Hiking with Dogs
Obedience Training (Level 1)
Canine Good Citizen Training (Level 2)
Getting Ready for the Vet
Resolving Aggression in Dogs

Who We Are

Training | Behavior Modification | Education
We are certified dog trainers and behaviorists who specialize in canine psychology and behavior modification. We work with clients all over Southern California and can also help you. Our programs cover a wide variety of areas, incl. basic and advanced obedience classes, resolving dog aggression, and many more.

Naturally Healthy

Healthy Dogs Without Artifical Chemicals
We always try natural solutions first. We compiled a list of supplements and natural remedies we have been using with great success for many years. We cover a wide range of areas like nutrition, immune support, healthy skin, joint support, dental health, cancer prevention, vaccinations, and so much more.

Online Courses

Broaden Your Knowledge
Enjoy learning new skills with our online courses. We always work on new material to address your most important questions. Try our fun courses and lectures and if you would like to learn more about a topic, send us your suggestions. Our course catalog expands regularly, so check back often or sign up for our newsletter.

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  • Hiking with Dogs
    I love hiking and especially enjoy bringing my dogs along. My hikes usually last anywhere from four to twelve hours and include significant elevation changes over distance in remote locations. During my excursions into the wild I learned a lot about hiking from an experienced friend; who is my regular hiking partner, but also made my own observations regarding human and canine needs on the trails. My regular hiking companion Sylvester...
  • Getting Ready for the Vet
    It can be scary for a dog to visit the veterinarian. It’s an unfamiliar place with many different animal smells. Your dog can sense the discomfort of other dogs already there. It can make your buddy tense before you even set foot inside the office. And...
  • Understanding Dog Training
    Apparently there is no limit to the number of different training methods trainers advocate. Common names are clicker training, treat-based training, positive-only training, rewards training, force training, etc. What should a dog owner choose? What is the right way? It can be confusing. Unfortunately, many dog trainers and dog trainer schools contribute to this confusion,,,


Our Golden Retriever puppy was very hard to control. He was constantly chewing on everything including our hands and feet. We needed help so we hired Happy Dog Training. Ralf has been working with our dog Teddy for 6 weeks and he is now well behaved and totally manageable. Ralf is a very knowledgable in the area of canine behavior and his knowledge has resulted in excellent results I highly recommend Ralf and his staff.” – Tony C.

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