Our Dog Training Team

Our Dog Training Team

Meet Our Dog Training Team

Our dog training team consists of Ralf Weber and Sarah Gill. Ralf is a TWC Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Sarah is a Certified Master Trainer. We have vast experience in training highly reliable dogs and addressing a broad spectrum of canine behavioral issues. As a result, the dogs trained at Happy Dog Training are happy, reliable, and the best version of themself they can be.

Training at Happy Dog Training is different. We treat every dog like an individual, have a thorough understanding of dogs, and don’t insult you with meaningless platitudes or simplistic ideas. Instead, we seek to understand your training goals, have an in-depth conversation on how to get there, and explain everything we plan to do. Watch our training videos and read our client testimonials to see for yourself.

TWC Certified Professional Dog Trainer Ralf Weber is the owner and head trainer of Happy Dog Training. Ralf is a long-time dog owner of German Shepherds. During his career, Ralf has worked with over a thousand dogs of many different breeds. Moreover, Ralf has a thorough understanding of all aspects of canine training. Now, together with Sarah, Ralf trains some of the most reliable service dogs in the country. Ralf is also the author of the dog book “If Your Dog Could Talk – Understand Your Dog Like Never Before”

Ralf's Dog Blog: Happy Dog Training Blog

Sarah Gill is a professional service dog trainer and handler. Sarah entered the world of professional service dog training after being in a car accident. As a result, she was confined to a wheelchair for almost two years, trying to maneuver in a house that wasn’t designed for wheelchair usage. She was never expected to walk again. This became a driving force behind pushing herself to defy the odds. Further, Sarah has a well-deserved reputation for her behavioral work with pet dogs.

Sarah's Personal Blog: Diary of a Service Dog Trainer


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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