Serving most of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties of California (Service Area Map)
About One Day Dog
Steve Miles has lived and worked all over the country but has spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born and raised in Palo Alto, Steve got his first dog at age 12 and has rarely been without a canine companion at his side since.
After a brief career playing professional football, Steve started his dog training career in Georgia. Working as an apprentice to a dog trainer in Georgia who used behavioral modification methods to train dogs at a large training facility, Steve soon realized that it did not take weeks or months to train dogs the five basic commands: collection, sit, down, doorway behavior, and recall. If done correctly and consistently the training could be completed in a matter of hours.
Upon returning to California, Steve found that his services were in demand. He was able to help people in their own homes in a short period of time to learn to train their own dogs ... and Steve Miles One Day Dog Training was born. Steve does most of his training in the Bay Area but on special request travels to different parts of the United States to work with clients.
When he is not training dogs Steve is busy at Miles Ranch, the horse retirement ranch that he and his wife own in Corralitos, California. Steve and his wife Tasha have 6 dogs of their own, as well as a variety of rescue animals including cats, birds, bunnies, goats, pot-belly pigs and miniature donkeys.
"I feel so lucky to be able to make a living doing what I love more than anything else ... The reward isn't in the money but in the gratification I get when I have helped someone understand and work with their dog in a way they did not think was possible."
Please be aware that Steve has a significant visual impairment due to a progressive retinal disease. He does fine in mid-day outdoor lighting but has trouble adjusting to indoor lighting and working in heavily shaded or dark areas. He has managed to compensate for his limitations and still does as good a job as ever training but we like for people to be aware of this in advance. If you’re uncomfortable with this Steve would be happy to discuss it with you.
Please note that we don’t train intact male dogs over 8 months of age. We will sometimes make exceptions and extend the age to 12 months but we prefer not to. The reason for this is that intact males tend to have an edge to them that makes the training more of a struggle for dominance than it needs to be. We like to encourage all owners to neuter their dogs and have made the choice not to train intact males.