evaluate behavioral concerns in addition to the home set up, family activity level/lifestyle, and training requests. At the end of the 45 minute assessment, the client will have a clear understanding of the type of training recommended. We also discuss a tentative training plan and what to expect once your pet completes the program
*$25 will be donated to Rocket Dog Rescue each time a client books an assessment
1-3 Topics Covered
Private lessons are perhaps the most beneficial way to get involved training your dog with professional help. Private lessons cover topics you choose, and can range from basic puppy manners, basic/advanced obedience, or problematic behaviors. While the recommendations for the amount of lessons your dog may need varies, the amount of lessons you want is ultimately up to you
If you select the board and train option, your pet will live in my home. A structured routine and consistent training sessions using reward based marker training will be implemented immediately. The communication system I teach will enable your pet to focus and learn new behaviors resulting in lasting obedience and better companionship. This program requires a mandatory 30 day minimum
The structured walk is a great way to provide physical and mental stimulation for your pup in a short amount of time. Loose leash walking, obedience reinforcement, confidence building, and pace variation are a few example exercises used to stimulate your dogs engagement and motivation to learn. Only available dogs who have completed a board & train program
Private session with owner and pet to work on 1-3 specific behaviors or how to eliminate unwanted behaviors. This service could be done in person or virtually via zoom with demonstrations.
6 one-on-one 60-90 Min private sessions beginning in your home then transitioning to high traffic areas including nearby parks and shopping malls. Each week we advance upon the previous week’s progress, with the end result being all obedience proofed in novel environments with higher levels of distraction. Training tools are not included in this package. The cost for ecollars, prong collars, back up prong collars, slip leads, bioethane long lines and leather leashes will be billed separately
We train a variety of exercises to enrich your dogs ability to learn the behaviors and impulse control necessary to obtain a CGC title
We assist handler in training all 10 test items, fine tune each exercise, and trouble shoot if necessary. This lesson will guarantee a passing score!
Necessary to obtain a CGC title.
Handler will be asked to demonstrate all 10 test items required by American Kennel Club rules and regulations. If dog passes exam, evaluator will submit appropriate forms and title will be sent to owner.
Dock diving is a dog sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance or height. This activity is perfect for active, energetic dogs who require mental/physical stimulation and discipline. All breeds are welcome
$125/60 minute session
A fun way to build a dogs hunt drive instinct through scent detection training. Dogs learn how to search for a specific odor or odors and find the source. This activity builds problem solving skills, provides mental stimulation, and confidence building
$75/45 Minute Session
Ceslie Mulholland began working with animals over 15 years ago. As a dog owner herself, she understands and values the importance of cultivating a special bond with her own dogs, in addition to each pet she encounters. Her charismatic energy and genuine compassion for animals has evolved into a natural talent, thus allowing her dog walking business to flourish.
Her previous life in academia consisted of attaining her B.A. Degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry from San Francisco State University, working as a Lab Assistant conducting Biofuel Research (Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies), and applying to Dental School to become a Pediatric Dentist. Unfortunately, after years of sacrifice and dedication, graduate school admittance was not obtained. This circumstance in no way prevented Ceslie from becoming a success.
After reevaluating her priorities and passions, she followed her intuition and decided to open up a small business dedicated to providing quality pet care in San Francisco. Services offered include off leash play groups for high energy dogs, boarding, and the daily reinforcement of basic obedience and boundaries.
Ceslie received her professional certifications from the Michael Ellis School For Dog Trainers and Leerburg University. Additionally, she is an AKC Star Puppy Instructor, CGC/Advanced CGC/Trick dog evaluator.
During her off time, Ceslie enjoys spending time with family and friends, Muay Thai, running, giving back to the community and competing in Agility, Dock Diving, and Flyball with her dog Luna.
"More often than not I find that most people are more than capable of having a fulfilling relationship with their pet, however, sometimes they are not aware of how to fix an unfavorable habit such as pulling on walks or jumping up to greet visitors. Naughty habits can cause owners to feel helpless and frustrated.
I find gratification in assisting pet owners with current educational resources, equipment suggestions, and training options. Any method chosen, coupled with consistency is a great way to eliminate undesired habits in most dogs thus leading to a meaningful pet-owner relationship."
- Ceslie Mulholland
Ceslie with her two Dachshunds (Harley Bop & Cosmo Lu) - Ocean Beach, San Francisco