Huntington Beach Dog Training

Dog training Huntington Beach with video

Huntington Beach offers some excellent places to do dog training. One of my favorite training spots in Huntington Beach is Central Park. I put together this dog training video showing some of the terrain and distractions to be found in Huntington Beach’s Central Park. The most noticeable training distractions are the ducks. The ducks are quite tame and will often allow a dog and handler team to get very close. The tameness of the duck at Central Park makes it ideal for training the recall from motion (come for). As the dog becomes more skilled I will move to different locations. The ducks are also handy for teaching the Heel and Sit Stay

Dog Training in Huntington Beach Park Video
Video Time: 3:46


The first short segment of the video shows a Labrador Retriever working on heel using a gentle leader head collar along with food reinforcement.

The second and main part of the video shows a Lab mix working with food and a traditional training collar. The video of the Lab mix shows the beginning phase of training the dog to come from distractions, in this case ducks, and it’s done with a standard 6 foot training leash. There’s one place in the video where a leash correction is used. I like to use food reinforcement as much as possible, but in this case I thought using a mild correction was more useful.

Toward the end of the video is a very short clip showing a Rottweiler training at the park with its owners. This dog is also using a traditional collar. Although I am using a traditional collar in the video I also used a gentle leader head collar with this dog. I was using the slip collar during the training session more to teach the owners better handling skills. It’s sometime easier to learn how not to over handle a dog with a slip collar than with a head collar or a pinch collar. I thought using a head collar would be counterproductive for teaching proper handling during this training session.

Central Park in Huntington Beach also has an active dog park that can be useful for some types of training. Before taking your dog into the dog park make sure it is working at a level that you can sustain in an off leash environment.

Huntington Beach Dog Training
Huntington Beach Dog Training

Your training options can also include going to the Huntington Beach Dog Park.

Schnauzer Huntington Beach
Schnauzer Huntington Beach

Schnauzer at Huntington Beach Dog Park

Additional dog training opportunities at Huntington Beach’s Central Park.

Another great dog training opportunity provided at Central Park can be found at either of its  eating establishment. When I first wrote this article there were two places to eat with your canine friend at the part. Unfortunately we are now limited to only one dog friendly place for doggy dining. The most popular Huntington Beach restaurant for dog diners is the Park Bench Café. The Park Bench Café is extremely dog friendly and even has a canine menu. I will often take a dog out for breakfast to work on clam behavior around other dog while I’m eating.

Dog Beach in Huntington Beach

Dog Training at Dog Beach HB
Dog Training at Dog Beach HB

Huntington Beach has an official Dog Beach that is also a very good place to do some dog training. Not far from dog beach is Main Street which offers a totally different training environment. By combining central park, dog Beach, and Main Street you will have a well rounded mix of training experiences.

I hope you found this web page and video helpful. If you have any dog training questions please get in touch with me. 714-827-4058

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Andrew Ledford

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