Need Help with Your Dog? WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
In-Person and Online Dog Training Services For Pet Parents in Los Angeles and Beyond
The Sophisticated Dog is here to support you with both in-person and online training for you and your dogs and other pets. In-person sessions are offered to select clients in parts of the West Side of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Ventura, and Montecito.
Have a new puppy, or maybe a long-standing behavior issue you really want to address?
Need training for a problem behavior that's making life harder for you?
Or do you just want to find things for you and your dog (or other pet) to do together?
Whatever your training needs, we are here for you!
DOG TRAINING SERVICES
1:1 Online Coaching
Are you a dog owner in need of training services outside of our in-person service area? That’s OK! We can do all of our dog training sessions via video. Most dog training issues, including serious problems such as aggressive behavior and excessive barking, can be handled in an Online Dog Training program. Online coaching is flexible and convenient and can be done in the comfort of your own home.
1:1 In-Person Coaching
Your behavior directly affects your dog’s behavior. In our 1:1 In-Person Coaching programs, 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.
Dog Trainer Coaching
Are you a professional trainer who is 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
Irith regularly works with different kinds of household pets and is 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 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, and a host of other topics.
MEET OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBER!
Vic has always loved animals. As a child she caught the training bug with her first family dog, and has been fascinated with how animals think and learn ever since.
In the pursuit of becoming an amazing dog trainer, Vic earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior, Training, and Enrichment from Delaware Valley College.
"I can't thank you enough for looking at Ebba holistically and giving us a wealth of tools to help her with her reactivity. I've already mentioned you to many of our friends and I'll continue to do so."
"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."