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We are certified dog trainers and behaviorists who specialize in building strong human/canine relationships, reliable obedience training, building confidence in dogs, and resolving aggression and problem behaviors. 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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Healthy Dogs Through Natural Ways
We always try natural solutions first. Explore our articles and information on natural remedies we have been using with great success for many years. They 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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Enjoy learning new skills through our online courses and lectures! We regularly release new, fun and educational content, 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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    Not much enrages the temperaments of dog trainers more than arguing about the true nature of dogs. One would think that by now we would have settled this argument, but clearly, we haven't. And while we probably have as many opinions as we have dog trainers,...
  • The Truth About Pit Bulls by Chad Mackin
    This post was written by internationally acknowledged dog trainer Chad Mackin and reposted with his permission. Please check out Chad's online sources below. Consider subscribing to his podcast "Something to Bark About" and following him on Facebook. Dog owners and dog trainers equally enjoy his thoughtful...
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    As Stuart Brown outlined in his 2009 TED Talk “Play is more than Fun”, Play is an essential part of cognitive, emotional and physical development. True Play doesn’t have a purpose more important than playing itself. Neurologist Frank Wilson (author of The Hand) also points out...



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