Sherry is a lifesaver. We have had numerous trainers in the past..she empowered us with the right tools to understand our pups and modify their behaviors positively. Thank you Sherry for transforming our deepest fears into an overall sense of security and confidence.--Katie A
The recipe to dog training is simple and based on 100+ years of science. We will guide you through our years learning and applying these methods so you can enjoy your best friend. This is what you will learn with us:
How Dogs Learn
Dogs learn in two ways. Once we understand how these two ways works we can solve any behavioral issue. We cover these in our first meeting.
Use Your Eyes
Dogs speak by using their body, their ears, eyes, tail and head position. We need to listen to them with our eyes in order to predict their next move.
We apply your goals with how your dog learn to develop the recipe to change behavior with one of our programs. It’s as easy as that.
We Train Them All
The most critical time to start training your pup is between 8 – 12 weeks old. You only get one chance to make a first impression. We can also help with potty training, chewing, biting and everything puppy.
Puppy’s become teenagers at 6 – 18 months old. Bad habits can spark and grow into a wild fire at this age. A good training program can get them back on track ready to grow into a well behaved dog.
Most aggression results from fears that developed at a young age. Our training addresses the fear itself and the symptoms -barking, biting, growling and snapping disappear on there own.
“We LOVE Sherry! Our dog Bernie has a couple of issues..We actually got to the point where we couldn’t even take Bernie on walks anymore, because he would bark at every single dog he saw..We were pretty much at our wits’ end. Luckily, we found Sherry and she has taught Bernie to be a calm dog while he’s on leash and sees other dogs passing him. It has been a complete turnaround for him!”
“Sherry is awesome! We have used her personally and with our dog rescue for several years now. Sherry explains things clearly and is easy to understand..Her practical day to day tips are easy to implement and she focuses on positive reward based training. If you are ever having an issue with your dog, please consult with Sherry. She is trustworthy, reliable, has a love and passion for what she does, and her training methods WORK!”
Heather P, Founder of Lovebugs Rescue
“Sherry is an excellent trainer of both dogs and people. As pet owners, we need as much, if not more, training than our beloved dogs. Sherry’s patience, her ability to listen and her own love of dogs come through at every level of her process. Sherry has been invaluable in assiting Italian Greyhound Rescue by providing group training..and most recently, by fostering and training a Rescue dog. Without Sherry’s expertise, Dallas (a three year old male) had very little hope of being rehabilitated which meant he would not find a permanent home. He arrived in Rescue with severe fear-based issues which affected every part of his life. Sherry could see beyond his fears; she saw a sweet, gentle loving soul. In a few weeks, Dallas was a completely different dog. He enjoyed going for walks, meeting new people new dogs and looked forward to any other “adventure” that Sherry shared with him.
Roxanne B, Italian Greyhound Rescue
“My husband and I recently rescued a 15 month old female Golden Retriever..Although she bonded well and very quickly with me, she has been extremely fearful of meeting new people and all things in the house – noises – stairs etc scared her. When I realized her issues were beyond my experience I called for professional help. Sherry came out to educate me and give me training tools for teaching her how to traverse the stairs and to feel comfortable with meeting new people. The training tools were solely based on positive reinforcement. I learned so much about dog’s body language..We practiced with the tools given..It was really miraculous and effortless! I highly recommend Sherry!”
“Sherry is a lifesaver. We have two rescued pit bulls and have had numerous trainers in the past that negatively reinforced aggressive behaviors (choke chains, shock collars etc). Sherry introduced us to an entirely new way of thinking about animal behaviors; a more intuitive, positive and loving way to manage our fur babies. She was organized, reliable and consistent in her training and empowered us with the right tools to understand our pups and modify their behaviors positively. We are now more aware of their triggers and feel secure with them in all environments. Thank you Sherry for transforming our deepest fears into an overall sense of security and confidence. We cannot recommend Sherry enough!”
What Makes Us Different
The dog training community is littered with misleading and bad information. Seaching for solutions can leave dog owners frustrated and overwhelmed. We get it, we’ve been there and we know which information is goog quality. We rely on valid and reliable reseach (and there is a lot out there) not on pop culture. We’ve read the research for you, we know what works and we know how to use it. Let us show you, or even better, do it for you.
How does dog training work?
The first step is a 90 minute listening session (aka consultation) so that we can understand your challenges and evaluate your dog.
Then we develop a training plan with the number of lessons needed to help you reach your goals.
We identify which training program is best and set up a weekly training schedule.
How do you train dogs? Which training method do you use?
We use positive reinforcement exclusively.
The tools we use are a clicker and food. This same method is used to train 10 ton whales, lions and apes.
When will I start to see results?
Most people see results right away depending on the challenges.
Leaning is gradual, but we get right to work and results should be seen in one – three weeks.
How do you train dogs? Which training method do you use?
If you are doing a DIY program then you need to spend ~ 30 minutes a day at least.
If you using the Day Training program then you need to spend 10 minutes a day at least.
Want to talk in person? Call us at 949-607-8364
How We Give Back
After learning and reading research on the importance of puppy development from birth Sherry decided that she needed raise a litter of rescue puppy’s. In 2016 Lovebugs Rescue took in discarded pregnant dog. The puppys were born and raised at Sherry’s house (all SEVEN puppies). Sherry prepared the puppies for living in our human world by socializing and training until they found their foreven homes at 9 weeks old. There development is chronicled in video’s to help other puppy parents.
In 2015 Sherry fostered Dallas, an Italian Greyhound surrendered to the Italian Greyhound Rescue. Dallas came into rescue becuase he wan’ts potty training (at 4 years old). Sherry quickly learned that fear was culprit behind he potty issue. Once Dallas was potty training and unafraid he found his foreven home in Los Angeles.
Read their stories below
*Thank you Lisa Scarsi Photography for the beautiful pictures of our rescue dogs