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Who We Are

Training | Behavior Modification | Education
We are certified dog trainers and behaviorists who specialize in canine psychology, behavior modification, and basic through advanced obedience training. Let us help you. We work with clients all over Southern California and our programs cover a wide range of areas.
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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. It cover a wide range of areas like nutrition, immune support, healthy skin, joint support, dental health, cancer prevention, vaccinations, and so much more.
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Online Courses

Broaden Your Knowledge
Enjoy learning new skills through our online courses and lectures! We regularly release new, fun and educational classes, so check back often or sign up for our newsletter to stay informed. If you would like to learn more about a specific topic, please let us know. We welcome your suggestions!
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latest news

  • Don’t Walk Your Dog! Ever!
    We are really unfair to our dogs in many ways. We often don’t respect them or treat them fairly. We don’t teach them well enough to understand a command but expect them to master it regardless. We even get mad at them when they don’t get it. How is that fair?
  • My Thoughts on Spaying and Neutering in 2018
    My thoughts on spaying and neutering have changed over the years. I used to advocate to spay and neuter dogs before they reached sexual maturity—between six and eight months of age—for behavioral reasons mostly. Not letting your dog’s hormones go wild does have some behavioral benefit ...
  • What’s in a Dog?

    How dog trainers view dogs has changed over time and so has our approach to dog training. Dog training used to be very harsh—today, it's much kinder. Some even argued that dogs don't have emotions—these days we know better.

Testimonials

Teddy

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 team.” – Tony C.
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