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Do you ever wish you could talk to your dog in a way that they would understand? Training with Happy Dogs is the next best thing. We’ll help you communicate with your dog, understand why they sometimes act in unexpected ways, and build a bond based on trust. Whether you want to raise the perfect family dog, break bad habits, or learn new skills like agility or therapy work, we’ll get you and your dog on the fast-track to success. How do we do it? Using science-backed, reward-based training methods, we make sure every learning opportunity is fun and exciting for both you and your dog. Life is better with a well-trained dog. At Happy Dogs, every training session is a fun, highly engaging game, and we keep your dog motivated through play - building a lifelong love of learning and a solid foundation of skills your dog needs to thrive. Puppy Training Start your puppy on the right paw by training foundational skills with Happy Dogs. We help you and puppy master core skills and guide you to doing socialization the right way so your pup will feel comfortable with new experiences and environments, and how to cope in potentially stressful situations. With early training, you can raise a puppy who you can take anywhere and introduce to anyone. We'll help you build a relationship based on mutual trust, respect and love of learning with our Private Training classes or Walk & Train program. Walk & Train Happy Dogs’ Walk and Train Program is simple, effective and fun. While you’re busy with work, school or other commitments, one of our professional trainers will pick up your dog for an exciting walk through your neighborhood. While he’s enjoying the day’s sights, sounds and smells, we’ll also work with him one-on-one to create better behaviors, skills and habits. Unlike Board and Train programs that take often place in impersonal kennel environments, the Walk and Train Programs happens in your dog’s own familiar surroundings. This approach reduces stress, keeps him happy and relaxed, and makes him more open to learning. By combining structured training with the mental and physical exercise of a walk, Happy Dogs is able bring out the very best in your pup in just a short amount of time. At the end of each week, you’ll be amazed at everything your dog has learned! Because we know you don’t have a one-size-fits-all dog, we don’t offer one-size-fits-all training. The Walk and Train Program is customized to meet the needs of you, your dog and your specific training goals, including: Basic obedience for adult dogs and puppies Common puppy behaviors like play biting, chewing and jumping Puppy socialization Barking Jumping on people Fear of strangers or other dogs Pulling on the leash Barking or lunging during walks …and much more! Unlock your dog’s potential with science-backed, reward-based training methods. We’ll help you strengthen your bond and communicate more effectively with your dog with private training that fits your schedule. Whether your dog needs help learning basic manners, or your dog aspires to be a Canine Good Citizen, we have programs to help you reach your training goals. Ready to get started call or text today (310) •••-•••• and let me know you found me on BARK! Dog Walking Happy Dogs Pack Walks Imagine sitting home alone all day with nothing to do. You don’t have access to a TV or the Internet or books. There’s no one around to interact with and you don’t have a way to leave the house. Talk about boring! That’s exactly how dogs feel being cooped up all day. After all, they’re smart, social beings, just like us. And just like us, they need mental stimulation, physical exercise and friends to hang out with. With a Happy Dogs Pack Walk, your dog will enjoy fun, new experiences in your own neighborhood with a small group of like-minded doggie friends. With an experienced, professional dog walker as their guide, they’ll sniff, explore, play and socialize as one big, happy group. Los Angeles dog walker Pack Walks are perfect for: Busy owners who don’t have the time to walk their dogs alone or in a group Building confidence in shy or fearful dogs Dogs who engage in boredom-related behaviors like destructive chewing or excessive barking Burning excess energy in highly exuberant dogs Small dogs who need to walk with other dogs their own size (ask about our Small Dog Pack Walks!) Dogs who do better in a calmer, more controlled setting than a dog park Pudgy pets who need to burn some calories Puppies or other dogs who require extra potty breaks or socialization Dogs who like other dogs but need slower introductions Safety is our top priority! At Happy Dogs, we always put your pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing first. With years of experience in dog behavior and body language, we are experts in safely walking small groups of friendly dogs. Each Happy Dogs Pack Walk is designed to be a joyful, positive experience that enriches your dog’s life. The dogs in our care are always leashed and secured. We constantly observe group dynamics while we keep an eye out for the “what-ifs” like loose dogs or poorly trained humans. On hot days, we make sure to take the shady streets and give our clients plenty of cool rests. And we always, always take proactive steps to keep the dogs in our care safe. Once the walk is over, your pet will be relaxed, contented and ready for a nice, long nap. And that means you’ll come home to a calmer, healthier, better-behaved best friend! Schedule a Meet n’ Greet We want you to be confident leaving your pet in our care. So we invite you to click below to schedule a free Meet n’ Greet with one of our professional dog walkers. It’s a great opportunity for us to become better acquainted, to answer any questions you may have, and to learn more about your dog and his or her needs. CONTACT US Private Dog Walks Most dogs love group walks, but there are some dogs who do better one-on-one. Private Dog Walks are great for: Extremely shy or fearful dogs Dogs who are especially reactive to other dogs Dogs with unique medical conditions or needs Owners who want their dogs to receive extra pampering On a Happy Dogs Private Walk, your dog will receive the same structure and stimulation of the Pack Walk, but will enjoy the complete focus and attention of their dog walker. Click below to schedule your free Meet n’ Greet! Dog Walking Rates Flat fee pricing no additional charge for additional pet. 20 minute Happy Dog Walk – $20 30 minute Happy Dog Walk – $25 60 minute Happy Dog Walk – $38 No additional fee for additional dog.

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What do you love most about your job?

After every training session their should be a positive change in you pups emotional, physical and mental well being. I love watching dogs make a connection with their owner/handler. It the simple things like sitting pretty or running toward you after you called, "come". I cheer for my students. If I am handler training the dog on a Walk & Train program. I love rewarding the dog with their favorite toy or playing a robust game of tug of war. I enjoy taking a picture and sharing the dog's enjoyment with you, the owner, so can share in your dog's experience with family and friends.

What inspired you to start your own business?

My parents had a small business flower business on Sunset Blvd. During that time, I worked many holidays and weekends and learned to provide the best possible product and service so that clients would return. The biggest message was client centered service was always apart of my life. Client centered service and following the Golden Rules are my values for running a business. In addition, dogs were always apart of my life and loved them dearly. I wanted a small business and dogs were a natural for me. I knew I wanted to work with dog so they would thrive.

Why should our clients choose you?

Everybody wants a Happy Dog that you can take everywhere. Dogs bring us together as a community. You want a dog that you can walk in the morning or after dinner. Weather you are a long time owner of dogs' or this is your first dog you want you want a well-mannered dog that makes life enjoyable. Although no dog is perfect, you'll have the skills and confidence to handle the situations that arise. You will learn to bring out the best in your dog!

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Making sure your pup is trained properly really matters. Without the necessary groundwork, you’re risking your dog’s wellness and security, as well as the safety of any other dogs it comes into contact with. It’s also important your dog is trained so that it can integrate properly with you and your family. Keeping it out of trouble will save you a lot of hassle (and potentially costly repairs too).

Making sure your dog listens to commands is very important. Not only will handling it be less stressful, but it can stop dangerous conflict with other animals. Furthermore, if your dog doesn’t want to listen to you, situations such as dealing with traffic can potentially become fatal. On the upside, having a well-trained pup enables you and your pet to socialise properly with other dogs and their owners.

Having a dog that is obedient means that life around the home becomes plain sailing. With good manners, your dog will be able to tell the difference between right and wrong behaviour, while being able to foster good relationships with other members of your family. These connections can help to build a fruitful relationship with your pet as part of the family. Time well spent together will allow you to both grow together, sharing experiences and creating the type of memories that make having a pet so worth it.

How about becoming an authority figure yourself? Although your trainer will help your dog get up to scratch, they will also teach you a great deal about the fundamentals of dog training. This includes not only how to handle your own dog, but principals that you can use to understand and better interact with other dogs too. Being able to help out less-informed dog owners can be a wonderful gift to have, and something that you can take further if you enjoy it.

Having a well-trained dog also means that taking your pet to the veterinarian will be a lot easier than it would be otherwise. Considering the nature and volume of work that they have to do, being a vet is tough, let alone dealing with an uncooperative pet in their surgery. In some cases, dogs can become violent when approached by a vet – definitely something they don’t need. By having your dog properly trained, you can avoid injuries – for both your dog and your vet – as well as unnecessary embarrassment upon visits.

When hiring someone to train your dog, there is plenty to think about. The needs of both you and your pet have to be considered and so taking some time to sit down and work out what is important to you is a must. Down below are a few of the questions you might ask when it comes to finding the right dog trainer –

Should I go for group or private training? Each comes with pros and cons – those with a brand new dog can expect their pet to socialise and start to develop relationships with other dogs.

Does my dog need generalised training or would training in a specific area suit it better? One example of this is if your dog has an issue with barking, or separation anxiety. In these cases, someone that can specialise in tackling these issues would be optimal.

Do I need long-term training or do I need a quick fix? Goals such as conditioning your dog for agility or developing a routine will need more time with a trainer.

You should also take care to see what type of strategies your trainer uses. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be applied in order to change your dog’s behaviour – but not all of these involve kindness and care. It’s good to talk to prospective trainers about the ways in which they choose to teach your dog, including methods of both discipline and praise. Techniques such as positive reinforcement are very beneficial for dogs and are particularly powerful, while being enjoyable for them.

While your dog is your priority, how you communicate with your trainer is important too. Your trainer’s should be able to translate their understanding into constructive advice. A good trainer can tell you both what is working in terms of training your dog, and what isn’t. This includes passing on insights of what to do to correct certain issues, while conveying these ideas in a constructive, friendly way. In order to do this, a trainer needs to not only be able to express themselves clearly, but also be diplomatic and observant.

There are various ways in which you can choose to train your dog. Some owners opt for private lessons, while others will put their dog through group daycare.

Group sessions are valuable not only because they are more budget friendly, but also because they are better as a long-term option. This is because your pet will have time to get to grips with a wider variety of commands. However one-on-one training provides your dog with lessons that are specially tailored to their needs, helping them learn in the best way for them.

There are also the various levels of obedience training to take into account. As well as classes specifically for puppies, there are basic educational classes, adult training, agility and advanced tutoring. Which of these you go for can affect pricing, as well as how quickly your dog learns (depending on its needs and comprehension).

Yes! You might be surprised to hear that dog training can be done remotely, through online video platforms like Zoom. They can take the form of group sessions or one-to-one classes to tackle certain individual behavioural issues. Many customers prefer online dog training for all sorts of reasons, like saving on travel time and costs.



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