List of Trainers / Classes / Web Sites

It's important that you are comfortable with your trainers methods.  We recommend you go watch a class before deciding which trainer to work with.
 
 
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Karen Moureaux, Northern LA area.
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HIDDEN VALLEY DOG OBEDIENCE CLUB
Local club in Escondido.
Excellent facility/services.
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Dog Daycare & Training Facility, (949) 635-9655, South Orange County
Owner, Laurie Zurborg, has 11 years experience and is recommended by several local veterinarians.  Serves So. Orange County with daycare, obedience (group/private), beginning agility, Free doggie social club, boarding (short/long term), & in-home pet sitting. Training methods include positive reinforcement, clickers, gentle leaders. No choke collars or force.  Very experienced with shelter/adopted dogs, problem behavior & undersocialization. CPDT certified.
bluepaw.gif (152 bytes) WEST L.A. OBEDIENCE TRAINING CLUB
Rancho Park/Cheviot Hills Recreation Center. (310) 851-6350
Agility and obedience classes for puppies and dogs;  positive reinforcement training, companion and competition training, all dogs welcome.
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Robert at (714) 828-2474, Stanton area 
Behavioral consultants, boarding, pet training while boarding, group & private, basic & advanced obedience;  non-correctional motivational methods, positive reinforcement; Gentle Leader Head Halters, clickers and food lures for beginning obedience classes.
bluepaw.gif (152 bytes) Karen Wessinger - (661) 270-9281  QualityDogTraining@Gmail.com
HERDING: all herding breeds-specialty Aussies and Border Collies. Herding is at GemStar Ranch in Leona Valley. Facility has everything from a round pen, standard arena, 2 acre field, to open fields where 800+ yard outruns are possible. Sheep (both hair and wool) and goats. Classes and private lessons available, and are held in Leona Valley. (No. of Santa Clarita, and W. of Palmdale)
Experienced in working with rescue/rehomed dogs, esp Aussies and Border Collies
Private lessons for obedience and behavior problems, classes coming soon to Palmdale and Santa Clarita area.
www.GemStarRanch.com
bluepaw.gif (152 bytes) Vickie Marx - (949) 360-7773 vmdogs@hotmail.com
Group and in home, trains dogs through reward and praise methods, basic obedience and occasional handling classes.
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Robert Livell (951) 272-4679, unob94@charter.net  Norco area
Private and group lessons, problem solving, beginning and advanced obedience training.   Discount given off obedience class with adoption contract from a rescue or shelter.
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Yorba Linda area (714) 985-1555
Breed handling, junior showmanship; all level obedience, competitive and fun; puppy through master level agility, show and fun; puppy kindergarten; all levels of clicker training; home manners and tricks; quarterly Canine Good Citizen testing. 
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Janine Pierce (818) 832-9906
Offering group classes and private lessons in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas.  Motivational training methods for humans and canines.... "Learn while you play"
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Rayna Barker  (818) 541-0110
woofprints@earthlink.net
located in Montrose, CA
Conducts group classes and puppy classes, as well as privates.  Methods are all positive and reward based. Has worked with Aussies, shelter dogs and rescues in problem solving, behavior issues, aggression, and basic obedience.
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Donald Van Tassel and Susan Wiessner
(714) 842-4567 (9am to 7pm) 
Huntington Beach area off the 405
ABCgoldens@aol.com
We use gentle, reward based methods and have over twenty years of experience in the dog training field. We offer private in home instruction as well as board training. We are also starting a free group class for animals adopted from animal shelters or rescue groups, Tuesday evenings starting at 6pm or 7pm, depending on clients' schedules, contact us for more information. 
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Nicole Wilde   661-299-5704 
Santa Clarita area
In-home, private training for behavior modification and obedience using gentle, positive methods including clicker training. Nicole Wilde is a professional member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and has worked with both domestic and exotic canines (specializing in wolves and wolfdogs) for many years in training and rescue. Her motto is "Train with Affection, not Corrections!"
bluepaw.gif (152 bytes) Excellent website of Clicker Training Lessons, offering step-by-step obedience lessons, regular as well as problem behaviors, for free, from the training school Greenwood Dog Training School in Delaware.
bluepaw.gif (152 bytes) Great website outlining the"Nothing In Life Is Free"behavior modification training program, by Deb McKean....check it out!
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Caryl Wolff, CPDT  1-877-7-DOGGIE
carylwolff@aol.com
Is your dog behaviorally challenged?  Then teach him DOGGIE MANNERS.  Doggie Manners is a reward-based training course that integrates basic obedience into your everyday life.  Your dog will learn to come when called, walk quietly by your side, wait at doorways and curbs, greet guests politely - and much more! We offer private lessons throughout Greater Los Angeles and currently teach classes in West Los Angeles and Long Beach.  We work with puppies and dogs and specialize in rescue dogs.  Please remember, habits don't change overnight.  Give yourself and your dog a chance.  We look forward to working with you.
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Call Jean at (949) 240-8578 or e-mail jeansmail9@worldnet.att.net
Location -Orange County-Santiago Canyon Rd.
New class starting in July for beginning dogs -we welcome all dogs and also  dogs who have had previous flyball experience.
We are currently offering flyball training at all levels on Tuesday evenings and agility practice  and training tips on Wednesday mornings. As soon as we have enough people interested we will have foundation for dog sports obedience training.
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661-513-9370, Santa Clarita Valley
thedogtrainer@yahoo.com
Mike offers private in home obedience training and behavior consultations. Working with dogs and owners to solve your dogs problems is my business. With more than 20 years experience training dogs and teaching their owners, I also have over 10 years experience with Australian Shepherds and other herding breeds. Positive motivational methods used with all ages of puppies or adult dogs. Serving the entire Santa Clarita Valley area. 
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Patty and Paul Thurner  at (714) 532-3647  (532-DOGS)
dogservicesunlimited@earthlink.net
Serving Southern California Canines and Their Humans Since 1969!   We offer Puppy Kindergarten, Dog Obedience Training, Agility, and Canine Good Citizen Certification. Convenient group classes in over 40 communities throughout Orange County and adjacent areas of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Private lessons also available.  We look forward to helping you to make your dog a more enjoyable family member!  We offer quality Dog Obedience and Puppy Training classes at very reasonable fees.
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BARK BUSTERS Home Dog Training
Covering all of San Diego County, California
(858) 414-1344
northsandiegocounty@barkbusters.com
My training is customized to your needs and I come to your home to show you how to train your dog.   I teach the basic obedience skills: the sit, down, come, stay and heel and show dog owners how to control their dog's behavior.  I also teach dog owners how to be strong leaders so their dog will listen and respond to them. 
Behavioral problems are my specialty--issues such as barking, jumping, separation anxiety, shyness, digging, chewing, aggression and more.
Graduate of the Bark Busters Behavioral Certification program in Denver, Colorado--an intense training in canine communication, behavioral modification and obedience training.
Member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
I train any dog, any age, any breed with any problem.
Ask about our Written Lifetime of the Dog Training Guarantee!
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Tom De Luca, CPDT    714.596.4771
Huntington Beach, Calif.
www.pawlite.com
A 'Nationally Certified' and 'Nationally Accredited' Dog Training Instructor, providing modern humane and practical pet training techniques using "Operant Conditioning" and "Leadership", to dog teams throughout Orange and parts of Los Angeles Counties. Teach your dog at home “Basic” and “Advanced Obedience”, as well as and Behavior Modification, Problem-Solving for Aggression towards Dogs, People, excessive barking, boundary control, destructive chewing, separation-anxiety, digging, door dashing, fearfulness, fence jumping, potty training, jumping on people, play biting or mouthing, getting into trash or counter surfing. Prepare dog to pass Therapy Dog Certification (TDI), AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification (CGC), Conformation, and Assistance Dog Training/Certification (FSDS).
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(310) 500-9156
Providing in home dog and puppy training services in the West Los Angeles area. 
bill@billstavers.com
Bill Stavers, BFA, Charter member of the Assoc. of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and certified by the Association as knowledgeable in learning theory, animal husbandry and animal behavior, brings twenty years experience as a behavior counselor using the power of positive reinforcement to train and resolve dog behavior problems. Bill offers private, in home training and an innovative, one-of-a-kind, super-puppy-class in the West Los Angeles, CA, area, where he conducts a veterinarian referral based practice. Visit his web site: www.billstavers.com to see more about Bill, for up-to-date information regarding classes, FAQs, and view his calendar to make appointments. 
Charter member of the  Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) #302.
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Nan Arthur, CPDT    619-561-2602
El Cajon, CA
 dogmomca@cox.net
In home private training sessions, positive only, packages for private training; offers private Canine Good Citizen training/testing, behavior training plans, as well as Pet Sitting.  Also offers a one or two-day Acclimation Training for new adopters.  Tapered to the skills of the new adopter, as to whether it would be help with getting ready before bringing home your newest family member, or coming the day of the adoption, or shortly after, to help get everyone in the home adjusted, as well as giving on-going support.
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Terry Long, CPDT    (562) 423-0793  or  www.dogpact.com
Long Beach, Orange County, and South Bay
Positive reinforcement methods; advanced expertise in clicker training

Specializing in resolving impulse-control disorders and behaviors
Offering:
-- Private behavior counseling (aggression, fears, phobias, separation anxiety, etc.)
-- Private training for basic manners, pre-agility, and agility
-- Group classes: Pet Manners, Pre-agility, Agility, Flyball, and Tricks
-- Doggy DaySchool at The Pet Set (www.petsetlb.com) in Long Beach
-- Pre-purchase/adoption consultation and temperament evaluation
-- Professional clicker trainer since 1996
Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers (www.apdt.com)
Certified Pet Dog Trainer (www.ccpdt.com)

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Adelita   (818) 559-5482
www.gooddogk9training.com
Do you want your Dog to be Good?
An in-home training program for dogs or puppies of any breed. Invest in an education that will last a lifetime. Learn more about this successful training program by visiting the Good Dog K9 Training website.
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Cynde Van Vleet, CTTP, APDT, Guild Certified TTouch Practitioner
www.icpaws.com
(949) 492-1924
cynde@icpaws.com
The Tellington TTOUCH Method is a gentle approach to working with animals without fear or force!  TTouch is used to support training and behavior modification as well as veterinary care.  An additional benefit is a deeper rapport between humans and animals through increased understanding and more effective communication.  TTouch creates an awareness and positive changes in behavior.  It offers solutions to common behavioral and health-related problems, such as aggression, separation anxiety, excessive barking, chewing, jumping up and leash-pulling in dogs, resistance to grooming, nervousness, shyness, thunder or loud noise phobia, and so on.  It can help to promote good health and ease problems associated with aging, illness, hip dysplasia, arthritis, and surgery.
Soothing touches, balance techniques and "a playground of higher learning" all combine to help improve your animal's health and behavior.  This is training for the body, mind and spirit of your companion animal.
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Deborah Van Gelder
Motherwolfk9@aol.com
909-794-3010
Member of nation and worldwide organizations.  Trainer & Service Animal Access Consultant and Educator for Delta Society.  Trainer for Service Animal Registry of America. Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers. American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Member of International Association of Assistance Dog Partners. Chapter Leader for The Foundation For Pet Provided Therapy. Teacher for the Redlands Adult School.  I train for mobility, hearing, medical alert. I evaluate and place dogs for people who don't have dogs.  I also train dogs for people who already have them. I train for children (youngest age is 10) but there are exceptions.  As well as adults. I teach my students and (dogs)! positive reinforcement along with praise reward. Prices vary, depending on the training that is needed for a successful service dog!
 
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Marsha Perloff, CPDT
email: contact@devildogranch.com
phone: 818.279.8219
A well-behaved dog is a joy to be around - one who will be treated as a beloved member of the family, and is welcome everywhere.  Using praise and reward-based techniques, your dog will quickly come to view training sessions as fun, and learn that responding to your commands yields positive results.
Make the investment in your future together by setting-up a positive relationship now - one that is based on love and mutual respect!
Devil Dog Ranch offers group classes, private in-home sessions, pivate sessions at Devil Dog Ranch, pre-adoption counseling & dog selection - check out the website for more information.

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email: aussierescue@roadrunner.com
Katie has been training dogs, cats and horses most of her life.  In 2000 She decided to start PAWSITive Performance Animal Training and Behavior. Katie only does positive motivation in her training, no jerk and pull or coercion. Katie is recommended by many veterinarians. She has a vast knowledge of nutrition and holistic alternatives to traditional medicine witch she interrogates in to her training if necessary. Classes range from basic to advanced in the Lancaster area but do travel to the LA area frequently for private training if your looking for in home training.  Katie has also been doing Aussie Rescue for 13 yrs .

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Lezle Stein , Dog Training & Behavior Specialist
e-mail: thedogtrainer@hotmail.com
323.225.6700
Handle With Care offers in-home private instruction as well as all levels of obedience seminars, dog adoption assistance, and so much more. 
Handle With Care uses fun, reward-based training.
L.A. City Council Spay & Neuter Advisory Committee
Director of Animal Welfare/ Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Downtown Dog Rescue

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Faith Boyle
e-mail: InstantKarmaDT@cox.net
1-888-72-KARMA (725-2762)
Instant Karma Dog Training believes that succesful training cannot be achieved without mutual trust, respect and love between handler and dog....that the Emotional Energy brought to training by the human is a vital component for behavioral transformation in the dog....that there are many different paths to achieving a goal or result.  Our task, as enlightened human beings is to seek out those paths that will best achieve the desired result for each unique canine and human client.


Ain't Misbehavin' K9  
Kim Rinehard, CPDT-KA
e-mail:  Kim4catsndogs@aol.com
818.890.1133
Offers mostly private training in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita and the east San Gabriel Valley.  Kim has worked with professionally with dogs for 30 years and owns 3 Australian Shepherds of her own and has also fostered a dog for Aussie Rescue.  She uses a variety of positive reinforcement techniques.  There's really only one absolutely unbreakable rule at Ain't Misbehavin' K9, which is that every dog be treated with fairness and dignity.  It's the least we can offer them in exchange for what they offer us every day...uncompromising and unconditional love!

Tammy Wilson, (909) 224-0628
Serving the Inland Empire
Specializing in agility training, group and private lessons. Private lessons for obedience/manners also available. Coming soon fun nosework classes. Clicker trainer, positive methods used.

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