Dog Training Reviews

Dog Training Reviews

Our Testimonials

On this page, you will find dog training reviews from our many wonderful clients. All client reviews are from real people we worked with. Many will gladly provide references when asked. These client testimonials are a testament to the work and effort we put into helping every dog develop its full potential. We recently also started collecting dog training reviews on Google. You can find them on our Google My Business Profile.

From 2012-2017, we also connected with clients through Thumbtack. You can read 46 more reviews on Thumbtack. Some were cross-posted on our website.

Our Dog Training Reviews Cover Many Areas

My clients have written me many five-star reviews over the years. I think the breadth of these speaks for itself. These testimonials cover a broad range of dog training areas. They include basic and advanced obedience training, helping fearful dogs gain more confidence, getting aggressive behaviors under control, training for GRC Dog Sports, shadow programs, and many other behavioral areas.

Does a dog training review with any particular client dog resonate with you? Does a case sound similar to what is going on with your dog? I love helping people whenever possible and often can make progress where others fail. I have and continue to spend a significant amount of time and money every year to further my canine knowledge. My clients benefit.

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.

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I vetted a number of trainers before selecting Ralf to do board and train for my Wheaton Terrier mix. He spoke to me at length prior to me booking the program which most trainers are not willing to do. I like that he is straightforward, highly knowledgable and educated, and compassionate. During the eight weeks my dog was with him he kept in close contact and when I visited you can clearly see his expertise and most importantly his firm, but kind approach with the animals. Ralf is a trainer you can absolutely trust that delivers results.

— Ginette W.


We contacted Ralf because we have a bully/pit mix. Barney was 4 months old when we sent him for training. He was a rescue, and we bottle-fed him from 2 weeks of age. Even though we already had small dogs, we felt it was best to get him the confidence and training he needed. Ralf taught him things that he missed learning from his mother. Then he worked on bonding and playing. The training then continued, teaching us how to continue his education and bond with us. This was important because I have shoulder and hip problems and can easily lose my balance with a larger dog. Ralf is an exceptional trainer, and I would refer him to all of my friends and see him again for any training needs with future dogs we may get.

— Michael and Peggy H.


Ralf was amazing! We had taken our dog, Milo, to multiple other trainers and either got kicked out of the class or were unsuccessful with his behavioral issues. Ralf’s insight into the psychology of dog behavior and motivation theory helped us bring out a whole new side of Milo. We can’t recommend him enough and wish we had found him sooner.

— Stephanie P.


After speaking with, interviewing, and watching 4 or 5 different trainers, I started training my dogs with Ralf Weber in 2017. I liked his training approach, knowledge of canine behavior, and positive attitude. I have recommended him to many people since. He is very knowledgeable and experienced, yet very approachable, helpful, understanding, and friendly.

Questions, whether about training, nutrition, particular dogs, etc., are never dismissed. He always addresses questions in a friendly manner and answers them thoroughly.

His patient training methods are very effective. The dogs are never anxious or fearful but very happy, friendly, and sociable. He knows when to push for more and when a dog has had enough of during the session.

When training with Ralf, he not only teaches you about obedience training but also about dogs in general … how they think, why they react a certain way, and your dog in particular. He speaks to temperament and personality, health issues, nutrition, food, natural supplementation, vaccines, health care, etc.

We have worked both my dogs at six levels, and I’ve never doubted that I made the right choice with Ralf, and I can’t imagine training with anyone else.

— Barbara I.


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.

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