Have you just got a puppy? Some obedience training will help to ensure he/she gets off to a good start. Below we’ve featured 10 top providers of puppy training in Los Angeles.
Happy Paws Dog Training is run by trainer and dog behaviorist Raquel. Raquel believes strongly in the importance of not only training dogs, but also their owners, so that both learn how to communicate with each other. Raquel and the team at Happy Paws Dog Training operate within a 55-mile radius of Los Angeles.
When it comes to puppy training, Happy Paws Dog Training offers an in-home training package that focuses on basic obedience commands, leash walking skills, manners, and boundaries. A 3–4-hour in-home session is first conducted, then a training plan is developed followed by one or more 1–2-hour sessions in a local park. For more details, contact Happy Paws Dog Training.
Tully’s Training operates throughout Los Angeles and southern California, as well as Seattle and the San Francisco Bay area. Their team utilizes positive reinforcement training methods to ensure a healthy relationship is built between you and your pup. Their team of professional dog trainers and behavioral consultants has over three decades of industry experience and love delivering great results to local pups and their owners.
Private training sessions for puppies are offered in your home. There is no time limit to these sessions – you and your pup can train until all training aims have been met. Group classes are also offered (and are great for puppy socialization). For an estimate or more information, contact Tully’s Training.
Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Certified Dog Behaviorist Russell Hartstein is the founder of Fun Paw Care Dog Training. Based in Los Angeles, Russell has gained high praise and recognition for his invaluable work in training shelter and rescue dogs to reduce the number of animals euthanized for behavioral problems.
Fun Paw Care Dog Training offers specific training for new puppies. These private sessions cover socialization, crate training, housebreaking, preventing unwanted barking/biting, training to prevent separation anxiety, and more. Puppy Boot Camps are also available – contact Fun Paw Care Dog Training to learn more.
Dog Savvy Los Angeles is led by a team of Certified Professional Dog Trainers with vast industry experience. Their team specializes in puppy training and offers a 2-hour initial training session covering basic manners and obedience for $275. Additional private training sessions are also available, either in your home or a public location like a park. These are usually offered in packages of 3, 6, or 12 sessions. Once enrolled in a training package, a training plan will be established for you and your pup, and phone and email support are also available. Contact Dog Savvy Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.
The team at LA Dog Behaviorist train both puppies and dogs throughout Los Angeles. They offer everything from basic obedience training and puppy socialization to behavior modification for specific canine issues. Their trainers use a variety of training techniques, including classical and operant conditioning and rely on their understanding of canine psychology and body language cues.
At LA Dog Behaviorist, training takes place over one day of initial immersion. You will receive updates in the form of photos and videos and will also undergo a 1-hour training session with your pup at the end of the day. Everything from basic commands and manners to socialization is addressed, and most dogs only require one day of training. However, additional sessions are also offered. Contact LA Dog Behaviorist to schedule a free consultation.
Muttineer Dog Training is a Los Angeles-based trainer that strives to make training your dog or puppy fun. They use force-free training methods and positive reinforcement to help build a healthy relationship between pups and their owners. Founder Jocelyn has over a decade of experience as a professional trainer and dog behaviorist.
Muttineer Dog Training offers puppy manners and socialization classes (for puppies aged 18 weeks and below), which are available for $125 each. Each socialization session involves exposure to different people, places, and surroundings, as well as playtime with other dogs. A housebreaking plan is also developed, and basic obedience skills and commands are taught. Contact Muttineer Dog Training for more details.
K9 Logic is the perfect place to bring your new pup for training. For puppies aged between two and five months, they offer training and socialization classes that focus on basic obedience, social cues, and other skills your puppy needs to learn to build a solid training foundation. Based in Glendale, K9 Logic operates throughout Los Angeles.
K9 Logic offers three main training packages for puppies – their silver package is $1035 and includes five private training lessons and a 6-week training course, as well as social sessions. The gold package is $1395 and includes eight private training lessons (plus the 6-week training course and social sessions), and their platinum package is $1875 and includes twelve private training lessons, the 6-week training course, and social sessions. Contact K9 Logic to schedule your pup’s training.
The Hollywood Dog Obedience Club was founded over 70 years ago as a non-profit group that focuses on improving the lives and relationships of dogs and their owners. Their team of trainers offers puppy socialization training, basic obedience, therapy for dogs with behavioral issues, and more advanced training like AKC obedience.
For puppies, the Hollywood Dog Obedience Club offers a six-week program with weekly group sessions for a total of $95 – $110. These classes cover collar and leash familiarization, basic obedience (sit, down, and come), socialization, and obedience in distracting environments. Contact the Hollywood Dog Obedience Club to get started.
Kevin Ryan is a dog trainer based in Los Angeles with over three decades of professional dog training experience. Kevin specializes in puppy training and operates right across Los Angeles, and sometimes even further afield if you ask nicely.
Puppy training from Kevin the Dog Trainer involves private sessions conducted in your own home (and may also include puppy playgroups) at a time that suits you. These sessions are available for puppies aged five months or below and cover basic obedience and leash manners. Contact Kevin the Dog Trainer to schedule an appointment.
The trainers at “I Said Sit” School For Dogs use positive reinforcement training techniques to teach dogs and puppies basic obedience, manners, and commands. Based in Los Angeles, they offer a range of different training options for new puppies and their owners, including private lessons, daily training, and group sessions. Regardless of the format, puppy training focuses on housebreaking, socialization, leash walking, basic obedience, and how to avoid separation anxiety.
For puppies aged 8-20 weeks, 2 x 1-hour private sessions are $1295. Puppy preschool (15 days of daily training, socializing, and housebreaking) along with 3 x 1-hour private sessions is $1895. Board-and-train programs for puppies are also available – contact “I Said Sit” School For Dogs to learn more.