Group Training Classes

Join us for in-person and virtual classes for young puppies and dogs of all ages.

Did you just bring home a new puppy?

Congratulations! Book a call with our Puppy Specialist

Train your Dog from Anywhere

We offer Virtual Private & Group Classes. 

In-Home Board & Train

Your life is busy. Our life is puppies.

We will set you and your puppy up for a lifetime of success

We use a positive reinforcement-based approach to training. Dogs’ learning should be fun & safe.


18582 Beach Blvd Suite 1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

We help pet parents train using kind and positive methods so that they can bring out the best in their dogs and have a fantastic relationship built on trust and joy. The relationship with your dog is everything.

We recognize that every dog is an individual, and every family has different needs.

You and your dog are unique, and we will find a training program that is the perfect fit for you. Scroll through our services or schedule a free call with our KPA-certified dog trainer, Yo Armendariz. 


Are you considering getting a new puppy and feeling overwhelmed about making the right decision for your family? Rescue versus breeder, small versus large dog, new puppy or older dog. We can help!

Are you looking for a service dog or want to train your dog to be a service dog but are unsure if they will be a good candidate? We can help!

Did you welcome a dog into the family, dreaming of the perfect family dog with blissful walks, soft cuddles, and an attentive friend that lays next to the kids while they do their homework… But the reality is not meeting the expectations. You even did everything right… Went to puppy classes, did the training, took your dog everywhere to socialize but somewhere along the way, that sweet puppy turned into a complicated canine? We can help!

Or you welcomed a rescue adolescent dog home, saved them from the shelter, and gave them a forever sofa to call home, but you’re struggling with unwanted behavior… Like pulling on the lead, Not coming back when called, Going crazy whenever the doorbell goes, or friends come around to visit, Stealing food off the counters, Digging up the yard, etc. We can help!

Yo Armendariz is the owner/founder of Canine Learning Academy with her beloved Bentley, the Aussiedoodle. Bentley is the handsome doodle on the Canine Learning Academy logo.

Imagine what it’s going to be like when…

    • Your dog walks calmly with you to the farmer’s market.
    • You and your dog visit a senior center to provide appropriate greetings.
    • Your puppy calmly settles next to you when you have visitors over.
    • You play with your dog in an open field or beach, and when you call, they come happily back to you every time.
    • You have a dog that helps out around the house… putting away toys, picking up socks, and playing peek-a-boo with the kids.
    • Walks are different too; they’re fun – like you head down to the beach and play games as your dog weaves through your legs, ignoring all the other dogs and people around you.
    • Your dog is no longer barking and lunging at dogs, people or cars
    • They’re laser-focused on you, offering nose touches to your hand instead of worrying about what’s going on elsewhere.



Bringing home a new puppy is a huge responsibility! One of the most important things you can do is ensure your puppy develops good behavioral, social, and physical skills. How you train your puppy can dramatically shape their personality and future.

We offer a variety of services to help support your goals and lifestyle.

Over the last several years, we have not only coached thousands of new puppy pet parents, we have also provided in-home board & train for hundreds of new puppies as young as 7.5 weeks.

We understand how important it is to get it right from the beginning.

We specialize in young puppies raised to live in the city or to be working service animals.

Book a free discovery call with us, and we can discuss the best option for you. 



Canine Learning Academy’s All Access Pass is a monthly subscription that gives you access to all of our group training classes, both in-person and virtual, and our student support forum.

Featured Services

Puppy Classes

Puppies 8-20 weeks old

Puppy Training
Private lessons

In-person or virtual

Kurtis Swinson, Yo Armendariz and Julie Fryman

Why Work with Canine Learning Academy?

We want what’s best for your dog. We use scientifically-proven, positive reinforcement methods to train your dog. We are proud to never use fear, pain, or force. We believe that training should be fun, humane, and effective; that’s why we’re a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP).

Why That’s Important…

Karen Pryor Academy is at the forefront of modern dog training, and is one of the most prestigious professional dog trainer schools in the world. Our trainers are required to participate in regular continuing education to maintain their KPA status, and in order to provide our clients with the most current and effective dog training tools available in the industry. Learn how to choose a dog trainer.

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