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Best Dog Training Classes in Culver City, CA

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Los Angeles, CA 90034 Rating

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4.5 (142)
4.6 (56)
4.4 (32)

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"I Said Sit!" School For Dogs, based in Los Angeles, California, has been providing comprehensive training solutions for clients throughout the greater metropolitan area since 1988. Utilizing a causative approach and positive reinforcement techniques, the certified trainers work with every dog's natural instincts to determine the causes of problematic behaviors while increasing confidence and eliminating confusion. Recognizing the need to establish the owner as the leader of the pack, they offer private lessons, in-home tutoring, day school, board and train packages, and a variety of group classes at a 5,000 square foot indoor facility. "I Said Sit!" School For Dogs offers online promotions and has received the Los Angeles Hotlist Award several times, and many five-star reviews laud the talented, compassionate, and informative staff.

Los Angeles, CA 90064 Rating

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5.0 (21)

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Founded in 2011 in Los Angeles, California, Pawsitive Feedback Training serves customers throughout the greater metropolitan region. Owner Dorna Sakurai received a Master's degree in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in behavioral ecology and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer as well as an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Utilizing positive reinforcement techniques such as clicker training, she adheres to gentle and compassionate guidance principles to establish a trusting bond between owners and their beloved pets. Addressing problematic issues such as reactivity, aggression, and fear, Dorna specializes in private in-home training and a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced group classes. Pawsitive Feedback Training is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has received many shining reviews.

Los Angeles, CA 90045 Rating

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5.0 (8)

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Dogfitt, based in Los Angeles, California, since 2016, provides canine fitness training for customers throughout the greater metropolitan area. Owner Jason Fielders grew up on a small farm in Vermont and has amassed years of experience working with animals. Dedicated to the safety and comfort of all dogs, he specializes in customized daily adventures on trail runs in parks or at the beach. Jason offers private dogsitting services, surf camp at Huntington Beach, and beginner, intermediate, and advanced group classes for small, medium, and large dogs. Dogfitt provides complimentary first sessions and evaluations as well as daily video and photo updates to keep owners informed, and many success stories rave about the reliable, caring, and attentive service.

Los Angeles, CA 90001 Rating

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4.5 (37)
5.0 (3)

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Teacher's Pet Dog Training, located in Los Angeles, California, has been providing quality training solutions for residents throughout the West Los Angeles area for over ten years. Working with all breeds, sizes, and ages, owner Mary Hirt is APDT-certified and adheres to positive engagement training techniques that optimize the relationship between owners and their dogs. Specializing in foundation work, general obedience, appropriate play, and problem behaviors, she offers private, in-home coaching sessions and a variety of group classes at the West Hollywood Animal Hospital. Teacher's Pet Dog Training is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, and many positive reviews highlight the knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated service.

Compare our Top Dog Training Classes

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
I Said Sit! School For Dogs
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Pawsitive Feedback Training
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Teacher's Pet Dog Training
Los Angeles, CA 90001


  • 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.

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