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Certified Dog Training

Private Dog Training

1 on 1, In-Home, Flexible, Customizable

Puppy Training

Adult Dog Training

Basic Obedience

Intermediate Obedience

Advanced Obedience

Behavior Modification

Psychiatric Service Dog Training

Therapy Dog Training

Puppy Consulting

Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Place, Drop It, Leave It, Off, On, Touch, etc.

Potty Training, Crate Training, Threshold Training, Leash Training, Socialization Training, Confidence Building, "Do Nothing" Training, Handling Training

Separation Anxiety, Environmental Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Reactivity, Fear, Over Arousal

Barking, Chewing, Jumping, Mouthing


Out of Our Service Area for In-Home Training?
Not Enough Room At Your Residence For Training?
Does The Training You Want To Accomplish Require A Different Environment...?

Hermosa Facility

No Problem!

The Sandy Paws South Bay Facility located in Hermosa Beach

is available for use(:

Why Choose Sandy Paws?

The Dog Training Business is unfortunately an unregulated one. Technically, anyone can call themselves a "dog trainer" and advertise themselves as such. This is precisely why Certifications, Education, and Experience are so important when choosing a qualified dog trainer. I am truly grateful that Dog Training is both my passion and my profession! See Meet SPSB Owner Serena for More Information!


Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) 
by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer (ABC-DT) 
by Animal Behavior College

Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
by the American Kennel Club (AKC)



Positive Reinforcement R+ Based Training
Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA)

Relationship & Science Based
Fear Free

Positive Reinforcement is not only backed by Science but also establishes clear communication and strengthens the bond between dog and owner. Positive Reinforcement allows a dog choice, increasing the chances that the dog will make the positive choice that is beneficial to all parties without having to fear repercussions.


Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Minor in Occupational Science
from the University of Southern California

Commitment to Continuing Education by attending Seminars and Conferences, taking Online Courses, and keeping up with Dog Training Literature

Professional Experience

Extensive Animal Experience

Veterinary Assistant Experience

Volunteer Experience

Dog Training Internships, Mentorships, & Schooling

Over 500+ Hours Professionally Training Dogs

Personal Experience

Dog Owner of 20+ Years

Owner Trained Psychiatric Service Dog

Achieved 5 AKC Titles

Click Here to see my own pup Freddie demonstrate! 

Check out some of my Testimonials!

Packages & Pricing

*In-Person Evaluation*



*Training Evaluations are required for all new clients requesting Training Services*

*Evaluations are not a guarantee of service*

Schedule a Training Evaluation:

New Client Contact Form

In-Person Session



Prepaid Packages

4 Sessions $570 (5% Off)

8 Sessions $1,080 (10% Off)

12 Sessions $1,530 (15% off) (Best Value)

 Online Session



For Optimal Results: packages should be used within a 12 week period, or shorter

Recommended: 1 Session/Week

AKC Evaluations
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AKC CGC Evaluations

Professional AKC Approved CGC Evaluator

As an AKC CGC Evaluator, I offer testing that upon successful completion, allows your dog to receive an official AKC title. Many owners use these testing programs as an indicator of the standard of dog behavior, for use toward becoming a therapy dog or service dog, or to simply build a better relationship between dog and owner.


AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Program, Canine Good Citizen, AKC Community Canine, Urban CGC, Video Home Manners, and Trick Dog Tests. 

$50 / In-Person Evaluation

$25 / Online Video Submission

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