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12855 West Runway Road, Playa Vista, California 90094, United States
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One of the biggest problems that pet owners face today is when their dog pulls them down the street on their walks. In this video you will learn several techniques to help you curb your dog's pulling behavior.
Most people do not commonly practice the place command with their pets. They’d rather have their pets lay in their laps or allow them to walk all over the human furniture and lots of other belongings. However, you’ll find this Training Tip beneficial for many reasons. For Example: When company come over, this command could mean the difference between your dog rudely jumping on your guests, or behaving calmly on their bed because you instructed them to "Go to Place". Meanwhile, you and your dog will build a stronger more respectful relationship with each other.
This short tutorial will give you several tips on how to stop puppy biting in several situations. Puppies mainly Play Bite when you interact with them. This demo video gives you some Tips to prevent the biting, meanwhile providing your puppy with alternate activities you can offer instead. The Lure Stick is a great example of a fun Toy that you can offer your puppy to chase and bite/chew once you've redirected your puppy away from yourself. Treats may help with the redirection process. However, be careful of reinforcing unwanted behavior by providing treats at the wrong time.
Teaching Come Recalls is one of the most important skills you can give your dog. It can mean the difference between life or death. When you train your dog from a very young age to come to you at home and you receive a reliable recall, you’ll need to proof the behavior over and over again by adding more distractions to the training sessions.
Treadmill training for dogs is beneficial in so many ways! Watch this video to learn why.
This video demonstrates a few steps that you can take to introduce (socialize) your dog to a skateboard and will teach your dog how to skateboard.
This is Clemmie's 1st time jumping through a Hula Hoop!
It’s important to provide enrichment activities to your dogs every day. This activity benefits dogs in many ways! It’s increases confidence, improves eye /foot coordination, decreases boredom, restlessness, & anxiety, releases stress and frustration, relaxes a dog afterwards, exerts a lot of pent up energy, is good for the physique and for dietary reasons. The benefits are endless!
How long does it take to train a dog to be trustworthy off leash you say? Well that really depends on your efforts to train your dog and the efforts of everyone else involved. We are dedicated to training every puppy into adulthood, until they've plateaued. Once an Adult dog has reached a point of plateau that simply means, it's time to refresh their memory on the skills they've learned, and take a Tune-Up Course in the Fundamentals.
Working with your dog on a daily basis on simple training steps will yield positive results. Miller is the quintessential example of a dog that everyone dreams of having. He listens to commands when asked, and is a naturally well mannered bernadoodle. All the work we’ve put into training him has really paid off! Since a young age of 9 weeks old, we started training him. He’s now 2 years old. You’ll watch in this video how responsive he is to the trainer’s visual cues and verbal commands. He’s able to block out all distractions big and small and still follows directions. This is the best example we can give you of a dog that has the fundamental skills needed to perform this difficult task: to sit & down-stay for 1 minute (Off Leash) with major distractions, and without the use of an E-Collar or any other Aversive Equipment.
Watch this video to see how much Gunner learned while training OFF LEASH for 3 weeks @santamonicapaws
Walking a dog with a Halti is similar to walking a Horse with a Bridal. The Halti Head Halter simply guides your dog where you want them to go! There is just one thing that we'd like you to know before trying a Halti on your dog, and that is, get a professional dog trainer to coach you first on the hows and whys of using a Halti. Let us be your guide and allow one of us to show your dog how to walk gracefully, without ever pulling you out the door or down the street again!
Do you struggle with walking your dog because your dog pulls you down the street, puts the breaks on and will not walk, or jumps up and reacts to other dogs and people? This video will show you the parts of the HALTI, how to put it on, and how to walk your dog with the HALTI. This is one of the best (LIMA) Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive training tools on the market today, and you will not regret using one on your dog!
Puppy Training Classes (8 weeks to 12 months)
Puppies are one of the cutest and most adaptable lifeforms on the planet! Filled with exuberance, curiosity, and joy, they can fill your home with love and light.
However—without the proper preparation and knowledge of how to raise and train a puppy—they can also be pure terrors, making living with one feel like unleashing a tidal wave of stress on your daily routine.
But that’s where we come in! Our expert trainers are here to guide and support you through the process and help your puppy become the best behaved dog they can be.
Private Lessons are 1 hour long and are provided at your home and public places when necessary to benefit the needs of your dog. Pet Parents are required to be present at all Private Sessions.
Adult Dog Training Classes (1 year and up)
Private Lessons are 1 hour long and are provided at your home and public places when necessary, to benefit the needs of your dog. Pet Parents are required to be present at all Private Sessions.
You will receive valuable education from our expert trainers to solve all things puppy:
SOCIALIZATION is the process of introducing a puppy to the world in a way that will help him be confident and unafraid of people, places and things that he will encounter throughout his life. The most critical socialization window occurs before the age of 12 weeks, and that window is considered to be closing by 5 months. Generally the younger the puppy is when he is socialized, the more quickly and easily he gains confidence. Waiting too long can result in a need for the more difficult process of rehabilitation instead of socialization. Most aggression issues are simply a result of inefficient socialization.
RULES OF SOCIALIZATION: Each socialization exposure must be fun for your puppy. If he is forced to confront fears he's not ready to handle, the process can backfire and create a fearful/aggressive response. Go at his pace, and at a distance he feels safe. Your puppy should be the one to initiate each approach to something new and be allowed to retreat when needed to feel safe. Socialization includes generalization. Though your puppy may be fine with the toddlers or dogs in your home, that does not mean he is fine with all children and dogs. Even if he is in a class, he will need to meet new and different dogs and people, and in different places, after his classmates and their owners become familiar to him. You need to continue to expose him to new things, places, and contexts to best generalize his confidence with new things. Pair treats with exposures to make good associations. If your puppy is worried about those children he sees running across the street, it can help if the sight of the children makes cheese suddenly appear. Or if he doesn’t like her paws touched, a brief touch followed by a lick of peanut butter from a spoon can make paw touches easier to handle. If he will not take food, that is a good indication that you need to backup and lower the intensity of the exposure with more distance or less pressure. If your puppy seems to be fearful of certain things and doesn’t gain confidence quickly, we are here to help you! Remember that socialization is a time-sensitive procedure.
Whether you want to teach basic manners or iron out more serious behavioral issues, you can expect in person or virtual training with us to make an immediate impact on your dog or puppy’s behavior with the use of training games that develop self-control and make learning fun for your dog,
* Do show your puppy the world when
they are 2-5 months old
* Do bring them everywhere you go
* Do put them in a travel crate when you
are in a car
* Don't drive with your puppy in your lap
nor on the front or back seat
* Don't leave your puppy home when you
go out to pet friendly places
* Don't train your puppy in only
You love your furry friend because they are a member of your family. And as much as you would like to spend all day with them, it’s just not possible. If your dog is exhibiting signs of separation anxiety when you have to leave them alone, training may be beneficial to you both.
Santa Monica Paws is proud to offer comprehensive separation anxiety training for dogs in Marina Del Rey, CA, and the surrounding areas.
The signs of separation anxiety aren’t always obvious. This is especially true because you can’t watch their behavior when you are out of the house. When you get back home to your dog, look out for these signs, as they may indicate a separation anxiety issue:
The signs above are just a few to look out for.
At Santa Monica Paws, we absolutely love animals and are compassionate toward both their feelings and the feelings of their owners. Dogs with separation anxiety suffer emotionally, but this behavior can also negatively affect the well-being of you and your family. Our goal is to adjust the way that your dog views your absence, enhancing their quality of life.
Our team is fully trained and certified by a variety of organizations and educational institutions. When you choose us for your dog’s separation anxiety training, you can be rest assured that we have the knowledge, skills, and compassion to treat them with as much love as you do while also completing the training efficiently.
We also offer thorough evaluations of your pet and their behavior before training begins so we can create the ideal personalized training program to address their needs.
You and your dog don’t have to suffer through separation anxiety alone, reach out to us by calling (424) 272-1036 today.
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the following locations: Santa Monica, California, Playa Vista, California, Marina Del Rey, California, Mar Vista, California, Venice, California, Manhattan Beach, California, Beverly Hills, California, Culver City, California
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