Individualized and complete dog training services for the Greater Sacramento area.
While most dog training businesses require you to sign up for traditional training packages with limitations, we have found this method to be too restrictive for both progression and value for your money. Instead, we offer pay as you go services, that are completely individualized, at whatever pace you choose. We are constantly improving our techniques and services to ensure we are giving our clients the best value for their time and money. If you are unsure about where to start, no worries! Just contact us and we can help guide you to the services that will fit your family.
If your dog struggles with any fear, anxiety, or aggression we are here to help. We are the local go to for rescues, vet clinics and other trainers. We specialize in Dog Socialization, Behavior Modification, and Aggression.
Small Dog Day Care
Small Dog Day Care: Rocklin Location
All friendly dogs under 40 lbs. can join us at our new indoor puppy playground for doggie day care in Rocklin!
Large Dog Day Care
- Orientation -
Regardless of what service you are looking for, we require a one time orientation. The orientation is an opportunity for one of our trainers to meet you and your dog(s). Once this is complete, you will be able to use our services.
I absolutely love Canine Purpose! Weston and Elise are both exceptional trainers who have helped me in having the best relationship with my dog. Their group/private training classes have helped me in areas of obedience training so that my dog can be taken anywhere. All thanks to their help, we are always getting complimented on how well behaved our GSD is. On top of their excellent training, they also provide boarding and grooming services. I love how reliable and helpful they are whenever I need to board my dog. They are also able to help give all the medications my dog is on with no problem which is such a huge relief whenever I have to go out of town! I trust them watching my dog whole heartedly 100% and I know by my dogs behavior how much fun she has when she’s with them. We recently tried their grooming services and we loved it! My dog was looking so clean and freshly cut which is perfect for these warmer days coming up in summer. The groomer was very receptive to what I was asking and she was very kind. Weston and Elise & all their staff are amazingly wonderful dog loving people and it shows by how they care for the dogs. We’re so grateful for them so much so that I recommend Canine Purpose to anyone I come across who needs help with their dogs!
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!
These guys know what they are doing! Lots of great tips and very reasonable.
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!
Very nice people and very knowledgeable dog trainers. They are great people to work with!
Weston and Elise are incredible! We adopted our dog from a rescue and we desperately needed help with training. We met Wes and Elise for Flynn's evaluation and knew it would be a great fit. Our dear friends referred us to them, and I can't recommend them enough! Flynn is a pit/catahoula/lab mix and high energy, and has been through a lot in his young life- rescued by a cop, was in the Bradshaw shelter, had surgery, and was rescued by Resilient Dog Rescue. They loved and cared for him and Flynn had another potential owner, but it didn't work out. We met Flynn and fell in love with him. He is high energy and a bit of a challenge, but he is a love bug. Canine loves what they do and our family trusts the whole team. Wes was so great with Flynn and walked us through what they did with his training for two weeks. I can't thank them enough, and we love that we WANT to continue to go there for training etc. Flynn can't wait for his next drop off play day too! Hire them. You won't regret it.
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.
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.
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.
High Praise for motivation and skill. Training, Basic, Advanced, IPO and Show Ring Training… what more could you ask for!
We have 2 strong willed German shepherds, we have been doing training with Weston and Elise for 4 years. The group classes are awesome and we have learned so much from the two of them. We have also done private sessions to work on specific things around are house. There is no problem or behavior that they cannot help you correct. They don't just train the dogs they teach you how to get your dogs to behave. We always board are dogs with them when out of town, We know are dogs will be well cared for while we are away. They also started a grooming service and are doggies love it. I would recommend Canine Purpose to anyone who wants well behaved dog
Canine purpose provides kindness, care, compassion, knowledge and expertise, only a few reasons they quickly earn the trust to care for your beloved dog. Whether we leave our dog in their care for a day or more we can enjoy our time without worry knowing our dog is in the BEST of care They are awesome people too!
I need more stars! On a scale of 1-5, Weston & Elise and the crew of Canine Purpose are a solid 7! Weston has a gift with dogs and is able to teach BOTH dog and handler effectively. The group classes are well-organized and each dog-handler team gets individualized attention. Play Dates and Boarding at Canine Purpose are engaging and fun for the dogs and peace of mind for the owner. Pick-up and drop-off run like a well-oiled machine. Staff are ready to receive/retrieve dogs according to appointment times. They actually KNOW the dogs and genuinely enjoy being with them. It’s obvious! The pool is pristine, safe, and very secure. It’s attended at all times by Canine Purpose staff who are always helpful and accommodating. No matter the breed or the issue, if you’re looking for REAL training with real results, look no further. Prices are reasonable, allowing you to do Obedience and give the pool a try!
Weston, Elise and staff are AMAZING! My girls have never been treated better at an establishment for dogs. My malinois is a princess and with Weston’s help we can address her needs in a productive and loving way. They help train your dog the way YOUR dog needs it. Daycare is a plus with grooming available! Also very affordable!
Zeus, our 2.5 yr old Cane Corso has been in group training and day plays at Canine Purpose since he was a puppy. Weston and his staff are wonderful with all the dogs in the group classes, but also ask everyone what I want to work on with with their dog. The result is a dog that has an excellent personality, walks off leash and on leash, comes when called and stays when asked. He goes everywhere with me. I am always complimented on his behavior and how calm he is. People are amazed when he sits alone outside the door at Peets coffee while i am inside getting his water and my tea. He sits alone in the aisle at Lowes or Home depot when I am looking for items. All of this is because of the training of me and Zeus at Canine Purpose. I highly recommend them.
where do I begin? without Westin and his amazing team our Akita, Ryker, would not be the socially acceptable pup he is today. due to the one on one training visits for us as dog parents from Westin, group training and the weekly day play since our pup was about 6-7 months old Ryker is amazing! I truly did not think it was possible with this breed. Westins camp has been the determining factor in helping us with this very dominant breed. thank you Westin for creating such a awesome place for dogs to go and be with their kind and just be dogs!
Excellent!! Weston and Elise are wonderful. We have been attending group training for 6 months and started when our Vizsla was 16 weeks old. They are so knowledgeable about the different breeds and personalities and incorporate this into the training. They have taught both our dog and us techniques to use for obedience, socialization, recall, and off-leash training. Our dog is high energy, social, and sensitive and we never thought we would be able to get her to sit still. Now we can walk her off leash and she will stay by our side or come back right away even if distracted by other dogs or birds. Canine Purpose offers private, group, and kennel training. They also offer play days and grooming. I can’t describe how excited our dog is when we arrive for training. She can’t wait to get out of the car. We take her once a week for a play day just because she loves being there so much. I highly recommend Canine Purpose. Weston, Elise, and their staff have provided excellent training and it is obvious they love the work they do and truly care about dogs.
We have been taking our pup to canine purpose for over a year now. They feel like an extended family for our dog and we highly recommend all of their services. We have sent our Cane Corso to training classes, boarding, day care, board and train and used their spa services as well. It’s a very personable family business and we love them!
I have been very pleased with the group training provided by Weston, who takes the time to ask each dog owner what his or her needs are. Weston demonstrates techniques that bring results in a healthy and positive way. My dogs listen to him! My dogs love his language! So now I too am learning.
Our experience at Canine Purpose are always over the top. My Sadie just loves going there. Highly recommend it!!