Friday, November 1, 2013

YAY! We made top 5 on Best of LA Hotlist

YAY!  THANKS FOR VOTING… we are in the TOP FIVE Dog trainers List on LA’s Hotlist!  To check out our FACEBOOK Page, click here my best friend obedience, the difficult dog specialists!  Thanks to our incredible trainers, assistants, interns and staff… and spectacular students … for making this happen!
Have a happy “whatever” you are celebrating this season!  Remember, train with the food you give you dog, not just treats!  Setting limits and prevention (crates, gates, pens, and leashes… or great dog proofing) is the key to any good training program with your dog!  Sit to greet people, for the leash, and everything!  Wait at all gates, doors, to get in and out of the car, cross the street, everywhere!  “Come” should always end with a reward! 
THIS IS IT!  2014 is just around the corner and our hardworking trainers are tired ... so we are taking a little break until the 2nd week of January, EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES and private sessions:
Bobby is moving into a larger house for his family, Katie and Laura are showing their dogs as much as possible these next two months, and I am getting a little time with my Mom from the East Coast and family!  We are still here to do private training all season!
PUPPY PARTY TOMORROW!  11/2 3:30 for pups over 11 weeks and under 6 months and 4:30 for pups over 6 months and under a year!  AT MY HOME…Email me at for an invite…Next one 12/14/13!
Puppy Head Start: Sunday, Woodland Hills (indoor), (6 weeks, fee $120)!
October 13 at 4:45 p.m. w/Katie has already started but you can join this class at halfway point on 11/3!  Call Pampered Pet Hotel to register at 818 340 2275
NEW PUP HEAD START w/Bobby ON MONDAY NIGHT 11/4/13 at 6:30 p.m. for 6 lucky pups at Pampered Pet Hotel!!!  Call Pampered Pet Hotel to register at 818 340 2275
Beginning Obedience:  Includes FREE REPEATS for life!  6 week class.  Fee: $190
Monday, West Van Nuys, 11/4 at 10:30am with Bobby
Monday, Pampered Pet Hotel, Woodland Hills (indoor), 11/4 at 7:45pm with Bobby call them to register
High Energy/Focus on Agility -  Not a freepeat class, 4 weeks, High Energy merged w/focus on agility, fee $95.
Monday night, Balboa Park by tennis courts, Encino, 11/4 at 7:15pm w/ Katie, THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE. 
LIFESKILLS (for obedience students not quite ready for intermediate was such a hit in Burbank it is coming to the West Valley)!, fee $120 (not freepeat)
NEW OFFERING that was so popular in Burbank that Bobby is going to do one at 11:30am in West Van Nuys on Monday Mornings starting 11/4!!!
Gist of the class:  Come (using a long line), addressing the "my dog won't listen when.." issues, Go to your bed and remain there stays, Walking on the left, paying attention to your owner, fixing pull toward stuff by using your body movements, Greeting guests and OTHER DOGS properly (not dragging you to them on leash), Weaning off using rewards and clickers!
Tricks II and Growly class slated for first week of November have been cancelled until 2014
K9 Nose Work  Continuing (advanced) is still going strong w/Barbara before she takes her break the first part of 2014 to do her annual bike ride to raise money for AIDS Research!  It is just for crazy people like Barbara!   Sunday, Colorwest Printing, BURBANK (indoor), 10/20 at 9:00am w/ Barbara Schwerdt (for 6 weeks, fee $170)  to help Barbara’s cause: Click here to visit Barbara’s personal fund raising page.
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Walking Group: For beginning obedience graduates - free of charge!  8:30AM Friday mornings, various locations.  Email Karen for details at
AKC Canine Good Citizen/STAR puppy TESTING will be on December 14, 2013 at Tarzana Park from 9-11am as usual!  Watch the website for details
Encino - 17015 Burbank Blvd., Encino, CA 91316.  By the tennis courts...  parking lot is on Burbank boulevard just west of Balboa
Tarzana - 5655 Van Alden St. in Tarzana near the corner of Van Alden and Hatteras just East of Tampa (just North of the 101 freeway).  You will find us in the southeast corner of the park by the east parking lot next to the children's playground. 
Burbank (near Studio City, West Toluca Lake and North Hollywood -COLOR WEST PRINTING 3405 Pacific Ave. Burbank, CA 91505 (one building in from Hollywood way, just south of the airport, across from P.O.)
Northridge, Granada Hills - NORTHRIDGE PARK/RECREATION CENTER 18300 Lemarsh St., Northridge, CA (just south of Devonshire and East of Reseda Boulevard.)  We meet by the park office in the covered area (not by the sign on Reseda)! 
Woodland Hills - The Pampered Pet Hotel & Spa, 20920 Victory Blvd. Woodland Hills 91367 Click here for map.
Class Reservations: 1.818.340.2275 or click the link for Pampered Pet above.
West Van Nuys -Jesse Owens Mini Park on White Oak just south of Sherman Way on East side of street 
NO REFUNDS once class has begun, 48 hour notice is required for cancellations!  YOU MUST PREPAY FOR CLASS TO RESERVE A SPACE!
Contact Pampered Pet 818 340 2275 to register for classes at their location!
Register for classes at all other locations at  also to get details of what to bring to class!
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