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 met Ralf almost seven years ago when I needed help with my Great Dane Runa. She was very fearful and difficult on a leash. He was wonderful…so patient, and although we could only go so far, in the end, she walked perfectly on a leash, and I never had to worry about her. When I lost her to cancer, it was only a matter of time when I called him again…this time with a Great Dane mix puppy! Having his amazing expertise got Barclay off to an amazing start. Barclay is turning into the perfect little gentleman, all thanks to the beautiful training Ralf provided. I would recommend Happy Dog Training to anyone, whether for a problem or just to bring out all the good qualities within your doggie. Thank You, Ralf!

— Georgia L.


Working with Ralf was a pleasure. He built Flynn’s confidence and taught me much about training dogs. Thank you Ralf.

— Pat V.


It’s been over two years since you worked with Willow and me, and I’m happy to report that we’re doing amazing! The once insecure and anxious dog now enjoys a life full of adventure.

The tools you taught me have forever changed how I work with dogs. With those tools and the help of Willow, I’m working with my first foster.

— Angela A.


My puppy was with Ralf for two months awaiting approval to travel. When he joined me, he was not only trained, he was a very happy dog. This business is aptly named. Ralf is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. His techniques produced a well-adjusted, well-mannered, playful dog. I highly recommend Happy Dog Training and Ralf!

— Robin B.


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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