Hama was People and Dog Aggressive
Let me start by saying Ralf saved our dog’s life! Our search for a behaviorist began after the vet told us we should euthanize our dog, Hama. He was a “pack leader” and pretty aggressive. After an evaluation, Ralf decided it was best for Hama to stay with him for a few weeks so he could work with him consistently every day. Hama is a 68lb husky and made Ralf earn every penny … and even though Hama put Ralf through a lot, Ralf was still amazing, kind, and gentle with Hama. He spoke so highly of our dog, which made us feel at ease.
Six weeks later, Hama was ready to come home. Once Hama returned, Ralf continued to come once a week to work with us … it was so much fun to watch Ralf & Hama see each other weekly. We couldn’t tell who was more excited!
Since being with Ralf, returning, and graduating, Hama is a completely different dog. He is not aggressive, can walk on a leash, cuddles with us on the couch, and is so loving! We are still in contact with Ralf and are so thankful to have found him.
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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.