Troys dog training
Troys dog training

Troys dog training

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Introduction: My name is Troy and I train dogs. I never take shortcuts or cut corners using treats or food as for positive reinforcement. Food excites the canine mind and treat based training will teach your dog to not respect you unless you have food. I use praise, games, play, and toys as forms of positive reinforcement and train your dog to form a bond with its owner that's based on trust not treats. I spent over a decade working with and around animals at a zoo rescue and apprenticed privately under a master dog trainer. I have trained and handled exotic animals, reptiles, livestock, and yes, you guessed it, DOGS! I use a scientific approach to help your dog function in a human world by conditioning in all basic obedience commands using a method called operant conditioning. When your dog leaves my board and train program it will be able to perform all the skills of a fully trained and respectful dog citizen. I specialize in board & train offerings and train service dogs, physical assist dogs, hunting dogs, puppies, or simply basic obedience. I am available to all clients in the Southern California area and greater Los Angeles county.
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Hired 43 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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3 years in business

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

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Margareta S.
May 8, 2022
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We had a great experience with Troy. We were a bit reluctant as he had never done anything like this. We had a puppy (Butter) and quickly realized with kids , cats, and a senior dog, we did not have the time or tools to keep this little girl from ruining us. From the get go Troy walked us through what the experience would be like and understood and discussed our concerns with us. We picked a day to drop her off and her journey began. We were updated and able to call or text with quick replies. We never felt rushed or like we asked something ridiculous. Butter is now not causing everyone in the house to pull their hair out. She is calm and with the correct direction that she and we learned is able to still be a puppy, but happily listen and allow us to normally live our lives again. She is potty trained, she calmly occupies herself on her "place". We were shown how to continue down this road with her to expand on her training. It is also very clear we can call with questions or concerns after the fact. We do have to do our part and will happily do so. We are grateful to have found Troy and will most likely do some more training with him in the future as Butter gets older.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • House training • Barking • Biting • Chewing • Crate training • At the pro’s location

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Deborah W.
Dec 22, 2021
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Troy was great with my curly haired dog as he is known by on Troy’s Dog Training YouTube video. His name is Kai as known by everyone that loves him. Troy trained him as a service dog for me a Disabled Vet. He boarded my dog for 6 weeks and I got more than my monies worth. Before His training he was a rambunctious puppy he came home more responsive to my commands and with a much more calm demeanor. I highly recommend Troy’s service because of his non treat training philosophy. Go to his YouTube and check him out.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Therapy or service dog training • At the pro’s location

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John H.
Jul 8, 2021
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I was experiencing extreme frustration with my new English Lab puppy Bozo not only from the challenges of house training but with having issues with my two young children (3 and 6 years old.) I considered board and train programs like Troy's well beyond what I could afford but recognized I didn't have the time or patience for doing what needed to be done to solve the immediate puppy problems Bozo was creating in my household. I needed some professional help to cut down the learning curve and get started on the path of having an obedient dog where everybody would be happier and healthier. After interviewing multiple trainers I went with Troy for a few reasons. Not only did his training technique make sense to me but his professionalism from the start was clear. Troy went way, way above and beyond when it came to my dog's personal care and training. I'll spare the details but the time spent with Troy was well beyond what was promised and the results were far beyond what I expected. Communication throughout the whole process was prompt and efficient and it became apparent throughout the process that the dog's (and families) well being was Troy's first priority and not his own comfort or pocketbook. At the end of the process, Troy set me up not only with the little details and actual materials of a new and much healthier (as well as cheaper) feeding regime but has given me the tools to have a new relationship with my dog that I never knew existed. Super easy to keep up the tools when the foundation is completely laid and the hard work has already been done. Even within a few days my family and dog are much happier and there is none of the frustration I was experiencing before I gave my dog Bozo up to this exceptional trainer. I now have a healthier, more obedient and less frustrating and happier dog. Also one of the biggest advantages is that he is CALM. That's an incredible feat considering the insane household that a family with two young children live in. I'm so excited to know that a financial sacrifice made now is going to provide a lifetime of healthier and happier interaction with our new family member between not only our family, but other people and dogs as well. I'm shouting it from the rooftops......TROY IS THE BEST!!!!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • Biting • At the pro’s location

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Brooke H.
Mar 30, 2021
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I have not worked with Troy yet however I did the free phone call consultation and was very pleased with the conversation. He was very helpful and gave a lot of great advice on things I can’t start working on immediately. He was very honest about how to do things. I at no point felt like he was in this for the money. This is someone who truly is in this job for his passion to help dogs and their owners. I look forward to the private sessions to further train my dog!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • Leash pulling • Digging • Chewing • Biting • Crate training • At the pro’s location

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Lisa S.
Dec 26, 2020
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Although my dog hasn’t gone through Troys program just yet, Troys professionalism and knowledge during our initial call, surpassed my expectations. He understands the psychology behind training animals and I can’t wait to get my dog Oscar started in his program!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • Biting • Digging • At the pro’s location

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Troy Miller

FAQs

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

    I do 30/60/90 day board and train programs. All board and train comes with private follow up lessons for the lifetime of the dog. 60 days is recommended for all puppies.

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

    First we must establish what the dogs age is and what the dogs needs are. Once this is established we can discuss whether the owner is interested in the services available.

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

    I was raised training dogs and have worked as an apprentice with a master dog trainer before I went out on my own. We still do weekly meetings to always keep learning.

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