Benji is a beautiful Leonberger puppy that we are training for basic obedience in a private training program. Unfortunately, Benji broke his leg and we are making adjustments to work around it, so we can still get him trained.


about this La canada dog training client

Benji is a beautiful male Leonberger puppy from the city of La Canada, in the Los Angeles County of California 91011. Leonbergers are a large breed, typically very friendly, and are becoming more popular as service dogs for people with disabilities. This guy is super friendly, and his owners need help getting him under control. He’s a very nice guy, he’s just getting bigger (and bigger) and doesn’t have any puppy manners. Benji likes to nibble on you for attention, and try to crawl on top of you to lay on your lap. It’s actually very endearing, but it’s too much for guests when they come to visit.¬†

Benji picks up on everything we are asking from him quickly, cause he’s a smart guy, but his brain is not conditioned to complying … yet! We are making great progress with him, and we will come back to give you some updates. We always recommend starting training as early as you can with your puppy; Benji is only five months old.

Dog aggression training is a very popular training program throughout La Canada, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County areas.

We’ve already had a few training sessions with Benji, and he seems to be coming along quickly. We look forward to continuing training and seeing what a great young puppy Benji develops into. Leonbergers can become very large and powerful dogs that can be difficult to handle. It is very important to start training as early as you can, so that you don’t have to convince a 100+ pound dog that pulling is not cool. ūüė≠

Our private training program typically consists of eight, one hour, training sessions. However, we do not watch the clock, and often stay longer if it’s needed. The most important thing for us, is to make sure that we give our clients the training they need, and we do not leave our clients confused or not clear on what they should be doing with their dogs daily.¬†

This dog aggression training program is offered in other cities such as Malibu, Culver City, Calabasas, Zuma Beach, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Studio City, and Bel Air.


benji's Santa monica dog training temperament evaluation

This evaluation was given to Benji when he first started training. Although we always guarantee we can train people’s dogs, we cannot guarantee that the owners are going to follow through with the training and continue to build on the training we have provided. If you really want to be successful with your dog, it is imperative that you follow all of the instruction that your trainer gives you!



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General la canada dog training information

We love to share the accomplishments of our hard work in dog training, whether it be obedience dog training, dog aggression training, or dog boot camp training in La Canada, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Santa Monica, Malibu, Culver City, Calabasas, Zuma Beach, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Studio City, and Bel Air, or one of the many qualified dog trainers we recommend throughout the United States. We are adding more dog training incormation below for you to read and possibly connect with. We hope you enjoy reading about our past clients. Feel free to contact us if you have any dog training questions or would like to get your dog started. Thank you and we look forward to speaking to you!

La Canada Dog Training Obedience Commands:
The standard basic dog training obedience commands to be taught will be as follows, all commands will be worked under heavy distractions, success of all programs is based on the client’s ability and willingness to follow the program…
~ Sit
~ Down
~ Come Here (Recall)
~ Boundaries (No bolting in or out of doors and gates)
~ Heel (Walking nicely on a leash)
~ Place (Go to bed, lay down, and stay, until released)
~ No (Discipline for all undesired behaviors, such as jumping on people, barking excessively, digging, chewing, etc.)
~ Potty training (A foundation will be set, you must continue the potty training at home to be successful!)
~ Any additional commands can be discussed and incorporated, depending on the client’s expectation. An additional fee may be added.

Our Dog Training Methods Have Been Proven In La Canada For Many Years.
K-9 Behavior Services is one of the most well respected and successful dog training companies in America. All of the trainers have been trained by Jeremy Talamantes. The company has established it’s name and reputation on the success they have had with their clients. Their stellar reputation can be seen all over television, newsprint, the news, and the internet, including videos with Charlie Sheen, television appearances with The Doctors, Storage Wars, Giuliana & Bill, and TMZ Live with Harvey Levin, videos with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, articles in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, articles in the Ventura County Star, on K-CAL 9 as the authority on pit bulls and dog aggression, on Channel 5 as the authority on service dog training, and much more.

La Canada is one of the toughest cities to be successful in dog training because of the fierce competition that surrounds the dog training world. Many trainers flock to Los Angeles to break into the business because of the opportunity to establish themselves among the best. However, K-9 Behavior Services has proven themselves to be the company to challenge and the company to beat. Nevertheless, the company has proven time after time that they are the leaders in the industry. From running the largest working K-9 training ranch in America, to television appearances as the authority on dog training, protection dogs, services dogs, and dog aggression, K-9 Behavior Services stands alone on a level of success that no others have ever reached, but many endeavor to reach.

All of the trainers that are referred by K-9 Behavior Services have been reviewed, researched, interviewed, and asked a myriad of questions. They have filled out forms to make sure only the best are being referred. Even though the company refers the best, it is always recommended to do your due diligence to ensure you are 100% comfortable with who is training your dog.


The¬†Leonberger¬†is a¬†giant dog breed, whose name derives from the city of¬†Leonberg¬†in¬†Baden-W√ľrttemberg,¬†Germany. According to legend, the Leonberger was ostensibly bred as a “symbolic dog” that would mimic the¬†lion¬†in the town¬†coat of arms. It is in the¬†Working Group¬†for dog shows such as¬†Crufts, but not at the¬†World Dog Show.

This breed occurs with a generous double¬†coat; the Leonberger is a large, muscular, and elegant dog with balanced body type, medium temperament, and dramatic presence. The head is adorned with a striking¬†black mask¬†and projects the breed’s distinct expression of intelligence, pride, and kindliness. Remaining true to their early roots as a capable family and¬†working dog¬†and¬†search and rescue dog¬†(particularly water), the surprisingly agile Leonberger is sound and coordinated, with both strength in bearing and elegance in movement. A¬†sexually dimorphic¬†breed, the Leonberger possesses either a strongly masculine or elegantly feminine form, making gender immediately discernible.[1]:5

Capable of demanding work, the Leonberger is a dog of ample substance. Its frame is supported with well-muscled, medium to heavy bone in direct proportion to its size. A roomy chest is sufficiently broad and deep for the purpose of work. Seen in profile, the chest curves inward from the prosternum, tangenitally joins at the elbow to its underline at 50% of the withers’ height and then continues slightly upward toward the stifle.[2]

The head is well balanced in proportion to the size of the dog and is deeper than broad with the length of muzzle and the length of skull approximately equal. With close fitting eyelids, the eyes are set into the skull upon a slight oblique; the eyes are medium-sized, almond shaped, and colored dark brown. The ears are fleshy, moderately sized, and pendant shaped, with sufficient substance to hang close to the skull and drop the tip of the ears level with the inside corners of the mouth. The Leonberger’s ears rise from halfway between the eye and the top of his skull to level with the top of his skull. Though level bites and slight anomalies not affecting the robustness of the lower jaw are common, the ideal Leonberger capably possesses a strong scissor bite with full dentition.[2]

Both a necessity for work and a defining attribute of the breed, the Leonberger has a water-resistant double coat on his body that is complemented by the shorter, fine hair on his muzzle and limbs. The long, profuse, outer coat is durable, relatively straight, lies flat, and fits close. A mature, masculine Leonberger exhibits a pronounced mane. Similarly, his tail is very well furnished from the tip to the base where it blends harmoniously with the breech’s furnishings. Climate permitting, his undercoat is soft and dense. Apart from a¬†neatening¬†of the feet, the Leonberger is presented untrimmed.

A variety of coat colors are acceptable, including all combinations of lion-yellow, red, red-brown, and sand.[2][3] Nose leather, foot pads and lips should always be black. Faulty colors include brown with brown nose leather, black and tan, black, white or silver and eyes without any brown. A small patch of white on the chest or toes is permitted.[4]

First and foremost a family dog, the Leonberger’s temperament is one of its most important and distinguishing characteristics. Well socialized and trained, the Leonberger is self-assured, insensitive to noise, submissive to family members, friendly toward children, well composed with passersby, and self-disciplined when obliging its family or property with protection. Robust, loyal, intelligent, playful, and kindly, they can thus be taken anywhere without difficulty and adjust easily to a variety of circumstances, including the introduction of other dogs.[1]¬†Proper control and early socialization and training are essential, as this is a giant breed.

La Canada dog trainer Jeremy Talamantes offers dog training in La Canada, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Venice, Culver City, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Ventura and Orange County, Including, dog training in Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Oxnard, Simi Valley, dog training in Camarillo, Coto De Caza, dog training in Moorpark, Malibu, and beyond.

Dog aggression training in Orange County and South Orange County, including, Irvine, Orange, Long Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Rancho Palos Verdes, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Manhattan Beach, San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, and Mission Viejo

There are a lot of unqualified and wannabe dog trainers out there creating franchises that offer poor dog training. Take a look at trainer’s credentials, experience, and references. Talk to past and current clients. Ask a lot of questions. A good dog trainer in the Los Angeles or Ventura area should be willing to take some time with you and make you feel comfortable with him prior to you dropping your hard earned money. Feel free to call us and ask any questions you might have. Thank you.