Abby is CPDT-KA Certified and a member of APDT.
Abby is CPDT-KA Certified and a member of APDT.
Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, South Bay, and Malibu!
Abby has had dogs in her life since she was five. All of her dogs were rescues, and at an early age, she knew she had a strong connection with all animals. She has an extensive background in the veterinary field, where she spent many years honing her knowledge and understanding of dogs. Although she was initially taught to use leash "corrections," any kind of leash jerking felt inherently wrong to her. Abby then pursued all positive reinforcement methods, from food rewards to clicker training, and the results were clear: dogs loved being trained!
Abby was also a dog nanny to Ozzy Osbourne's pack of dogs. They were kind enough to let her adopt one of the Chihuahuas named Boris. Abby trained Boris to become a certified Pet Partners therapy dog, and together, they volunteered at the cancer center at Cedars-Sinai for ten years. They would also visit various nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Abby can help you train your dog in various areas, including Basic Manners, Potty Training, In-home Dog Training, Puppy Training, Fearful Dogs, Therapy Dog (no Service Dog) training, Behavioral issues, Jumping, and Digging. She also served as an evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen test. Abby is CCPDT-KA certified and a member of AAPT. She lives in Los Angeles with her Chihuahua, Twinkie.
To book a lesson with Abby, please call her at (310) 994-1114.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Abby for years. She is a professional and well-respected by her peers. Abby has helped me with the training of two of my dogs. I have the utmost respect and confidence for Abby and I recommend her to all my clients. The feedback from my clients is very positive. Abby has a natural gift with dogs.
Over the last few years, I have been using Abby as a dog trainer. Her skills and adeptness are quite evident as a trainer. The dogs are comfortable and enjoy their time with her. She uses positive reinforcement and rewards as motivation. I highly recommend her as a trainer.
I have known Abby for several years now and have referred numerous clients to her for various dog behavior issues. She has an ethic of compassion for all animals which shines through her work. Her insights into dog behavior have helped strengthen the human-animal bond for many dogs and their people. Abby’s ability to work well with dogs and people is exemplary and makes her an excellent choice as a dog trainer.
I could not recommend Abby more! She’s so patient and truly understands dogs! She helped train my fearful little dog to become a confident, well-behaved certified therapy dog who now loves everyone. She tailors her sessions to each dog to meet their specific needs and strictly uses positive reinforcement to ensure each pet is as comfortable as possible. I refer her to all my patients at my clinic. I had used other trainers in the past and was disappointed with all of them until I found Abby!
Abby is a wonderful trainer who has helped me and my newly adopted rescue immensely in the past six weeks. My dog is insecure and would bark and squeal throughout his walks at everything that moved. Since working with Abby, he has improved more than tenfold. She focuses on positive reinforcement and also has given recommendations on what lead to use, how to work on separation anxiety, and how to demonstrate more confidence so that my dog will be more confident in me and therefore more confident in himself. She is truly a wonderful trainer!
Our puppy had an immediate connection to Abby. He completely adores her and we humans enjoyed our time with her as well. It was critical to us that Abby only uses positive reinforcement. Abby taught us some important techniques and commands that have changed our experience with our dog for the better. For example, we used to have no emergency command to get him to obey during critical moments. Abby also has extensive experience with therapy dogs which is an interest of ours as well.
Abby is an amazing dog trainer who helped our family with our puppy Arrow. She took the time to answer all of our questions with ease and taught us the tricks to being good dog parents while we established a great connection with our puppy. Would highly recommend hiring Abby for her services!
Abby is a wonderful dog and doggy parent trainer. She has so much enthusiasm matched with the patience of a saint. I had watched so many videos on how to train my puppy and could only get so far. Abby was able to help me see what I needed to do to bring out the best in my beautiful puppy. I highly recommend getting your doggies trained by Abby. She’s the best!!!
Abby was so great with us and Walnut. It isn’t just about teaching dogs but giving us, the furparents, tools to use and continue with.
Abby is such a great dog trainer and really helped me with my chihuahua, Rosie. She is easy to communicate with and really loves what she does. If you’re looking for a dog trainer, Abby is a great choice!
I have had dogs since I was five. I have worked in animal hospitals for over twenty years. I was a dog nanny to Ozzy Osbourne and served as the caretaker for the late director Tony Scott’s dogs. I followed a professional dog trainer to lessons for two years, and I was also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Additionally, I had a dog that served as a therapy dog, and I taught guardians how to prepare their dogs for the therapy dog test. Please note that this training is for a Therapy Dog, not a Service Dog.
I am strictly a positive reinforcement trainer! I don’t believe in ever using anything harsh or mean on a dog. It’s not okay to be mean to dogs or any animals. They have no voice, and dogs do so much better with a kind, positive, and fun trainer! Sometimes, dogs want to follow me home!
Yes, there is always an initial consultation, especially for behavior modification issues. During that same session, I also begin working with your dog.
The cost varies depending on your specific needs. Are we looking to address basic manners or tackle a fear-related issue? Once we connect and identify your requirements, I’ll gladly provide details on the three different packages I offer, along with their respective prices.
I am CCPDT-KA certified, and I am also a member of the AAPDT.
I know a little more than most about Chihuahuas because I’ve had two! However, I have worked with Goldens, Doodles, Wheatens, and mutts. While certain breeds have specific characteristics, they all respond positively to kindness.
Absolutely! It’s a fun and rewarding experience for everyone!
Certainly, please refer to my veterinary referral section above.