Caryl Wolff

Los Angeles Puppy Dog Trainer
AKC-CGC Evaluator

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Caryl Wolff.  It’s long. You’re gonna be here for awhile…

Dog Trainer Certifications

Owner/Head Trainer Doggie Manners


Speaking Engagements

Magazine Articles, Books, Internet Publications, and Videos

Performances, Training & Handling, and Interviews


Volunteer Organizations

Websites I own and operate

Dog & Puppy Trainer Certifications

I have had to pass rigorous examinations and have the requisite education and experience to become certified in these organizations. I would encourage you to check each of these organizations to see that I am a bona fide certificate holder and also to see what the requirements are for certification.

I am very proud to be the FIRST TRAINER WORLDWIDE to hold all certifications!

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) Evaluator
    (October 2009) (The AKC is much more than a breed registry — it provides educational events, competitions such as agility and conformation, interacts with the veterinary community and governmental entities, and certifies evaluators to test for the Canine Good Citizen test.)
    Click here to see my listing as an AKC CGC evaluator.
  • Association Of Animal Behavior Professionals (Professional Dog Trainer, Professional Dog Behavior Consultant)
    Click here to see my listing on the AABP listing in the Trainers’ directory.
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
    (July 2004) (When I became certified, I was one of 135 trainers worldwide to be a CDBC.)
    Click here to see my IAABC certificate.
  • National Association Of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI)
    (April 2003)   (When I became certified, I was one of 425 NADOI members in this organization.)
    Click here to see my NADOI certificate.
  •  Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
    (November 2002)    (I am pleased to announce that I am one of the first 500 dog trainers worldwide to have passed the CCPDT exam.)
    Click here to see my 2017 CCPDT certificate.

I am a UCLA graduate and also had my own business as a Certified Court Reporter for the State of California.

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Owner/trainer Doggie Manners

  • Private lessons and consultations throughout the Los Angeles area
  • Classes at Westwood Park (2005-present) (puppy, obedience & manners, tricks & agility, small dog, fun & games)
  • Classes at Katie’s Pet Depot (1995-2005) (obedience & manners)
  • Classes at Doggie in the Window (Long Beach, 2000-2004) (obedience & manners)
  • Classes at Central Bark (West Los Angeles, 2000-2001) (obedience & manners)
  • Classes at Pet Orphans (Van Nuys, 2000) (obedience & manners)
  • Classes at The Kennel Club (1997-1999) (obedience & manners, agility)
  • Movies, films, commercials, TV, operas, plays, & magazines supplying animals personally and also working with various animal rental agencies (1990-present)
  • Teaching trick training and/or fun agility classes
  • Westwood Park (West Los Angeles, 2007-present)
  • Urban Dog  (West Los Angeles, 1998)
  • Doggie Central (Culver City, 1998/99)

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Conferences and seminars given by animal behaviorists, internationally acclaimed dog trainers, and ethologists including:

      • Roger Abrantes
        *Dogs and Humans Speaking a New Language, (July 1999)
        *The Horse, Our Friend, Roger Abrantes (July 1999)
      • Sue Ailsby
        *Dog Anatomy and Performance (February 2000)
        *A Mind to Mind Clicker Training Seminar (February 2000)
      • Teoti Anderson
        *Training Small Dogs (March 2012)
        *Helping Pet Parents Get Ready for Baby When You Have No Kids of Your Own (July 2012)
      • Association of Pet Dog Trainers
        *San Diego (2000 Convention)
        *Memphis (1997 Convention)
      • Biting Dog Conference
        *(October 2005)
      • Brenda Aloff
        *Puppy classes (June 2011)
        *Dog Aggression (April 2004)
      • Bob Bailey
        *Behavior Analysis; Animal Training (March 2006)
      • Marian Bailey, Ph.D and Bob Bailey
        *Clicking Chicken Seminar (March 1999)
      • Maryjean Ballner
        *Massage for Dogs (February 2002)
      • Allan Bauman
        *Instructor’s Workshop (February 1998)
      • Peter Borchelt, Ph.D.
        *Dog Aggression and Working with Aggressive Dogs  (April 2001)
      • California Veterinary Conference
        *Anaheim (June 2007)
      • Clicker Expo
        *Los Angeles (January 2007)
        *San Diego (January 2005)
      • Shirley Chong
        *Dog-Dog Behavior (February 2004)
      • Ray Coppinger
        *Intelligence of Dogs and Canine Cognition: Ethological Lessons on the Emotions and Neurophysiology of Dogs;  Evolutionary Development and the Natural Development of Dogs (July 2007)
      • Malena Demartini-Price
        *Fixing the Unfeaxable, Redux: A New Approach to Separation Anxiety (January 2012)
        *Separation Anxiety Training Goes High Tech (February 2012)
      • Jean Donaldson, Ph.D.
        *Cutting Edge Dog Training (January 1997)
      • Donna Duford
        *Instructor’s Workshop (September 2002)
      • Ian Dunbar, Ph.D., DVM
      • *Canine Social Behavior; Reliability Testing & Games (May 2005)
        *Humane Behavior & Training Program for Shelter Personnel; Prevention & Treatment of Common Canine Behavior Problems; Fun & Games Dog Training (October 1996)
      • Jim and Jamie Dutcher
        *Wolves at our Door (November 2002)
      • John Fisher
        *A New Perspective on Dominance (March 1995)
      • Simon Gadbois, PhD
        * Pick the brain first: The right nose, breed, and training method will follow (June 2015)
      • Carol Gurney
        *Animal Communication (1994)
      • Maureen Hall
        * Animal Behavior and Training (December 2007)
      • Barbara Handleman
        * Early Behavior, Socialization, and Puppy Temperament Evaluations (August 2015)
      • Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., and Daniel Estep, Ph.D.
        * Managing the Home Alone Dog — Separation Anxiety (January 2008)
      • Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D. , Alice Moon-Fanelli, PhD, CAAB and Stephen Zawistowski, PhD, CAAB
        *Behavior Genetics (February 2015)
      • Ella Hoseltyn
        *Agility Training (March 1998 – July 2000)
      • Humane Society of the United States
        *2000 Convention (February 2000)
      • Wayne Hunthausen
        *Fears & Phobias, Compulsive Disorders, Aggression, and Medical Causes of House Soiling (February 1998)
      • Kennel and Groom Expo
        *(February 2001)
      • Trish King
        *Aggression to People (October 2011)
        *The Different Faces of Aggression; Helping the Fearful Dog (April 2007)
      • Frank Lavac, DVM
        *First Aid for Animals (March 1999)
      • Chad Mackin
        *E-touch Training (July 2012)
      • Steve Martin (July 2015)
        *The Secret of Animal Training
      • Pat Miller
        *Dog Body Language; * Play Behaviors (February 2005)
      • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
        *Wolf to Dog Symposium (November 2002)
      • Dr. Karen Overall
        From Leashes to Neurons – The Importance of Exercising Your Dog’s Brain for Optimal Mental and Physical Health (September 2015)
      • Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB
        Windows of opportunity: A New Look at Canine Socialization (September 2015)
      • Pet Tech
        *First Aid and CPR for Dogs (1998)
      • Pamela Reid, Ph.D.
        *Excelerated Learning (July 1997)
      • John Rogerson
        *Instructor’s Course (May 2003)
        *Canine Aggression (May 2003)
        *Teaching and Training; * Advanced Training (April 2002)
        *Separation Anxiety; *Fears and Phobias (October 2001)
        *Working with Aggressive Dogs (May 2001)
        *Scenting and Search Work (April 2001)
        *Rescue and Rehoming Workshop (May 2000)
        *Advanced Dog Training; Fun and Games with Dogs
        *Aggression; Preparation for Working Dogs Trials (November 1999)
        *Canine Behavior Workshop (April 1999)
      • Kathy Sdao
        *Does the name Pavlov Ring a Bell? (April 2005)
        *The Science and Art of Clicker Training (June 2004)
      • Cara Shannon
        *Sticky Situations, Super Solutions (January 2012)
      • Pia Silvani
        *Petite Pals (March 2007)
        *Canine Aggression; Sibling Rivalry; Puppy classes; Canine Play Behavior (June 2005)
      • Jennifer Shryock
        *Postpartum and Family Dogs (July 2011)
        * Dogs & Storks (February 2011)
      • Cheryl Smith
        *Dog to Dog Aggression; Dog to People Aggression (April 1997)
      • Desiree Snelleman
        *Stretching for Both Ends of the Leash (August 2004)
      • Sue Sternberg
        *Dog-Dog Group Dynamics (July 2012)
        *Bite-O-Meter (July 2012)
        *The Controversial Pit Bull & Temperament Testing for Shelter Dogs (October 2000)
        *Animal Behavior and Effective Adoptions (February 2000)
        *Temperament Evaluations of Shelter Dogs, Handling Skills for Difficult and Aggressive Dogs (March 1998)
      • Grisha Stewart
        *Quick Fixes: Sometimes Prevention is Good Enough (September 2012)
      • Dan Tambourine
        *Difficult Dog Training Class (May 1999)
      • UCLA Center for Society and Genetics
        *Dog + Human Co-Evolution, Made for Each Other (February 2011)
      • Wendy Volhard
        *Holistic Approach to Solving Problem Behaviors
        * Nutrition  (February 2001)
        *Dog Training Seminar (July 1996)
      • Emily Weiss, Ph.D.
        *SAFER Animal Assessment (December 2004)
      • Steve White
        *Wired, Fired, and On Task: Positive Secrets of Canine Motivation and Reliability; Transforming Your Training the Police K9 Way (March 2007)
        *The Nose Knows (December 2008)
      • Gary Wilkes
        *Rescue and Rehabilitation Workshop for Shelter Dogs, (September 2002)
      • Nicole Wilde
        *Super Seminars for Hosts and Speakers (March 2012)
        *Separation Anxiety & Dog-Dog Play (July 2012)
        *The Energy Effect (August 2009)
        *The Different Faces of Aggression; Helping the Fearful Dog (April 2007)
      • Sophia Yin, DVM
        *Low Stress Handling for Dogs (May 2011)
      • Christine Zink, DVM, Ph.D.
        *Coaching the Canine Athlete (September 1995)

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Speaking Engagements

  • Google Headquarters in Venice (2004 – present)
  • Rotary Club (August 1999)
  • Equestrian Trails International (June 1999)
  • West Los Angeles Obedience Training Club (September 1998)
  • Bearded Collie Club (May 1998)

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Magazine Articles, Books, Internet Publications,  Blog Posts, and Videos


puppy socialization bookPuppy Socialization: An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness by Caryl Wolff


puppy potty training bookPuppy Potty Training – The Expert’s Guide to Easy Housetraining FAST


panddpottytraining3(1)Puppy and Dog Potty Training
Plain and Simple



Teacup Puppies and Dogs - Choosing a Breeder & Choosing a Dog book
Teacup Puppies and Dogs – Choosing a Breeder and Choosing a Dog



Teacup Puppies and Dogs - Supplies, Pre-Puppy Prep & First Week Home bookTeacup Puppies and Dogs – Supplies Pre-puppy Prep and First Week Home



Teacup Puppies and Dogs - Feeding, Care, Safety, Health & Grooming bookTeacup Puppies and Dogs: Feeding, Care, Safety, Health & Grooming



Teacup Puppies and Dogs - Obedience Training, Games & Play bookTeacup Puppies and Dogs: Obedience Training, Games and Play



Teacup Puppies and Dogs - Potty Training & Behavior Issues bookTeacup Puppies and Dogs: Potty Training & Behavior Issues



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Magazine Covers

Off-Lead September 2001 Archives Offlead Cover Chadwick-1



Archive Offlead cover 3 dogs-1Off-Lead October 1995




Good Dog cover Good Dog December 1998

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  • 4Knines (2015-present)
  • PetSafe (2014-present)
  • Dog Days in L.A. (2006-2009)
  •  Pawprint Magazine (2007, 2008)
  • LA Tails Pet Magazine (2008)
  • Paws ‘n Tales (1996/97)

Print Articles

  • The Pet Press (2000, 2002, 2003, 2006)
  • The Pug Press (2000)

Internet Articles

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Performances, Training & Handling, and Interviews

  • Interview, Pet Talk Radio (January 2015)
  • Interview, Pet Talk Radio (February 2015)
  • Felicia Day You Tube Internet Sensation (January 2012 filming)
  • It’s a Brad Brad World,” Bravo (July 2011 filming)
  • “Teaching a Dog to Swim & Pool Safety,” Channel 2 News (August 2005)
  • “Teaching a Dog to Swim & Pool Safety,”Channel 9 News (May 2005)
  • *”Animals and Us,” radio, weekly training segment (December 2000-2002)
  • “All about Pets,” KRLA, radio interview (October 2000)
  • Rag Dog catalogue and Web site (October 2000)
  • Agility Segment, Channel 2 News, television (March 1998)
  • “Wizard of Oz,” theater (June 1996)
  • “Camelot,”  theater (June 1996)
  • “The Home Show,”  television (June 1996)
  • KTLA News, television (October 1995)
  • Los Angeles Zoo, charity event (December 1995)
  • 7-Up, commercial (March 1996)
  • “A Home for Buddy,” TV movie (April 1994)
  • “Abracadabra,”  film (May 1993)
  • “Albert Herring,” Los Angeles Music Center Opera (1993)
  • Bob Hope Special on Animals, television (1991)
  • “Girl of the Golden West,” Los Angeles Music Center Opera (June 1991)
  • “AM Los Angeles,” television (May 1991)
  • American Red Cross Circus Night, charity event (March 1991)
  • “Pete & Magic,”  film (March 1990)
  • “Annie,” theater (December 1989)
  • Pet Department, store opening (December 1988)

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Memberships (past and present)

  • American Dog Owners Association
  • Animal Behavior Resources Institute
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
  • Dog Trainers Forum of Orange County
  • Dog Trainers Forum of Los Angeles
  • Independent Book Publishers Association
  • Independent Writers of Southern California
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior
  • National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
  • Nonfiction Authors Association
  • Publishers Association of Los Angeles
  • West Los Angeles Obedience Training Club
  • West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

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Volunteer Organizations (past and present)

  • Archer Foundation
  • Freeplay
  • Perfect Pet Adoptions
  • Pet Orphans
  • Pooch Heaven
  • spcaLA

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Websites I Own and Operate

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Doggie Manners Los Angeles Puppy Dog Training
12021 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90025
Call or text (310) 804-2392
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