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Getting Ready for the Vet
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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.

latest news

  • Rattlesnakes: Avoidance Training vs. Vaccines
    I highly recommend you consider rattlesnake avoidance training for your dog as it can save its life. As you will read below rattlesnake vaccines have many limits and risks and don't provide protection, like other types of vaccines do; it just buys you some additional time.
  • Podcast: The Layered Stress Model (Episode 6)

    In this episode we discuss The Layered Stress Model by Chad Mackin. We dive into the various stress factors a dog exhibits in his life which can make triggers more difficult to manage.

  • The Layered Stress Model
    Every dog has a threshold at which it fails to perform. There is always a breaking point. That can mean that distractions become too intense for a dog to still follow obedience commands. It can be that a fearful dog is getting too stressed and shuts down or blows up.



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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