Dog Training with K9 Essentials and Cerena Zutis

Cerena's dogs, Mariah and Little Guy can be viewed on youtube New videos of Little Guy and Mariah will be posted on youtube soon. Little Guy has many new "tricks" to show off and Mariah is still a pro - so please check back!.

Cerena has been a professional dog trainer since 1988. She is also a certified behavior counselor and teacher. Cerena strongly believes that the canine-human bond is an extraordinary and wonderful interspecies relationship that should be nurtured. She employs highly effective positive reinforcement dog training methods and focuses on the individual strengths of each dog and human to bring into play techniques that work best for each individual team.

My classes will continue to be on hold until late fall 2015. 

Other Planet Pooch classes are listed below. If you are seeking a class not listed below, please email me for other options and recommendations. 

Planet Pooch Classes:

Sirius Puppy Training offers puppy and beginning obedience in SSF

Lisa Carlson offers puppy socials and puppy kindergarten in RWC

Wendy Hilton offers Cynosport Rally classes, in RWC. They will start again in the fall 

Linda Fletcher offers Nose Work classes in RWC

It is important to safely socialize your puppy with other puppies, dogs and people!

If your plans for your puppy include growing up to be a dog that you can safely take anywhere on or off leash, you need to socialize them well before they reach 16 weeks of age. Some trainers do not believe in socializing puppies, other than a meet and greet. It is always a good idea to ask your trainer if their training approach will help you achieve your goals. 

AVSAB on the importance of Puppy Socialization:

Cerena also offers private training in your home as well as Board & Train.


Cerena Zutis
Mail Address: 1773 Lake St., San Mateo, CA 94403     Email:
Training classes in Redwood City
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