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About us

Dieuwke (Dee-you-kuh) van der Velde, certified positive reinforcement trainer through Animal Behavior College, interned at Humane Society of Silicon Valley. With a background as a research technician at Stanford, I believe in continuous learning to learn evolving techniques and tools staying abreast to successfully train dogs.  I fully subscribe to positive reinforcement training and adopt this mode of behavioral training for puppies to adolescent and adult dogs.   I have more then 12 years experience training dogs of all breeds and sizes , which included a three year search & rescue training through CARDA.


I have been fostering through rescue groups since 2009 and have helped puppies and adolescent dogs with varied behavioral issues - from socialization, building confidence, reactivity and have helped the dogs through positive experiences in controlled environments, so they have a structured process to be successfully integrated into their family and community. 


I specialize in puppy training,  and helping both first time dog owners and families adding a new puppy learn the basics of obedience training so they enjoy the new addition to the family and have a strong bond develop.  My training is reward based, using positive reinforcement so humans understand their dog’s needs.  I offer both group lessons and private consulting, and have my own training center in West San Jose.


I am eager to get started with training your dog and welcome you to reach out to me today!

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Vicki Huebner 

A Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Vicki Huebner, has been working with dogs since the early 1990s. She teaches obedience and sports classes. In addition to the CPDT-KA certification, she is a professional member of the APDT, and an AKC CGC Certified Examiner. She currently competes with her current dog, Jewel in the odor detection sports including nose work, trailing and locating, antler shed and lost item recovery. She employs only the most modern, dog-friendly (and people-friendly) training methods, adhering to the CCPDT Code of Ethics.

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