Vickie Marx, Director

Training Dogs is our Passion

Vickie has helped thousands of people train their dogs using a gentle “Reward and Praise“ method. She can teach you how to train a puppy or an older dog. Her specialties are solving problem dog behavior and obedience training.

Vickie can help you with behavior issues, such as how to housebreak a puppy, control jumping, nipping, wildness, etc. Her dog training expertise is recommended by veterinarians, pet stores, groomers. rescue groups, and previous clients.

A trained dog is so much more enjoyable to live with, and your dog will be calmer knowing what’s expected of him/her. Dog training will make your dog safer in your home, as well as when you are out and about.

If you are thinking of purchasing or rescuing a puppy or dog, she will be happy to address any questions you might have, or to discuss what kind of dog would be suitable for your lifestyle.

Contact Vickie now to help you decide which dog or puppy training program is right for you.

Professional Services:     

  • Private In-Home Training
  • Group Training
  • All Dogs, All Ages
  • Basic & Advanced Obedience Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Housebreaking (Puppies and Older Dogs)
  • Jumping
  • Socialization
  • Pulling
  • Nipping & Mouthing
  • Wildness
  • Shyness &  Confidence  Building
  • Barking, Chewing, Digging
  • Separation Anxiety & Compulsive Behavior
  • AKC, Canine Good Citizen, Testing
  • Show Preparation and More....

Lifetime  Guarantee,  In-Home Training 

Evening and Daytime Appointments

Thirty Plus Years of Experience, References Available

Payments Plans and Credit Cards Accepted

CALL NOW FOR AN EVALUATION : (949) 360-7773  

Email :

PO Box 4854, Laguna Beach, CA 92652

The West Coast Academy of Dog Training and Vickie Marx service all of the following cities: Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Rancho Santa Marguerita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Canyon & Tustin.