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(This customized program lasts 4-7 hours)   


This structured program is recommended for dogs of all ages who need counterconditioning & desensitization, socialization with other dogs, constant mental stimulation, and dogs that are active who need a lot of structured exercise.  It focuses on improving social interaction with other dogs, proper leash walking skills, gradual introduction to community triggors for fearful dogs & dogs with generalized anxiety.  Some of the activities that your dog (s) will be a part of include (not an exhasustive list): basic and advanced obedience training (on and off leash), hiking (on & off leash), trust building, proper social play, proper manners while participating in structured walks around other people and dogs, structured leisure outings at dog friendly department stores, dog friendly restaurants or cafes, visits to museums and art galleries, tracking, rallying, agility & coursing, unstructured play on dog friendly beaches, structured swimming, treadmill exercise, bike riding, and introducing rules, boundaries, and limitations.  


Price List for Community Daycare

All packages do not roll over and must be used within 30 days of purchase, weekends are included!

Price List for Puppy In-HOME Daycare with Training

We service puppies age 3 months to 1 year old. Must show proof of current vaccination records

Price List for Puppy & Adult Dog Board & Train

We service puppies of all ages; from 3 months to 1 year old. must show proof of current vaccination records

Pet sitting & More



We pride ourselves on the exceptional service we provide for all our customers during a pet sitting stay at your home with your dog.  We will keep your place clean & tidy by providing you with light housekeeping (i.e., wash your sheets, wash dog & cat bedding, run the dishwasher, clean the countertops, etc..), and will leave it the way it was when we arrived.  Your dog will become a part of our family and will attend all our daily activities. If you'd prefer for your dog to stay at home sometimes, let us know. 



When given the chance to cat sit we love and adore those cats that are interactive and love to spend time with humans.  We will play and provide TLC with your cat (s) for as long as the visit allows.  In our experience some cats we visit are not as friendly and their shyness keeps them hidden from us during visits.  We will make sure that during your cat's visit that all areas are kept tidy clean and they are fed the proper amount of food and given fresh water daily.  



We are thrilled to be able to care for all your pets, including your small furry critters and feathered friends.  We have experience caring for exotic macaw birds and parrots, turtles, rabbits, and fresh water & salt water tropical fish. When booking pet sitting with us, take note that exotic animal care is itemized as an additional charge. 



Although Santa Monica Paws has been around for a short period of time, our customers have lots to say about us!  Take a look here to find out more.



As seen on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD NETWORK & FOX STUDIOS Entertainment, Theresa and her dog Lillyth were featured guests on Season 2 Episode 4 of PET TALK, which aired in April 2017.  Andre Milan (Cesar Milan's son) is the Field Representative for PET TALK. 

To watch Theresa in S2, E4 of PET TALK (WORST PET PEEVES), you will need a YouTube enabled device and due to FOX STUDIOS and NAT GEO WILD's licensing rights, you cannot watch this program for free, however it is available for purchase for only $1.99 

Watch PET TALK for $1.99



Fact 1 – Almost all dogs can be trained to follow obedience commands and to stop undesirable behaviors.

The only time where dog obedience training fails is when there are health issues involved. For example, a dog may have neurological disorders, or some other physical ailment that is causing his erratic behavior.

Fact 2 – Most dog obedience training issues and bad dog behaviors are a result of human error, or human misunderstanding.

When a dog misbehaves, we commonly blame the dog. However, most bad dog behaviors come from us, rather than from our dogs.

Dogs are not born mean. In fact, bad dog behaviors usually occur when we mis-communicate with our dogs and inadvertently reward bad behaviors. If a dog consistently gets bad results for a given behavior, he will stop that behavior. Conversely, if a dog consistently gets good results for a given behavior, he will increase the frequency of that behavior.

Similarly, if we do not fulfill our dog’s needs, including his need for exercise, chewing, digging, playing, and wrestling, he will try to fulfill those needs on his own. This is when our dog suddenly turns into a devil, and causes havoc and much property damage. However, if we provide our dog with positive outlets for his hyper energy, he will be happy and content to lie by our feet when the day is done.

Price List for pet sitting

You can book a Pet Sitting Appointment on our website for free on our welcome page

Price List for Feeding and Medication Requests

Join a daycare package and we will waive these service fees

Price list for addtional activities & services

Santa Monica Paws is insured by Cover Wallet. Ask for details about our General Liability Insurance Coverage.

Price list for dog walking

We do not provide 15-20 minute walks. If your dog becomes injured during a 30 minute or 60 minute walk and needs to return home , the walk will end early and you will be contacted immediately. Be sure to fill out our Customer Information Sheet Forms (at the bottom of our tERMS & Conditions page) to be eligible for our dog walking, daycare and pet sitting services.



You have questions?  We have answers. 

The obedience training and behavior modification training methods we teach come from our education and training with many different organizations & sources including but not limited to: Animal Behavior College, Lomita Dog Training School, Unleashed by PETCO in Santa Monica, California, and Karma Dog Training in Los Angeles, California. Additionally we attend local and national seminars to learn from other mentor dog trainers, dog behaviorists, and leading pet organizations including but not limited to: PETCO, KONG Company, National Pet Expo Orange County Los Angeles, American Kennel Club National Dog Shows, AKC of Beverly Hills Dog Show, Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog CBS Channel), Zoe Sandor & Jackson Galaxy (Animal Planet Cat vs. Dog), John Garcia (NatGeo, Dog Town), Joel Silverman (Animal Planet, Good Dog U), Karen Pryor (famous Clicker Trainer),  Zak George (presented various programs for Animal Planet), Sue Sternberg, and world renown veterinarians and dog behaviorists, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Sophia Yin, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, Shawn O'Shea- founder of The Good Dog Training Rehab Center in Los Angeles, "Jeff Gellman"  founder of Solid K-9 Training, Cesar Milan and his son Andre Milan on Dog Whisperer, Cesar 911, Dog Nation, and Pet Talk, as seen on NatGeoWild Channel.    

*You can find lots of valuable information about products and services for dogs, cats, or other animals by going to these helpful websites...(not an extensive list: if you'd like to add your link to our website, please contact us)

www.AKC.org  (American Kennel Club)



www.CanineMinded.com  (Brandon McMillan, Dog Trainer for Lucky Dog, CBS Network)

www.zoesandor.com (Zoe Sandor, Dog Trainer on Cat vs. Dog, Animal Planet)




www.CESARSWAY.org (Cesar Milan)






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