The Inquisitive Canine

The Inquisitive Canine, founded in 2005 by certified dog trainer Joan Hunter Mayer, is devoted to offering humane, pawsitive, practical solutions that work for the challenges dogs and their humans face in everyday life. We are dedicated to barking with the dogs, cheering for the humans, and having fun!

Joan sees dog training as both an art and a science, and brings to all private dog training and classes proven strategies and techniques to strengthen the human-canine bond.

Based in Santa Barbara, California, the Inquisitive Canine not only works in the local areas but also transcends geographical boundaries by offering virtual dog training via live online video conferencing as well.

As a professional canine behavior consultant and sought after public speaker, Joan presents both community and corporate programs in an ongoing effort to not just help people train their dogs, but to create an entire culture shift where dog owners are empowered to enhance the bonds they have with their dogs, and make the world a friendly place for all inquisitive canines.

To see all of Joan’s certifications and credentials, please check out the Inquisitive Canine website.


Phone Number: 805-965-3456


Address: Santa Barbara, CA 93108 USA

Distance Consults, Dog on Dog Aggression, Fear and Aggression, Group Classes, Private Training, and Separation Anxiety