20 Day Puppy COMPLETE Package
Private in-home Training PLUS Group Puppy Training in the Community.
15 Day Puppy Essentials Package
Private in-home Training PLUS Group Puppy Training in the community
Watch this puppy training video and learn how to teach your dog to wait for something valuable!
Best Dog Trainers in Los Angeles that addresses as many issues as possible, and we don't charge extra if training goes past the hour
Teach your puppy to stop chewing on the leash, jumping and/or weaving around you while walking together. This course outlines the best practices to set your puppy up for success. You will learn what it means to teach your dog to "HEEL" by your side You'll also learn safety skills, like sitting/waiting at stop lights, not darting out into traffic at a crosswalk.
Puppies master the art of house training with clear direction from their pet parents. We will facilitate the process by giving you more structured methods to expedite the learning process.
A good foundation in a puppy's life is teaching them the fundamentals of rules, boundaries, and limitations. Your trainer will help you address any undesirable behaviors, from unwanted excessive barking to separation anxiety, unnecessary biting or excitable jumping & you'll learn how to curb & extinguish them.
We address as many issues as possible, and we don't charge extra if training goes past the hour
Learn how to Master the Walk. You will learn the benefits of why we should teach our dogs the "Exercise & Leadership Walk" and the "Entertainment Walk". If your dog has problems with leash aggression, we will address those issues and give you effective ways to extinguish these undesirable behaviors, while also teaching you the appropriate time to provide Positive Reinforcement.
We work with a large amount of dog owners who's dogs have developed mild to severe separation anxiety from a young age because they did not address the behavior at the time it first started. From our experience, these issues typically don't go away very quickly. It takes patience and time to extinguish separation anxiety. The good news is that our scientifically proven methods are 99% effective at curbing your dog's unwanted behaviors. In this case, being patient brings you positive results.
First we will teach you how to read Canine Body Language, so you can detect and address your dog's stress level & displacement signals early on before it escalates to an unmanageable level, leading to barking, whining, or a bite. Once we quickly address the issue by removing the "pressure" from your dog's environment, we can then will teach you how to provide Positive Reinforcements.
Your trainer(s) will cover as much material as possible within the time frame allotted.
For puppies 4-8 months old (6 lessons)
General Obedience Training begins with Teaching your pup manners. This course will teach your dog basic manners using hand signals, voice commands, and non verbal cues. Voice commands include the 7 Common Commands: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, No, Leave it, and Wait
Master the walk to create a balanced relationship with your pup. Your furbie will learn to consistently heel by your side on walks. You will receive recommendations for the right tools to discourage your dog from pulling on leash, so you will always enjoy walks with your pup. This stage of life is when your puppy is adventurous and wants to explore it's environment more. You'll want to socialize & play with your pup and expose him/her to as many people, things, and animals as possible.
Does your puppy bark uncontrollably? Have you have tried everything to stop the barking but nothing seems to work? Does your dog engage in undesirable behaviors such as jumping, biting, nipping, or rough play with you and other dogs? If so, we’ve got the solution to these problems. By the end of this session, your pup will have learned what behaviors will get rewarded, and which ones will receive consequences.
For puppies 5-11 months old (6 lessons)
Your dog is ready to learn off leash commands! With patience and persistence, you’ll be able to train your pup to maintain their skills on leash and he/she will learn new ones off leash (i.e., "GO TO BED") Some dogs develop undesirable behaviors that require patience to resolve. Don't sweat it, you will become more creative than your dog, who possibly likes to evade and manipulate you at every chance he/she gets, especially when you are inattentive to his/her needs.
Enriching activities like agility will help your pup to unleash his/her mental & physical needs. Select high impact sport enrichment activities require planning and may incur additional fees.
Your pup will get their exercise, socialization, and mental stimulation needs met when participating in these enrichment activities! You won't want to miss this!
Private Training one time per week for 6 weeks
Dogs 1 year and up (6 lessons)
We will start by strengthening basic obedience commands that teach your dog to sit, down, come and stay. Problem dogs with anxiety or fear aggression will be considered. Initial Training Evaluation required for dogs with questionable behavior.
Once your dog reaches the 3rd week of training, he/she will grasp the basics of certain visual and verbal cues, and will need more reinforcement from other places with less food rewards. This portion of the training requires you to start FADING off of food rewards and simply using the clicker or some other positive reinforcer such as verbal praise, a fetch/tug toy, or physical praise.
By the end of your dog's training, he/she will have learned some critical skills. He/she will begin to learn these safety skills on CUE with or without the leash on, such as the COME command, WAIT, or STAY. He/she will perfect their off leash skills by prolonging those positions and performing repeated sets of behaviors on cue, with guided clear direction from the handler. Off Leash Play will be granted at the end of class when your dog has earned this reward, and if the environment is safe.
Dogs 2 years and up (6 lessons)
The goal of this course is to strengthen your dog's duration time while performing any behavior asked by it's handler. This course is not an introductory course. Your dog will have already taken other classes prior to this one, and has an Intermediate understanding of Obedience. Your dog will be able to demonstrate a sit, down, and stay on leash with food rewards.
Your dog is ready to work off leash! He will be able to show you tricks and how well he listens to commands off leash. You will work on repeated sets of commands off leash with no food rewards, to strengthen his level of understanding for each command you teach him.
At the end of each class you will provide your dog with an enriching training activity that will alleviate stress, invigorate vitality, and improve one's overall confidence level. One example is Agility Exercises that can be done inside or outside around, through, under, or on top of trees, poles, cones, bridges, platforms, tunnels, etc...
Hiking, Biking, and Swimming Enrichment Activities must be planned 5-7 days in advance.
Dogs with moderate to severe anxiety or aggression should enroll in one of our Behavior Modification Packages
Check out this instructional video of how to teach your dog to COME to you reliably
10 Day Behavior Modification Enrichment Training Program
Private Training and Community Group Training
15 Day Behavior Modification Enrichment Training Program
Private Training and Community Group Training
Best Dog Obedience School In Los Angeles! This 3 day Behavior Modification Training Course, we address all your pet's unwanted behavior issues and will give you effective solutions to curb these issues. Santa Monica Paws has LAs only dog trainer which uses positive reinforcement & behavior modification for Obedience & Private Sessions the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area. Here are a select few of the issues we help pet owners resolve on a daily basis:
2020 has brought new challenges for dogs. Many people are working from home which means they are always with their pets. As we embark on the unique journey of getting back to life as we knew it, we celebrate all that we've overcome together. Dogs are now being faced with a new challenge, an unnatural one, beginning to be separated from their pet parents (pack) as they return to work and start leaving the home again. Dogs are pack animals, and pack animals are never separated from their pack unless they are weak, ill, or injured and no longer needed in the pack. When puppies are taken from their breeder and sent to a forever home, and when dogs are removed from a shelter or dog rescue, they will most likely start showing signs of SEPARATION ANXIETY.
Transition training is the cornerstone of building a solid foundation in your home, to set your pet(s) up for success!
You'll learn ways to gradually transition your cat or dog into their forever home in a manner that is beneficial & harmonious for you and your pet, and that ensures their safety & happiness.
In this course we will help you learn the best practices for transitioning a dog/cat from a breeder, shelter, or rescue environment to a forever home. We will start training your pet to understand rules, boundaries, and limitations. Basic Obedience cues are helpful when teaching pets the rules. For instance, we can teach your dog to sit, lay down, come, stay and more! Dogs with severe anxiety and/or severe aggression will be considered. *Initial Training Evaluation required for dogs with questionable behavior.