K9 Rustic Ranch offers a variety of dog training services.

Whether you need help with a new puppy, behavior modification or are looking for a personal protection dog, we can help. Every dog and home situation is different, this is why we do not have one single method of training. We have many options and will first schedule a training evaluation to see what works best for you! Options include in kennel training, private lessons and group lessons. Please call to book an appointment.

Meet our trainer:

Josh Zapparolli
Born and raised in Southern California, Josh’s passion for dogs began at a very young age. Attending confirmation classes with his father ignited his desire to work with dogs. In 1994, he began his journey began with his father and himself when they met a man named Tom Riche whom trained in the dog sport of Schutzhund. After meeting Tom, Josh became obsessed with training dogs in this are and in obedience. His professional career began in 2006. He has been training in San Diego for the past 9 years and has helped families to transform pets relationships with their owners. Josh is a member of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America and So Cal Schutzhund club. He has titled several dogs  to their championships in confirmation. He has also titled dogs in protection sports and BH’s in the sport of Schutzhund. Josh is also a National level decoy. His goal is to help owners create a great relationship and clear communication with their pets.