Puppy Training Los Angeles

Fun Paw Care: Expert Puppy Training in Los Angeles

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Chosen by CBS News as one of the best puppy obedience training schools in Los Angeles!

You have a V.I.P. (Very Important Puppy), and they deserve the very best puppy training Los Angeles California has to offer.

We provide and apply compassionate, humane and the most up-to-date scientific research in puppy training, behavior and ethology. For many people, adopting or buying a puppy is a new experience, or maybe you just haven’t had a puppy to care for in a long time. Learn all there is to know about puppies, proper husbandry, socialization, play, nutrition, developmental stages, and upbringing to avoid costly behavior problems down the road. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Let Fun Paw Care’s puppy experts get you off on the right paw to a long-lasting, fulfilling bond that will span a lifetime. Set your puppy up for success with a first-class training session and begin to freshen up on some of the following skills and information. When should you start training? Yesterday! There is no “too early” to start training; the earlier, the better. Just some of the many areas we will discuss and teach are:

  • Proper Socialization and play
  • Teaching puppies not to bite
  • House/potty training
  • Crate training
  • Body handling
  • Pen setup/doggie den
  • Independence training, to stop separation anxiety before it begins
  • Finding the best playgroups, classes, and partners
  • Using the correct puppy training equipment, leash, collars & harness
  • Puppy dog food and nutrition
  • Husbandry
  • Toy choices
  • Enrichment devices and activities

There are many things to think about when bringing home a puppy for the first time. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) says that early socialization is essential to a happy and well-adjusted puppy. We have offered our services in Los Angeles & Miami for decades. We are here to guide you through every step of the training process. The age of 3 weeks – 13 weeks is a sensitive/ critical learning period. Research shows that behaviors learned during this time frame have a tendency to stick throughout the puppy’s life more than at any other age. It is therefore critical to put your pup on the path to success and to train, educate and socialize them within this highly influential time frame.

For all of your pet behavior needs, Fun Paw Care will be there to teach your family and your puppy all there is to know about puppy training and behavior. You can rely on Fun Paw Care to offer the most up-to-date scientifically proven, positive reinforcement, gentle approach to start your relationship off on the right paw for the rest of your puppy’s life. Training is vital for a well-balanced, healthy, long and happy life with your pup. Do not let distance stop you from receiving a world-class education and master trainer. Fun Paw Care’s trainers will travel to your home or will video, telephone and/or teach remote puppy classes for out of town families. Fun Paw Care’s Certified Dog Behavior Consultants and Certified Professional Dog Trainers provide a sophisticated one-on-one service in the privacy of your own home.

A percentage of all Fun Paw Care sales goes toward volunteering and giving back via animal advocacy: rescuing and fostering homeless puppies and cats, and giving back via free community educational seminars.

We apply all of our skills and decades of experience to help train your puppy no matter how old they are. Our puppy training services use force-free, gentle techniques to help your pet behave better and become more responsive. Pet parents are also taught how to communicate with their puppies, so that all training may be reinforced at home, and the person-puppy relationship can grow stronger. Visit our dog training page to learn more.

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Puppy Boot Camp

(In Certified dog behaviorist/dog trainer’s home facility)
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Our Los Angeles puppy boarding and training boot camp is designed for high energy puppies with special needs or that require extra work in certain problem areas. Do you ever wonder, “Where can I board and train my puppy”? Do you have a busy schedule and don’t have the time to teach puppy training? Do you ever wish you could find the best puppy boarding school or boarding and training program? You have! Drop your puppy off with us for one or more weeks and give them the best education, training, behavior modification and care a puppy can get. All training, behavior modification, and boarding will take place in a private, spacious, impeccably clean puppy safe home, with personalized, one-on-one, undivided personal care and attention taught by one of our master Certified Dog Behavior Consultants (CDBC) (one of less than 200 worldwide!) and Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT).

This is a first-class, highly specialized, catered and customized service where each program is designed specifically to meet the needs of each individual V.I.P. (Very important puppy). Each package will include the following non-punitive, force-free, positive reinforcement training and behavior modification methods depending on your puppy’s needs: Operant conditioning, classical conditioning, systematic desensitization, counter conditioning, house training, enrichment, husbandry, socialization to people, inanimate objects, life and environment socialization, integration, habituation, stimulus control, proofing, generalization, fluency, basic, mid and advanced level obedience training and your puppy’s own customized training and behavior modification program catered just for your pet.

Although at least 4 hours a day of intensive training and behavior modification is guaranteed, our love for puppies and drive to train and modify behavior successfully typically have us putting in far more time than that. These are just some of the reasons that families trust us for puppy training in Los Angeles. For many other answers to your questions please see our FAQs for Los Angeles Puppy Boot Camp.

During your absence your puppy will receive:

  • An intensive, hands-on custom puppy training, behavior modification, and boarding program taught and supervised by a master Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • 4 + hours a day for 7 consecutive days of intensive training, socialization and behavior modification sessions
  • Daily Report Cards with detailed training and behavior modification analysis
  • Professional photographs and videos of your puppy’s experiences during their puppy training and behavior modification sessions
  • Functional assessment and behavioral analysis of the training protocol and behavior modification program
  • At least 4 personalized adventure, training and behavior modification walks per day
  • Feeding, hydrating, walking, cuddling, playing, swimming, medications and exercise schedules maintained per the parent’s instructions
  • Calming classical music, Therapy-grade, organic lavender/chamomile essential oils scientifically proven to calm and soothe puppies
  • All that the Dog Boot Camp training package offers
  • Puppy Boot Camp boarding, training, and daycare with personalized expert certified dog behaviorist and trainer throughout your puppy’s boarding

28+ Hours 

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Puppy Behavior Modification

(In parent’s home)
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We solve problems that other trainers and behaviorists are unwilling to take on or do not have the experience or expertise to modify. We utilize our vast experience, knowledge of the science of learning, ethology (scientific knowledge of species-specific behavior) and cognitive ethology to help pet parents improve their puppy’s behavior. This service is appropriate for all behavior problems, in particular, mild to serious types of behavior problems and disorders. Our training methods are humane, non-confrontational, force-free, and are designed to decrease household stress and improve the human-animal bond. We educate pet parents on how to recognize, handle and modify their body language, behavior, energy and antecedent arrangement (environment) which helps your puppy learn expeditiously in a fun environment. Fun Paw Care’s scientific approach, gentle, force-free methods and positive reinforcement training combines operant conditioning, classical conditioning, counter conditioning, systematic desensitization, habituation and is successful in treating mild and severe cases of socialization, fear-based, aggression and problem behaviors such as:

  • Teaching puppies not to bite
  • House/potty training
  • Separation Anxiety/problems when home alone
  • House Training (housebreaking/house soiling)
  • Leash Pulling
  • Destructive Behavior indoors and/or outdoors
  • Begging for food (during mealtime, etc.)
  • Bolting out the door
  • Jumping on people
  • Excitability
  • Aggression
  • Resource Guarding (toys, food, bed, room, etc.)
  • General Anxiety
  • Fear, Phobia or Anxiety of noises, people, other animals, objects, storms and/or walks
  • Obsessions (vacuums, mailmen, UPS trucks)
  • Excessive Barking
  • Wheel Phobias (bicycle, skateboard, rollerblades, car, etc.)
  • New pet consultations (dog-dog, dog-human, & dog-cat introductions)


1 Hour – $245 & Up

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Puppy Training

(In parent’s home & designed for puppies in their neonatal, transitional, socialization, sensitive, and integration periods, 1-21 weeks)
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During each customized visit, a Fun Paw Care Certified Professional puppy trainer will socialize your pup to their new environment by introducing sights, sounds, noises and smells in your home. We will focus on husbandry, nutrition, enrichment, play, and early-stage, time-sensitive, developmental cognition, social and physiological functioning. Each of these stages is a period of time when puppies are particularly sensitive to environmental influences. As puppy behavior, training and nutrition experts, we have helped thousands of pups (and their parents) get through the challenges of housetraining, potty training, socializing, teething, biting, barking, leash skills and more. We will also begin to introduce the fundamentals of sit, down, stay and come.

1 Hour – $245 & Up

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Puppy Obedience Training Classes

(In parent’s home & designed for puppies in their juvenile period and older, ~21 weeks +)
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Your puppy will learn clicker/marker training, an operant conditioning method that creates a reward-based relationship. Clicker/marker training opens up the lines of communication between the pet parents and the puppy thus fostering understanding, clarity and the development of the family relationship. During this time, a puppy’s social behaviors begin to take on an adult form that primarily involves the maturing of motor capacities. We recommend this advanced, fun, training method for all puppies, especially puppies that demonstrate nervous tendencies or those that need to build confidence. It is also great for teaching fun skills and tricks such as Sit, Stay, Sit – Stay, Down, Down – Stay, Come, Loose Leash Walking, Heeling, Play Dead and Give Paw.

1 Hour – $245 & Up

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Online Puppy Training Classes

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Do you live far away from Los Angeles? Distance shouldn’t stop you from attending our puppy training classes. We have the best trainers in Los Angeles CA but whether you live in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Greater Los Angeles California or overseas, we can help with all of your training and behavioral needs. For pet parents who have multiple residences or live outside of LA, We travel around the world making home visits and also offer remote training via telephone or video chat for those extra busy clients. We walk families through the same instruction that we would provide if we were in your home doing a first-class, private one-on-one puppy training Los Angeles or behavior modification consultation.

1 Hour – $225

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Semi-Private Group Puppy Training Classes

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Would you and your pup’s friends like training and socialization together? Just gather three or more of your closest friends together and receive the same awesome science-based, force-free, positive reinforcement education that you would get one on one. The best part of this puppy party is that you and your pup receive Los Angeles puppy training classes, obedience training, behavior modification, coaching, skills, and education at half the price for each furry friend! Now that’s a saving worth barking about!

1 Hour – $100

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Daily Puppy Walking & Puppy Training

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Daily Walking & Training is an excellent way to practice your puppy’s skills and good manners. Your puppy will be walked by Fun Paw Care’s assistant trainer, or veterinary technician who will work with your pup to help with their obedience training and/or behavior modification protocol laid out by Russell. This is a customized service, where good manners and obedience skills will be reinforced using Russell’s force-free, science-based, positive reinforcement, gentle approach. There is no better way for your puppy to get additional practice, consistency, and repetition with their basic learned skills such as down, stay, sit, come and heel. When training is combined with walking and is consistent and repetitive puppies learn expeditiously.

1 Hour – $102 & Up

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Your dog deserves the best dog training in LA.
Fun Paw Care is the only Certified Dog Behaviorist and Trainer-owned-and-operated private members-only hotel dog boarding, dog daycare and dog training school in Los Angeles. With 30+ years of happy-dog experience, we train dogs (and thrill parents) in Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Manhattan Beach, Westwood, Marina Del Rey, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood, Palos Verdes, and elsewhere in Greater Los Angeles. Read on to see what makes us different, or contact Fun Paw Care today.