DOG TRAINING SERVICES
1:1 In-Person Coaching
Your behavior directly affects your dog’s behavior. In our 1:1 In-Person Coaching program, 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.
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 outside Los Angeles and our service area? That’s OK! We can meet via video, using services such as Skype and Zoom. Most training issues, including serious problems such as aggressive behavior and excessive barking, can be handled with this program. Not sure if the issue you are having will work via video sessions?
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.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING SERVICES
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.
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.
"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!"
"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."
"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."