Dog Training Los Angeles


Choice-Rich Dog Training in Los Angeles & Online

My goal is to help you create an environment where your dog has lots of good options, and almost always makes the right choices.

Dogs who are empowered to make their own choices are happier and more relaxed.

Dogs who make the right choices are a pleasure to live with.



  • Does your dog have trouble calming down?
  • Do you wish you could sit down to a meal in peace?
  • Are you embarrassed by your dog's behavior with guests?
  • Is every walk you have with your dog a struggle?

1:1 In-Person Coaching

Your behavior directly affects your dog’s behavior. In our 1:1 In-Person Coaching program in Los Angeles, we teach you how small everyday changes in your behavior can have a big impact on your dog’s behavior. Most coaching clients meet with us once a week, and only need to do formal training with their dog for a few minutes each day.

1:1 Dog Training
Done for You Dog Training

Done-With-You Day Training

For busy people who don’t have time for formal training practice, this helps fill the gap. We come in from two to five times a week and practice directly with your dog for you. We also meet with you once a week to show you what your dog has learned. This program allows us to jump-start everything from polite leash walking to calmness around the doorbell. You still need to follow the guidelines we give for best results.

1:1 Online Coaching

Are you a dog owner in need of training services outside of Los Angeles and our service area? That’s OK! We can do our dog training sessions via video, using services such as Skype and Zoom. Most dog training issues, including serious problems such as aggressive behavior and excessive barking, can be handled with our Online Dog Training program. Online coaching is flexible and convenient and can be done in the comfort of your own home.

The Sophisticated Dog
Dog Training for Dog Trainers

Dog Trainer Coaching

Are you struggling with a particularly difficult case? Do you need tips on how to work with clients? Do you just want to understand learning theory better? Irith is available for one-on-one consulting for fellow trainers for everything from basic business questions to tackling your most difficult cases.


Training other animals

Other Species

We regularly work with different kinds of household pets and are happy to help you with everything from introducing a new cat to your home, to teaching your rat to do “agility,” to quieting down your screaming parrot.

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Irith Bloom is a sought-after speaker for national and international conferences and seminars. Topics include dealing with reactive behavior on leash, aggression in the home, raising a better puppy, plus a host of other topics.

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"Irith is a patient, well-informed and thorough trainer who cares about dogs and their owners. She made sure I understood every step of the process and explained why certain things I had been trying were not working. Irith is great! I cannot recommend her more strongly!"


Allison B.

"Irith has a genuine affection for the animals she works with and her methods are very pet-friendly, while simultaneously professional and results-oriented. She's one of the only people I'd have absolutely no reservations about trusting my cat with."


Jeffrey A.

"Irith from The Sophisticated Dog is an excellent communicator. It was easy for both me and my dogs to grasp her positive training methods. What used to be hard work has now become fun, and we look forward to training as a pleasurable experience for all."


Nancy C.


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