Heart Pet Care and Dog Training
Heart Pet Care and Dog Training

Heart Pet Care and Dog Training

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Introduction: Dear Thumbtack Customers, I am a certified Dog Trainer & American Kennel Club CGC Evaluator. I specialize in training and caring for puppies 8 weeks to 1 year, Family, Diabetic Alert Service, Therapy, Show and Working Dogs. Heart Pet Care and Dog Training is located in Westlake Village, CA 91361. We save dogs lives by educating people about dog training, animal communication and proper pet care. Our custom puppy obedience, trick training and agility classes follow American Kennel Club standards. We offer Private Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Puppy Classes. $200 New Client Discount! Free Dog Training Evaluation $2200 22 Private Puppy Lessons – American Kennel Club Standards. Puppy Board $1,500 Per Month Monday – Friday Puppy Boarding $80 Per Day American Kennel Club Star Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Training and Testing Yelp: 5 Star Yelp Reviews Thumbtack: 10 Client Reviews, Best of 2015 & 2016 Thank you, Susan Lewis American Kennel Club Evaluator and Puppy Trainer America’s Fairy Dogmother Heart Pet Care and Dog Training We Celebrate the Fine Heart Of Caring

Hired 6 times

Serves Westlake Village, CA

1 employee

6 years in business

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

Excellent 4.9

10 reviews


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Brian L.

Dog Training

Susan was great with me and my older dog. I had a few big life changes recently, including a big move and my 9 1/2 year old Shiba Inu was having a rough time. Susan helped me with him, getting him to refocus his energy. She was a pleasure to work with, knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend Heart Pet Care!!!
Heart Pet Care and Dog Training's reply
Brian, Thank you so much for your generous review!! It is a pleasure working with you and Typhon. He is a really sweet dog. You have a very special relationship. Well Done A Thank you, Susan Lewis American Kennel Club Evaluator and Puppy Trainer America's Fairy Dog Mother Heart Pet Care and Dog Training
Aug 19, 2019
Trish S.

Susan is very professional and listened to our family's needs. We are training our Bullmastiff to be a service dog for special needs child. Bella loves her. Looking forward to continued training/boarding with her.
Oct 8, 2016
Gretchen B.

We were fortunate enough to connect with Susan (our "fairy dogmother") shortly after getting our puppy, and we've been working with her for the past five months. What a difference she has made in our lives, and in the way that we interact with our puppy! Susan's approach is gentle and loving, rather than stern and forceful. She teaches primarily through positive reinforcement, and it's amazing to see our puppy respond. In just a few short months, our German Shepherd has become well-adapted and obeys simple commands. Susan engenders respect and trust from our puppy, and he is astoundingly eager to obey her; she has done a wonderful job of training us as well! Most importantly, her training teaches patience, persistence, and positive interaction with your pet. There are no "pinch" collars involved in Susan's training, no loud berating or punishment of your puppy. Instead, she trains the puppy with encouragement and reward (for our dog Max, that means treats and back scratches). Something that I strongly believe helped our pet to trust Susan and want to please her was "puppy camp," during which our puppy stayed with Susan for several days while we were out of town. While we were initially reluctant to leave our brand new puppy, when we returned, our puppy already had the foundations of strong training, and our subsequent training has been much easier because of that. I highly recommend Susan's training for your puppy or dog, and to the extent possible, I advise that all family members participate in getting trained so everyone in the family is on the same page. You will bless the day that you found your "fairy dogmother!"
Sep 29, 2016
Richard C.

When we got our puppy, one of our best decisions was to sign up for Illuminado Dog Training. We were happy to find the program to be customizable to our schedule and lifestyle needs. Having the trainer come to our home a few times a week gave us the opportunity to learn in small steps, reinforcing each step before taking the next. It also allowed us to quickly verify and validate what we learned. With two of us learning to train our puppy, we did not always agree on what we thought the trainer had advised. Having the trainer stop by every few days allowed us to check out what she said and ensure we were handling our puppy’s training consistently. Also, having the training in our home allowed the trainer to see and evaluate what would work best for us in our environment. We’re happy to say we could not be more pleased with the results. Thank you Illuminado! Our happy (now well-behaved) puppy thanks you, too!!!
Sep 10, 2016
Dawn M.

Susan Lewis has been a gift to my fur child 2 years young active independent German Shep and I as she has been instrumental in teaching us to communicate successfully ! We r learning each lesson , reviewing and growing forward! Susan has a special gift about her that our dog trusted immediately, I highly recommend her training service and on one occasion I was downwith the flu, she continued training and playing with My dog helping our consistency so we could stay on track ! We r so thankful and hope you give a try to have same fun and peace of mind with your dog as we feel!
Aug 29, 2016


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

    $200 New Client Discount! Free Half Hour Dog Training Evaluation $2,200 22 Private Puppy Lessons – American Kennel Club Standards. Puppy Board $1,500 Per Month Monday – Friday

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

    I talk with customers and listen to what their Dog Training and Pet Care requirements are. We work together to design a puppy training program that meets the customer's Pet Care and Puppy Training requirements.

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

    American Kennel Club Evaluator Certified Dog Trainer

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