Professional dog trainer Scott Warner has been training dogs since 2009, starting when he taught classes in obedience and manners at the Walnut Creek Petco. He then mentored and worked as Sara Scott’s Assistant Dog Trainer at What’s Up Dog Training, assisting with her private lessons and classes at Tony La Russa’s internationally respected Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), located in Walnut Creek for several years, specializing in on leash-aggressive dogs, before starting Warner K9.
Currently, Scott has helped train hundreds of pet dogs in a range of issues from jumping, pulling on leash and not coming when called to severe on leash aggression. While specializing in on leash aggression, Warner K9 loves working with puppies or prospective puppy owners to create confident, obedient puppies who love learning while also helping avoid creating issues like potting in the house, or separation anxiety.
For fun, Scott runs a competitive Dog Training Club for a protection sport called, French Ring. As an extremely passionate member of the sports organization for 6 years, Scott has risen from a basic member, to the West Coast Zone Representative of the organization, NARA (North American Ringsport Association). Not only is he also the president and training director of his club, West Coast Working Dog Club, but he is also a certified Level 2 Trial Decoy.
Scott was born and raised in Walnut Creek where he lives with his three dogs, Jake, Jolie, and Tess. Jake is a mixed-breed rescue who competed in Nose Work and assists with lessons, while also able to perform a wide variety of tricks. Currently Jake is a retired 9 year old and enjoys sipping Pina Coladas while lounging on his memory foam dog bed. Jolie is a female Belgian Malinois who competes in French and Mondio Ring protection sports, achieving the highest level title in French Ring Sport, level 3 (only a small and select number of dogs ever pass, let alone even try for level 3). Last but not least, Tess is Scott’s black lab and right hand woman. Tess typically comes to most lessons (as long as the weather is appropriate) and helps out when needing a neutral and well behaved dog during a lesson. While Tess has no titles, she holds the hearts of all that meet her!