1:1 In-Person Training

1:1 Dog Training

In-person Training Locations

In-person training is available in the following areas in and around Los Angeles, California:

– Ventura, CA
– Montecito, CA
– Parts of the San Fernando Valley (Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys)
– Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
– Santa Monica, CA (North of Olympic Boulevard)
– Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA

If you don’t see your location listed, we offer online dog training worldwide.  Clients can choose to come to us at a location of the trainer’s choice, and in limited cases, we also see clients outside these areas for an additional fee.


In order to optimize the results of training, all Initial Consultations are done online. Most programs  then continue with online one-on-one sessions.  In-person training is available after the Initial Consultation on a case-by-case basis. Click here to learn why online training is a great option for a wide variety of clients.

Initial Consultation:

All in-person training programs start with an online Initial Consultation. This 75 to 90 minute training session gives us a chance to get to know you and your pet(s) and learn more about your goals. The Initial Consultation, which is $349 with Vic or Paul, or $449 with Irith, tends to be a little more talk and a little less action than other training sessions, since we need to make sure we understand your needs, but rest assured actual training will happen too! After the Initial Consultation, you will receive a report on what we discussed, as well as specific notes on how to get started training your dog or other pet.

In 1:1 in-person training programs, we come to your home or meet you in a location within our core service area and work hands-on with you and your dog (or other pet) to help you achieve your training goals. Do you need to see how a particular technique works with your dog, or need a little more guidance jump-starting a behavior you’re having trouble with? In-person training sessions can help with that.

In-person follow-up training sessions with Vic or Paul are $199 per session when sessions are purchased individually. You can also pre-purchase a package of five follow-up sessions with Vic or Paul for $895 (a savings of over $100). Follow-up sessions with Irith are $249.

*NOTE: Follow-up sessions last between about 45 and 55 minutes. In-person training is offered in a limited geographic area only. All prices listed on this page reflect in-person pricing for clients in The Sophisticated Dog’s core service area. Clients outside The Sophisticated Dog’s core service area will be offered online services instead.  In-person services outside the core service area may be available subject to a travel charge in limited cases.

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