The Max Dog Trainer
The Max Dog Trainer

The Max Dog Trainer

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Introduction: If you're like me, our dogs are family. That's why I train with a LIMA (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive) mentality. I take into consideration what your dog loves and your schedule to make the learning as efficient as possible. It's all tailored around the pet you'd like to have. Finally, I train you as much as the dog so you can gently take over. Lessons are $300. Check out Instagram @maxdogtrainer1 for some awesome training videos!!
Overview

Hired 31 times

1 employee

7 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash and Venmo.

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2019

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Specialties
Dog training type

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Shannon d.
Mar 9, 2022
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Max is 1000% the real deal. So good he gave me free advice. I have 2 dogs 1 who is 8 years old and very well trained (which I trained myself) we recently got a frenchie and the 2 dogs were constantly fighting. Although she was easy to train with sit, stay, lay down, shake I could not get them to get along. After talking to Max explaining the situation he the. Told me I was fully capable of training her. Everything I was doing was correct and that he gave me the reassurance it would get better it just takes time. Cut to today. Week later the dogs are playing and rough housing causing havoc and adore each other. Although she still needs a ton of training, having him validate my training skills was what I needed. He has checked in on me several times. Although I haven't paid him a dime he still took the time to converse with me over 45 minutes and I am forever grateful. Thank you Max!!!! You're amazing!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Stella S.
Mar 5, 2022
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Max is an extremely knowledgeable trainer who provides information, guidance, and incredible support to dog owners. When you hire Max, you learn important skills that help you feel more confident to handle any issue you may have with your dog. I looked forward every week to each lesson. Max always followed up to see if I had any questions or concerns. His homework to work on each week were individualized and incredibly helpful. I highly recommend Max to any dog owner who feels they need the best support you will ever find.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Biting • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc.

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Stephen T.
Jun 17, 2021
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You can tell Max truly loves what he does. He gave me the tools to point my dog in the right direction. Even before our appointment, he gave me tips that helped immediately. During our first session, Max was able to show me how to keep my dog calm when others walked into my home, how to teach my dog how to walk on a leash, and even gave me homework to keep this up! My big Pumpkin was pooped after our hour-long session. I will definitely be using Max again and would refer him to anyone who needs help training their pup.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Spencer T.
Feb 8, 2022
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I can’t say enough about Max. We are coming up on our last lesson and my partner, dog and I will all really miss him! When he started with my 1 year old puppy, Oliver, Oliver jumped all over people, didn’t have the best impulse control, and definitely could not be off leash safely. 8 classes later and I can bring him with me when I go shopping, can safely introduce him to people without fear of him knocking them over, and have been able to give him more freedom off leash! Max is patient, knowledgeable, and really knows his stuff. It is well worth the money to hire him - you will not regret it!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Biting • Crate training • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Jasmine R.
Apr 20, 2021
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I was in desperate need of a dog trainer due to my dog picking up poor behavioral habits while on walks. Mac responded to my request in less than five minutes, something I wasn’t expecting at all. We had a call and got set up right away. Max is very kind, patient, and understands dogs in a way that I never will (that’s why I hired him!). My dog picked up his techniques fairly quickly and has already made tremendous improvement after just one session. I’m looking forward to the next session!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • House training • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    It's a one-hour session, plus I give you homework which is a lot of fun, promise :) We can have as many sessions a week as you like and each one is $300. And for that, you get one of the top dog training services in LA.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I take the time to understand what parts of the dogs behavior can be improved. I tailor the exercises and training based on the dogs likes and the owners schedule to make it as efficient as possible.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Studied with a Master trainer Jonathan Klein for two years. He vetted me to get nationally certified. My dog students and I have been on national TV.

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