Voted #1 Dog Training Company in San Diego

Behavior Modification

With over 20 years of experience, Pawtopia can solve all of your dog’s behavior issues.

Personalized Service

Pawtopia customizes training programs for all types of dogs, from one-off lessons to ongoing training.

Puppy Expert

Help your new puppy grow into a well behaved family member.

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Private Lessons-A La Carte

With the client actively participating in the training, Colleen tends to see most clients only 3-4 times in order achieve their training goals. Some issues can be addressed in just a visit!

Private Lessons-Package

A variety of lesson packages are available for those clients that want Colleen to train their dog on a regular basis or simply desire more long term guidance.

Executive & VIP

Some clients have needs that go beyond obedience. With her many years of experience working with high-end clientele, Colleen can customize a training program to address any training goal or circumstance.

A message from the trainer

Colleen Demling-Riley, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA


I LOVE training dogs. I LOVE working with clients. I feel blessed every single time I watch a relationship transform as the pup and pet parent learn how to communicate with each other. Honestly, it’s why I do this. Dog training is my calling. Over the last 20 years as a professional trainer and behaviorist, I’ve been able to fine tune my craft and gain invaluable experience that allows me to quickly and effectively help pet parents with anything from puppy manners and obedience to more complex issues like aggression and separation anxiety. I look forward to personally working with you and your dog.


All My Best,


Our Service Areas

Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills, Santaluz, Rancho Santa Fe, Morgan Run, Fairbanks Ranch, Sorrento Valley, UTC, La Jolla, La Jolla Shore, Bird Rock, Wind n Sea, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Sunset Cliffs, Mission Bay, Bay Park, and Point Loma.

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On a case-by-case basis, other areas in San Diego will be considered for an additional travel fee.