Danielle Theule

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Danielle "Dani"
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K9 Whiz Kids Training & BehaviorDanielle “Dani” Theule is the founder and owner of K9 Whiz Kids Training & Behavior, where the focus is on cutting-edge evidence-based training and the trainers adhere to a philosophy that embraces force-free positive reinforcement-focused, marker-reward training methods—commonly referred to as "clicker training."

K9 Whiz Kids hosts the collaborative efforts of like-minded animal training and behavior professionals to provide excellence in training services to the San Diego area community. Located in beautiful Rancho San Diego, K9 Whiz Kids offers private indoor and fenced outdoor training areas, as well as professional continuing education courses, professional study clubs, KPA CTP Alumni events, and seminar facilities.

Classes at K9 Whiz Kids are kept small to ensure individualized attention to each dog-handler team. Each team enjoys the same positive approach to training in every course. Dani's goal is to help you achieve your goals and to build a healthy, mutually happy relationship with your dog through positive reinforcement clicker training for canine wellness, stability, and fun.


From early childhood, Dani Theule, enjoyed the opportunity to train and care for a variety of animals. She began riding horses at age four, and progressed to training and competing in a variety of horse sports for 18 years. Dani began professionally training dogs under the guidance of a professional mentor in 1974. She has maintained a regular continuing education schedule throughout the years and has completed numerous continuing education courses  in the science of operant conditioning and the art of positive reinforcement marker-reward training, learning theory, ethology, psychology, and behavior analysis and modification.

Dani is a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) and is TAGteach certified. She is also a CCPDT Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (#2081698), an APDT Professional Member (#70776), an AKC Canine Good Citizen and STAR Puppy Evaluator (#39208), an AKC C.L.A.S.S. Instructor, an Operation Socialization Certified Trainer, Red Cross ACLS & Pet First Aid Certified, a "Be A Tree" and Doggone Safe at Work Educational Presenter,and a Dogs & Storks Licensed Presenter. She has been a Special Contributor and many of her training articles have been published in the San Diego Union Tribune Pet Page.  She also works with a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist implementing prescribed behavior modification therapies.

Additional professional certifications and achievements: Certified Legal Assistant, Biologist, AAP residency certified specialist in periodontics,  accredited member of the American Academy of Periodontology, member of the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association, and a State of California licensed dentist and continuing education provider. Her private periodontal practice has provided patient-centered specialty care for the past 25 years.

Dani has competed in obedience, agility, and conformation with her own dogs, ranging from toy to large breed dogs. Dani lives with her family in Rancho San Diego, CA, where she also enjoys photography, archery, trap/skeet/sporting clays, hiking, cycling, horticulture, and garden railroading with her husband.

Services Offered: 

Small classes provide individualized attention to each dog-handler team. Students progress at their own speed through novice to advanced low-stress small group classes, puppy classes, or private lessons.

Dani is an AKC Evaluator for Canine Good Citizen & S.T.A.R. Puppy preparation and testing, as well as an AKC C.L.A.S.S. Instructor. Dani acts as a liason to a local resort-style senior living facility and provides therapy dog services to enrich the lives of the seniors living there. She can help you assess your pet's suitability as a therapy dog. She can help you to prepare your dog to become a therapy dog— such as Canine Reading Assistance, Facility Therapy Dog, Comfort Therapy Dog, or Physical Therapy Dog.  Earning a CGC is the first step towards becoming a therapy or service team with your dog.

Also offered: In-home training and common behavioral problem consulting services, professional continuing education seminars and study clubs.
Licensed Family Paws Parent Education & Dogs & Storks Presenter for the San Diego County area. If you are expecting a new baby, or have children with whom you would like your dog to live harmoniously and safely, Dani can help you make this important family transition as successful as possible.

Services Offered Summary: 
Private coaching, in-home training, consultations, and small group classes for dogs, from puppies to geriatric canines, including foundation skills, structured socialization, and life/husbandry skills, CGC, STAR Puppy, AKC C.L.A.S.S. training program, therapy dog training, dog sports, obedience, conformation, and fun & games.
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (619) 994-8315
Camino Alegre Estates
91941 Rancho San Diego , CA


Member for
8 years 9 months