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Barkers Anonymous

Los Angeles, CA 90065
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Barkers Anonymous, in the Los Angeles, California area uses scientifically proven methods that will teach dogs a language readily understood by those on both ends of the leash. Trainers create individual plans to suit clients and their pets and offer email support to keep relationships successful. The training provided includes private, in-home packages that take place once a week for an hour and for periods of three weeks, five weeks, or twice a week for four weeks. For those who don't require an extended period of training, Barkers Anonymous' four-hour one-day training sessions are ideal for focusing on problem areas.

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Best Dogs Ever

North Hollywood, CA 91606
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Best Dogs Ever offers private and positive dog training in California communities throughout the San Fernando Valley area. Professional trainers Hudson Shock and Amanda Posen are well qualified to provide individual consultation and group classes for dogs and their owners. Shock is a member and certified by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, an AKC-approved evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen program, and a member of the Pet Professional Guild. A graduate of Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Posen is a professional studio trainer and is also certified by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Best Dogs Ever provides private, in-home, force-free, reward-based, positive dog training methods.

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Dog Savvy Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Dog Savvy Los Angeles teaches positive reinforcement training and behavior modification. Owner Alexandra Bassett has over 15 years’ professional and volunteer experience, and she is quite successful with her system based on positive reinforcement as well as force-free negative consequences. Bassett offers free 30-minute phone consultations and in-home one-on-one training sessions, or training may take place at a pre-arranged public setting. At the Day Camp and Traincation, dogs learn basic manners, loose-leash walking, crate acclimation, games, and tricks while owners are at work or on a short vacation. The Dog Savvy website blog contains excellent tips and techniques such as treating separation anxiety and adopting a rescue dog.

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Doggies in Action

Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Michael Court, with Doggies in Action, offers dog training services to dog owners in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles areas of California. With over ten years of experience, Court earned certification as a dog trainer from the Animal Behavior College. As a member of the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter, Court offers rehabilitation services at the Burbank shelter and other area public shelters. Dogs are trained using positive reinforcement with treats, toys, and praise, and training takes place during play activities. Doggies in Action specializes in basic commands training, leash manners, behavior modification, puppy training, and pet sitting. Group classes are available as well as private training sessions.

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Happy Paws Dog Training LA

Los Angeles, CA 90019
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In Los Angeles, California, Happy Paws Dog Training LA was founded by Raquel to improve dog owners’ relationships with their furry friends. The problems experienced by some dog owners, such as excessive barking, chewing, destructive behavior, anxiety, and aggression disappear with the proper training. Raquel offers a one-day in-home intensive training that lasts about three hours. The one-day training will show owners the tactics necessary for a well-trained dog, and the resulting improved behavior is immediately apparent. Training involves only a few minutes a day, with no videos, ongoing courses, spray bottles, or gimmicks. Clients have shown appreciation for Raquel’s services through their Thumbtack reviews, where she recently received recognition as a Top Pro.

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Kazzi Dog Training

Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Kazzi Dog Training, in the Los Angeles, California area, is led by Tanya Yarbrough, who created the S.T.A.R. method for dog training. As a pack animal, dogs want to be a part of family life, and Yarborough believes they instinctively compete for Space, Treats, Affection, and Respect. Dogs should receive enthusiastic praise and minimal correction with quick forgiveness, ending all corrections with praise. The classes offered include a three-hour seminar, Pack Leadership 101, which teaches owners what their dog needs to feel safe. There are in-home and group classes offered in basic obedience, in-home behavioral programs, preparation for the Canine Good Citizen Test, and a Movie Tricks group class.

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Prestigious Pooch

Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Prestigious Pooch owner Cora Wittekind trains dogs in the Los Angeles, California area. With over ten years of professional experience and a lifetime of animal experience, she can identify canine behavioral issues and work with a dog to resolve the problem. Wittekind attended the Academy of Canine Behavior in Bothell, Washington, where she learned proven methods to address unacceptable behaviors and how to educate dog owners. Available services include in-home lessons and behavioral evaluations, basic, intermediate, and advanced dog obedience, puppy training, therapy dog training, agility and trick training, and matchmaking for rescue dogs. Prestigious Pooch also offers a total immersion three- to five-week Board and Train program.

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Rip's Dog Training

Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Rip’s Dog Training, located in the Conway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area, offers dog training instruction for obedience, behavior modification, and problem-solving. Owner Rip Reinhold is a certified professional trainer and has certification in pet CPR and first aid. He is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and the National K-9 Dog Trainers Association. Dog owners can receive instruction on training their pets that have issues like aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, fears, and behavioral problems. Dogs of all ages and personalities can be taught to come when called, walk respectfully on a leash, and be well-behaved in social settings.

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What a good dog L.A.

Los Angeles, CA 90018
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What a Good Dog L.A. is dog trainer Dianne Lawrence’s inspiration to offer training for dogs and their pet parents to enhance their relationship and bring joy to all. She has rescued, trained, and placed over 75 dogs in loving homes over the past thirty years. Professionally trained, Lawrence worked as a lead dog trainer at a national pet store. Lawrence offers behavioral evaluation, basic obedience training, and pet parent leadership training, and will provide a 30-minute phone consultation at no cost. Clients must be willing to spend ten minutes a day, five days a week with their dog, using techniques learned from their sessions with Lawrence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Dog trainers are professional instructors who use a wide range of training techniques to help dogs adapt to their environments, respond to cues and commands, and modify behavior patterns. Training methods include alpha dog dominance for aggressive dogs, positive reinforcement that's often utilized with puppies and younger dogs, relationship-based, and classic, conditional training.

Schutzhund, the German word for “protection dog,” is a specialized type of instruction in which dogs are trained to attack on command, and it's commonly used in K9 Academies for police and security dogs. Depending on their skill sets and certifications, dog trainers may offer programs that incorporate several methods, or they may focus on a single method such as behavioral training, which focuses on changing dogs' behavior, or obedience training, where dogs are rewarded for following commands.

What is a dog trainer called?

They’re referred to as dog trainers or behaviorists, depending on their skill sets and credentials. A dog trainer may refer to themselves as a canine behavioral specialist or a certified veterinary behaviorist.

What is the difference between a dog trainer and a behaviorist?

Dog trainers and behaviorists practice the same profession, and many dog trainers refer to themselves as behaviorists. However, true animal behaviorists hold M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal behavior. The full title for an animal behaviorist is an Applied Animal Behaviorist or Certified Animal Behaviorist.

Does my dog need training?

All dogs benefit from training, whether through their owners or a professional trainer. Owners can teach their dogs simple commands, and they can practice positive reinforcement techniques, such as providing treats when dogs follow basic instructions. Professional trainers are essential when dogs exhibit behavioral problems, such as aggression, excessive barking, and an inability to respond to basic commands.

What does dog training include?

Some dog training classes focus on specific methods, such as obedience training or alpha training, while others offer a mix of multiple training techniques. Dog training activities can include brain games, clicker commands with positive reinforcement, relationship-based exercises between dogs and their owners, and socialization exercises.

Can you train a dog yourself?

Dog owners can train their dogs themselves with the help of guidebooks and online tutorials that offer instruction in areas that include simple obedience commands and positive reinforcement techniques. When dogs are overly aggressive or display problematic behavior, such as biting or excessive barking, professional training can be extremely beneficial.

Is dog training easy?

There are many methods of dog training. Teaching a dog simple commands is a fairly simple technique to learn, whether through guidebooks, online tutorials, or common sense. However, overly aggressive dogs often require professional training in which a trainer is certified and educated.

Should I get my dog professionally trained?

Professional training is helpful for dogs of all ages and breeds, whether they need simple command training or more detailed programs to change aggressive behaviors, such as biting and jumping. Training of all levels is beneficial for dogs and their owners, as the animals use the skills they learn throughout their lifetimes.

How many training sessions does a dog need?

The amount of training sessions a dog may need depends on the type of training desired by its owner. For example, doggie boot camps where dogs learn obedience techniques and behavior modification can take anywhere between one and four weeks, while puppy training courses add up to just one hour per week over a six-week period.

Do dogs like being trained?

All dogs are different, and like humans, it can take them time to warm up to new people and environments. Good trainers know how to communicate with dogs, and they generally work hard to ensure their trainees are content and having fun during training sessions while learning new behavior techniques.

At what age should dogs start obedience training?

As a general rule, dog owners should wait until their pets are at least six months of age before entering them into a formal obedience program. However, puppies are quick learners, and they can be taught simple commands at home starting at around six weeks.

How long does it take to house train a puppy?

In general, it takes between four and six months to house train a puppy. Factors, such as bladder size and metabolism, may lead to extra training time, especially if the puppy is of a small breed and needs to use the bathroom frequently. A puppy's previous environment and emotional state may also hinder house training time.

Is it okay to let a puppy cry in their crate at night?

Letting a puppy "cry it out" in their crate at night is generally not harmful; however, it's important for dog owners to make certain that their pet is crying to be let out, and not for other reasons, such as illness or injury. Crate training takes time, and it's always best to start out with short crating periods.

What\'s the hardest dog to train?

While all dogs are trainable to an extent with the proper training and techniques, certain breeds are known to have a more difficult time following orders and instructions, thanks to their strong wills and independent senses. Challenging breeds include Greyhounds, Saint Bernards, Bullmastiffs, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

Is a clicker good for dog training?

Clicker training, also known as mark and reward training, works well to help dogs learn commands and positive behavioral traits. The method focuses on rewarding dogs with positive reinforcements, such as treats or petting, when commands are followed. Repetition is essential with clicker training, as it helps dogs remember that rewards follow good behaviors.

Are dog trainers worth it?

Professional dog trainers can be extremely beneficial in helping dogs change negative behavior and learn to follow instructions. When home training isn't proving effective, many dog owners turn to professionals to improve their dog's behavior, which can help improve the overall relationship between pet and owner.

What makes a great dog trainer?

Great dog trainers love what they do, and they communicate well with animals. Qualities that great dog trainers possess include patience and tolerance, listening skills, and an overall positive attitude. While credentials and education are also important, the manner in which a trainer can communicate with dogs in his or her care, as well as dog owners, is essential.

What kind of training do you need to be a dog trainer?

Professional training is not required to become a dog trainer, but the more courses and credentials one obtains allows for increased knowledge and skill sets in overall dog training. Depending on the certifications desired, training courses include obedience, behavior modification, pet CPR, clicker training, and K9 training.

What qualifications do I need to be a dog trainer?

Dog trainers are not required to get any type of certification; however, courses that award certifications help build client bases and ensure pet owners that their animals are in excellent hands. To become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, one must pass a written exam and have 300 hours of documented experience in dog training over a three-year period.

What is the best dog training certification?

There are several dog training certification programs available to help trainers expand their credentials. Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) are two of the highest certifications. Additional essential certifications include Basic Agility and Puppy Training.

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