Jonathan and his wife, Vivian, started Pack Leader Training to meet the needs of pet owners in Contra Costa County. They have been able to help many people in our community establish strong leadership with their canine companions as well as provide reliable and caring dog boarding from our home. Jonathan teaches you skills for household and outdoor management. His methods are effective and yield real results when dog owners follow through on daily training assignments. ...
We offer a variety of services to meet you and your dogs specific needs. Contact us to learn more or see below.
Consult + Private Lessons
This program starts with a training consultation - this is beneficial whether joining in as a family or individual prior to committing to a training program for you and your dog. T...
Video Conferencing & Training
Are you in a part of the USA that we do not service and have seen and like what we do pertaining to dog training? Are you not able to commit to a full training program due to tim...
Group Classes In partnership with Pet Food Express, group classes are conducted in stores. It's a great class where you will learn the fundamentals of - Sit, stay, down, recall, ...
Board & Train
This 4-week program is beneficial for dog handlers/owners wanting more than just fundamentals of sit, stay, down, and recall for their dog. So many dogs understand obedience, but...
We work hard to create a variety of services and programs that meet you - and your dogs - needs.
In-depth training through Leerburg....
Basic fundamentals + foundational training....
Board & Train
4 week program including distraction training....
Important skills of household management....
We have a few recommended training products to ass...
Our Clients Love Us!
Happy dogs, make for happy clients! We love what we do, and wanted to share a few testimonials from clients like you so you can learn a bit more about why it is amazing to work with us!
My puppy Kuma has participated in the beginner private obedience training classes with Pack Leader Dog Training, Inc.. Kuma has learned and grown so much thanks to Jonathan and his guidance! I loved how each class was tailored to Kuma's specific needs and that I would receive feedback on my training skills. Jonathan is professional, insightful, and collaborative. Thank you for all your help!
Kuma, Owner Sinead Aguilar
This is a long over due review for Jonathan and Pack Leader Dog Training. I adopted my malamute, Mush, in early February thinking this would be an easy fit. Boy was I wrong. Mush have every single behavioral you can list, resource guarding, separation anxiety, hyperactive, super alpha to family members and overall lacks obedience training. He actually bite me on the 3rd day because I was trying to take away a plastic bag he got from the garbage can. This is where Jonathan came in. After the initial consultation, we were seeing improvements. Jonathan gave us the proper tools and technique to correct Mush and his behavioral problems. By the end of the 5th training session, all of Mush problem is gone! Please note that, Jonathan will give you the tools and techniques to train your dog and correct their behavior issue. YOU the dog owner have to put in the effort to follow Jonathan's teaching.
Mush, Owner David Chen
I highly recommend Johnathan Wong as a dog trainer or dog whisperer as I like to call him. We brought our Pitsky (Pitbull Husky mix) to him in December fresh off of a very traumatizing experience with a board training program. We were told that our dog would never perform to our wishes and that our dog was very dangerous. So naturally we were skeptical when trying to select a new trainer. We did the in home sessions and from the very first consultation we were extremely happy with our decision. Jon was very caring with our dog Bandit he explained his process extremely well and gained the trust of both us and bandit immediately. Bandit was very happy on her training days and even sometimes wanted to train even more after John left. Jon taught not only bandit how to be a better dog but also taught us how to be better owners. The hardest part was potty training and Jon gave us great steps to build towards making bandit understand where to go and where not to go. I type this now with a fully potty trained dog who's just a little over a year old. If we had gone to Jon initially we would have been so much further along but he covers so much ground in his sessions. We are forever thankful to Jon and his dog training abilities would highly recommend to every one.
Bandit, Owner Cleveland Mitchell
Moana would give Jonathan and Vivian 10 stars if she could! She first met Jonathan for training lessons after she was adopted from the Pinole shelter. At the time, she was a skittish and undisciplined 6-year-old husky/lab mix who had lived in at least two different households. On the day she came home, she jumped out of the car and ran into a parking lot on San Pablo Ave while I was attempting to put her in the car. Three adults had to wrestle her back in the car, manage her at bathtime, and hold her down to apply Frontline. Less than a week later, she pulled my dad to the ground in a frenzy that involved killing a skunk. She took the 6-week package and spent Saturday afternoons learning the basics like how to sit and stay-- something her previous owners hadn't bothered to teach her. She is also better on the leash now. Doesn't pull as much, unless she sees a cat or squirrel. As the months have gone by, she has calmed down and is much better behaved. When she hears me say, "Hey!" in a certain tone, she knows to stop doing whatever she's doing. Come summer, this lucky gal got to go to the resort at Jonathan's house a whopping 3 times! She just came back from the last trip, and she gets so excited when she realizes where she is going. She gets plenty of attention, walks, and even mini obedience lessons while she is there and **she always returns better behaved** I don't think she misses me when she's there. Moana loves it and would be disappointed to know there aren't any more getaways planned for a while.
Moana, Owner Morgan Lew
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Give Pack Leader Dog Training a call! We provide effective dog training services in person, in groups and virtually for clients in the East Bay. Jonathan & Vivian Wong, a husband & wife team, are passionate about delivering excellence in boarding and training your dogs. We look forward to serving you!
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