Welcome to Santa Monica Paws dog training in Playa Vista*Marina Del Rey.

Elite Services for Customers who live in these neighboring beach cities: Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, PLaya Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood Estates, Manhattan Beach, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Westwood, and West Los Angeles

Dog Behavior Training



Are you pursuing a certified trainer to help you train your 3 month old puppy? 

Do you have a dog that just does not listen to you? Have you tried everything in your power to help him?  Look no further. Our experienced professional trainers can help you train your puppy or adult dog to be a well behaved member of your family.  Positive Reinforcement Training methods are scientifically proven to modify animal behavior and we use safe Humane Behavior Modification Techniques, specifically designed for dogs.  

Give us a call today to set up your initial training consultation for dog training in Playa Vista (nearby cities), and various specialty pet services including: cat sitting, exotic pet sitting, and service dog training.

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Community Daycare



"Day Camp for Dogs"

Your dog will be involved in purposeful activities in the Beach Communities and Mountains of Santa Monica, California. 

"Our Service Areas"

Santa Monica, Bel Air, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, West LA, Westwood Village, Culver City, Playa Vista, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Venice Beach, Playa Del Rey, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, and Marina Del Rey.

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Pet Sitting



We are available 7 days a week and will travel to you to care for ALL of your precious pets.

Our Pet Sitting program is personalized to meet all your pets needs.  If your puppy needs Board & Train service, we can provide this service in the comfort of your own home when you are away.  

Contact us in advance to book your stay. Clients book up to a year in advance, and available spots fill up fast! We cannot guarantee availability if you give us merely 24 hours notice of your need to book a stay.  

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Meeting your pet's needs

Pampered Daycare


Most doggie daycare programs put your dog in a room somewhere and say "go play" but what happens when they walk away and don't keep an eye on him/her?

At Santa Monica Paws our goal is to make sure your pet is safe and every individual has an enjoyable time during his/her day.

Our Community Daycare Program 

is specifically designed to meet your dog's needs most of all.  We provide mental stimulation, exercise, walks, and fun & games for your pup(s) while your pup is out and about with us in the community all day!

Your pet will be quickly socialized and exposed to environmental stressors (city sounds, other dogs, sights, etc..) while in our care.  This is why our community daycare program is just the right program for your dog.  

Desensitization Training will occur naturally for your dog while he/she is a part of our daycare routine.  He/she will be exposed to structure at all times, and will conform to our fair & benevolent rules, boundaries, and limitations right away. 

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Free Training Seminars



We are proud to announce that we offer Free Training Seminars every month on the 4th Sunday of each month at Adopt & Shop Michelson Found Animals Foundation.  


Our next training session will be:

Sunday January 20th at 1:00pm

Michelson Found Animals Foundation.

Adopt & Shop

4235 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA, 90230


You must register to be added to our class roster by calling Adopt & Shop. 

Our Training Seminars will be open to all volunteers, employees, partner rescue organizations, partner pet food & supply vendors, and potential & new pet adopters of Michaelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop Stores.  Come join us and have some fun!  You'll learn something both informational and educational.

Social Media & Reviews


Our customers love seeing their pets photos and learning new training tips on our social media. Check out our pet posts by following us on Instagram Facebook and Twitter @SantaMonicaPaws 

Check out our 5 Star Ratings when you find us on YELP (BBB) Better Business Bureau, Thumbtack, Facebook, and Rover. and Bark.com  and Homeguide.com to learn how you can earn BONUS CREDITS towards your next service! 


Trusted Veterinarians


Santa Monica Paws uses the best Veterinarians and we recommend you use in-home vet care for the convenience and peace of mind.  One leading company that we've partnered with is offering $20 off on your pet's first appointment.  Go ahead and click below to find out more! 


Vetted ensures you spend your precious time with your furry friend. No more twiddling your paws at the clinic.  All of Vetted’s pet-loving vets are highly trained, hand-picked, and local to your area. 

$20 OFF

your first appointment.

Enter the promo code below at vettedpetcare.com 


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Success Stories



Got an anxious pet that suffers from separation anxiety or hyper activity? Need help finding the right natural remedies and treatment for your pet's pain? Right Ratio can help!  Go to https://rightratio.com/success-stories/

to see Lillyth and Theresa's video testimonial.

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Pet Training



Got a problem dog or cat?  We can help!

Does your dog show signs of leash aggression on walks or around your cat(s)?  Does your dog have resource guarding around food, toys, and other possessions?  Are you struggling to enjoy your walks with your dog because you are being pulled down the street? 

With our scientifically proven training methods, and with your help following through consistently with your dog, we guarantee that you will have a well behaved pooch in just a few days.   

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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, talk to us in person!

We love our customers, and will gladly talk to you during normal business hours to get all your questions answered immediately.  Send us an email or call us today!

Contact Santa Monica Paws

8000 West Manchester Avenue, Playa Del Rey, California 90293, United States

Email us: pets@santamonicapaws.com
Talk & Text: (310) 488-1232
Office: (424) 272-1036

Daycare Business Hours


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


By Appointment


By Appointment

We remain open during most holidays and before and after our regular business hours (9am-6pm) for Private Dog & Cat Training & Pet Sitting Clients