knowledgable staff, great homey place, very cozy cat cubicles, best investment, clean proofed, excellent supervision, like care
Hollywood Dog Training School is the oldest dated boarding and training kennel in the United States and was established in 1927. It was the original home to Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. The Hollywood Dog Training School is currently under the direction of Richard Karl who has been in residence for the last 33 years. Mr. Karl has trained Guide Dogs For The Blind and has always trained home obedience dogs for families who love them. The Hollywood Dog Training School offers boarding, training, daycare, and grooming services for dogs and creative boarding and grooming services for cats. We serve the Greater Los Angles communities from Santa Clarita to Pasadena and we are extremely popular in the West Los Angles regions from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica and all the way north to Moorpark and beyond. We also offer pick up and delivery service to better serve our customers. …
Great Dog Trainers.
I have taken 2 dogs to them, and they have done a fantastic job in training them for me.
2 of my friends have also gone to them and they love them.
Thanks for all the help.
Awesome Dog Training at Hollywood Dog Training School.
I have two Siberian Huskys both over 1 year old. I wanted to look into training and my friend told me about Hollywood Dog Training School. He has a great dane who had a great experience there, so I gave them a call.
I spoke with Rick who said I could stop by anytime with or without my dogs to see a demonstration.
I took both my dogs (Nanook and Neeko). Rick had one of his trainers show me another siberian husky that had been trained there previously and was currently boarding there. I think her name was Nikki. Even though the Nikki was trained over a year previously, she still knew "all the moves" and looked great. She did off leash heel, sit, sit stay, down, down stay, and recall. It was awesome. I signed up my dogs the same day.
My main goal was to be able to hike in the mountains with my huskies with no leash. I knew from researching, and almost every piece of literature that I read advised "never take a husky off leash" as they are born and bred to RUN. I decided to sign them up for training with a "lets see how it goes" attitude. I was hoping, but not expecting to be able to hike off leash.
My dogs were in training for about two months. They were trained by Mia and then by Diana. I visted them almost weekly and saw their progress. The trainers were awesome with the dogs! Both dogs were super happy and they really loved and respected their trainers, who loved the dogs as well :-)
Nanook and Neeko learned on and off leash, heel, sit, stay, down, and come, with different variations. They also learned NO. I couldn't believe how good they looked.
Before they came home, I had several lessons with Diana for both dogs. The dogs were ready, but she wanted to make sure that I was ready to handle them as well before they could come home. She didn't just tell me what to do, she explained why I was doing it and what the dogs were seeing from me.
On delivery day, Diana brought Nanook and Neeko to my home. I wanted to see how I would handle them on our hikes so we went to the mountain. I was a little nervous when the leashes came off but Diana was 100% confident and the dogs could sense that as well.
Both dogs did awesome! They never got more than 30 feet ahead of me without looking back for me. Nanook and Neeko had 1000 times more fun than they did on their leash. They were able to chase birds, rabbits and run to their hearts content. They both came immediately when I would call or blow my whistle. I was amazed. I am 100% confident that I will have no problems with them at all. It was also a ton easier for me, not having to struggle with two dogs on a leash.
I am so happy that I signed them up and it was worth every penny. I would recommend it to everyone!!
LA's best dog training.
Being new to Los Angeles with a 7 month old German Shepard, we knew she was needing some training, but, had a dilemma on who?..I researched several different trainers in the area, and after a year of research and continued struggles of dealing with my precious Shepard, I decided on Hollywood Dog Training School. My husband and I had a weekend where Maggie spent a weekend with us out of town as she had many weekends, however this particular weekend we had left her crate behind, and when we left her in the hotel room, she commenced to tear up 2 bed pillows and a remote control (picture attached)
After such weekend we made a visit to HDTS, we expected to see the school and take Maggie home and make a decision to bring her back later,???????..NO we saw the School and a demonstration and let Maggie begin her transformation immediately!!
Rick and his trainers are so in tune with the dogs they train it is amazing to see how they work with each dog! Diana was Maggie?s trainer and she was the absolute perfect trainer for Maggie. Diana may only be a minute big, but she can handle any size dog, and she does it with skill, love and ease! But training our dog was not all we got from HDTS. They trained us, as well as made sure we were confidant in what our dog had learned and how to continue in the disciplines we both had learned. There isn?t a price you can put on the feeling you get from having a happy trained dog. We will be forever grateful for Rick impressing on us the importance to let our dog ?work? as she was intended to do! All I can say now is THANK YOU Rick and Diana!
Great Dog Trainers. I rescued my Irish setter from a shelter a few years and he was never trained. It was getting to the point where I had to do something with Shamus!!! Ever since I took him to Hollywood Dog Training School, he is now a properly behaved animal. :) I don't even have to lock him up anymore when I have guests come over!
Excellent Service!. I have been going here for years now. My dog loves the atmosphere and always comes home in a good mood. Where other dog walkers/groomers treat their "clients" just as a meal ticket, Johnny and Ty truly take an interest in knowing and caring for the the dogs in their care. I recommend them to everyone who cares about their pet. You really get your money
best place to board dogs.
We left our two dogs for 9 days including July 4th.
The 8 month old Lab was happy to see us/ had learned the command "down" and if you know Labs they are very very
excitable but she was wagging tail and joyful but not hysterical as if anxious to "lets-get-outta-here". She was bathed and seemed to like her handler very much.
The 14 y/o Rhodesian Ridgeback/Sharpei mix is 80 lbs
with abandonment issues. The two dogs were in side by
side runs for company and were happy to be back with us.
These two dogs jump for joy and become a bit hysterical when we leave the house for a couple of hours so we were very happy about their calm.
The entire staff is genuinely efficient and helpful/ friendly.
Would absolutely recommend them and will happily
have our dogs stay again.
PROFESSIONAL & EXPERIENCED.
My husband and I are very lucky to have found HDTS because they are very caring, knowledgeable and detail oriented.
If you are a responsible pet owner you will be happy to find HDTS.
This is the best investment we made for our dog.
Thank you HDTS!
First Time Visit. Just recently got a bluenose pitbull and had to take it in immediately for her shots. My first visit there was incredible bc the staff helped me immediately. I would definately recomment theis facility to others and did i mention the staff was great.
The Patience of Saints in training me and Roscoe. My lab terrier mix was suspended from doggie daycare because he was aggressive with the other dogs and would not respond appropriately to staff commands. It was highly suggested that we seek training for him. My husband had heard about Hollywood Dog Training School through a friend and had heard stories that sounded similar to the diffiiculties we had with Roscoe. Although I was highly against sending him away to be trained, once I made a visit there I knew this was the place for him. We brought him back the next day and he remained there for six weeks. We visited him several times and while he was happy to see us and as loving as ever he seemed very happy with his buddies at HDTS. The staff is so caring and understand each dog individually. Our trainer, Diana commanded Roscoe"s respect and ours as well. She was so patient with me, each time I came for my obedience training, as I felt I was not 'the quickest to get it trainee' they ever had. Now whenever I am walking him I am so proud that I am also a graduate of HDTS and that he responds so naturally to my commands. When I took him back to daycare they said they could see 100 percent change in his behavior.
Wonderful Experience/Fantastic Investment!.
My dog Riley just graduated from Hollywood Dog Training and now one week later I am writing this review with gratitude and the highest praise for HDT. Riley, while being a wonderful dog at home had developed a bad (and scary) habit of running away from me on our daily hikes out in the Tujunga Wash. I had the choice to walk him on leash, while he pulled and cried out to play with the other dogs or let him off the leash and risk him disappearing for hours. I was referred to HDT by a former client who came across me while I was frantically searching for Riley one morning. She said, “Call Rick Karl at Hollywood Dog Training – trust me, it’ll change your life!”
I called Rick that afternoon and after he explained the program and told me that Riley would have to be “in board” for up to 8 weeks, I had two fears – 1) entrusting my beloved dog to other people for two months and 2) I didn’t want my playful, loving, exuberant dog to become a “robo-dog” that dutifully marched along next to me – I wanted Riley to be able to have fun and enjoy a full life – I just wanted him to come back when I called him. Rick assured me all would be well and upon my first visit after 10 days – I knew he was right. Watching Riley interact with his trainer Diana was a joy – he bounced and pranced and wagged his tail whenever she asked him to do anything – he enjoyed the work! And I could really tell that the whole staff from owner Rick to trainers Diana and Sarita to the kennel and front desk staff seem to really love what they do and take good care of the animals in their charge.
After six weeks – I started my lessons with Riley and I can’t say enough about Diana. Her enthusiasm and confidence in her skill really shines through and we all really had fun learning together. Our training including field trips to the dog park and to the Empire Mall and finally a home visit where Diana joined us out in the Wash and I was able to confidently let my dog loose to run and play. Diana made sure that both Riley and I had the tools we need to handle any situation. Just this morning we were out on our hike and I spotted a girl I know walking her rather out of control shepherd mix on a leash – he was pulling and dragging and lunging – Riley ran toward him to play but I blew my magic whistle, he turned on a dime, circled around me and heeled perfectly as we walked by. The girl said,”Wow, that’s impressive, I’m jealous!” and I said, “Call Hollywood Dog Training, Trust me it will change your life!”
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