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Partners Dog Training School

(6 Reviews)

4640 E Forest Pleasant Pl, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(480) 595-6700

Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tomorrow: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Partners Dog Training is a professional dog training facility that specializes in problems related to aggression, submissive and insecure behavioral patterns. The facility offers various sports training programs. It also provides specialized training lessons for protection dogs. Partners Dog Training offers advanced agility and obedience training programs. The facility additionally conducts resident camps that provide socialization and distraction testing sessions for dogs. It offers private lessons and group classes. In addition, Partners Dog Training provides snake proofing, herding and tracking classes. The facility offers motivational training programs for puppies.

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Fax: (480) 595-6885


Partners Dog Training School is a professional behavioral school in Cave Creek, Arizona. We specialize in building relationships between you and your pet family. For thirty years our staff of over thirty-five instructors have worked with thousands of families just like you.

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Look for the yellow "Dog School Bus" on Cave Creek Road and Lone Mountain Road

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We offer personal one-on-one private lessons, either in the comfort of your home, or at our air-conditioned and heated indoor training center. We offer group classes, in obedience, agility, protection and behavior. We also offer the Valleys most recognized Resident Camp program, where dogs stay at our state-of-the-art facility for training.

Our snake avoidance program is world famous, and has been used by private dog owners, law enforcement, search & rescue and military working dogs for over 12 years.


Affiliated with American Kennel Club (CGC)

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Affiliated with IABTI (Explosives training)

Member of ASIS

We are federally licensed by the DEA and the ATF, and the only professional school in Arizona with this certification.
We are approved to conduct AKC Canine Good Citizen tests for pet owners.
We are approved by Service Dogs International to test and train handicap assistance dogs. We are members of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)
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We have been using Partners for almost 10 years now. We have used many of the services available at Partners, from resident training camp, snake training, obedience classes, agility classes, dock diving, boarding and even swimming! Partners is a great facility and the staff are caring and passionate about the work they do. We highly recommend Partners Dog Training!


Partners is all about the dogs - from the trainers to the clients, everyone is focused on a positive and motivated approach to training.




I rescued a pit mix, and like many rescues, was having some aggression problems. My vet recommended I chat with Partners. Initially I was a little skeptical, after all, can you really teach an old dog new tricks.

Wow, was I wrong. I love the place. The trainers could not be nicer, and my dog loved it there. I did the bootcamp, and am currently attending classes. They emphasize structure and respect, but in a loving way.

I am now looking at doing the dock jumping thing with them.

Guess we both learned something new.




We love Partners Dog Training and have brought all of our dogs here for training, classes and boarding. The staff is excellent and caring. We always feel comfortable leaving our dogs here. Excellent training facility. We have done resident camp, group classes, agility, rally and even swimming. The snake proofing is top notch. Shortly after having our dogs snake trained, they encountered a snake in our yard. All of our dogs stopped in their tracks and returned to the safety of our home. Thank you Partners!



I have trained my dog at Partn...

I have trained my dog at Partners for over 1 year. Though the consistency of the employees and trainers seems to change, I have been mostly satisfied with the results. Recently, I made multiple attempts to contact the owner Leighton Oosthuisen regarding a boarding fee that was charged even after I cancelled the reservation well in advance of 1 week. When he finally returned my call and I explained the situation, he refused to provide the refund. He told me it was company policy. I informed him that I would be disputing the charge with my bank and he promptly hung up the phone in an aggressive manner. Unfortunately, the phone bounced of the receiver and I could hear his negative comments to the office staff regarding my call. Based on this issue, I will be taking my business to a trainer that values customers and providing great service.

claimed iconBusiness Response07/23/2013

I understand the clients issue. However, our policy of charging a fee when the reservation is made was established 12 years ago, and is to discourage late cancellations. As a training school, trainers are scheduled a week in advance for lessons and last minute cancellations result in increased costs for everyone. The client had made numerous reservations and was aware of the policy. However, she became abusive to the office staff, calling constantly times, despite being told by a manager she could receive a credit, but not a refund. The owner attempted to discuss it with her, including offering a credit, but she became threatening, leading to him hanging up the phone, and informing his staff not to respond to her any further. It is always unfortunate when these situations occur, and we make every effort to find solutions.

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