Fitdog Training

Los Angeles Dog Training: Day classes, Immersions, and more

Training Philosophy
Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement, also referred to as force-free, reward-based, or clicker training, is a method that shapes dogs’ behaviors. Through healthy, positive associations, we believe reward-based techniques is the most effective way to train dogs.

Exercise-based

Daily exercise allows dogs to focus and be more attentive during training sessions, thereby improving training results. Dogs require up to 1 hour of rigorous exercise a day in addition to moderate activity. Our dog training focuses on creating a solid foundation before introducing a new skill.

Real World Application

Our dog training takes place in real-world settings such as neighborhoods, parks, cafes, malls, and hiking trails. That way, the training is applicable to your daily life. If your dog can maintain training in Los Angeles amongst distracting, loud, crowded spaces, then they can exhibit good behavior anywhere.

Choosing the Right Training Program

BEHAVIORAL IMMERSION TRAINING

Formatted as a board and train program where your dog stays with a dog trainer to zero in on behavioral concerns. Dogs receive consistent training and feedback during the program. Therefore, this dog training program is perfect for owners that want to address behaviors such as excessive barking, separation anxiety, and on-leash reactivity.

FOUNDATIONAL OBEDIENCE

Formatted as a board and train program where your dog stays with a dog trainer to create a training foundation. This program introduces and reinforces boundaries and obedience skills. Then, boundaries are created to help dogs navigate what is considered “good” or “bad” behaviors.

TRAINING WORKSHOPS

These four-session training workshops are an affordable way for your dog to get one-on-one dog training. The dog trainer will target specific training problems or teach new skills. Our workshops include Loose Leash Walking and Canine Good Citizen training.

Getting Started

All of our dog training programs require that you meet with a Trainer to discuss your concerns and goals for your dog. Consultations for workshops are free.

Consultations for our immersion programs are 1-hour and $150. If you move forward with a program, the amount is then applied towards the cost of the program.

What to expect during a consultation

Think of your training consultation as a chance to lay it all out for your trainer. In other words, the more information your trainer knows before beginning a program, the more likely they’ll be able to help you reach your goals. Your trainer will observe your dog’s behavior and subsequently ask you lots of questions. Likewise, you can use this opportunity to ask your training-related questions. Please do not be afraid to be honest with your trainer because this is the best path to success!

Need help deciding which program is right for your dog?

Call us at (310) 828-3647 and one of our training specialists will walk you through your options.

What Clients are Saying

We approached Jeff at Fitdog to help solve some territorial aggression that our dog, Luna, was displaying in and around our apartment. It was clear that Jeff knew what he was doing and would be able to help Luna with her issues. After spending two weeks in daily training sessions with Jeff, she has shown incredible marked improvement. I would highly recommend Jeff -- he has been nothing short of amazing!

Bennet S., Fitdog Member

Jeff is fantastic!! I was initially reluctant to embark on the training process. However, training with Jeff is the best thing I could have done for my dog Herman and for myself. He clearly cares about the dogs and is able to make them the best versions of themselves all the while they are having an amazing time!!

Rachel L., Fitdog Member

Felipe and the Fitdog team were more than accommodating in figuring out the best plan for my dogs by incorporating the sports activities into our schedule. Now both my dogs go out on weekly hikes, and they both have such happier bodies and minds! My experience with Fitdog has been beyond positive... will hands down recommend them to anyone!

Callie N., Fitdog Member

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