Dog Training Resources
This page contains links to all dog training resources at Happy Dog Training. If you are looking for service dog training resources please visit the resource page of our Service Dog Business Total K9 Focus.
Client Testimonials: 2011 – 2020Laura H. – Hama was People and Dog Aggressive | Julia K. – Spencer had Dog Aggression | Joanne E. – Suzi was Fearful | Ann M. – Obedience Training for Maximus and Dubius | Coco B. – Bonita and Sasha – Aggression and AKC CGC | Joe And Annie Z. – Lady was People and Dog Aggressive | Lynn S. – Shelly and Rocky had Separation Anxiety | Jamie S. – Jake had Fear Aggression | Ellie D. – Star Learned to Walk on the Leash | Elizabeth M. – Houdini Learned to Leave the Cats Alone | Simon & Molly T. – Arthur was Aggressive | Molly and Simon T. – Merlin was Afraid of the Pool | Christina C. – Leo was fear aggressive towards other dogs | Bill & Carol T. – Logan used to pull on walks and jump up | Nannette B. – Buddy was fear aggressive | Toni C. – Sparky was dog aggressive | Tony C. – Teddy was very hard to control | Lisa S. – Allie was Timid at First | Danny and Jessica – Luna was Very Hard to Control | Donna R. – Linus Needed Personal Attention | Jeni R. – My Sibling Rescues Remi and Stella Bit People | Angela A. – Willow was Fear-Reactive | Sara, My First Shadow Student | Marene J. – Charlie Refused to go Upstairs and Failed to Recall | Amanda D. – Horus Lacked Confidence | Lisa and Nina L. – Foxy was a Shy Stray | Loretta and Bruce G. – Cody Barked at Cars | Philip H. – Hobbes Barked at Strangers
Client Testimonials: 2021 – 2022Yvette S. – Puppy Training for Coco | Amy & Jerry – Fergus was Fearful | Kara H. – Coco was Fear-Aggressive | Jessie G. – Puppy Training for Zeus | John & Isa – Puppy Training for Rukus | Robin B. – Puppy Training for Gus | Angela A. – Willow Update (2 Years Later) | Pat V. – Confidence Building with Flynn | Georgia L. – Puppy Training for Barclay | Les R. – Nutritional Support for Chief | Liena R. – Tanner Was Biting People | Kathleen V. – Ari and Elya, Behavior and Obedience Training | Kathleen M. – Messi Had No Idea How to Behave | Barbara I. – Advanced Obedience Training for Bailey and Remi | Stephanie P. – Milo was Biting People
Client Testimonials: 2023Michael and Peggy H. – Obedience Training for Barney | Ginette W. – Gianni Got Into a Fight | Jasjeet V. – Nova Didn’t Pay Attention | Annelise L. – Sunny Lacked Manners | Sofia G. – Franklin Was a Fear Biter | Iris A. – Paris Was Dog Aggressive | Erin D. – Puppy Training for FrankE | Leanne D. – Obedience Training for German Shepherd Puppy Zeus
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FAQsList of all Dog Question FAQs | How Does Your Board and Train Program Work? | How Does Your Service Stand Out? | Do You Use Shock Collars/e-Collars? | My Dog is On Drugs, Can We Start Training? | What is a Behaviorist? | What is Training without Conflict? | Is Negative Reinforcement Bad for Dogs? | What are Drives in Dogs? | Does Board and Train Work? | Why is Your Board and Train Program Longer? | Is Fear Good or Bad? | What is My Dog’s Routine During Your Board and Train Program?
ServicesBoard and Train Obedience | Building Confidence | Resolving Dog Aggression | Virtual Dog Training | Dog Boarding | Shadow Student | Dog Lecture | Dog Trainer Coaching
Posts: 2012 – 2017All Blog Articles | Dog Collars – The Different Styles and Their Purpose | Are Dog Parks Safe? | Bad Dog Breath? Breath-Saving Dog Biscuits | Dog Vaccinations | My Dog Sylvester | What is the Best Food for a German Shepherd? | How Much Food to Feed My Dog? | How a Dog Handles Property Rights | Dental Health for Dogs | My Dog Swallowed Something – First Aid Tips | Fever in Dogs | Natural Dog Ear Yeast Infection Treatment | Rattlesnake Bite Dog Preparedness | Treating Whipworms in Dogs Naturally | A Dog’s Christmas Story | How to Rescue a Dog from a Shelter | Summer Safety Tips for Dogs | Dog Behaviorist or Dog Trainer? | Dog Trainer Certifications and Licensing | Hiring a Dog Trainer | The Dog – A Brief History | Potty Training aka Housebreaking | How to Train a Dog | Taking Your Dog to the Vet | Hiking with Dogs | A Dog’s Purpose – My Thoughts On The Movie | The Layered Stress Model | Rattlesnake Avoidance Training vs. Rattlesnake Vaccine | Fear and Anxiety in Dogs |
Posts: 2018 – presentDogs – The Canine Model | My Thoughts on Spaying and Neutering | Don’t Walk Your Dog! Ever! | Rattlesnake Season is Here | What is Poisonous to Dogs? | Help! My Dog Killed a Squirrel! What Do I Do? | My Vet Said … | Stress in Dogs | Play is the Way! | The Truth About Pit Bulls by Chad Mackin | Clarity in Dog Training | Dog Daycare Considerations | Build Your Dog Up! | Separation Anxiety in Dogs | Dog First Aid Kit | Canine Enrichment | Saying Goodbye to Your Dog | Dog Misbehavior | Leash Aggression | Food Aggression in Dogs | Positive Dog Training | Caring for a German Shepherd | Dominance, Submission, and Aggression | The Real Facts About Science-Based Dog Training by Ivan Balabanov | Animal Welfare
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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.
What We Offer
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.
Contact Us and Start 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.
About Ralf and Sarah
Happy Dog Training is the pet dog training business of Ralf Weber and Sarah Gill. We are certified professional dog trainers in Southern California. We are specialized in advanced obedience training, all forms or behavioral challenges and service dog training. For behavioral training, we are known for our work with aggressive and fearful dogs. Our service dogs, through Total K9 Focus, have a nationwide reputation for their reliability, longevity and performance.
Ralf Weber, MS, TWC CPDT, IACP CDT, CDTA
Certified Professional Dog Trainer Ralf Weber is lead pet dog trainer of Happy Dog Training. Ralf is a long-time dog owner of German Shepherds. During his career, Ralf has worked with over a 1500 dogs of many different breeds. Moreover, Ralf has a thorough understanding of all aspects of canine training. This includes evolutionary psychology, ethology, and, most importantly, learning science. Ralf is specialized in resolving dog behavior challenges—especially fear and aggression. Apart from this, Ralf trains dogs in basic and advanced obedience, service dog tasks, and GRC Dog Sports. Ralf is further certified in a broad range of other canine training areas. Last but not least, Ralf is the author of the behavioral book If Your Dog Could Talk: Understand Your Dog Like Never Before.
Ralf loves helping people have a better relationship with their dogs. He is a certified professional dog trainer in the Training without Conflict™ methodology by Ivan Balabanov (TWC CPDT). Ralf is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and also holds their basic and advanced dog trainer certifications (IACP CDT, CDTA). In addition, Ralf is an AKC-approved evaluator for the AKC Puppy Star, CGC, and Advanced CGC programs and is also certified in canine first aid by the Red Cross.
Sarah Gill, Certified Professional Master Trainer
Sarah Gill, is a professional service dog trainer and handler. Sarah entered the world of professional service dog training after a car accident. As a result, she had to use a wheelchair for almost two years, trying to maneuver in a house not designed for it. No one expected Sarah would walk again. This opened her eyes and became a driving force behind pushing herself to defy the odds. When she regained some stability, Sarah attended a dog training school and learned how to train service dogs. Sarah completed her Master Trainer Certification and gained further experience by training new trainers. However, the school wasn’t accommodating to those with physical difficulties and PTSD. Hence, Sarah moved home to Dallas. In 2019, Sarah teamed up with Ralf and moved to California.
Sarah started this journey because she had a trained dog to mitigate her disabilities. But Sarah needed additional tasking for a new diagnosis. The only option she could find was getting a second dog for the new diagnosis. She knew there had to be a different way to address this. Sarah's passion is changing the ways of the service dog training industry.