FAQ: How Does Your Dog Training Service Stand Out?
Our dog training service differs from what you see elsewhere. We don’t just teach your dog commands. Our focus is on making you a better team. We achieve our results through play-based training and building a strong relationship with each dog. Together, we design a custom training plan for you and your dog. Our dog training service is tailored to your needs and helps your dog meet its full potential.
When working with dogs, we consider the dog’s genetic drives. During training, we figure out how we can provide your dog with biological fulfillment and, as a result, prevent problems from recurring after we get them under control.
We have comprehensive knowledge of learning science, evolutionary psychology, and ethology, and don’t insult you with simplistic, one-size-fits-all solutions. Our dog training service offers a holistic approach, honoring your dog’s being.
Ralf is a Training without Conflict™ certified professional dog trainer (TWC CPDT), and Sarah is a Certified Master Trainer. In addition, we are professional members of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and evaluators for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen programs. Further, Ralf is the author of the canine behavioral book If Your Dog Could Talk. Ralf has been working with dogs since 2004 and Sarah since 2011.
We encourage you to compare our dog training service with other companies. Watch our training videos and read our reviews. See the difference for yourself.
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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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.