Dog Training Learning Center
Welcome to our Dog Training Learning Center! The videos on this page discuss various dog-related subjects. These are short-form lectures and educational clips on understanding dogs and their training better from a biological, ethological and scientific perspective. I discuss the nature of dogs, learning science, and evolutionary psychology. You can also access the videos from the Dog Training Learning Center in this playlist on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!
Each video covers a specific topic and doesn’t necessarily mention play. But whatever the topic is, you should also always play with your dog!
More Learning: Dog Health
If you are ready to get help with your own dog(s), please use our dog training contact form to schedule a free phone consultation.
Click on any video below, which will play in the larger video box at the top of the page (below this text).
To my knowledge, the practice of annual dog vaccinations was a result of the veterinarian’s attempts to get people to come in for annual c ...
Unfortunately, far too many dog trainers fail to understand the ethological meaning of the terms dominance, submission, and aggression and u ...
Learning how to handle leashes correctly is an essential skill for any dog handler/owner. This is a free training video in basic leash handl ...
Building your dog up is the key to a successful partnership with your furry family member. Too often, trainers just want you to punish your ...
The seeking system is one of the main components of the brain’s limbic system, which handles emotions in all mammals. This system rele ...
By understanding what causes stress in dogs, we can help them better. Every dog has a threshold at which it fails to perform. There is alway ...
Services and Area
We are located in Southern California and train dogs nationwide. Happy Dog Training currently offers local dog training services in the following counties. Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. In addition, we offer our board-and-train program nationwide and all virtual training services worldwide.
Do you want your new puppy trained right from the start? Are you looking for help for your fearful dog? Do you need to resolve a severe aggression problem? You came to the right place! We are experienced, professional dog trainers. Ralf has trained over 1500 dogs in over 18 years, and Sarah has trained over 1200 dogs in over 11 years. Consequently, we can help you with any dog training goal.
For many of our clients, we train their dogs from puppyhood, getting them off to a great start. However, we also have extensive experience training rescue dogs from all imaginable backgrounds and circumstances. Our Board-and-Train program is our most popular.
We can help you, regardless of your dog's challenges or training goals. Being a professional dog trainer means having experience, knowledge, and skill. Further, we developed a highly effective training program to specifically help fearful dogs gain more confidence and become the best possible version of themselves. Building Confidence is our second most popular training program.
Last but not least, we are experts in dealing with all types of aggression in dogs and are often the trainers of last resort after many other programs have failed. Most of our aggressive dog clients previously spent significant money on half-baked solutions without much improvement. This is different from us. We will give you an honest assessment of what goals are realistic for your dog. We will tell you what can be resolved reliably and what likely needs to be managed before we start.
Our flagship product is our board and train program. But our virtual dog training and coaching services have become quite popular over the last couple of years. Our setup enables us to deliver online dog training services from our indoor and outdoor training areas. This allows us to help clients worldwide.
Also, check out our Free Dog Training tips on Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Potty Training aka Housebreaking, and Leash Handling for expert solutions to common challenges.
Additional Services: Presentations and Q&As on Dogs | Professional Service Dog Training
Finally, once you're ready to move forward, please use our dog training contact form to schedule a free phone consultation or book a paid, in-person consultation.