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.
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*Classes take place over 6 weeks

    • Burbank
      Classes start Jan. 23
      Saturdays, 8:00am-9:00am
      1505 W. Olive Ave.
      Burbank 91506
      (818) 840-0727
    • Costa Mesa
      Classes start Jan. 24
      Sundays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

      2320 Harbor Blvd.
      Costa Mesa 92626
    • Culver City
      Classes start Jan. 24
      Sundays, 10:30am-11:30am
      5299 Sepulveda Blvd.
      Culver City, CA 90232
    • Encino
      Classes start Jan. 23
      Basic: Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm 

      Intermediate: Saturdays, 12:45pm-1:45pm
      16571 Ventura Blvd.
      Encino 91436
    • Lakewood
      Classes start Jan. 23
      Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm

      4243 Woodruff Ave.
      Lakewood, 90713
    • Long Beach
      Classes start Jan. 24
      Sundays, 9:00am-10:00am

      4700 Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Long Beach, 90804
    • Los Angeles
      Classes start Jan. 24
      Basic: Sundays. 12:30pm-1:30pm 
      Intermediate*: Sundays. 1:45pm-2:45pm
      (*intermediate class to be determinded.)

      3860 Centinela Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90066
      (310) 398-2134
    • Northridge
      Classes start Jan. 23
      Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am 

      18553 Devonshire St.
      Northridge, CA 91324
      (818) 282-9129
    • Pasadena
      Classes start Jan. 21
      Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

      3120 Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91506
      (626) 795-9858
    • Rancho Palos Verdes
      Classes start Jan. 23
      Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
      28901 Western Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90066
      (310) 547-3008
    • Redondo Beach
      Classes start Jan. 27
      Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
      413 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Redondo Beach, CA 90277
      (310) 547-3008
    • Santa Monica
      Classes start Jan. 24
      Sundays, 8:30am-9:30am
       1448 Lincoln Ave.
      Santa Monica 90401
    • Torrance 
      Classes Start Jan. 26
      Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
      22840 Hawthorne Blvd.
      Torrance 90505
    • Westchester
      Classes start Jan. 18
      Mondays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

      8655 S. Lincoln Bl.
      Los Angeles 90045
    • West L.A.
      Classes start Jan. 21
      Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
      1105 Pico Bl.
      Los Angeles 90064


 Meet Our Trainers


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.


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.


PonShanTonShannon is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, an Animal Behavior College graduate, as well as an Animal Behavior College Mentor Trainer for past and currently enrolled students, an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC CGC evaluator, a member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, The Pet Professional Guild, The National Association of Canine Scent Work, is the 2015 co-facilitator for the prestigious Southern California Dog Trainer’s Forum, and is PetTech certified in Pet Safety & First Aid.

Her areas of practice include puppy raising/socialization, Basic through Advanced Manners, clicker training, problem solving and Behavior Modification, with a niche in trick dog training. As a CTDI (Certified Trick Dog Instructor), she specializes  in  teaching your dog trick  training  for events,  promotions,  and  recreation.  She  and  her  dog, 14 year old Husky/Dalmatian, Pongo, have achieved their Expert Trick Dog Title. With her other 14 year old Husky/Dalmatian, Tonka, in March 2015 she earned her NW1 (Nose Work level 1) title, was Pronounced (a tremendous accomplishment!), and Tonka was honored and awarded the Harry Award, which is given by the judges to the one most outstanding rescue dog who demonstrates extraordinary ability and shows exceptional spirit in the sport of K9 Nose Work® at the NW1 title level.

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.
Her methods are based on modern, progressive, science-backed, positive reinforcement. She supports the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to behavior modification and training, and uses strictly reward-based training – meaning using toys, treats, life rewards, access to things the dog wants, or whatever motivates each individual dog, as reinforcers. She does not condone the use of aversive, dominance-based, or any other punitive techniques; her only goal is to teach you, your human family, and your sweet furry family members how to live in harmony without ever intimidating your dog for the sake of training, all while achieving the final results – reliable behaviors, a wonderful bond, and happy, relaxed, confident dogs.

Along with devouring the latest DVDs, articles, studies and books on training, she has attended, and continues to attend, at least 100 hours of continuing education each year, through conferences such as Clicker Expo, the APDT Conference, seminars, webinars, and hands-on workshops or educational courses held by world-renowned trainers such as Bob Bailey, Ken Ramirez, Karen Pryor, Dr. Susan Friedman, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Suzanne Clothier, Helix Fairweather, Kathy Sdao, Grisha Stewart, Emily Larlham, Michele Pouliot, Dr. Dan Estep, Dr. Suzanne Hetts, Pia Silvani, Trish King, and many, many others.
She believes it is critical to continue to educate herself in order 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.



 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.


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.







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 ( 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.


Carmel Flores is the owner of happy paws k-9 dog training. She has over 20 years of experience training animals, primarily in the field of exotic animal training for films and tv.  She has trained cougars and wolves for commercials, tigers for Gladiator and bears for tv shows.

Within these settings, Carmel has been responsible for the hands on care of exotic and domestic animals, diet preparations, socialization of exotic and domestic animals, studio training, trick training, obedience training and correcting behavioral issues.

Carmel has followed her passion to be working with rescue animals and training dogs with behavioral issues.  She also foster puppies and kitten to help save the lives of unwanted animals.


” I love my life. I love it because every day is spent helping animals”

Carmel Flores