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Best Dog Training Classes in Pasadena

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Website
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Why choose this provider?

A-Team Dog Training, LLC provides professional dog training services to clients in the Los Angeles area. Owner Dawit Haile believes that treat-based training should be avoided, as it uses a commodity that is highly valued in the dog’s world but is not effective in the long term. Instead, he uses dog psychology for training, which is the most efficient and proven method for dog training. It helps to communicate with the dog on a deeper level, producing immediate and lasting results. Dawit offers obedience training, behavior modification, puppy training, and dog walk training. He provides owners with information on training that will last a lifetime.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (77)

Website
Pasadena, CA 91006

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Muttineer Dog Training offers professional dog training services for dogs and their owners in the San Gabriel Valley community. The facility is owned and operated by Jocelyn Wells who is a credentialed trainer and behavior consultant. She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and is an AKC Good Citizen Evaluator. Jocelyn has experience with group dog training classes, coaching and consulting clients one-on-one, and extensive behavior modification expertise. She is a dedicated volunteer with the ASPCA, responding to natural disasters and animal cruelty cases. In addition to consultation, Jocelyn offers puppy classes, behavior problems, aggression and fear, and much more.

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4.7
Google
4.8 / 5 (26)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (23)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)

Website
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Canine Conservatory provides professional dog training services for clients in the Los Angeles area. Owner Kurt Burk is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. He uses the FIDO method of training, with F standing for Focus which helps master an emotional connection with the dog. I stands for Impulse Control by assisting the dog in master behaviors like leave it, drop, stay, wait, and more. D is for Directionality, teaching the dog to move towards their owner, with their owner, and away from their owner. O stands for orientation, learning commands like stand, bow, beg, and more.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (58)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (9)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
San Gabriel, CA 91775

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Master Dog Training provides professional in-home dog training services for pets in the San Gabriel Valley. Master Trainer Mike has extensive experience, having worked as a Senior Certified Dog Trainer at Petsmart and as a Behavior Consultant for humans at California Psych Care. All training is done at the customer’s home. He works with Certified Dog Trainer Susan who is an honors graduate of the Animal Behavior College. She also has a leadership role and teaches volunteers at the dog shelter. They offer obedience training, potty training, behavior modification, scenting and retrieving, court-ordered training, service dog training, autism dog training, emotional support dog training, and much more.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (37)

Website
Pasadena, CA 91104

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Teacher’s Pet Dog Training provides positive, holistic, and dog-friendly training for pets in the Pasadena and Los Angeles County areas. Owner Nicole Berthiaume, CPDT-KA has been training dogs since 2001 and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She offers private in-home obedience training customized to the needs of each dog. Topics include potty and crate training, puppy kindergarten obedience, advanced and off-leash obedience, leash pulling, inappropriate jumping, begging, chewing, and other lousy house manners. Nicole will also teach proper dog nutrition and general pet care. Her accelerated in-home training program is the fastest way to have a dog professionally trained.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (37)

Website
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Smart Paws Dog Training provides professional dog training to pets in the Los Angeles area. Owner Jenina Schutter manages the training and specializes in dog behaviors that include fear aggression, leadership issues, dog aggression, separation anxieties, obedience, potty training, escaping, boundary training, and much more. She has become a dog behavior expert and uses positive rewards, punishment-free techniques to train her client’s dogs. They offer in-home training classes that include sit, stay, down, come, heel, leave it and individual behavioral problems. There are also group classes and training walks for clients of the company. Dog sitting is also offered based on location and availability.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (50)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (8)

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Website
Monrovia, CA 91016

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Romping Dogs Dog Training provides professional dog training services to pets in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. Owner Kat Camplin, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTR, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She is an avid advocate for creating fun activities for dogs and their families to do together in order to develop and shape positive relationships. Kat has more than 30 years of experience in many dog training styles and enjoys seeing dogs improve dramatically in a short period of time. She offers a variety of private instruction packages including puppy pack, family pack, day training packages, group classes, and more.

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4.4
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (18)

FAQs

  • Introduction

    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.