Kazzi Dog Training - Los Angeles, CA
I am a mixed technique dog trainer and behavioral consultant for pet dogs. My specialties include behavior modification for anxious and aggressive dogs, obedience training, therapy dogs, canine good citizen preparation and certain kinds of service dogs. I work with all sizes and all breeds of dogs.
My experience ranges 40 years with a degree in biology with an emphasis on veterinary science. My understanding of canine psychology comes from a biological as well as behavioral standpoint and my primary mission is to educate the dog owner on how to reconnect with the canine brain to create a strong relationship foundation. Then I step into the world of behavior modification to reshape what the dog has learned to something more useful to the pack/family.
I am strong proponent of pack leadership which does not equate with corrections but certainly does not exclude them. After developing the S.T.A.R. method of pack leadership, giving and removing rewards according to merit, I have been able to help thousands of owners to have a lasting relationship with their dog(s).
I offer an in-home assessment if desired before the dog owner and I agree to go forward with the program. If the dog owner is within 25 miles of my residence, the assessment is free, 26-50 miles one way is $25 and over 50 miles is $50. If the assessment incurs a cost and the dog owner agrees to a program, the cost of the assessment is applied to the training program.
Training is usually provided in the dog owners' homes; however, I do have some outdoor group classes that are available that may help lower the cost of training and those options will be offered at the time of the assessment.
Most people need only 2-3 sessions of 1-1.5 hours. Five or more lessons lend to discounts and all programs are financeable with a deposit. With even one session, the Lifetime Tech Support policy applies where you have access to further questions, coaching or just reassurance that you remembered everything correctly even if it applies to a different dog or an issue we didn't discuss. I respond to emails, texts and phone calls within 48 hours.
My ultimate goal is to educate you, the dog owner, and be your coach through the process.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Training
Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?
- Pet Behavior Modification
- Dog Obedience Training
- Service Dog Training
- Dog Therapy Training
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- under 20 lbs
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
- 24 hours notice required
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
What year did you begin serving pets?
2010 in private practice, but I've been training dogs since 1979.
How did you hone your craft?
I have been studying animal behavior since prior to my 10th year. Starting training our family pets, dog and hamsters at 10 & 11. Helped train other peoples dogs through college, but didn't turn professional until I ran out of things to train my dog to do. Went to school to teach my dog film/TV production and became a trainer at that school, then a private practice dog trainer since then.
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
Put aside your desires and focus on what your dog really needs from you.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
I am compassionate about your situation if you are struggling, and I will be a no-nonsense guide on your next steps. I use humor to help you remember and colorful analogies that help you learn or understand.