Dog and Puppy Training, Behavior Modification, Tricks, Rally, Rally FrEe, Agility Fun, Reactive Rover/Growly classes, Private and Group in Woodland Hills, West Hills, Encino, Tarzana, Chatsworth, North Hills, Northridge, Van Nuys, Porter Ranch, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Bell Canyon, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Topanga, Lake Balboa, Sunland, Sherman Oaks, Studio CIty, Bel Air, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Ventura, Port Hueneme, Moorpark. Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Castaic and Valencia

Welcome to My Best Friend Obedience!
 OUR MISSION: Help you and your dog be each other's "Best Friend"! When your dog listens and behaves in a way that makes you happy, you can make your dog happy…. We like it when everyone is happy!

Karen, Katie, Kelly,  Alison, Michelle, and Babett are the trainers at My Best Friend Obedience.  We are proud to bring you the latest techniques in dog training and behavior modification to help you and your dog!  Whether in the show ring, at home, or in public, your dog can make you proud and the envy of all your friends.  No more making excuses for your dog's behavior.  Let our skilled certified trainers help you today! Call us at 818 996 3647 to set up a private session or find a group class that fits your needs!  Private training prices start at $130 and go to as little as $92 per session (for 25)! Behavior modification sessions are a bit more expensive. Four and six week group classes from $109-$179.

My Best Friend Obedience trainers are dedicated to helping you have the dog you want. We work with all types and ages of dogs and puppies, and their problems.  Puppy issues,  obedience training basics... all the way through to off leash reliability, even with distractions.  We even have special groups to deal with dogs who are easily distracted (Focus), or reactive (Growly).  We have AKC compatible training like Fun Agility, Rally obedience, six levels of TRICKS (prep for Tricks titles), and Rally FrEe (Rally obedience with elements of Freestyle, think “dancing with dogs”), and preparation for all AKC Canine Good Citizen levels in our obedience foundation courses. We prepare dogs for Therapy work in hospitals as well as for Emotional support and Service dog work.  We also handle all levels of  behavior modification for dogs with issues such as fear, aggression, separation anxiety, and other problem behaviors.  We prefer to work with our colleagues, not compete with them, so if you/we think you need a Vet Behaviorist, or a class we dont offer, we have referrals. We have referrals for everything from Veterinarians and Dog Walkers, to Daycare and Grooming, or a trainer in your area if you are out of ours! Of course, we do all of this with gentle, positive techniques and praise. WE ARE THE DIFFICULT DOG SPECIALISTS, for over 25 years. We don’t recommend corrective collars like choke chains, pinch collars or shock, but recommend helpful, restraint based, equipment, to help get you through the training process, and that doesn’t hurt your dog, mentally or physically.

Our focus is training YOU how to successfully work with, and train, your dog. Strengthen your bond with your best friend based on love and communication. We use the most effective and scientifically proven techniques in dog training. Our staff of highly skilled and experienced trainers are constantly furthering their education by attending seminars, studying the latest published articles, maintaining valuable certifications, taking part in meetings with other trainers, and innovating new methods of our own to train dogs.

Our positive reinforcement, clicker/event marker based, training techniques use praise, food, play, and other motivational tools, cover a wide variety of kind and humane methods for working with dogs. That doesn’t mean we dont say “no,” and prevent, or correct, unwanted behavior when needed!

We offer a wide variety of group classes, as well as private sessions (in your home, or at a location near the trainer), socialization training at a participating daycare facility, board and train while you are away at one of those facilities, and intensive training in your home while you are at work. Each of our training options includes you and your family in the process. Private sessions, board and train, and intensives include written and/or video notes to keep you up to date and informed on the training progress.

Karen started this business alone in 1992. My Best Friend has grown to include multiple, very sought after, trainers at locations throughout the San Fernando valley and NOW ALSO IN VENTURA, PORT HUENEME, and OXNARD!  We work with some of the best boarding and daycare facilities in the country!  We made it to #3 on LA's hotlist in 2015 AND #1 in 2018!  We will help you have the dog you deserve!  We are "the difficult dog specialists," but we work with all dogs, not just the problem ones!

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