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I can help you with...

  • Puppy training and socialization

  • Fear and anxiety

  • Reactivity toward people or other dogs

  • Resource guarding

  • Jumping/mouthing behaviors

  • Leash-walking

  • Impulse control

  • Basic manners and foundation cues

Personalized Sessions With An Experienced Professional

I specialize in positive reinforcement training methods and prioritize providing personalized attention to each private client I work with. In-person sessions are available throughout Southern CA in the Inland Empire, San Bernadino County, and Los Angeles Counties. Cities include Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Pomona, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas.

For clients outside of SoCal, I offer live online sessions that make sure your dog is set up for success and that you are both making progress. All sessions begin with an Initial Consultation. 

Private Dog Training

Initial Consultation


I will gain as much information about your dog as possible and assess your long and short-term goals. You will be given immediate practical advice to manage and prevent the behaviors from getting worse. I will then create a recommended training plan tailored to fit both your dog's issues and your family's needs. From there, we will discuss if ongoing sessions would also be beneficial for your dog. Initial Consults are up to 90 minutes long.

Private Coaching Sessions


In private coaching sessions, I coach you how to train your dog and ensure you both feel supported in following through and maintaining your quality of life goals. Typically sessions are once a week and last 60 min.


Play & Learn Sessions


Play & Learn Sessions are customized private training walks that boost your dog’s learning and quality of life. These sessions provide the consistency and practice your dog needs to succeed and maintain their progress. Sessions are 45 min long and limited to service areas accessible from Chino Hills.


  • 1 Session/Week: $150/Session

  • 2 Sessions/Week: $125/Session 

  • 3 Sessions/Week: $110/Session 

  • 4 Sessions/Week: $100/Session 

  • 5 Sessions/Week: $85/Session 

Personalized Classes

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Friends & Family Class

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A personalized dog training class that allows you the opportunity to learn how to train your dog with your trusted friends and family members. These classes are safe, private, and highly personalized for you and your circle.

  • Up to 3 dogs maximum/class.

  • You choose if you'd like classes to occur at your home, your friend/family member's home, or a community location.

  • I assess each dog, their personalities, and the environment to make sure it will be a safe and successful class for everyone.

  • I create a customized curriculum for you and your friends and family to make sure we cover topics that are important to each of you.

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Neighborhood Meet-Up Class
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A very convenient option for every person in the class because it can happen right in your neighborhood. Not only are you and your dog going to learn a lot together, we can do it in a way that also helps build safety and trust in your own community.

  • Up to 4 dogs maximum/class.

  • Classes can occur at private, community, or public locations in your neighborhood.

  • I assess each dog, their personalities, and the environment to make sure it will be a safe and successful class for everyone.

  • I create a customized curriculum for you and your neighbors to make sure we cover topics that are important to each of you.

For Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainers


Case Consultation
*Sliding scale available for BIPOC & LGBTQ+ communities

By consulting with another experienced positive reinforcement dog trainer about your client caseload, you can better help your clients, feel more confident as a professional in the interventions you are offering, practice how you can best present them to your client, and prevent burnout so you can continue helping dogs.

I worked from the bottom to the top- cleaning enclosures, feeding, and training dogs at doggy daycares, providing daily hands-on training in shelters as the shelter dog trainer, teaching classes for rescues, shelters, and private companies, leading public educational presentations, publishing articles in books, magazines, and professional websites, and have been providing private dog training sessions for a variety of issues, breeds, and people over the last 20 years.

As a licensed professional therapist for humans, confidential consultation with another therapist or supervisor has always been an effective, powerful, and healthy way to support ourselves and our clients. Dog trainers deserve this type of confidential holding and care as well. Together, we can build resilience and thrive.

Getting Started

Before signing up for sessions with any trainer, it is important to understand how they will be teaching you to train and interact with your dog to make sure it is a good fit. Below are a few articles and videos that show the type of positive reinforcement training I use with dogs. With Choose Positive Dog Training, you can rest assured knowing that your dog is being trained with up-to-date researched methods using positive reinforcement and clicker training principles. If you feel comfortable with these methods after reviewing the information below, I'd love to hear from you to discuss setting up an Initial Consultation. 

dominance dog training myths

The Truth About Dominance

by Victoria Stillwell


Most of the dog-owning public has long been misled into thinking that treating dominance is the key to solving most dog behavior problems, when the reality is quite different... Dogs are not on a quest for world domination. They are not socialized wolves who are constantly striving to be ‘top dog’ over us, and they are not hard-wired to try and control every situation.

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Progressive Reinforcement Training

by Dogmantics Dog Training


A type of animal training exists that involves no forms of intimidation, confrontation, violence, reprimands, or domination. This non-violent type of training has gone under many names: “Clicker Training,” “Positive Training,” “Positive Reinforcement Training,” and “Reward Training,” among others.   There is a need for a more specific, more accurate, more inspirational term. 

How to Stop Unwanted Behavior

Courtesy of Kikopup


I can empathize with pet parents who may be thinking "I am all for positive reinforcement, but what am I supposed to do when my dog is doing something I don’t want her to do?!"   A simple effective solution is to choose a positive, friendly noise that you can use to get your dog’s attention, called a positive interrupter. You can also read Choose Positive Dog Training's blog article about the Positive Interrupter.

Photos by Sachiko Eubanks, Labs&Co, and GNS Photos.

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