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Creating complete confidence in your companion

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Individualized and complete dog training services for the Greater Sacramento area.


Get in Touch with Us

Our Purpose

At Canine Purpose we genuinely believe that each dog has a specific role and purpose within their human family. As man’s best friend, every dog and situation are unique and we will personalize our training for each family.


Strategy

Our training is designed to create a strong foundation and balanced structure within your family. We use all of our available services to create a customized program.

Results

Guaranteed results at every stage in the training process. We understand that training is an investment and we ensure that you are completely satisfied.

Training

Why choose us? Our experienced and dedicated trainers have years of experience and a vast knowledge base of training techniques and philosophies. We will help you on your journey of finding your dog’s purpose by giving you the tools you need. Because we value each dog and their purpose, you can be sure that all of our training is humane, fair, and balanced.

Strategy

Our training is designed to create a strong foundation and balanced structure within your family. We use all of our available services to create a customized program.

Results

Guaranteed results at every stage in the training process. We understand that training is an investment and we ensure that you are completely satisfied.

Training

Why choose us? Our experienced and dedicated trainers have years of experience and a vast knowledge base of training techniques and philosophies. We will help you on your journey of finding your dog’s purpose by giving you the tools you need. Because we value each dog and their purpose, you can be sure that all of our training is humane, fair, and balanced.

Our Trainers

As a husband and wife team, Weston and Elise Kester have many years of experience working with dogs. In their formal learning, Weston and Elise have studied and trained with some of the top trainers in the US. Weston, a certified National Level Trial Helper under USCA (United Schutzhund Clubs of America) and DVG America, has worked directly with world-level competitors and Police K9 trainers. In the last 2 years alone, Weston was selected by national committees for 16 working dog championship events. Both, Weston and Elise have a broad knowledge of multiple training methods and have studied animal psychology, behavior, and training philosophies. As the training directors and founders of Canine Purpose, they have assisted in helping owners achieve IPO titles, AKC obedience titles, and raising and placing puppies. They are a powerful team that is passionate about dogs and their important purpose in their human’s lives.

  • “So happy to have found Canine Purpose, only wish I had found them sooner!!”Nicole
  • “The customized training is really fantastic, Weston’s love for the dogs shows in his patience, kindness and firm hand in training.”Karen
  • “These guys are the best! We bring our dog from San Francisco because they are not only the best in Sacramento but all of Northern California!”The Berta Family and ‘Zeva’
  • “They are the best!! My pup loves them!!”The Steed Family and ‘Ziva’
  • “Weston and Elise have helped our family to make the most well-rounded, well-behaved, kind, loving dog we’ve ever had, Aero. Aero absolutely adores Weston and loves to work hard for him. We are so happy we found you…and we look forward to training and boarding in the future.”The Miller Family and ‘Aero’
  • “Excellent training, extremely knowledgeable and honest. Very important traits when trusting a trainer with our best friends.”Cindy
  • “These guys know what they are doing! Lots of great tips and very reasonable.”Dan
  • “Awesome people and the best trainers!”Marylou
  • “High Praise for motivation and skill. Training, Basic, Advanced, IPO and Show Ring Training… what more could you ask for!”Brian
  • “Very nice people and very knowledgeable dog trainers. They are great people to work with!”Susan
  • “Great trainers for a new puppy and really helping my kids (9 and 12) participate in the process too!”The Ratlif Family and ‘Lyki’
  • “We are so happy we have found Canine Purpose. As long as we have dogs we plan to use Canine Purpose to help us. Weston is knowledgeable, kind and patient with our dog. We have worked with other trainers but Weston’s knowledge and ability is far superior to anyone we have worked with. He gets results, knows exactly what he is doing and our dog loves him.”Caryn
  • “I am so happy that we found Weston and Elise to train our dogs. They are very good at training and our dogs love them. Our dogs are very well behaved thanks to the training we received from Canine Purpose. I vote you guys the best in our area and will continue to refer you to our friends and family. Way to Go, Weston and Elise keep up the great work. Thank You!”Theresa
  • “These are the best people that you will ever meet and they care about every family member. They are hard workers and will help in any way that they can.”Brittney
  • “Excellent trainer for competitive working dogs and Weston and Elise also do pet dogs!”Cathy
  • “Weston and Elise are very nice caring people who are helping us with some specialized training. We are very pleased with the progress of our dog.”Jennifer
  • “Our experience with Canine Purpose could not have been better. Through the years I had worked with a number of trainers and I think I was a fairly competent handler. Weston was by far the best trainer/handler I had ever worked with. He is intelligent, articulate, compassionate and never lets ego get in his way. To start with, he was compassionate to both our German Shepherd and us. He listened, and most importantly, he was able to properly diagnose/assess the problem accurately and knew exactly what to do in order to correct the behaviors. Weston had such confidence in his own ability that he was able to guide us with amazing gentleness and accurateness – and the best thing was that Levi responded with the same quietness that Weston exudes. Weston’s patience and knowledge was the perfect combination. We could not be happier with Weston and Canine Purpose and will continue to work with him as our dog’s temperament and our goals are such that this will always be a work in progress. I would recommend Weston unquestioningly to anyone with a dog. He has made such a difference in our lives and we are so thankful we found Canine Purpose.”The Peck Family and ‘Levi’
  • “Weston and Elise have been a real help with training me and my puppy Dax. I have a strong male German Shepherd and would like to title him. They have an innate ability to read both the dog and the handler on training needs to achieve a goal. They are patient with those of us whom sometimes ‘don’t get it at first’. Any my dog Dax just loves our training sessions, especially the protection part. Dax has really done well so far and has become a good dog at home.”Mike and ‘Dax’
  • “Weston and Elise were very dedicated to seeing our dog improve in his social interactions. They worked very diligently and professionally with us and our dog. We have also used their facility for boarding which was wonderful. Our dogs seemed very happy and well cared for when we picked them up. We have been very pleased with Canine Purpose.”The Hambly Family and ‘Topper’
  • “After having done several training courses with Petsmart and our own individual efforts, we just felt like we needed a bit more training. Both Weston and Elise helped us with one on one training as well as hosted our dog at their facilities for some time correcting the behaviors we couldn’t on our own. We love our dog even more so now with his enhanced obedience and training, thanks Canine Purpose!”The Doyle Family and ‘Loki’