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Teach the same dog you love some new tricks. Dog Tired San Diego is here to help create balance in your dog's life using positive reinforcement techniques. All private sessions and group classes are 1 hour. All breeds and ages are welcome!

Meet our Lead Trainer Sara!

Sara is a wonderful dog trainer and animal lover. She has extensive experience in specialty behavior training such as: house manners, barking, separation anxiety, fearfulness, aggression, leash reactivity and more.


Sara has worked with dogs professionally for over 20 years including: competing in confirmation and obedience, preforming behavior evaluations for off-leash play, dog husbandry and basic vet care, teaching puppy classes, basic obedience, off-leash obedience and solving behavior problems


Born and raised in San Diego County, she grew up around animals. At the age of seven, she joined 4-h and showed her Australian Cattle Dog “Patches” in local dog shows. Since then, she has been very involved in the dog world. Sara's resume includes working with doggie daycare and boarding facilities for several years as a dog handler and trainer

Sara attended school for dog behavior, training, and instructing. She has always been fascinated with a dog’s intelligence and the amazing bond between humans and canines. Her education includes:


  • Penn Foster Career School Dog Trainer and Instruction Program Graduate 2007

  • Certified AKC Star Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

  • Dr. Ian Dunbar's Dog Trainer Academy

Training Services

Training Services


1 on 1 Consultation

Not sure where to start on your training journey? A one on one training consultation is a great opportunity for us to meet you and your dog and decide which training option will be best.  It also allows us to gather valuable information about your lifestyle, training goals, and answer any questions you may have and most importantly start addressing you and your dogs needs during the consultation.


Puppy Classes

Come learn how to socialize and train your puppy under the watchful eye of our Professional Dog Trainer and Certified AKC Star Puppy Evaluator, Sara Maguire. Every week we offer a safe area for puppies and owners to come play, learn, and socialize. We are committed to educating new puppy owners on how to raise a balanced, happy dog that is a joy to live with.

During the class we focus on proper socialization, accepting handling, building confidence, teaching bite inhibition(gentle jaws), impulse control, and basic obedience. You will also learn how to read dog body language and understand how your puppy develops. 

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Walk & Train - Private

Our Walk N’ Train Program is great for people with busy schedules who still want their dog to get the fulfillment and benefits of training.  A trainer will work with your dog during an hour outing. In addition to physical exercise, your dog will receive a mental workout while learning obedience commands.  We recommend scheduling additional private sessions to observe what your dog has been practicing.

All sessions are 1 hour.

**Package of 4 plus a 30 min final session with owner is $359


Private & Specialty Training

Private training is done at your home or public space and is tailored to your specific needs. We will teach you how to work with your dog to overcome specific training or behavior problems or to accomplish specific goals. Effective for teaching basic to advanced obedience such as: jumping on guests, barking, hyper activity, counter surfing, bolting out the door, separation anxiety, fearfulness, aggression, and leash reactivity.

**Package of 4 $389 (must be scheduled on a weekly basis to see the best results)

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Canine Good Citizen

The Canine Good Citizen group class is focused on manners and obedience for everyday living with your dog. Once the course is complete you can take the test to certify your dog as a Canine Good Citizen by the AKC. Topics include:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger

  • Sitting politely for petting

  • Appearance and grooming

  • Walking on a loose leash or through crowds

  • Sit, down, stay and recall

  • Reaction to another dogs and distractions

  • Supervised separation

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Board & Train

Have your dog stay with our trainer in their home and socialized with our packs at Fiesta Island. This program is completely customized to your dog's needs. During their stay, our trainer will work with your dog multiple times daily to create a solid foundation to meet the training goals set out in our initial consultation. Whether it’s separation anxiety, socialization, leash walking or all of the above, we can help!

**Minimum 14 nights required for the best results.

Classes are held weekly on Sundays and are subject to availability. Classes include 6 weekly sessions. Minimum 3 dogs must be registered in each class or it may be rescheduled. Puppy classes are for dogs ages 8 to 24 weeks. All vet recommended vaccinations are encouraged. Join our drop-in training group sessions at Fiesta Island. Check out our Instagram @dogtiredsandiego for upcoming dates.

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