Our goal is simple. To help make your life a little easier.

Is this you?

  • You just brought home a new puppy and are feeling overwhelmed and needing support.

  • You have found that traditional boarding and daycare facilities are not a good fit for your small dog.

    What would it look like if…

  • You had a dog trainer who could save you time and energy?

  • You could go on vacation and not feel guilty about leaving your pup behind. And, not only would your pup return home healthy and happy but they would not have picked up any bad habits!

What would these things do for you?

Our dogs are family and when it comes to their care, DogLove San Diego offers you endless possibilities and freedom.


Hello and welcome to DogLove! A place where your dog will receive positive training. A place where your dog can come to play and stay and to feel happy and free. Where the person spending time with your dog cares about them just as much as you do and develops a strong bond with them. This is what I wanted for my dog, Sampson, years ago so that’s what I created for you and your dog.


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Certified Dog Trainer

Small-dog only environment

We specialize in puppy training. Our Day Training programs allow us to work one on one with your dog to produce faster results.

Heading out of town and can’t take your dog with you?


We provide a tranquil, safe place for your dog. A place where they can be free!  


Your dog's loving paws are in loving hands.


With an emphasis on small groups, there are never more than 6 small dogs at one time. You dog will also be treated to a private one on one training session.

Erica is that rare combination of very responsible, professional, and thorough, blended with warmth and enthusiasm. Her boarding service is peerless, and her positive reinforcement training is a huge asset. Oh, and her canine partner - Sampson - makes every visiting dog feel welcome.
— Nicholas N.
My dog, Indy, is a rescue with a history of separation anxiety. On the day-to-day, he tags along with me almost everywhere I go. So when I finally decided to go on a trip I couldn’t take him on, I wanted to find someone who understood his needs and who could make him feel at home while I was away. I couldn’t imagine a better person for the job than Erica. She seems extremely experienced when it comes to caring for dogs and made sure that she was the right fit for Indy before I left him overnight. Her home is also very dog friendly, complete with a sunny backyard. I’m almost definitely sure that leaving Indy was much harder for me than it was for him, but Erica handled it with grace and addressed all of my concerns. Over the course of my trip, I received several photos, videos, and status updates from Erica every day, which really helped to ease my mind. Indy ended up having a wonderful time with Erica and Sampson and I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing my pup was happy. I fully recommend Erica and plan to book more reservations with her in the future!
— Jenny B.
I can’t say enough good things about Erica and her pug Sampson. She is a true professional and dog lover and the whole experience from accommodating my schedule, setting up the Meet and Greet and trial daycare was absolutely fantastic. After five minutes of meeting with her, I knew that she was the person for the job!
— Jess F.