High Desert Dog Training

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.

Van Castellanos


Certified Family Dog Mediator

Hello! My name is Van, and I am a Certified Family Dog Mediator (C.F.D.M.) with a passion for animal health, wellbeing, and communication. I am dedicated to helping families create a calm and patient approach to training their dogs. I thrive on building strong bonds between dogs and their human family members, focusing on trust, respect, and mutual understanding. I am constantly seeking opportunities to help families create a calm and positive environment to reduce stress and promote emotional well-being.

I dedicate my time to researching new approaches to canine behavior and health and I am constantly on the lookout for new information to better my personal approach to animal well being. Through my experiences in zoo animal husbandry and veterinary care, I have developed a strong foundation in animal cooperative health and behavior. I believe that through patience and mutual respect in animal training we can create a better environment for our pets.