Dog Training Review by Lynn S.

Shelly and Rocky had Separation Anxiety

Testimonial by Lynn S for Shelly and Rocky

Shelly and Rocky were running the household until Ralf got here. One day, Shelly didn’t want to go into her run anymore. She became what could be called hysterical, in a human being; we knew we had to do something.

Ralf took charge right away and we saw progress within a half hour. My husband and I were looking at each other, mouthing, “Did you see that?” to each other.

Our dogs were not good walkers, so we almost never walked them, but let them out on the property to do what they needed to do. When we walked, they would try to rip your arms out of the sockets. They would strain and bark and go wild when there was any change in their world, a car, a leaf, a person- and watch out world- ANOTHER DOG! Once we got them in line on the walk, it is now a pleasure to take a walk, and everyone looked forward to it. They notice distractions in the world but don’t lose their composure anymore.

Ralf Teaches The Humans Too

The best part is that Ralf teaches you how to get the same results he gets. It appears to be magic until you do it yourself a couple times and realize how easy it is to be the boss of these two.

Since we had Ralf’s help, we are maintaining the rules and getting the same results. If I see us getting sloppy again, I just review what Ralf taught us and see that the answer is there. We make a few corrections and everyone is happy again.

Ralf explained a lot about how dogs think and behave and why. It makes perfect sense. If you remember the way dogs think, you can apply what you have learned when you encounter some odd behavior and need to figure out why your dog is acting the way he is.

I would recommend Ralf to anyone having any behavior issue with their dog, or to improve your relationship with your best friend, even if you see no big problem. It was fun and we got results right away.

 —  Lynn S. (Read the Review on Thumbtack)

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.

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