Certified Dog Training
Private Dog Training
1 on 1 Customizable Training
Adult Dog Training
Psychiatric Service Dog Training
Therapy Dog Training
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
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
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
Veterinary Assistant Experience
Dog Training Internships, Mentorships, & Schooling
Over 500+ Hours Professionally Training Dogs
Dog Owner of 20+ Years
Owner Trained Psychiatric Service Dog
Achieved 5 AKC Titles
Ready to Get Started?
*Training Evaluations are required for all new clients requesting Training Services*
Schedule a Training Evaluation:
4 Sessions $475 (5% Off)
8 Sessions $900 (10% Off)
12 Sessions $1,275 (15% off) (Best Value)
For Optimal Results: packages should be used within a 12 week period, or shorter
Recommended: 1 Session/Week
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
The Sandy Paws South Bay Facility located in Hermosa Beach
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