The Sophisticated Dog is a pet training company that offers customized, in-home training to its clients, as well as puppy and adult training classes in Beverly Hills. For private training in West Los Angeles, click here to contact us. To enroll in classes, click here.
Whether you have a newly adopted dog who needs to learn to sit and lie down on cue, or a pet who behaves in a fearful or aggressive manner, The Sophisticated Dog is here to help. The Sophisticated Dog creates personalized training programs for everything from basic manners to issues such as reactivity, fear, aggression, separation anxiety, and more. We also offer training classes for basic obedience and more. We use pet-friendly, positive reinforcement methods (methods based on proven scientific principles) to achieve lasting results.
We offer two types of private training:
• Coaching, in which we coach you in how to train your pet (typically once or twice a week).
• Day Training, in which we come and train your pet (with or without you present) two to five times a week, and then meet once a week for an Owner Transfer session. During the Owner Transfer session, we show you what the pet has learned and teach you how to maintain and expand on those behaviors.
The Sophisticated Dog's Director of Training, Irith Bloom is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer -- Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI), a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT), and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). Irith is also certified in TAGteach, a training method that applies scientific principles to the teaching of human beings.
Irith has authored articles on training and behavior that have appeared in a variety of online publications, as well as in The APDT Chronicle of the Dog and Everydog. Irith is dedicated to keeping up with the latest advances in training and behavior science, and regularly attends and speaks at conferences and seminars. If you are interested in having Irith present at a seminar, conference or other event in your area, please click here.
All animals can benefit from training. Although our name is "The Sophisticated Dog," we also train other pets, such as cats, rabbits, and birds. If you are interested in finding out more about our training programs and how they can benefit your pet and your household, please contact us.