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The Bow Wow Method

Sherman Oaks, CA

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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I am a holistically minded canine behavioral expert specializing in training therapy dogs and all matters of basic obedience, including aggression, canine communication, separation anxiety, boundaries and rehabilitation. I have reasonable rates, and I get results!

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28 February 2020

Dog Training

Very friendly and smart! Helpful with my dog!

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27 January 2020

Dog Training

Karen, thanks for showing us how to be the pack leader! Hunter is a more relaxed and happier dog and we are happier and more relaxed humans😀 We saw a difference in his behavior after the first visit. The entire energy in our home has changed and we continue to see improvement in his behavior. Now we are able to enjoy family and friends without constant barking/growling from Hunter. Thanks Karen we will continue to practice the techniques you have taught us.

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Hi Marva, thank you for the great review! Hunter is a good dog. He was just confused. I am so glad I have been able to help you guys. Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to our next appointment! Let me know if you ever want any thing else from me like boarding, adventure or play dates. Karen "The bow Wow Woman"

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9 January 2020

Dog Training

Karen helped me learn how to "speak dog!" By making subtle shifts in my routine with my 8 year old rescue poodle mix, she helped me train out his unwanted behavior of "overly protecting his human" especially when it comes to barking. The unexpected added bonus is that my dog has more self-confidence, and is so much happier too! Her methods are holistic and above all KIND to the animals, which were both super important to me in a trainer. She's affordable, comes to you, and is simply the BEST. Thanks again, Karen! More...

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Wow... Thank you Sara. I really appreciate it! I am so happy you have a better relationship with little Toby Bear. Please give him kiss for me and remember, I will always be here for you for any follow ups, boarding and even playdates with my Toby. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"

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4 January 2020

Dog Training

She is great and I hope she accepts me. I didn't hire her cause she doesn't know if she wants my pup, but she is indeed as good and great as she implies and ratings prove she is.

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24 November 2019

Dog Training

What a great find! Karen has been an amazing support for our puppy, Dash and for our family! Her Bow Wow method gives clear information that helped to create boundaries for our puppy and give him a sense of calm. It's easy to follow and she is great at checking in! The Best! More...

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Hi Melanie, Thank you! I miss that little guy! Please let me know if there is anything else I can ever do for you and Dash, like boarding, playdates with Toby, or even adventure outings! Keep up the good work and be patient with him and your selves. Remember all he wants to do is please you, so make it easy for him....Kiss kiss. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"

11 September 2019

The Bow Wow Method has completely changed our household. Our pack is stronger than ever thanks to Karen. Our pup now has a calmer demeanor and looks to his pack leaders for guidance. We now enjoy the dog park and long walks without the worry of any mishaps. Thank you Karen, for giving us the tools to make our family happier. More...

6 September 2019

The Bow Wow Method was the best thing to happen to us and our pup. Karen brought us the solutions to help build a stronger pack, and the knowledge has helped us live happier together. Since working with her, our mentality has changed for the better, and our hyperactive little Pinto has grown into a well-mannered, social and attentive dog. It has been an unbelievable experience. More...

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Thank you Yasi! Keep up the good work and let me know if there is anything else I can do for you guys, like boarding, adventure playdates or any follow up. Kiss Pinto for me!!

24 August 2019

When I adopted a rescue dog recently, I learned about an outstanding dog trainer who comes to your home from a friend who had used Karen Mangini, the Bow Wow Woman. After a few sessions in my home Karen had my dog doing her business outside on command, heeling, coming when called, staying off furniture, using the doggie door and not jumping up on my guests to name just some of the things Karen taught us. I cannot praise Karen's dog training program enough as it has molded my furry companion into a well behaved canine that is a joy to live with, recognizes me as the pack leader, and obeys commands and the rules of my household including staying off the furniture. I highly recommended Karen's services if you want your canine companion to become a well-behaved dog that is a pleasure to be around. More...

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I love my work and all of my clients. My favorite projects are the ones when the clients are at their wits end and we begin to see changes in the dogs behavior after the first session, which happens quite often! If you begin to implement the techniques with your dog that I walk you through step-by-step in the first session, you will see changes in your dog right away, which will give you the incentive to be consistent, follow through and mean it, until your dog relaxes, feels safe and respects you. Once a dog feels safe and respects you can get them to do what ever you want.

I have an deep, innate understanding of dogs and all of their behavior that I will share with you. I have a background in psychology. My formal dog training was with "efils god training" which involved all matters of dog obedience, boundaries and how to communicate with dogs. Dogs communicate from their hearts and they need someone to respect. I will show you how to do that! I call it "No more somethin' for nothin'" and how to embody the "Pack Leader Mentality" (with a mothers' touch). I derive a lot of my methods for my mother, she was a child psychologist. I have a unique connection, a true understanding and respect for all animals. Because of this "gift", 20 yrs ago, dogs began to seek me out and "talk" to me. They were asking for my help. At first I didn't understand, but now I know, this is the reason I am on the planet. It is my gift to share.... to help people have a the best relationship possible with their dogs.

There is no quick fix, no magic pill, but it is not as hard as you may think. Dogs are like children, they need boundaries. Your dog will begin to develop self esteem as they safely explore within the boundaries that I will help you set up for them. If you are consistent, follow through and mean it, using my methods, you will have a calmer, more balanced and happier dog where everyone gets their needs met....;) Be patient with yourselves and your dog. There is always a learning curve that should be respected and understood. I believe that there are no "bad" dogs, only those that don't understand what is expected of them and in desperate need of an authority figure to lovingly show them.