Country Dog Ranch
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Do you want your dog to be really happy?
Looking for a place for your dog to be able to roam around freely in the outdoors while you’re at work or on a long vacation?
Do you need your pet to become more obedient and improve his or her behavior?
If you’re looking to improve your relationship with your dog or just give them a place to roam around while you’re gone, we've got you covered!
We provide outstanding dog boarding, dog daycare, and dog training services to LA and surrounding areas.
Motivational Dog Training
Dog training is one of the best gifts you can give to your dog.
When you train your dog to perform basic exercises like sit or come, you are fulfilling one of the most important needs of every dog: to belong to a pack where he can work cooperatively within a hierarchical structure. The pack needs a leader in order to function appropriately, and your mission is to assume that role in the eyes of your canine companion. This is the most important reason for learning how to obedience train your dog.
The Country Dog Ranch dog training method is based on motivation, positive reinforcement and play. We don't use coercion or punishment in our dog training.
The History of Country Dog Ranch
Country Dog Ranch's history stems back to 1990 when Dominique started his dog training career in Chile, where he was located at the time. He owned a boarding facility and worked as a dog trainer for several years, conducting one on one and group obedience classes. His work was featured in several television shows and he was considered one of the best dog trainers in the country.
During that time, Dominique met his friend Juan, who was devoted to breeding boxers, rottweilers and Neapolitan mastiffs and competing in dog shows. He then decided to expand his business and added a dog training school to his breeding facility. Dominique became the head trainer of the center. Since that moment, a fruitful working relationship and a friendship began. Then, for a couple of years, Dominique and Juan worked together, training many, many dogs and helping their owners to foster a better relationship with their pets.
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Eventually, Dominique returned to the US in 2002, where he continued his dog training career, founding My Dog and I, a business dedicated to dog walking and training, specializing in canyon hikes in the mountains of Los Angeles. The training facility is six acres large, and the ranch is entirely fenced in. Country Dog ranch is a 100% cage free facility, dogs have the freedom to roam about outside and inside the house facility. We have a state of the art pool equipped with a beach for easy access by the dogs. Our Mercedes Benz limmo will come and pick your dog up and transport them to our facility. In order to best supervise your pets we have a limited number of dogs that can occupy our facility at one time.
Juan training with Marla
Meanwhile, Juan decided to go to the university to become a Psychologist. During his studies he continued working as a dog trainer, this time specializing in solving behavior problems. Dog training and psychology became the perfect, albeit unusual, combination for Juan's professional career, because the behavioral principles he had to learn in order to understand dog behavior, were the same principles that gave rise to the behavioral tradition in clinical psychology, which Juan embraced as his second career path as a psychotherapist. Once he obtained his professional credentials as a psychologist, Juan then attended graduate school at the prestigious Psychology school of Universidad Catolica, to earn a masters degree in Clinical Psychology. While obtaining his degree, Juan also travelled to the US several times in order to receive clinical training in mindfulness based behavior therapies.
Now, Dominique and Juan are working together again in Los Angeles, CA's Country Dog Ranch as a professional team devoted to the well being and emotional balance of the dogs that participate in our obedience training courses, canyon hikes and boarding/doggie day care. They are excited to train dogs on their six acres facility, where dogs of all breeds can roam freely on the grass and in the newly constructed pool. Country Dog Ranch is considered one of the finest dog boarding, dog training, and dog daycare centers in the LA area.
At Country Dog Ranch, our philosophy is based on the simple idea that dogs should be allowed to be what they are: dogs, one of the most amazing creatures that share this planet with us, their friends and companions for more than 15,000 years.
We built our six acres facility as a natural environment where dogs can explore, play and enjoy the company of other dogs. It's an enclosed and safe space in the hills of Santa Clarita, where our daily canine visitors can run, play and swim in the pool, while being taken care by our experienced staff.
On top of caring for your pet at our facility, we have the resources to pick up your dog at your home, bring him/her to our ranch in one of our air conditioned vans, where he or she will hang out with his canine friends all day long. At the end of the day, we will bring him/her home, happy, calm and relaxed so you can enjoy his company without having to take him/her out for a walk when you are tired after a busy day. You can have more time to spend with your happy and relaxed dog, who will be thrilled to see you after a wonderful day at our facility.
If you love your dog and want him to have a fulfilling "dog life" in which he or she can express his canine nature in all the ways mother nature has intended, don't hesitate and call Country Dog Ranch. We will work hard to ensure that your dog is safe and happy while you're away, and we will use our years of expertise to work on your dog's behavior, if you request. Our dog training, dog boarding, and dog daycare services and facilities are top notch and will keep both you and your dog feeling at home and well cared for.
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