Trainers

Studies show that aversive trainer (shock collars, prong collars, intimidation) produces negative outcomes for dogs. You will not eliminate aggressive behavior in a dog by being aggressive.

Force free, positive reinforcement training means that we do not use fear, or intimidation to shape the behavior we want. Dogs act with one purpose, to improve their situation, so learning what they value (usually food) and being consistent with your praise will help you communicate with your dog and live in harmony.

Dogs Without Borders dogs MAY NOT be trained with aversive methods, including but not limited to Shock Collars, E Collars, nor Prong Collars. This also includes “invisible fencing”.

Here are trainers we recommend as well as further reading

Find a Force-Free Trainer in your area
http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/Zip-Code-Search

Every Dog
Force free training.
https://www.everydogsocal.com/
Los Angeles, OC, virtual

Dog Training by Kiko Pup – Free training Videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-qnqaajTk6bfs3UZuue6IQ

Los Angeles Based Trainers

Jocelyn @The Muttineer
http://www.muttineer.com
Mention Dogs Without Borders and get $25 off a 4 week puppy class

Kate Hart (works with us regularly)
Force free training.
katherine.marie.hart@gmail.com  508-361-2632
Mention Dogs Without Borders and get a 7 week in-person training class for $100.
Los Angeles, OC, virtual, board and train, reverse board and train

The Polite Pooch Class (at Tailwaggers)
323-301-5001
http://www.hurleysultimatedogs.com

Laura Bourhenne
818 800 4818
www.petdogtrainer.com
private sessions only
Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

Paul Owens
1800 269 3591
www.originaldogwhisperer.com
Studio City, SF Valley,  Pasadena, Montrose, and Glendale

J9’s K9s
818 832 9906
www.j9sk9s.com
Sherman Oaks, Canoga Park, and Granada Hills

Dorna Sakurai
310 -266-9418
www.pawsitivefeedback.com
Westside and the Valley

Kim Rinehardt
818 890 1133
www.yourk9educator.com
Westside and the Valley

Dave Dreyfus
310 853 3945
www.everydogschance.com

Separation Anxiety (specialist)
Ardent Dog (get $15 with coupon code dogswithoutborders)

Online Trainer Classes (tricks and more)

Delta Tails
Do more with your dog
Management for Reactive Dogs (6 week course)
Play Way with Dr Amy Cook (reactive dog training and more)

Further reading

Why we chose force-free training methods