Los Angeles Puppy Dog Training Services

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Because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, all initial puppy dog training sessions are virtual one-on-one private lessons. Click to discover why  virtual puppy dog training is an excellent choice for you.

Since our dogs have gotten used to our being home during the quarantine, they may suffer separation anxiety when we return to our regular routine. We’ve written a series of articles things you can do now to prevent puppy dog separation anxiety after quarantine. It’s much easier to prevent it than to cure it.

Our private puppy dog training lessons will resume after the quarantine.

Here’s a quick listing of our various Los Angeles Puppy Dog Training Services.  More details are below.

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Dog training is more than just telling your dog to stop doing what he’s doing. It is also more than simply following commands.

Dog obedience training is communication — you are showing your dog how you want him to act in a way he understands.

Dog training is trust — you are teaching him that he can feel safe and know that you will take care of him.

Training your dog is freedom — you’ll be able to take your dog to more places with you knowing that he will behave.

Training is bonding — you and your dog work together so you can enjoy each other’s company. We emphasize this in both our group obedience classes and private in-home training.

We deliver results through hands-on personalized service. We work with your dog and then show you how to get the desired response from your dog. Your dog learns from your practicing with him on a daily basis. Many clients see dramatic improvements in their dog’s behavior during the first lesson — many times during the first five minutes — honest! Please take a look at the Testimonials to read what they say. The short time we spend in training can last for your dog’s entire life.

You receive detailed written handouts (so you can review them between lessons) and articles on various aspects of dog behavior and training.  The homework is easy, fast, and fun for both you and your dog. Your whole family is encouraged to participate.

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Basic Dog Obedience/Manners Training

You choose what exercises we work on in Basic Obedience and Manners Program since we customize a program to meet your needs.

  • Come
  • Down and Down-stay
  • Drop it
  • Finished
  • Go to your place and lie down
  • Greet people and dogs on leash
  • Leave it
  • Off
  • Sit and Sit-stay
  • Staying at a distance
  • Staying with distractions
  • Stand
  • Take it
  • Wait at curbs, gates, and doors
  • Walking beside you on leash (Heeling)
  • Watch me (Getting your dog’s attention)

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Puppy Manners Program

Your puppy is learning even if you are not “formally” teaching him. One of you is training the other every time you interact — honest! — even though you are not aware that’s what’s happening. You’ll both be a lot happier if you’re the trainer and your dog is the student!

Our methods of training do not involve force, and both you and your puppy enjoy the training time together. Your puppy can begin training at home at eight weeks old, but we suggest you wait until ten weeks to enroll him in a class.

We keep the training sessions short — because of your puppy’s attention span — and we answer your questions regarding breed characteristics, nutrition, toilet training, puppy development and learning periods, etc. You are laying the foundation for your puppy’s future behavior through a positive, creative, and structured approach to his training. By using our puppy training program, you can prevent problems from happening!

Wouldn’t you like your puppy to learn how to

  • Accept handling by you and others
  • Accept being left alone
  • Be comfortable in a crate
  • Be socialized to people, dogs, places, and events
  • Mind you
  • Play properly (This is an area of puppy training that is often overlooked.)
  • Potty in an area you choose

And we’ll show you how to help prevent and help solve problems such as

  • Aggression
  • Barking
  • Chewing and biting
  • Digging
  • Fearfulness
  • Guarding toys and objects
  • Jumping up
  • House soiling
  • Nipping
  • Separation anxiety
    … and much more!

Please refer to Puppy Manners and New Puppy Training for more information on puppies, socialization, and training tips.

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Problem Solving

Most dog behavior problems occur in the home, and many can easily be solved when you understand how and why your dog acts the way he does. We assess the cause of the problem and give you practical, clear-cut solutions which bring about positive change.

Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” in behavior modification and problem solving. So we work with each dog and owner individually and personalize a program to accomplish your goals, and we work with you every step of the way.

Most Problem Solving begins with the Basic Obedience Program which is a foundation program. Some problems disappear with Basic Obedience, and no further lessons are necessary — other solutions are easier than you think! However, for those that need further training and guidance, there is an additional fee.

If your dog has any of these issues, we can help!

  • Aggression
  • Adjusting to children and babies
  • Barking
  • Begging
  • Bolting out of doors and gates
  • Car sickness and car behavior
  • Chasing animals, bikes, or people
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Fearfulness and shyness
  • Fence jumping
  • Fighting
  • Garbage raiding
  • Guarding toys or food
  • Growling
  • House soiling — and you get the Potty Training book for free.  Click here for our Potty Training Program.
  • Hyperactivity
  • Jumping on people, furniture, etc.
  • Marking territory with urine
  • Pulling on a leash
  • Running away
  • Separation anxiety (We have had great success with this program. Click here for our Separation Anxiety Program for more information.)
  • Stealing
  • Stool eating
  • Unruliness
  • … and whatever else you want to work on

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Consultations

  • Choosing a Dog or Puppy
  • Multiple dogs (sibling jealousy or rivalry)
  • Pet Loss
  • Preparing your dog for a new baby
  • Preparing your home for a new puppy
  • … and other suitable topics of your choice

We discuss what you want before our meeting. Then we meet and create a plan that is tailored to your lifestyle and your dog.

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One Hour — One Issue

In our phone conversation, we zero in on one issue and then make a one-hour appointment to deal with that one issue. Because of the brevity of the meeting, we will talk about the major points, and then you receive a written handout of the steps you need. Some issues such as separation anxiety, fear, and aggression are not appropriate for this program. But there are many that are, including:

  • Attention seeking
  • Begging
  • Bolting out of doors and gates
  • Car sickness and car behavior
  • Coming when called
  • Chasing animals, bikes, or people
  • Digging
  • Fence jumping
  • Garbage raiding
  • Hand shyness
  • Impulse control
  • Jealousy of a person
  • Jumping on people, furniture, etc.
  • Pulling on a leash
  • Puppy Potty Training
  • Separating anxiety (This is *not* separation anxiety but involves your dog trying to prevent you from leaving.)
  • Stealing
  • Stool eating

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Semi-Private Group Lesson

Do you have some friends with dogs who would like private sessions? Then the semi-private group lessons are for you. We meet with you and your friends at your home for five sessions. We work on basic obedience curriculum or trick training in the convenience of your home for a fraction of the cost of private lessons. Please call for a fee schedule.

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Wouldn’t you like to learn more about the programs we offer?
Please call or text (310) 804-2392 now.

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Speaking Engagements

We are also available for speaking engagements on a whole host of dog and puppy training and behavior topics. We can tailor a presentation to your particular needs.

Please call call or text (310) 804-2392 for more details about speaking engagements.

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Service Areas

Beverly Hills
Canoga Park
Chatsworth
Culver City
El Segundo
Encino
Granada Hills
Hawthorne
Hermosa Beach
Hollywood
Lawndale
Lomita
Malibu
Manhattan Beach
Marina del Rey
North Hills
North Hollywood
Northridge
Pacific Palisades
Palos Verdes
Playa del Rey
Playa Vista
Redondo Beach
Reseda
San Fernando Valley
Santa Monica
Sherman Oaks
South Bay
Studio City
Tarzana
Torrance
West Hollywood
West Los Angeles
Westchester
Winnetka
Woodland Hills

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Los Angeles Puppy Dog Training Services
Doggie Manners Los Angeles Puppy Dog Training
12021 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90025
Call or text (310) 804-2392
Email us at caryl@DoggieManners.com