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Why Choose Sit Means Sit

The Best Dog Training in San Diego

Sit Means Sit Dog Training San Diego provides professional dog obedience training in San Diego and surrounding California areas.

Our top-tier training methods will help your dog become their best self! You’ll attain optimal control over your dog, both on and off the leash, all while allowing your furry companion to embrace their natural behavior.

We steer clear of one-size-fits-all training methods, recognizing the uniqueness of every dog and situation. Our array of classes and programs cater to dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes; from fundamental puppy training to day train sessions. We specialize in addressing behavioral issues like aggression and separation anxiety, and tailor our approach to suit your training goals.

To better understand you and your dog, we provide an initial consultation at no cost! Contact us today for a free training evaluation.

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Any Age. Any Breed. Any Problem.

We train all dogs, regardless of age, breed, or behavioral issue. Whether you're looking to start your puppy on a path to lifelong success or want to teach your older dog some new tricks, we've got you covered.

Obedience & Behavior Management

We provide individualized one-on-one dog training programs tailored to meet your unique goals and specific needs.

Group Training

Our follow-up group training continues after our one-on-one training programs to ensure you and your dog continue to achieve your training goals.

Training & Services

Day Train Immersion

Day Train Immersion

Once a week, we’ll take your dog for the entire day, followed by a personalized one-on-one session with you in the evening. During this session, we’ll demonstrate what we’ve taught your dog throughout the day and provide guidance on the exercises you should practice together. Why Choose Day Train Immersion: Intensive training with consistent daily…

Private One on One Lessons

Private One-on-One Lessons

Our private training lessons are tailored to address your unique goals, providing a customized training experience for you and your dog. These sessions are ideal for families seeking direct involvement in their dog’s training success. Moreover, to ensure ongoing progress, we offer a year of unlimited group classes to help you maintain and further develop…

Group Classes

Group Classes

Upon completion of one of our training programs, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our group dog training classes at no additional cost! Group training is meant to reinforce and maintain the skills we’ve instilled in your dog. It’s also an excellent opportunity for your dog to socialize with other canines and people. Why…

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Our puppy training classes will help lay the groundwork for a rewarding relationship with your new puppy. We’ll cover everything from potty training and leash control to manners and socialization. Benefits of Puppy Training Establishes a strong bond between you and your pup early on Promotes good behavior and obedience for their lifetime Builds confidence…

Behavior Modification Training

In addition to our training programs, we can train your dog or pup to overcome specific behaviors and emotions for a happier, healthier dog.


Do you need aggressive dog training in San Diego? Whether your dog has always exhibited aggression towards other dogs or people, or just recently developed this behavior, our professional dog behaviorists will address the specific issues so you and your dog can enjoy the relationship you once had, or have always desired. An aggressive dog…

High Anxiety/Fear

Whether it’s a fear of strangers, other dogs, or separation from their owner, it can be incredibly challenging to train an anxious dog. Our trainers will work closely with you and your pup to gradually increase their comfort zone through positive experiences, building your dog’s confidence in a safe and productive way. Signs of Anxiety…


Does your dog bolt the second they see a squirrel, person, or another dog across the street? These distractions are unavoidable in the real world, which is why our trainers focus and specialize in high-distraction training. With consistency, we can help direct your dog’s focus to you in any situation when distractions arise….


If you aspire to enjoy the freedom of having your dog off-leash while exploring your favorite trails or during camping adventures, off-leash training could be a perfect fit for you and your furry companion. Off-leash training is distinct from obedience, although skills such as recall are the foundation of off-leash training. Our trainers will begin…


A reactive dog overreacts to normal situations that other dogs would take in stride. They become overstimulated easily and may bark, lunge, and growl at something as simple as another dog or person walking on the other side of the street. Attention to training is extremely important, as reactivity can turn into aggression. The cause…


Socialization with dogs, humans, and other animals is a great way to ensure a well-mannered and confident dog. The best time to socialize is between 10-16 weeks of age, but not all dogs get to experience socialization as a puppy. A lot of rescue dogs enter their new homes without proper socialization, which can put…

Meet Our

Trainers & Staff

Our certified Sit Means Sit Dog Training staff has extensive experience in resolving dog obedience issues such as:

  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Leash Pulling
  • Counter surfing
  • People aggression
  • Dog aggression
  • New Puppy Problems
  • Housebreaking
  • Basic Commands
  • High Energy
  • Anxiety
  • And More!

Learn more about our team or jump start your training by scheduling a free evaluation today!

Tim McMillan

Tim McMillan Owner / Head Trainer

When we take the time to give our dogs the direction they crave, we become relevant in their lives. Everyone understands the importance of raising our children properly. We teach them right from wrong. We show them by example to live their lives with integrity. With proper guidance, our children will grow up to be…



Ever since I can remember, I have had a deep love for animals. Dogs have been a part of my family since day one, and I am now the proud dog mama of two Pit Bull mixes, Thor and Ebony. Thor entered my life in 2018 while completing my psychology degree at the University of…

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We have 14 grand-children that visit or stay with us regularly. When we got our 8-week-old Boxer puppy, Abbey, it soon became obvious that training her was a must. When we met Tim McMillan, from Sit Means Sit, at a Del Mar Home/Garden Show my wife and I were immediately impressed with his knowledge and experience. After checking out the website we signed up for training with Tim.

We started our training when Abbey, or our ‘Wild Child’ as we affectionately called her, was 4 months old. Tim came to our home and within 30 minutes Abbey was obeying commands to sit and come. We learned how to re-enforce those commands during the week. By the 3rd lesson Abbey was not jumping on us or our youngest grand kids which is a playful habit puppies have.

Our ‘Wild Child’ has turned into a gentle, loving, and obedient member of the family thanks to the training and guidance of Tim and the Sit Means Sit methods of training. I highly recommend Tim for obedience training. He is firm but loving in his tone of voice and mannerisms. Our Abbey immediately became friends with Tim and wanted to learn from him and us. Abbey, now 8 months old, can now be left alone with all our grand kids and not be aggressively playful. Our weekly outdoor meetings to interact with other dogs involved with Tim and Sit Means Sit is a highlight of the week for Abbey.

We are very thankful to have found Tim and training our Abbey with the Sit Means Sit method.

- Bob
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We are really astounded with Huey’s progress in the Sit Means Sit system. He started out as a very LARGE ball of energy, turns out he just needed something to channel that energy into. With daily structure and training, he has become incredibly obedient and attentive, he also really ENJOYS the training exercises, it’s fun for him. Huey is a smart shepherd with lots of potential, he just needed someone to guide him towards that potential, and for that we THANK YOU! Keep in touch!

- Betty & Jonathan
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