Dog and Puppy Training Programs

Programs that Fit Your Needs

Start With a Phone Call

Every client and dog has unique needs and circumstances. I like to start with a phone consultation to get a sense of the issues and goals you have for your dog. From there, I can determine the best options to fit your needs and budget (see list of services).

Give your dog a chance to be the best they can be.

Give me a call and tell me about your dog.

I offer several ways to save money including senior, student, military and cash discounts.

If your dog is a rescue from a shelter you’ll save a minimum of 10% off the rates below.

Phone consultations are always free, as are evaluations.

Give me a call. I might even have a tip you can try after we talk!

  800-994-6239

Dog and Puppy Training Programs

With decades of dog training experience, Duane will help your dog to become the best dog you’ve ever had.

Private Lessons

Learn to train your dog yourself!

One-on-one training sessions customized to focus on you and your dog’s specific needs. Learn in one lesson what some trainers take weeks or even months to teach.

Initial lesson is 2 hours and additional lessons are 1 hour.

Starting from

$240

Ultimate Board & Train

Let me do everything for you!

Program Includes:

  • Nightly boarding & care
  • Daily bootcamp training
  • Supervised socializing & play
  • Lots of love and calmness training
  • Private follow-up lessons

Starting from

$1,125

Daily Training

Train your dog without boarding!

Receive many of the benefits of an Ultimate Board & Train program focusing on your dog’s specific needs in daily bootcamp training.

Save on the boarding while Duane personally trains and socializes your dog.

Starting from

$895

Board & Train Special 

10 Day Ultimate Board & Train

Puppies to 6 months: $1,375, Dogs over 6 months: $1,950

Private Training Specials

5 Lessons In Granada Hills

Save $100

Total Price: $620

5 Lessons In Your Home

Save $120

Total Price: $1,000

Your Best Companion is closed and will not be accepting dogs from June 1 through 16, 2019.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are focused on teaching YOU to train your dog. With my expert hands-on guidance, you will learn what works for your dog in terms of strategies, tools, and rewards. Find out what you’re doing wrong, doing well and could be doing better.

All clients start with a 2 hour initial lesson that dives right into training. For many families this will be the only lesson needed to get things under control. If needed, additional lessons are 1 hour each. By the time you’ve finished your Private Lessons, some examples of things you can expect your dog to do are:

  • Have good manners in all social situations with people and other animals.
  • Come without hesitation every time you call.
  • Walk calmly on a loose leash through a crowd of people.
  • Automatically stop at all streets for permission before crossing.
  • Wait for permission before exiting the front door of your house.

Private Lesson Rates In Granada Hills:

Initial 2 hour lesson: $240
Additional 1 hour lessons: $120

In-Home lessons have a $80 travel charge added to the above rates

Ultimate Board & Train

My specialty is personalized board & train programs conducted in my home. I work with each dog individually as well as around other dogs and people. I first focus on behavior balancing, centering their demeanor by providing consistent feedback while they live in a home environment like they’ll be returning to. I have the ability to do more with your dog in less time. Your dog will return so much calmer, better behaved and responsive you may wonder if it’s the same dog.

While each dog’s training is different, a typical day may include walking to the local school and being around children; visiting a local park to work on sitting calmly while meeting people and dogs; visits to a nearby pet store to learn socialization skills and to listen around lots of distractions. Longer programs (3 to 4 weeks) include visiting the off-leash dog park or O’Melveny Park for off-leash training.

Programs range from 5 days up to 4 weeks, depending on your dog and your goals. After your dog’s training is complete, you and your family receive follow-up lessons to ensure a smooth transition back to your care.

Ultimate Board & Train Prices:

Adults Dogs Over 6 months: 

1 week: $1,500, 2 weeks: $2,500, 3 weeks: $3,500, 4 weeks: $4,000

Puppies Under 6 months:

1 week: $1,050, 2 weeks: $1,750, 3 weeks: $2,450, 4 weeks: $2,800

I specialize in personalized board & train programs conducted in my home. I work with each dog individually as well as around other dogs and people. I focus first on behavior balancing, centering their demeanor by providing consistent feedback while they live in a home environment like they’ll be returning to. I have the ability to do more with your dog in less time. Your dog will return so much calmer, better behaved and responsive you may wonder if it’s the same dog.

While each dog’s training is different, a typical day may include walking to the local school and being around children; visiting a local park to work on sitting calmly while meeting people and dogs; visits to a nearby pet store to learn socialization skills and to listen around lots of distractions. Longer programs (3 to 4 weeks) include visiting the off-leash dog park or O’Melveny Park for off-leash training.

Programs range from 1 to 4 weeks, depending on your dog and your goals. After your dog’s training is complete, you and your family receive follow-up lessons to ensure a smooth transition back to your care.

Ultimate Board & Train Rates:

Adults Dogs Over 6 months: 

1 week: $1,500, 2 weeks: $2,500, 3 weeks: $3,500, 4 weeks: $4,000

Puppies Under 6 months:

1 week: $1,050, 2 weeks: $1,750, 3 weeks: $2,450, 4 weeks: $2,800

Ultimate Board & Train

Daily Training

Day Training Boot Camp offers many of the same benefits of the Ultimate Board & Train program without the expense of boarding overnight. My focus is to build strong habits so that your dog will behave better anywhere you go with them. I work them on all the basic obedience commands as well as improve their social manners.

Day Training is sold in 7, 14, 21 and 28 lesson packages. 

Drop off your dog in Granada Hills between 8:00 and 10:00 am, and return to pick them up between 4:00 and 6:00 pm.

Daily Training Rates:

Adults Dogs Over 6 months: 

1 week: $1,275, 2 weeks: $2,125, 3 weeks: $2,975, 4 weeks: $3,400

Puppies Under 6 months:

1 week: $895, 2 weeks: $1,490, 3 weeks: $2,080, 4 weeks: $2,380