Steve Welch Caine Rehabilitation Inc. Org

Steve Welch Caine Rehabilitation Inc. Org

5.0 (3)
5 employees
47 years in business

About this pro

We are fourth generation Animal trainers. We also train service dogs of all types and breeds. We offer group classes as well as private lessons and in kennel board and train. We are referred by vets and other trainers for pets with behavioral problems. Most people that are referred to us have already been between 2 to 8 other trainers. We will be the last trainers you will ever need. We also have a boarding program that low cost. So you need boarding when need to leave behind we renew the training while your pet is here.

We offer AKC Training and are  Cerified AKC Evaluators. We  are also P.O.S.T.  Police officers standard of training certified law enforcement trainers. We offer search and rescue such S.A.R. And FEMA search dogs.

We work for other rescues that have problem dogs.

Im a 4th generation animal trainer Dogs/birds/ horses/birds of pray.

We are animal behavior specialist. If you are looking for a one stop shop. That trains you your pet . Housebreaking, obedience, agility and much more.

Low cost boarding. 50% of your training fee is also a tax 50% deduction as we are a nonprofit organization and rescue.

call 1-800-400-6239 (Obey)

We fix your pet so they stay in home with the owners , because We are real trainers. We save pets from going to rescues and shelters.

Our service dogs charge people’s lives with our training and the families for the better.

I have been training other from Professions all over the U.S.A. and around the world for the last 50 plus years.Training for Youtube studios Game (Call OF duty Ghost)doing movie work From 1973 to date.

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Santa Ana, CA 92705
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3 Reviews


  • Carole D.

    I run the Saint Bernard rescue for southern California and I have been taking my rescues to Steve Welch (SW Canine Rehab, Inc.) for over 15 years for training and boarding. He has trained many of our dogs that had severe behavioral issues. After completing their training they where all successfully adopted into great homes. I currently have 3 Saints with Steve and I have spent several hours watching him work all the dogs in his care with love and compassion. His place is a green facility plus it's the quietest and cleanest facility I have ever seen and I have been to several kennels over the years of doing rescue. So if you have a dog that needs training or boarding I highly recommend Steve Welch.

  • Allison Davis

    I purchased one of Steve's service dogs for my PTSD and anxiety. I was skeptical to see if a dog could really help, but much to my surprise it completely changed my life! Steve is such a great trainer who works with your schedule and is always available for questions. Don't waste your money anywhere else! Steve is incredibly knowledgeable and will not only improve your dogs behavior, but he will train YOU on how to communicate your dog. WORTH EVERY PENNY.

  • Rabih Harfouche

    Steve's training techniques are adaptable and flexible. He is always reachable and provides guidance and consultation across multiple disciplines. We love working with him!

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

When I meet with a new costumer, I evaluate your dog and talk about all the training options for your dog. Depending on the behaviors your dog has, we will discuss the best option for you and your pup. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Certified Animal Nutritionist

Certified Behaviorist

P.O.S.T. Certified (Police officer standard of training)

A.K.C. Certified Evaluator

A.K.C. Certified Judge

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.


Beginner Puppy Classes        $150.00, 5 classes

Will be introduced to house breaking, basic obedience 

(heel, sit, stay, down, come) and manners, all on a 6 ft. leash

Intermediate Obedience Classes $150.00, 5 classes

Introduction to 20 ft. leash preparing your pet for off leash

Advanced Obedience Classes        $150.00, 5 classes

Off and on leash

All dogs must complete successfully to move on to next classes. 

Ages 2 mos to 6 mos.

6 months and older

Beginner Classes                 $150.00, 5 classes

Will be introduced to house breaking, basic obedience

(heel, sit, stay, down, come) and manners, all on a 6 ft. leash

Intermediate Obedience Classes $150.00, 5 classes

Introduction to 20 ft. leash preparing your pet for off leash

Advanced Obedience Classes         $150.00, 5 classes

Off and on leash

All dogs must complete classes successfully to move on to next classes. 

All dogs must have all shot records (must provide a copy) and proper

 training equipment (properly fitting choke chain or prong collar).

All dogs must qualify (no vicious dogs, no separation anxiety as they

 will be private lessons or in kennel training).

Trainers will have equipment available at each class.

Private lessons

5 private lessons at our location $350.00

Private lessons in home $495.00

In kennel Training/boarding                       $2,500.00


How did you get started in this business?

I am a 4th generation dog trainer. I started over 50 years ago learning from my dad, who was a horse trainer. I've trained horses, dogs, exotic birds, mules, and birds of prey. We have also been training dogs for the film indistury since the 1970s.

What types of customers have you worked with?

-Companion dogs and Family Pets

-Police dogs

-Weapons Detection

-Explosives Detection

-Search and Rescue Dogs and F.E.M.A.

-Human Remains Detection

-Pest Detection Dogs

-Protection Dogs

-Schitzhund Competition

-IPO Competition

-A.K.C. Obedience Competition and Confirmation

-Boarder Patrol


-Department of Corrections

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Events we have recently attended and are proud of are:

-Autism Events

-Alzhiemer's Events

-Epilepsy Events

-PTSD Event (Long Beach University)

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Avoid PetSmart trainers, Sit means Sit, ABC Online Dog Trainers, or anyone who does dog training out of their home. 

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Think about what kind of behaviors your dog has and what the best way to train is. There are tons of different training types out there (Private lessons, Group Lessions, Board and Train, etc,) and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Think about questions you have about nutrition. Also let the pros know if your dog is crate trained and housebroken.