Adobe Dogs was started by Trish Wamsat and is now owned by Molly Hughes. To quote Trish:
"Molly has a background in positive training and has loved dogs "since in the womb" but more importantly, Molly shares my love of helping people raise a GREAT family dog that will thrive in our community. Like me, Molly is not training competitive obedience or agility dogs but real-life great dogs. It's taken me years to find someone with her passion for my kind of training."
AdobeDogs is now officially Molly's AdobeDogs Dog Training, Inc.--but still "AdobeDogs" for short! However, we continue to follow Trish's belief that great dogs are trained. AdobeDogs' classes help you develop a trusting, happy, well-behaved companion! Your dog will learn to make great decisions, be calm, not need micromanaging, and follow directions. We offer a variety of classes for dogs (and owners) of all ages and skill levels. Julie Bond often presents unique seminars drawing on her background in animal behavior that you won't find at any other training facility.
Our classes are indoors at the American Legion Hall at 347 First Street in Los Altos--across from Draeger's market. Although we hold classes in Los Altos, our students come from all over the Bay Area--Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, San Jose, Fremont... and from as far away as Fairfield! Our indoor classes help prepare your dog for outdoor fun!
Our Amazing Team
Molly Hughes, CPDT-KA
Owner of AdobeDogs! I was very flattered when Trish Wamsat entrusted me with AdobeDogs at the beginning of 2015. Although I always had a "day job", dogs and training have been my passion for years. It's been wonderful to see the shift to positive training over the past 20 years, and I've been lucky to learn from many great trainers during that time. I've attended or completed courses and seminars by the Karen Pryor Academy (Puppy Start Right and Dog Trainer Foundations); Trish King (Academy of Dog Behavior); Charles Wilhelm, Kay Laurence; Ken Ramirez; Robin Bennett; and The Family Dog--just to name a few. I am also qualified as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-- Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA).
Molly also offers private consultations regarding small dogs, rescue dogs, and new puppy orientation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email me at .
Marina worked with Trish for over 8 years, and I'm very pleased that she has stayed on as our main trainer. She has helped keep the classes true to the AdobeDog philosophy. She also believes in learning from a variety of trainers and has attended seminars with Suzanne Clothier, Mary Ray, as well as participated in Nose Work training. Marina is doing a wonderful job of helping people develop their great community dogs!
Marina also offers private consultations. She is great with larger dogs and handles a variety of issues. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email Marina at .
Julie Bond earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Psychology and a Master's Degree in Animal Behavior from the University of California at Davis. She then started her career as an animal health technician and practice manager for a Veterinarian in southern California. From there, she became a Wild Animal Trainer at the world-famous San Diego Wild Animal Park. In 1991, she founded Pet Education and Training Services because “I saw a need for an animal care professional who focuses on the minds of pets.”
Julie offers short courses on special topics on Saturday mornings--including her often-requested Kids & Dogs, and Introduction to Therapy Dogs.
Julie is also the owner of P.E.T.S. -- Pet Education Training Services. If your dog has a difficult behavior problem, Julie is an amazing resource. Check here for her information and services: P.E.T.S