About


Gerard Raneri


Gerard Raneri – Tucson’s Top Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer and Dog in Tucson, AZ

Gerard and Pug

When I trained my first dog, over 26 years ago, I knew I had found my passion. Over the years, I gained an in-depth knowledge and consistent success in transforming adult dogs into great furry family members and getting puppies off to a happy and obedient start. I now provide professional dog training to the entire Tucson, AZ. metro area including Sahuarita,AZ. Vail, AZ. Green Valley, AZ. Catalina AZ. Marana, AZ. all of Pima county.

As a 34-year Tucsonan and local Tucson dog trainer, I am quite aware of our unique issues in the Sonoran desert, not just as a dog trainer but also as a dog owner. My family and I are longtime animal lovers and have owned as many as five dogs at one time. Today, we have three loving dogs, the youngest is Luchi our black Pug, and the oldest is Amici our Labradoodle, Remo is the middle child, I mean dog… He’s also a pug (fawn). I have owned German Shepherds for over thirty years in fact this is the fist time in about thirty years that I haven’t had a German Shepherd  in my life.  I understand that dogs can be part of your family, as they are a part of mine. Teaching them to become great family members is what it’s all about.

When you hire me as your dog trainer here in Tucson, you’re hiring a professional that participates in continuing training education, as well as other forums to learn from other trainers. No matter how long a dog trainer has been working with dogs, we always learn new things. I specialize in resolving canine problem behaviour issues, aggression, sibling rivalry, pulling on the leash, come when called, front door barking… as well as any unwanted behaviour you may be having. Of course I help with all basic training as well.

Our dog training is never harsh and never painful. I use natural proven methods that dogs understand, even we humans understand it! I will teach you to become your dog’s pack leader without force, and in most cases, you will see positive changes right away. As I’m sure you heard before, it’s not just the dog that needs help. I will also help you to feel comfortable about training your dog.  Please feel free to take a look around our website, check out my review page to read what other people are saying about me.

In addition to my Dog Training company, I am active in the Pima County pet communities. I partner with veterinarians in Tucson, rescue groups and shelters whenever possible. You will see me at community events and festivals, helping to increase pet understanding and decrease dog homelessness and unnecessary euthanasia. I am available on a volunteer basis to speak to groups about dog behavioral issues and their impact on pet health and on the family and community. I also help parents with dog safety for their children.We are teaching children how to interact with dogs even before the dog is brought into the home. I’ve appeared many times on local media discussing things such as “what’s the best breed for your family” & “Dog Safety Tips for Your Family.”

I sincerely hope to meet you soon, and I would love to help you, to help your dog.

Gerard Raneri
Family Dog Trainer/Behavior Modification
(520)369-3647