Your Best Companion
Your Best Companion

Your Best Companion

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Discounts available
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$1600
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Specific behaviors to address

Responds in about 4 hours

Introduction: I've dedicated my entire life to becoming the best family dog behaviorist and trainer you can hire. I have 4 decades of experience and have learned from many of the best trainers in the world. I have successfully rehabilitated many behavioral cases other trainers said were "unfixable" or had failed. Some of these cases were far worse than most people can imagine. I've personally trained well over 13,000 dogs for people from all walks of life including a few big celebrities, however they are the exception not my norm. Most of my clients are everyday people that care deeply about their dog and want the best for them. To learn more about my educational background and training experience please visit my website. I train using love and the latest advanced electronics. My specialty is board and train programs where your dog lives with me for a short time. This is the best way to address behavioral and training problems and gives me complete control of your dogs environment while they are being trained. I also offer private lessons in Granada Hills if you prefer to do the training yourself. On boarding and training programs I give a 10% discount to rescue dogs, seniors over 65, students and military personnel and I give a 20% discount for boarding and training programs for puppies under 5 months when they start. I also give 3% discount for all cash payments. I particularly love working with puppies to give them the best start possible. The puppy program is 3 weeks to give you back a puppy that is well on the path to becoming the best dog you've ever had. Follow-up is included for the lifetime of your dog. My experience uniquely qualifies me to rehabilitate rescued dogs that have serious issues with fear or aggression or both. I have a special ability to quickly zero in and address the needs of these dogs providing them with what they really need to heal beyond the love they are already receiving. I call it "behavior balancing". Currently, I work with multiple rescues in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The basic commands to sit, stay, come, heel and lie down are taught as well as impulse control and general manners around people and other dogs. The goal is to return to you a calm, well balanced dog in the time frame you give me to do so. For board and train programs I have limited space so reservations are almost always required. If you are planning to have your dog's training coincide with being out of town call early to assure I have space available. Thank you for taking time to read my profile. For tips to help with some common problems please visit my website where you'll find videos. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your best companion. I generally return inquiries in the morning and evening so please be patient if I don't get back to you immediately.
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46 years in business

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

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Susana O.
Oct 24, 2022
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Duane was great with my rescue mixed terrier. He was able to socialize him with other dogs with remarkable results. I couldn't believe it when I brought him home and he was able to interact with our older dog Sammy! Before we couldn't have them in the same room! Wow, thank you! He is a miracle worker and will be forever grateful!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Barking • Biting • At the pro’s location

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Susana O.
Oct 24, 2022
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He was great with my mix terrier Rex. I had lost hope until I spoke with him and reassured me that he could work with my rescue

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Aggressive behavior modification • At the pro’s location

Dog Training
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Steve O.
Jul 1, 2019
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I wish I went to Duane first. He’s terrific. And he stresses that what starts with his training needs to be a consistent daily activity with your dog, for everything to be effective. I’ve already recommended Duane to friends.

Details: 0 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Aggressive behavior modification • Biting • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location

Dog Training
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Ross H.
Jul 21, 2015
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Excellent trainer. Experienced, professional, friendly and so very helpful. Duane has taught my dog and I to improve our relationship dramatically.
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Judy A.
Apr 19, 2017
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My main concerns with my 20-pound dog, Izzy, were that she would pull on leash and jumped on people to greet them. After Duane's training she is a pleasure for me and for other people to walk. In fact, when my neighbors walk her for me, she now walks side by side with their dog! And she now knows not to jump and to keep a respectful distance from people in the house. I get compliments on her behavior now and people say she is a "different dog." Duane is a terrific trainer and I would recommend him highly.
Dog Training - Board and Train
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