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Dog TrainingProfessional dog training in Southern California. My name is Ralf Weber and I'm a certified professional dog trainer. So far, in my sixteen-year career, I have worked with over a thousand dogs. I am a 'Training without Conflict™' certified professional dog trainer (TWC-CPDT), also IACP certified on an advanced level (IACP-CDT, CDTA) and further hold multiple other certifications in a wide range of training disciplines. My team and I offer in-person training, virtual lessons, board-and-train programs, as well as virtual coaching and workshops. Whatever your challenges may be, we can help you. Contact us today!

TWC Certified Professional Dog Trainer
IACP Certified Dog Trainer Advanced
AKC CGC Evaluator
GRC Dog Sports

Who We Are

Relationship | Training | Behavior | Education
Meet our professional certified dog trainers and behaviorists. We are relationship-based dog trainers. That means our focus is on creating the best possible relationship between you and your dog. We are specialized in building confidence in dogs, resolving aggression and problem behaviors and reliable obedience training. Let us help you. We offer in-person training to clients all over Southern California and virtal coaching and online programs worldwide.

Naturally Healthy

Healthy Dogs Through Natural Ways
We always try natural solutions first. Everything we recommend, we have been using for many years and swear by it. Check our tips on nutrition and immune support. Explore our insights on healthy skin, joint support and dental health. And definitley review our advice on cancer prevention, vaccinations and parasite prvention. Dog training starts with a healthy dog and if your furry family member is not feeling well, learning new things is harder.

Virtual Training

Broaden Your Knowledge
Try a virtual training session delivered from our dedicated training room. We have helped many dog owners and trainers around the world troubleshoot training challenges and behaviors and can help you too! You will also enjoy learning new skills through our online training courses and lectures! We regularly release new, fun and educational content, so check back often or sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

latest dog training posts

  • Dominance, Submission and Aggression
    Unfortunately, far too many dog trainers fail to understand the ethological meaning of the terms dominance, submission, and aggression and use them inappropriately. If this topic interests you more, I highly recommend the books by ethologist, Roger Abrantes, and animal behavior expert Temple Grandin.
  • Food Aggression in Dogs

    We generally distinguish two types of food aggression in dogs: a genetic predisposition and a learned behavior. The former is more common and has to managed and the latter less common but can be resolved.

  • Leash Aggression

    Leash aggression in dogs is one of those phrases we hear regularly. Most dog owners use this term if their dog loses their mind at other dogs, or people, or cars, or bikes, or whatever, when on a leash.

  • Dog Misbehavior

    Much of what is called dog misbehavior is rooted in genetic frustration. Most dog misbehavior is not that but simply a normal—and perfectly fine—behavior expressed in an inappropriate context.

Dog Training Testimonials

Dog Training Teddy

Our Golden Retriever puppy was very hard to control and constantly chewing on everything including our hands and feet. We needed help so we hired Happy Dog Training. Ralf has been working with our dog Teddy for 6 weeks and he is now well behaved and totally manageable. Ralf is a very knowledgable and helped us get excellent results. If you're looking for a dog trainer I highly recommend Ralf and his team.” – Tony C.

Ralf's Book: If Your Dog Could Talk

Now in its 5th Edition! Fully Revised and Expanded
If Your Dog Could Talk
If Your Dog Could Talk is a straight-forward guide to understanding your dog.
If you ever wonder what your dog is thinking, this book is for you. Dive inside your dog's mind and read in plain English how your dog sees the world, relates to other animals and people, and what it is trying to tell you.
Understand how dogs learn, how their minds function, how their genetics and emotions affect their behavior, and the foundation of all dog training and behavior modifications including anxiety, fear and aggression.

top dog training programs

Board and Train Obedience

Have the best dog ever! Our comprehensive board and train obedience program teaches your dog all than the basics but goes far beyond what pet shops or other companies offer.

Building Confidence

Does your dog feel insecure, look nervous or bark out of fear? Is your dog afraid of loud noises, seeing strangers or just scared of everything? Does your dog lose it when you leave the home? Or...?

Virtual Dog Training

Virtual training sessions are great! Discuss and work on your training goals and challenges from the comfort of your home. Especially with fearful dogs this a great way to get started.

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