Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

www.marvistavet.com

Pet Behavior and Training Experts

 

Pet Behavior and Training Experts in our Area

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There will also be links to other relevant books, including Dog Training for Dummies,
Housetraining for Dummies, Dog Tricks for Dummies, Puppies for Dummies and Kittens for Dummies.

 

Dog training companies and behavior management experts come by our hospital on a regular basis and want to leave business cards or other advertising materials with us. We rarely accept these offers as it implies endorsement by our hospital when, in fact, we have very little familiarity with most of these groups. We have assembled a list of companies we feel are reputable for simple puppy training classes as well as for solving canine and feline behavior problems. We invite our clients to send testimonials which we may post on our web site so as to assist others in selecting behavior professionals.

 

West Los Angeles Obedience Training Club

www.wlaotc.com

310-851-6350

Very reasonably priced classes for basic obedience, agility or conformation (show ring) training. The club also organizes competitions.

 

Doggie Manners

www.doggiemanners.com

1-877-7-DOGGIE

Offers puppy kindergarten, basic obedience classes (both group and private)
plus classes in performing tricks, nosework, and special small dog classes. Reasonably priced.

I Said Sit Services

www.isaidsit.com

1-800-400-TRAIN

This company has been established locally for many years. They offer puppy classes, basic training, and private training in your home.
They also offer behavior problem solving. Dogs only.

 

Dog Remedy

www.dogremedy.com

310-390-0380

This group focuses on behavior problems and proper puppy citizenship through private training.

DogProblems.com

www.dogproblems.com

Services are web-based only and include a free newsletter as well as free question/answer area once you sign up as a member.
No actual classes or “hands on” with the trainer, however.

Dognition.com

www.dognition.com

Learn how your dog actually thinks and from there learn how best to communicate through games and training exercises.
This company uses cutting edge behavior science to bring you and your dog to the best relationship based on a new level of understanding.

Sometimes a behavior problem requires expert intervention. We are fortunate to have a veterinary behaviorist (a veterinarian who specializes in behavior) in our area. Consultation with such an expert is at least an hour and involves follow-up visits. If possible, the entire family as well as the pet should be present for the evaluation as all the dynamics at work must be assessed. Medications as well as exercise and training regimens may be prescribed. For this kind of in-depth problem-solving evaluation, please contact:

Dr. Karen Sueda
310-473-2951
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital

Dr. Sueda's resident, Dr. Julie Cho, is also available.

OTHER RESOURCES: 

ASPCA:  Common Dog Behaviors:

www.aspca.org/Pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist

ASPCA: Finding Professional Behavior Help:

www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/behavioral-help-your-pet

The Art and Science of Animal Behavior (Dr. Sophia Yin):

http://drsophiayin.com

Page last updated: 10/31/2017