Dog Training in Northern California

Professional Dog Training


We offer professional dog training services in Northern California for dog obedience (on and off-leash), problem solving training, protection training, crate training, puppy pre-school training, service dog training, and therapy dog training. Our most popular training option is Board and Train: your dog stays with us and receives daily training sessions. We also offer individual dog training where you and your dog receive a private session with a professional dog trainer. We have group obedience classes where you can train with a group and your dog can socialize with other dogs.


Send your dog to Nadelhaus for 1-4 weeks for professional training. Your dog will stay overnight in the Nadelhaus kennels and receive daily training sessions from a professional dog trainer.

Crate Training For Puppies

$200 per week

  • Board and Train
  • 1-3 weeks
  • This training is offered for puppies 8 weeks+.
  • After this training, your puppy will be acclimated to staying in a crate for a period of time.
  • This is perfect for dogs that will be traveling or sleeping in a crate.
  • You supply your own food.
  • We supply our own dog crates.

Obedience Training On Leash

$400 per week

  • Board and Train
  • 2-4 weeks depending on training level.
  • This training is best for puppies between the ages of 3-6 months.
  • At the end of this course, your puppy will know the heel, sit, down, stay, and come commands.
  • We train commands in English or in German.
  • You supply your own food.

Obedience Training Off Leash

$400 per week

  • Board and Train
  • 2-4 weeks depending on training level.
  • This training is best for dogs ages 8 months and older.
  • The goal of this training is to create the foundation for your dog so that you can continue further off-leash training at home.
    • We recommend continuous training after your dog leaves this course. The more training that you put into the first year of your dog’s life, the more successful your dog will be for the rest of its life.
  • We train commands in English or in German.
  • You supply your own food.

Protection Training

$400 per week

  • Board and Train
  • 2-4 weeks depending on training level.
  • This training is best for dogs ages 12 months and older.
  • You supply your own food.
  • Call for consultation so we can better understand your needs.

Individual And Group Obedience Classes

We offer individual training sessions and group obedience classes. Learn how to train your dog in basic obedience and receive the skills you need to continue training your dog at home.

Individual Dog Training

$50 per session

  • This is a private session for one hour.
  • Work with a professional trainer for basic obedience commands: heel, sit, down, stay, and come.
  • These sessions can also help work on behavior problem solving issues as well as on and off leash training.

Group Dog Obedience & Training Classes

$20 per session

  • This session is offered on Saturday at 10:00 am for one hour. Specific dates are announced on Facebook
  • During this class you will work with the trainer for basic obedience commands: heel, sit, down, stay, and come.
  • This is a great time to have your dog socialize with other dogs.
  • These sessions can also help work on behavior problem solving issues as well as on and off leash training.  
  • All breeds, ages, and training levels are welcome. 

Training Frequently Asked Questions

We are located in Northern California, near the city of Corning. Our customers come from all over the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area, and even from out of state. Not only do we breed German Shepherd puppies, we offer dog training, dog boarding, and can import fully-trained German Shepherds.
We recommend that you spend you conduct 2-3 training sessions your dog, for 15-20 minutes each session. Keep your training sessions short and sweet. Set a goal of bettering the response to each command each time you train with your dog.
We use prong collars and German leather leashes during training. These tools help make training for the dogs the most successful. Other types of leashes may be used with the exception of retractable leashes, which are not allowed at Nadelhaus. We have leashes and collars available for purchase. All equipment that is necessary to train your dog for the best results is offered for sale at Nadelhaus.
Yes, any breed of dog--at any age and at any obedience level--is welcome for training.
We use both positive (reward) and negative (correction) reinforcement, depending on the age and training level of the dog. We suggest treat training only for young puppies, between 8 weeks to 4 months. As dogs get older, we shift the focus from training for treats to training the dogs to listen for the command. Positive reinforcement works when there are no distractions for the dogs. However, when a dog understands what we are asking it to do, but refuses to do it, a correction is necessary (such as a voice correction or prong collar correction). The strength of the correction will vary depending on the dog's temperament and level of drive.