Aunt Lori Dog Training offers affordably priced training for dogs of all ages to build successful relationships between pet parents and their dogs. Working with dogs for over 20 years, Aunt Lori is a graduate of Animal Behavior College, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a certified evaluator for the AKC-approved Canine Good Citizen program, a 10-step program that results in well-behaved dogs in the home and social settings. Aunt Lori offers basic obedience training and methods for proper leash walking. Several levels of group classes are available, and rescue or shelter dogs receive a cost discount for training sessions.
Los Angeles, CA(310) 890-0099
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.
Los Angeles, CA(310) 795-3310
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.
North Hollywood, CA(818) 468-7465
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.
Los Angeles, CA(213) 294-1519
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.
Los Angeles, CA(818) 482-5168
DogzLife owner Tyson Kilmer is a self-taught dog trainer whose treatment methods result in effective training for dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments. He has trained dogs for celebrities such as Sheryl Crow, Rob Lowe, and Lenny Kravitz, and he enjoys all assignments to help anyone live in harmony with their canine companions. Encouraging clients to live a lifestyle of deeper meaning, Kilmer makes it possible through dog training for enhanced connectivity, flawless behavior, and communication. Kilmer’s technique is part training and part therapy for dogs and their owners. Under his guidance, dogs receive obedience, home etiquette, and urban mastery training in private consultations or through a three-day group seminar.
Los Angeles, CA(310) 600-9406
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.
Los Angeles, CA(323) 430-8733
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.
Los Angeles, CA(818) 355-3636
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.
Los Angeles, CA(323) 388-3308
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.
Los Angeles, CA(323) 449-7921
In the Echo Park, Los Angeles, California area, The Dog Yard offers fitness classes as well as a puppy party planner who arranges themed parties that include treats, a dog cake, a human cake, and a piñata. The Dog Yard's single class dog training sessions work well for some dog owners, while others may prefer a multi-week course that meets once a week for five or six weeks. Classes focus on areas of basic obedience, good citizenship, street obedience, nosework and detection, agility, and movie tricks. Trainers are highly skilled and have worked with experts in all areas of dog training. Dog owners can also appreciate Dog Yard's private in-home behavior modification training.
Los Angeles, CA(213) 908-5447
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.
Los Angeles, CA(323) 734-9119