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About us

We put training first

Looking for a Reno Dog Trainer? Look no further! Dog Gone Amazing Education Center is a team of dedicated Dog Trainers committed to building a lifelong relationship with you and your dog. Our safe, clean and social facility—coupled with our knowledgeable loving staff of Reno dog trainers— offers your dog first-rate training and care. From our one-of-a-kind Board & Train packages to our fun and educational private lessons, Dog Gone Amazing Education Center is the most barked about dog training in Reno.


(Pronounced Mah-Ly-Kah) 

Owner and Training Director

I’m an animal enthusiast and I’ve dedicated my entire life to helping people see animals in their true, clear awesomeness.” It’s me, Malaika! I’ve been surrounded by animals my whole life. I’ve had horses, dogs, rabbits … even seagulls! Yes, I fostered a seagull back to health at a very young age. I love animals … better yet, I love helping PEOPLE understand animals. They are so clear and simple to me but to most people they are complicated and humans can mess things up by getting too emotionally involved. That’s where I step in with my Dog Gone Amazing training skills.

I have been training animals my whole life, but have really been working specifically with dogs since 2000. My experience comes from working with dogs hands-on. I take pride in never turning a case away. I take every dog on as a challenge and/or a new learning experience. I have traveled around the country working with and following different trainers, taking bits and pieces of their styles to create my own touch.

I believe there are many effective ways to train a dog. At Dog Gone Amazing, we work with you and your dog to accomplish your specific goals. Everyone has different needs and every dog is different, requiring a different touch or process to learn by. We are open to all kinds of training here because the goal is to have your very own AMAZING dog!

emma wood


Emma has been a member of the DGA pack since 2015. She came to Dog Gone Amazing with training experience very similar to the DGA approach and philosophy — Emma and Malaika have trained with many of the same trainers nationwide! Emma firmly believes that there is not one style that fits all dogs and the more knowledge we can soak in from other trainers to help you with your dogs, the better. (No wonder Malaika loves her!)

Emma’s wide range of training experience is impressive for her age. She is young and eager to train dogs in all areas. She is currently studying how to train def and blind dogs and has a lot of interest in helping dogs with disabilities.

sally mills
Dog Trainer

Sally fell in love with animals at a young age, and has volunteered at various animal shelters since she was 8 years old. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Companion Animal Behavior and Science. Sally has worked with an assortment of dog daycares and other canine-related institutions, all of which were chaotically operated.

Dog Gone Amazing is unique because dogs get to enjoy play but also learn appropriate manners. Sally is very happy to have Malaika as a boss because she really does have the heart for this unique and important job. Sally will tell you over and over how very grateful and happy she is to be working for such a wonderful company.

Liz Mendiola 

Dog Care Specialist

Liz  joined the DGA team because she is a real adventurer and loves being outside. This was a perfect match for DGA because Liz takes dogs on outdoor adventures regularly. When Liz isn’t out trekking, she’s back at the center making sure all of the dogs are taken care of with food, water and love. Liz loves building special bonds with our DGA pack on (and off) the trails. 

Your Biggest Training Questions Answered!


How to Get Your Dog to Come When Called

The “come” command – also known as recall – is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog. It is essential both for their safety and your peace of mind. One of the top frustrations we hear from dog owners is "why won't my dog come when called?"  For...

Dog Socialization Vs. Desensitizing

https://youtu.be/dv5gNILYRi0 Dog Socialization Vs. Desensitizing When it comes to dog training “lingo” there is one term we hear requested a lot at Dog Gone Amazing - “Dog Socialization.” Admittedly, it’s pretty impressive how many dog owners truly care that their...

Dog Training and Boarding: The Best Gift for Your Family

We have an idea for a Christmas gift this year that will benefit the entire family— a dog training and boarding program for your dog! We know what you’re thinking “of course they’d say that, they’re a dog training center” but hear us out. This is a gift that will last...

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700 E. 4th Street #D, Reno, NV 89512




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