Training

Need some help training your new puppy? Or maybe your family dog could use a refresher. Sign up in stores today for our dog training classes! Contact your nearest store to get more details.

    • Burbank
      Classes start Jan.10 – Feb.14
      Saturdays, 8:00am-9:00am
      1505 W. Olive Ave.
      Burbank 91506
      (818) 840-0727
    • Costa Mesa
      Classes start Jan.11 – Feb.15
      Sundays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

      2320 Harbor Blvd.
      Costa Mesa 92626
      (714)540-4036
    • Culver City
      Classes start Jan.10 – Feb.14
      Saturdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm

      5299 Sepulveda Blvd.
      Culver City, CA 90232
      (310)572-6107
    • Encino
      Classes start Jan.11 – Feb.15 
      Sundays, 2:00pm-3:00pm
      16571 Ventura Blvd.
      Encino 91436
      (818)990-0744
    • Long Beach
      Classes start Jan.11 – Feb.15
      Sundays, 9:00am-10:00am

      4700 Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Long Beach, 90804
      (562)494-1660
    • Los Angeles
      Classes start Jan.11 – Feb.15
      Sundays, 10:30am-11:30am – Beginners
      Classes start Jan.11 – Feb.15
      Sundays, 11:45am-12:45pm – Intermediate

      3860 Centinela Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90066
      (310) 398-2134
    • Northridge
      Classes start Jan.10 – Feb.14
      Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am 

      18553 Devonshire St.
      Northridge, CA 91324
      (818) 282-9129
    • Pasadena
      Classes start Jan.11 – Feb.15
      Sundays, 8:00am-9:00am

      3120 Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91506
      (626) 795-9858
    • Rancho Palos Verdes
      Classes start Jan.11 – Feb.15
      Sundays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
      28901 Western Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90066
      (310) 547-3008
    • Redondo Beach
      Classes start Jan.10 – Feb.14
      Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am
      413 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Redondo Beach, CA 90277
      (310) 547-3008
    • Santa Monica
      Classes start Jan.11 – Feb.15
      Sundays, 8:30am-9:30am
       1448 Lincoln Ave.
      Santa Monica 90401
      (310)451-7140
    • Torrance
      Classes start Nov.23 – Dec.28
      Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm
      Classes Start Jan.11 – Feb.15
      Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm

      22840 Hawthorne Blvd.
      Torrance 90505
      (310)373-4437
    • Westchester
      Classes start Jan.12 – Feb.16
      Mondays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

      8655 S. Lincoln Bl.
      Los Angeles 90045
      (310)342-0239
    • West L.A.
      Classes start  Jan.8 – Feb.12
      Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
      1105 Pico Bl.
      Los Angeles 90064
      (310)473-5099

 

 Meet Our Trainers

RHONDA FEINBERG APDT; CPDT-KA

Meet Rhonda Feinberg Certified Professional Dog Trainer with over ten years experience training dogs and their owners.  In her business Alpha Paws Dog Training Rhonda follows her passion to teach reward based, positive reinforcement and clicker dog friendly methods specializing in Behavior and Obedience issues.  She teaches a full curriculum, Puppy classes, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced house hold manners, Tricks, Basic Agility Training classes and offer AKC K9 Good Citizen evaluation and certifications and for those who want more personal attention one on one or family private training sessions.

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Rhonda specializes in Behavior and Obedience issues Aggression, Barking, Housebreaking, Jumping, Phobias, Separation Anxiety, and Socialization, Leash walking any problem solving Training.

Her vast experience goes over ten years studied and working hands on with the top world renowned Dog Trainers and Behaviorist’s Ian Dunbar, John Rogerson, Patricia McConnell, Karen Prior, Jean Donaldson, Brenda Aloff, Terry Ryan, Pia Silvani and Ken Ramirez (Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium), an continues throughout the United states attending conferences and training seminars with the top professionals in the industry.

 

 SHANNON B. THIER, CPDT-KA, ABCDT, ATDI

PonShanTonShannon is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, and a member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, The Pet Professional Guild, Southern California Dog Trainer’s Forum, and is PetTech certified in Pet Safety & First Aid. Her areas of practice include puppy raising/socialization, basic manners, clicker training, problem solving and behavior modification, with a niche in trick dog training. In 2012, Shannon earned the title of ATDI (Associate Trick Dog Instructor),  specializing  in  trick  training  for events,  promotions,  and  recreation.  She  and  her  dog,  11  year old Husky/Dalmatian, Pongo, have achieved their Expert Trick Dog Title.

She presently heads her company, K-949: Training For Humans With Dogs, where she services private clients from central Orange County through the Long Beach area. She continues to stay at the forefront of any and all new developments in the dog training industry so that she can positively help cultivate and nourish the bond between her clients and the beloved dogs they so cherish.

 

MARY BETH KEEGAN, ABCDT

 As the General Manager of the Burbank Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies store, and Certified Dog Trainer, Mary Beth Keegan brings years of pet food and product knowledge, as well as her love and respect for animals, to her Basic Obedience classes.

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After adopting a Wolfhound Terrier with behavioral issues, Mary Beth felt she needed to understand how to help him. In 2009 she graduated with honors from Animal Behavior College as a Certified Dog Trainer which included volunteer training hours at San Gabriel Humane Society and continued to volunteer as a Certified Trainer for over a year working with different breeds and fearful dogs.

 

Mary Beth teaches reward based basic obedience classes at the Burbank Centinela Feed Store including dealing with jumping; sit, down, stay, recall, leash walking, and problem solving as well as sharing her vast product knowledge. MaryBeth2She enjoys sharing this knowledge with clients, customers and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 CRISTINA  BERUMAN

CristinaBerumanCristina has loved dogs since she was a young girl but it wasn’t until she was older and rescued her first dog that she discovered a passion for caring and training dogs. The love that she felt for her rescue opened her eyes to all the dogs in need of love, homes and most importantly training. This led her to volunteer at the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation (lindablairworldheart.org) where she worked to train dogs and find loving homes for them. This positive experience at the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation reinforced her passion and ultimately resulted in her attending the Animal Behavior College and receiving her dog training certification in 2010. Upon receiving her certification she started conducting private training sessions but quickly realized that effective training requires engagement from the dog and more importantly the owners. This new knowledge steered her to one of the largest pet companies, Petsmart, where she has worked for the last 3 years teaching group classes for dogs of all stages.

Independently, she continues to offer private classes with emphasis on family training and in her spare time she volunteers her time teaching seminars to rescue groups.

Cristina now has four dogs: Lola a 9 year old boxer (her first rescue), Rocco a 8 year old pit/mastiff, Barney a 8 year old golden retriever and Benny a four year old boxer mix. Cristina is a true “dog lover” with a passion for helping with dog behavior and strengthening the relationship between dogs and their owners.