About Us

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Encinitas Obedience Academy has a forty-year distinguished history of training dogs and their owners in North County San Diego. Our convenient Encinitas location simplifies participation in weekly classes, private lessons and pick-up/drop-off when you chose to have us work with your dog for its education. We offer group classes, private lessons and in-kennel training.

We have our own safe, fully-fenced and lighted 5,000 square foot grass main training area for group classes and private lessons. We do not teach classes in public parks, oily parking lots, industrial buildings or in the middle of retail stores: we stress professionalism, safety and control in our training environment to maximize results with your dog.  We also add in a little fun too to keep everyone on their toes and having a good time time.

Group classes train YOU and your dog, is great socialization and a lot of fun!

Our boutique facility houses a small number of dogs for board and train / in-kennel training where we keep your dog for training (usually three to four weeks.)  We then work with you and your dog to make sure you work together successfully.

There is over 10,000 square feet of available play area for dogs of all sizes. Even the outdoor covered dog runs are over-sized, giving your dog extra space when they are relaxing between workouts when they are here for boarded training.

Our lush grass training field is over 5,000 square feet, lighted for night classes and fenced for your dog's safety.

Our trainers all have extensive experience, having spent decades training dogs in many disciplines. This experience gives them the ability to size up a dog’s personality and truly see situations from the dog’s perspective and you will better understand your dog and its behavior. We can customize your dog’s training experience to meet your family’s unique needs.

Or Lead Trainer and Manager has twenty five years of dog training experience from basic obedience, tracking and other working dog disciplines to advanced Schutzhund competition.  Training dogs is her lifelong passion and it shows through her professional dedication and work.  Come out to audit a class and see how we will help you get the best results from your dog in our training environment.

We offer in-kennel training, a wide-range of group classes, private lessons and specialty seminars. With a wide range of professional training options available for your dog at The Encinitas Obedience Academy there will always be a dog education opportunity available.

Contact us to find out more about us and how we can help you and your dog become great working partners.  Our office number is 760-436-3571.

Dogs love kids and kids love dogs.



Lu Meyer established the Lu Meyer’s Obedience Academy after moving to Encinitas (Olivenhain) in 1971. She spent four decades training thousands of dogs at all levels and disciplines. Her animal advocacy in training, animal rescue, 4H leadership, promoting public dog-friendly spaces and establishing dog parks are all proof of her commitment to the local canine community. Her son Victor (Burns) continues the tradition leading the training business. Partnering with leading trainers, he maintains the historical perspective and business acumen to help dogs and their owners work together better as close family members.

Our small dog play area is great fun for your pet when they stay with us.


Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals