Yes! I offer everything from basic training to help with serious behavior issues. Not sure if your case is something I can help with? Contact me and ask!
Yes! I am a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and have expertise in dealing with fearful and aggressive behavior. Learn more about how I can help you here.
Yes! A Day Training program may be the right fit for your case. Not sure how I can help? Contact me and ask!
As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge & Skills Assessed and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, I have signed a pledge to follow Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) guidelines. In practice, that means I focus on teaching better behavior through positive reinforcement. Whatever kind of training program you choose, I will use treats, toys, and other reinforcers to help your dog learn to choose behaviors you like.
That depends. Some clients only need an Initial Consultation to get on the right track. Others need follow-up sessions.
The Initial Consultation, which takes place online, is $349. After the Initial Consultation, follow-up sessions are available both online (worldwide) and in-person (in a limited geographic area).
Online follow-up sessions are $199 per session if sessions are purchased individually. You can also buy online follow-up sessions in blocks of five sessions for $879 (a savings of about $100) or ten sessions for $1499 (a savings of nearly $500).
In-person follow-up sessions are only available within a limited geographic area. Our in-person service area is divided into a core in-person service area and an extended in-person service area. The prices for follow-up sessions within our core in-person service area are the same as for online training, but there is a surcharge for clients in our extended in-person service area. Please contact us to find out if in-person sessions are an option for you!
That depends. There are many factors that affect how fast training progresses. They include, among other things, how much effort you put in, how long the behavior has been happening, and how quickly the dog (or other pet) is able to learn new things. It’s hard to make predictions, but I can tell you this much: The more you are willing to put into the training, the better it will go.
The Sophisticated Dog offers Online Training via video to clients all around the world. Wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection, I can help!
My In-Person Training area is a lot more limited. The core area is between Barrington Drive and the Pacific Ocean, in Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, and Santa Monica north of the I-10 freeway. I also offer training during limited weekday hours in other areas, including Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, Palms, Santa Monica south of the I-10 freeway, Westwood, and other nearby areas of West Los Angeles.