PET EXPERT. DOG TRAINER. DOG MOM.
I think it's safe to say I love dogs. My journey began long ago growing up on a ranch in Temecula ,CA with German shepherds, Labs, cats, turtles, bunnies, birds, chickens, geese, ducks and goats. Oh and I did also have a horse at one point. Needless to say it was an animal filled life and it taught me everything I know about unconditional love and nurturing.
In the summer my mom and I would take long hikes through the open fields with our 4 dogs, 1 cat, 2 goats and our goose. It just all seemed so normal to me. When it came time to say what we wanted to be when we grew up I knew I definitely wanted to be the first woman President or a Veterinarian. While neither of those things have happened, I feel that I have unlocked my true passion and calling, helping pet parents and their dogs create better communication and lasting relationships.
Today I work as a certified professional dog trainer and podcaster on the Dogish Podcast. There My co-host and I interview people from all avenues of the pet industry and fellow dog mom's and dad's who are looking to make impacts into the welfare community and or just created services to better their own pet's lives.
How can I help you with the dog you have? Let's connect!
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CPDT-KA. ABCDT. AKC EVALUATOR
Currently offering private training for dog's and their people. Training programs designed for the busy professional to cultivate and promote better behavior in dogs and help them make better choices. Turning the traditional modes of training on their head and changing the way we think about dog education. My programs offer developmentally appropriate learning opportunities, taking advantage of the developmental life stages of your dog/ puppy to focus on the information that matters. No more wasting time and money on programs that promise the world but can't deliver because your dog just isn't ready for them yet. Positive, science based methods only to optimize learning and help your dog love their training program.
I have all my clients set up a free consultation with me, either by phone or in person at my location in Santa Monica. I like to ensure I have dedicated time to hearing out your case and seeing if we are a good fit! I service all areas in the Los Angeles Basin, although travel fees can apply. Currently accepting new clients.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
JENNIFER M. - YELP
We brought a second dog into our home and were surprised by the challenges of a second puppy (our first was mellow from the beginning). After a few months of not being able to house train or implement training improvements Sylvia came into our lives and after just one session brought peace into our home. We ended up doing weekly training sessions and our pup is now such an amazing part of our family! She is a miracle worker with dogs and made it fun for the humans too. She is simply the best!
ERIN E. - YELP
We've done both the Puppy Essentials and Foundational Obedience course with Sylvia - she is such a gem! In addition to being an outstanding master trainer, she really focuses on dog parent education (which has been really helpful as a new dog owner).