Hollywood Dog Training School
10805 Vanowen St, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Price Range : Average
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12/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have two Siberian Huskys both over 1 year old. I wanted to look into training and my friend told me about Hollywood Dog Training School. He has a great dane who had a great experience there, so I gave them a call.
I spoke with Rick who said I could stop by anytime with or without my dogs to see a demonstration.
I took both my dogs (Nanook and Neeko). Rick had one of his trainers show me another siberian husky that had been trained there previously and was currently boarding there. I think her name was Nikki. Even though the Nikki was trained over a year previously, she still knew ""all the moves"" and looked great. She did off leash heel, sit, sit stay, down, down stay, and recall. It was awesome. I signed up my dogs the same day.
My main goal was to be able to hike in the mountains with my huskies with no leash. I knew from researching, and almost every piece of literature that I read advised ""never take a husky off leash"" as they are born and bred to RUN. I decided to sign them up for training with a ""lets see how it goes"" attitude. I was hoping, but not expecting to be able to hike off leash.
My dogs were in training for about two months. They were trained by Mia and then by Diana. I visted them almost weekly and saw their progress. The trainers were awesome with the dogs! Both dogs were super happy and they really loved and respected their trainers, who loved the dogs as well :-)
Nanook and Neeko learned on and off leash, heel, sit, stay, down, and come, with different variations. They also learned NO. I couldn't believe how good they looked.
Before they came home, I had several lessons with Diana for both dogs. The dogs were ready, but she wanted to make sure that I was ready to handle them as well before they could come home. She didn't just tell me what to do, she explained why I was doing it and what the dogs were seeing from me.
On delivery day, Diana brought Nanook and Neeko to my home. I wanted to see how I would handle them on our hikes so we went to the mountain. I was a little nervous when the leashes came off but Diana was 100% confident and the dogs could sense that as well.
Both dogs did awesome! They never got more than 30 feet ahead of me without looking back for me. Nanook and Neeko had 1000 times more fun than they did on their leash. They were able to chase birds, rabbits and run to their hearts content. They both came immediately when I would call or blow my whistle. I was amazed. I am 100% confident that I will have no problems with them at all. It was also a ton easier for me, not having to struggle with two dogs on a leash.
I am so happy that I signed them up and it was worth every penny. I would recommend it to everyone!!
08/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Being new to Los Angeles with a 7 month old German Shepard, we knew she was needing some training, but, had a dilemma on who?..I researched several different trainers in the area, and after a year of research and continued struggles of dealing with my precious Shepard, I decided on Hollywood Dog Training School. My husband and I had a weekend where Maggie spent a weekend with us out of town as she had many weekends, however this particular weekend we had left her crate behind, and when we left her in the hotel room, she commenced to tear up 2 bed pillows and a remote control (picture attached)
After such weekend we made a visit to HDTS, we expected to see the school and take Maggie home and make a decision to bring her back later,???????..NO we saw the School and a demonstration and let Maggie begin her transformation immediately!!
Rick and his trainers are so in tune with the dogs they train it is amazing to see how they work with each dog! Diana was Maggie?s trainer and she was the absolute perfect trainer for Maggie. Diana may only be a minute big, but she can handle any size dog, and she does it with skill, love and ease! But training our dog was not all we got from HDTS. They trained us, as well as made sure we were confidant in what our dog had learned and how to continue in the disciplines we both had learned. There isn?t a price you can put on the feeling you get from having a happy trained dog. We will be forever grateful for Rick impressing on us the importance to let our dog ?work? as she was intended to do! All I can say now is THANK YOU Rick and Diana!
07/28/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I rescued my Irish setter from a shelter a few years and he was never trained. It was getting to the point where I had to do something with Shamus!!! Ever since I took him to Hollywood Dog Training School, he is now a properly behaved animal. :) I don't even have to lock him up anymore when I have guests come over!
07/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We left our two dogs for 9 days including July 4th.
The 8 month old Lab was happy to see us/ had learned the command ""down"" and if you know Labs they are very very
excitable but she was wagging tail and joyful but not hysterical as if anxious to ""lets-get-outta-here"". She was bathed and seemed to like her handler very much.
The 14 y/o Rhodesian Ridgeback/Sharpei mix is 80 lbs
with abandonment issues. The two dogs were in side by
side runs for company and were happy to be back with us.
These two dogs jump for joy and become a bit hysterical when we leave the house for a couple of hours so we were very happy about their calm.
The entire staff is genuinely efficient and helpful/ friendly.
Would absolutely recommend them and will happily
have our dogs stay again.
We feel very lucky to have found HDTS and it is the best investment we made for our dog.
We feed Hasko holistic food and the staff was eager to oblige. Hasko had a hot spot on his tail and they called me first then took him to the vet. Hasko gets to play with the other dogs when not in training.
We especially feel safe and secure with the staff and the owner Rick Karl who runs a tight ship. Rick and his staff are detail oriented and make the best effort to make sure the dogs are safe while boarding.
Anyone who is a responsible dog owner will be grateful to take their dog to HDTS. We recommend them highly.
I have searched high and low for an affordable kennel with a great reputation - and this is it! My high-maintenance goober was well taken care of while I scurried off to Las Vegas this year. Upon my return, I found that he did not want to leave when I went to pick him up. Seems he was so happy there, going back home with me was just not in the cards!
Everyone is friendly, and extremely helpful! And if you're looking for a leash or tug-toy - they have those for sale in their lobby at prices MUCH lower than your standard pet suppy superstore. You can't go wrong here!
10/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My lab terrier mix was suspended from doggie daycare because he was aggressive with the other dogs and would not respond appropriately to staff commands. It was highly suggested that we seek training for him. My husband had heard about Hollywood Dog Training School through a friend and had heard stories that sounded similar to the diffiiculties we had with Roscoe. Although I was highly against sending him away to be trained, once I made a visit there I knew this was the place for him. We brought him back the next day and he remained there for six weeks. We visited him several times and while he was happy to see us and as loving as ever he seemed very happy with his buddies at HDTS. The staff is so caring and understand each dog individually. Our trainer, Diana commanded Roscoe""s respect and ours as well. She was so patient with me, each time I came for my obedience training, as I felt I was not 'the quickest to get it trainee' they ever had. Now whenever I am walking him I am so proud that I am also a graduate of HDTS and that he responds so naturally to my commands. When I took him back to daycare they said they could see 100 percent change in his behavior.