Resources: List

Buzz Rescue Group Recommended Trainers

Teaching and training is about building and maintaining the bond between you and your dog.

This is a rewarding time for you both and will benefit your dog immensely. Every dog is different, every home is different, and every training need is different. Training is not just for fixing problems, having a well-trained dog can avoid problems. Work at developing the very best relationship with your dog. Reach out to a [Rescue_Group_Name] recommended trainer.

Valerie Masi

Best Paw Forward Dog Training 
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Serving the Coachella Valley since 1986. Cities include: 

  • Bermuda Dunes, 
  • Cathedral City, 
  • Coachella, 
  • Indio, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Sky Valley, Thermal & Yucca Valley

Mary Hirt

Teachers Pet Dog Training 
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Mary's positive methods are proven to help dogs make better decisions. Mary has helped Mid Cities Animal Rescue for over 10 years and loves to work with dogs of all sizes.

Mary has a collection of informative videos that cover many critical areas of problem solving and training.  CLICK HERE FOR MARY HIRT VIDEOS

Tim Williams

Santa Clarita Animals 
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Tim trains many different types of animals for movies at his beautiful training facility. He is amazing with dogs and is highly recommended for private training

Lisa Verdugo

Sit, Stay - Hooray!
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Lisa promotes positive training for positive results. Lisa has a long history working specifically with dogs and helps Mid Cities Animal Rescue in so many ways.

Sandy Driscoll

Academy of Dog Obedience
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Sandy has been a dog trainer and supporter of Mid Cities Animal Rescue for decades. Her experience is invaluable and her methods works.

Bringing a New Dog Home

When bringing a new dog home there are so many new experiences for them to get used to. It's good to have some helpful tips to guide you through some of the most common post adoption scenarios you may need some help with.

Dog To Dog Integration
Dog To Cat Integration
Dog To Kid Integration
Crate Training
Separation Anxiety
Leash Aggression


The most important thing to remember is that training and commitment are all you need to fix just about any challenge.