Dog Training Review by Kathleen M.

Messi Had No Idea How to Behave

Testimonial by Kathleen M. for Messi

Messi came to me as an unsocialized, high-energy, feral dog. He had lived in a backyard with very little human interaction. At 80lbs, he was intimidating and potentially dangerous.

Ralf’s program gave us tools and structure. At his instruction, we could walk (exercise) and, ultimately, let Messi in the house – which is all he ever wanted! From dental care to proper nutrition, Ralf was an excellent teacher.

Ralf was reliable, available, and responsive if needed. He provided a workbook with structured lessons. The whole family participated in his sessions.

Messi was not a bad dog – he had no idea how to behave. It created a challenge because discipline, if not done correctly, can make an animal angry and shut down.

Ralf’s training has allowed Messi to become a beloved family member. I can’t imagine life without him! Thanks, Ralf!!

 —  Kathleen M. (Read the Review on Google)

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

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