Marco Ojeda Dog Training

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Notes: Flexible Hours / In home / Online Help
  • Trusted, Patient Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant
  • Teaches Observation & Communication Skills for Humans
  • Do as I Do is a new training method based on dog’s social cognitive skills
  • Training & management for all stages of a Dog´s life
  • Science based dog training
  • Highly Recommended in the Sayulita Area

Marco Ojeda Dog Training in Sayulita - Check out the "Menus and More" tab above to view my Training Guide and Behavior Consultation Checklist. 

I am a Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, when it comes to dogs, I help where I can. Dogs are dogs and they do dog stuff, but people don’t seem to grasp that in a whole, or in other words, they don’t have a holistic view of living with dogs. That´s where I come in and assist. ​

I provide people the tools to read dog behavior and better their communication skills to minimize misinterpretations, lower expectations, increase empathy. To better the life for the dog, owner, and the community they live in. I provide easy tools to apply in their day to day life through a theorical and practical program. 

I live in Sayulita, México  I travel throughout Mexico and out  to assist dogs with their humans. I also can assist with Online one on one live sessions with incredible results.

‘’More than training, I provide the means for people to be able to commune with their dog, enriching both their own and their dog’s life"​
– Marco Ojeda

Are you looking to improve communication? To modify behavior? To help your animal companion be emotional, well and balanced? To better understand him or her? Or maybe you simply want to deepen your bond with your furry companion?

Dog Training

  • Puppy (all of what you need to make the life companion you have dreamt of)
  • Basic behaviors
  • Behavior problems
  • Off leash (for example: come when called)
  • Mental activity / occupational work.
  • Utility behaviors to help around the house, Frisbee sport, Tricks.​

Want to go even further with your dog?

Social Learning in Dogs

  • “Do as I Do is a new training method based on dog’s social cognitive skills, particularly on his imitative ability. With this technique dogs will learn new behaviors observing and imitating their owners.”​
  • I am one of the few people in the world to be implementing this tecnique and are also a member of the Do as I Do offical team based in Europe.

I can offer one-on-one support for you and your dog in the privacy of your own home (anywhere in México or online), if you are interested please send me an email  here to give you details on prices among answering any question you may have.

  • Certified
  • Group/Private Classes
  • In-Home Service
  • Out-of-Area Service
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
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Life Saver!
Marco is extremely knowledgeable and is a pleasure to work with. We recently added an new dog to our household and when we started having some issues with the group dynamic, we hired Marco to help us with basic obedience training (for us and the dogs lol) and to help us learn how to better integrate our new dog with our other fur babies. He has spent hours observing our dogs alone and in the group and has helped us how to identify problematic behaviors and their triggers, and act accordingly. He takes a very personal approach to each of our pets as well as my husband and I help us better understand our dogs and help them be happy, well behaved and well adjusted pups!
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Experienced: November, 2022
Fantastic dog trainer!
Marco is incredible. The service is more to train the owner vs. The dog directly, which makes for a better owner/dog relationship in the long run anyway. My rescue puppy is 7 months old, and I want her to grow up to be a lady, and curb the negative behaviors sooner than later. Marco's knowledge of general and specific breed behaviors, and techniques to train dogs with positive, repetitive movements showed immediate results with my puppy!

I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for for dog training, and also looking for a more rewarding relationship and experience owning a dog!
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Experienced: October, 2022
Marcos had some great ideas to help me with my dogs barking too much. He is very knowledgeable!
Marcos know dogs and seems to understand how they communicate. My dog is 11 and i feel bad i didn't meet him sooner.
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Experienced: April, 2022
Great Session with Marco
Marco came to our home and discussed at first how we handle our dogs, train them, what words we use, etc. We found this very helpful because we know most of the training is for us and not the dogs. We then went out and "looked for trouble" which meant that we were looking for other dogs to help us train in the moment, i loved this part of the training. It made me want to book another session! Marco knows what he's doing and understands Sayulita dogs which was a plus in our book. He gave us confidence and great tools to help train our dogs without him going forward (even though we may want to book him for another session). We highly recommend training with Marco.
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Experienced: March, 2022
Game changer! Que gran cambio!
I tried one local dog trainer and found it frustrating, because he didn't teach me anything. And as dog lovers and caregivers, we all know that we're the ones who need training! Marco was completely different. He sat down with me for a long time to learn about my dog's history, behavior, and challenges. Then when my dog started barking, Marco showed me how to gently guide him away from the edge of the patio, and to praise him when calm. Later, we all went for a walk to the beach and through town, and I learned how to work with my dog on recall and socializing. Marco is knowledgeable, patient, and intuitive. I highly recommend him, and will be calling on him as needed in the future! Probé con un entrenador de perros local y lo encontré frustrante, porque no me enseñó nada. Y como amantes de los perros y cuidadores, todos sabemos que somos los que necesitamos entrenamiento! Marco era completamente diferente. Se sentó conmigo por mucho tiempo para aprender sobre la historia, el comportamiento y los retos de mi perrito. Luego, cuando mi perrito comenzó a ladrar, Marco me mostró cómo guiarlo suavemente lejos del borde del patio y premiarlo cuando estaba tranquilo. Más tarde, fuimos juntos a dar un paseo a la playa y por el pueblo y aprendí a trabajar con mi perrito en el comando "ven" y a socializar. Marco está bien informado, paciente e intuitivo. Lo recomiendo encarecidamente, y lo llamaré según sea necesario en el futuro!
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Experienced: March, 2022
Awesome training session!
Marco was super organized and prompt and made the session fun for our kids! He is extremely in tune and conscious of canine health and well-being. What valuable information as we welcome our new family member!
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Experienced: February, 2022
Awesome trainer!
We rescued a pup while living in Sayulita and wanted to make sure we got him off to a good start by hiring a trainer to help us. I'm so glad we found Marco! He's so knowledgable and shared so much great information. Our pup has a tendency to eat EVERYTHING off the ground which has cause him some health problems so we're working with Marco on that. Every session we have we learn something new and our pup's training progresses. We will continue sessions over the next few months before we head back to Canada.
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Experienced: January, 2022
The best dog training experience we have ever had
Marco's approach goes well beyond any training experience we have had in the past. At the end of an hour we truly understood our dog better much better then we did in the previous 1.5 years we have been together, and our dog was happier and more connected to us. Marco focuses on communication, how to understand and be aware of what your dog is communicating to you, and how to communicate back in a simple and consistent way that your dog can understand. The approach goes well beyond teaching your dog to sit or shake a paw, instead I'd describe it as a toolkit, or approach to really connect with your dog, and which you can build upon yourself in the future. The training is more for the owner than just for the dog. Outstanding and highly recommended.
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Experienced: January, 2022
Marco the dog whisperer
Not sure how you rewired my dogs brain in one hour but I just took her for a walk. Loose leash, no problems with people or dogs. Thank you Marco 🙏
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Experienced: November, 2020
Knowledgeable and practical!
We called Marco to help us find a way to reduce our dog’s anxiety when we leave the house. Marco came to see us, wearing a mask & following COVID precautions, and spent an hour learning about our dog & the situation, helping us understand what was going on, teaching us techniques & designing a plan of action. We left with a much deeper understanding of the WHY behind our dogs behavior & felt equipped with the tools to start to shift that behavior to the desire outcome.

We are now in the second day of practice and already noticing a difference! Highly recommend Marco for help in any dog behavior topics! He is also just a really nice person, I could spend hours talking to him!
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Experienced: June, 2020
Response from Owner/Manager on 06/13/2020

Thank you so much to you Lisa and your husband for giving me the chance to work with you and Rocky!

Please let me know how everything is going!

Marco Ojeda

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Marco in Sayulita Mexico
Bio Please mention SayulitaLife
In the year 2000 I took my first professional Dog Trainer course. I`ve attended specialized seminars for: French Ring, Schutzhund, Mondio Ring, Protection Dog, Police Dog, double purpose, Agility, Decoy Work, Obedience and canine behavior. But, when I took what I had learned into practice, I realized that something was missing, the techniques I was exposed to at that time wered forced based exercises with collars of all kinds, there were some exceptions where the facilitator used friendly techniques. Of course they worked, I even competed in French Ring, in Mexico and USA with my Dog Bacchus Noir R1, I worked as a certified decoy (by French Judge) in level 1 for the GTR in México, I trained puppies and adults at the Mont Gris club, decoyed in official competitions and pre-selectives for championships, I also collaborated in the organization of official competitions of French Ring and Protection Dog Sport, but ... It was until 2006 when I met Sandra Reimann (Sandy from Ryker k9 from Maryland, USA) the person who until then, would have influenced the way I work with dogs and in myself. She taught me to observe and as all the great teachers say: we must first appropriate knowledge by letting the "object" teach you about it. And that´s what I´ve have been doing since then, I formed my own criteria. By then, "I hung the collars" and decided to open my heart, soul and mind, being patient, observant, disciplined, introspective and above all, respectful, trusting my intuition, changing habits and putting myself in the dog's paws, considering how they live the world. I have worked as an advisor with several non-profit organizations, independent groups of dog rescue. Also as a facilitator or organizer of workshops and seminars with other speakers for dog trainers, in Colima COL, Chihuahua Chi, Michoacán MICH, Guanajuato GTO, Guadalajara JAL, Monterrey NLE, Aguascalientes AGS, Sayulita NAY, Bahia de Jaltemba NAY, Puerto Vallarta JAL, CDMX, Toluca MEX, Playa del Carmen ROO, Saltillo COA, La Paz BCS Mexico, Puerto Rico, Perú, Colombia, Spain, Switzerland both in Spanish and in English. And then Do as I Do arrived ... Before Do as I Do... I believed that I had already learned all the means to communicate in a deeper level with dogs, that I only needed to fine tune my skills and of course that is true, but, this method has opened for me, a new chapter and I am sure it will for many more people. Today I collaborate with Claudia Fugazza PhD in Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University (developer of the Do as I Do dog training method) in Science studies on Dog´s cognition. I am part of the Do as I Do team that is based in Europe, I travel to assit Dr. Fugazza in the practice part of the Do as I Do seminars. I manage my own business called Vivir con Perros (Life with Dogs), where I travel throughout Mexico and out doing personalized counseling in homes and also workshops.