Bay Area Dog Trainer - Alameda and Contra Costa
Oakland based dog and puppy trainer Steve Bettcher is a Certified Dog Trainer from IACP and has been helping East Bay Area dog owners train their puppies and dogs for over 15 years. Steve has worked with all types of dogs and puppy/dog training problems. No dog or puppy obedience problem is too difficult or challenging for him to handle. Over 45 Veterinarians from the Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and Contra Costa County have recommended the Dog Squad as their Bay Area Dog Trainer of choice.
What makes a good dog trainer? Steve, a native of Oakland, has had animals all his life and enjoys the special bond that training a dog creates. He is knowledgeable about how dogs and puppies learn and about how they communicate. Steve is proficient in using various dog training methodologies.
He believe that the real key to his success is in human communication... in teaching dog owners to understand their pets and learn the proper skills that make dog ownership so enjoyable. What would the world be like without the a dog's grace, loyalty and dignity? Dog and puppy training are more than a job to Steve Bettcher. He is committed to making each dog's life a better one and to helping each owner enjoy the responsibilty of dog ownership to its fullest.
Steve, born in Oakland and raised in the East Bay, has over 15 years of dog training experience in both obedience and agility. He is a Certified Dog Trainer by IACP. Two of his own dogs have won three National Agility Championships and were awarded The NADAC Agility Trail Championship.
- Steve has both a BA degree in Psychology and a MS in Counseling
- As a college student he worked as a Seal Trainer for Stanford Research
- Volunteered at the Oakland Animal Shelter helping with adoptions
and training of dogs
- Certified Dog Trainer by the International Association of Canine Professionals
- Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals
- Certified "No Limitations" Remote Collar Specialist
- AKC Canine
Good Citizen Evaluator
- Expert Witness for Dog Cases
- Steve had his first dog at the age of four and his dream as a five year old was to become a "Zoo Keeper."
The Tri-Valley Herald ran a newspaper article on Sunday June 24th, 2007 about Steve on how he became full time professional puppy and dog trainers. Click the link below for the whole Dog Squad story.
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Don't wait any longer to train your puppy or dog. You can start enjoying your dog today! I have saved many dogs' homes when owners thought it was hopeless. Call today for an Evaluation. I serve all of Alameda and Contra Costa County. You have nothing to lose except a poorly behaved dog.