Top Rated Dog Training
in Southern California

298
Dogs Living Happier Since 2022

Is Your Dog Misbehaving?

You Just Got A Puppy And You Want Only The Best For Him?

We Help Dog Owners To Connect With Their Dogs So That They Can Enjoy Their Lives Together And Understand The True Meaning Of The Love Of A Dog.

From Malibu, Thousand Oaks, San Fernando, Beverly Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Orange, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach, to Carlsbad, Mission Beach, San Diego, Chula Vista and Harbison Canyon, and all the way to Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Riverside, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga and Pasadena,  we are top rated trainers and we will give you the secret to a healthy and meaningful life with your furry friend!

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Most Common Behaviors Dog Owners Experience

Does your dog pull on the leash?
Does your dog bark when you leave?
Does your dog chew on your stuff?
Does your dog know how to socialize with other dogs?
Does your dog pee inside your house?
Does your dog listen when you call him?
Does your dog take your seat on the couch?
Does your dog jump on your guests?
Does your dog steal food from the counter?

  • ​Do you feel like your dog doesn't understand you?
  • ​Does it seem like you've tried everything you know and found online without result?
  • ​Are you frustrated that there are many so-called "trainers" that really don't know how to train?​
  • ​And when it comes down to it, do you know who you can you entrust your dog to get the results you desire?
Eleanor Fearman
Eleanor Fearman
23:35 05 Jul 24
Frank, we had our final meeting with Kristi. I am very happy and hopeful. I feel we have the tools we need to proceed. It will require some concentrated effort on our part but the rewards are worth it. We missed her and are so happy to have her home. Kristi has been great and very responsive. We couldn't be happier.
Hillary McCombs
Hillary McCombs
17:00 21 May 24
I've had my dog back for just a few days but already noticed some pretty big changes. She's a better listener and my biggest concern with her not being well crate trained (since I live in a quiet apartment complex) has been totally resolved. She does not bark or whine in her crate anymore which is such a relief. Kristi is wonderful to work with and so knowledgable about dogs. I love her approach and that the training is sustainable for me to continue at home. I had a lot of anxiety before I made the decision to send my pup to be trained with Dawgz and Stripes but I am SO glad I did. Theres just WAY too much information out there on how to best train your dog so this was really good for us to get on the same page and set me and my pup up for success moving forward. Can't say enough good things!
Kei Gilson
Kei Gilson
20:42 13 May 24
Manny has worked wonders with our 8 month old Doberman puppy. He was out of control, counter surfing, jumping all over the furniture, just being really naughty 24/7. Now he's a joy to be around, super well-behaved, much more calm and has mastered basic obedience. I can't recommend Manny highly enough!
Dolores Ruiz
Dolores Ruiz
16:34 13 May 24
Thank you so much Manny and Mary. You made such a major positive impact on my Bella and myself 💕I went from looking to have her put down, for her aggressiveness toward myself and husband. I'm so glad I made the call to Dawgz & Stripes. Training with you has made a tremendous difference in her, she is now a confident, happy, well behaved and loving companion. You taught me how to become the alpha! Your breathing techniques helped me with my anxiety in all aspects in my life. THANK YOU!!You kept me involved in the daily videos, that showed me so much helpful ways to train her. You both treated her as if she was your fur baby. And the love and trust she had for you two, showed in the video's.I recommend 100% to anyone who wants to have their fur baby trained, use Dawgz & Stripes!Thank you for treating us like family.❤️❤️
Julio Cambara
Julio Cambara
03:57 07 May 24
I have had the pleasure of having Manny train my Belgian Malinois. From the first day speaking with him you can hear the passion and love he has for these amazing animals. Speaks so highly of them, they are the best companions! So smart and high energy and super loyal. He educated me and my wife so much about them we didn’t know.Manny helped me so much I can’t thank him enough. It is a night and day difference with my dog. He has answered all of my questions and has helped me understand with the knowledge he has. With his experience and love he has given I can be sure it was the best decision. Knowing that I can ask for help if anything that comes up makes my mind at ease.He is an excellent trainer! Can’t recommend him enough. If you want your dog to be trained, Manny is the best!! From basic obedience to advanced he offers everything to be there for you and your needs.Thank you Manny I appreciate everything you did for me and my family. We are so happy!
Dan Heringer
Dan Heringer
21:38 18 Apr 24
Kristi was amazing with ourDog Magic. He is still a handful but she has given us the tools to manage him. She was supportive through the process. Highly recommend her
Grant Moreland
Grant Moreland
03:26 18 Apr 24
Dog came back worse. Do not recommend.
Brian Barker
Brian Barker
22:50 07 Mar 24
We recently had the pleasure of working with Dawgz and Stripes, and I can’t express how amazing our experience has been!Manny has worked wonders with our little guy. Manny delivers what he says and stands behind his word.There are many dog trainers out there, but few are as wonderful as Manny. He truly cares about our little guy and wants us and him to have a very happy and successful life together.His commitment to creating well-mannered, confident, and happy dogs truly shines through. We highly recommend their services to anyone seeking professional dog training!
Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez
18:57 07 Mar 24
Dawgz & Stripes was amazing. Our Dobbie came home a new dog. Very well mannered and behaved. We got a second dog and we’re able to apply the what we learned during our training with our new Dobbie too. It has been great!
Melanie EON
Melanie EON
19:37 29 Jan 24
We had a great experience with Frank and Kristi for the training of Clutch our Mini Aussie. It’s our 1st puppy and we weren’t sure how to go by the entire process but Frank and Kristi made us feel very confortable. Clutch stayed full time with Kristi for 3 full weeks and she came back transformed in a positive way. She needed guidance to be more obedience. We were at 1st concerned to have to let Clutch for 3 weeks but it was worth it. Kristi was communicative with us and kept sending us video to update us on Clutch well being and progresses. It was great. Thank you Kristi and Dawgz and stripes.
Aric Browne
Aric Browne
23:15 03 Dec 23
Kristi changed my dog's life. I have a large dog 100LB+ who is insecure and aggressive. In 4 weeks, Kristi completely got him back on track and he is now a different dog. I have my work set out for me, but I could never imagine Leo would be doing so well. The constant teaching videos and watching him grow was amazing for me and my girls to observe. I very much trust Kristi and highly recommend her. Frank was very helpful when I was coordinating the 4-week training. At that time, I was very upset with my dog's behavior. Frank calmed me and had Kristi change Leo's life Forever.Fantastic, Caring, Loving work by Kristi. Thank you from my family's heart.
Amir Hemmat
Amir Hemmat
20:22 23 Nov 23
Frank and trainer Kristi were amazing to work with. Very communicative, friendly and objective oriented. We would highly recommend!
Allen Genovesi
Allen Genovesi
18:16 03 Oct 23
Manny is an excellent dog trainer. Our Doberman is now able to walk a whole lot better when he goes on walks with my husband and she listens to the commands that were taught to her by Manny. We would recommend Manny to anyone who needs to have their dog or puppy trained by an experienced dog trainer.. Thsnk you Manny for all your help.
liz Hernandez
liz Hernandez
21:29 01 Oct 23
I am super pleased with Manny and his wife (the ultimate photographer) for working with my German Shepard (Kodi). Manny is very professional and knowledgeable. I plan on returning Kodi in 30 days for more advanced training. Manny will send videos while your dog is in training; showing you the dog’s progress, as well as, providing educational tools for you, as the owner of the dog, to practice while the dog is in training. I have homework as well during this 30 day, at home, training cycle. I’m very grateful and highly recommend Manny as a dog training expert. Kodi Blue (code blue) will see you in 30 days. Don’t give away her spot!!!! :)
Itsme 198
Itsme 198
20:27 29 Aug 23
I highly recommend Dawgz & Stripes! Manny is an amazing trainer! He trained my Malinois in basic obedience, advanced obedience and protection. I absolutely enjoy the connection I have with my dog! She is so well behaved I can take her anywhere with no worries. I have traveled with her across the country, hiked mountains, gone into pet friendly stores and restaurants never having a problem. That being said she has stopped several threats and has kept me safe. Manny also trained my Boston Terrier through advanced obedience. I always get compliments on how well behaved my dogs are in public. Thank you Manny!Michelle H.
Fred Yue
Fred Yue
07:00 28 Aug 23
I adopted an American Bully which was rescued from an illegal dog fight ring, due to this background she is very aggressive to other dogs and also humans that she doesn’t know. It was to a point that I couldn’t even take her out for a walk or have friends visiting. I tried several dog trainers but the result was not that great. I came across Manny and decided to give it one last try. Two weeks of board and train, my dog came back completely different. Manny is very professional and knowledgeable, he taught me how to work with my dog and he is very patient. Most importantly, he does this not as a job, he actually have the passion and love for these dogs, my dog is always happy seeing him and this says a lot. If you want the best trainer, look nowhere else, here is the one right here
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Who We Are

Manny Hernandez
head trainer and owner

Retired Deputy Sheriff and Army Veteran Specialist, a highly skilled and experienced trainer at Dawgz and Stripes.

Kristi Mallet
professional trainer

Versatile dog trainer proficient in a range of disciplines, including obedience training both on and off leash, protection training, trick training, and therapy work.

Leo Cisneros
professional trainer

His military experience alongside the K-9 detection unit provided profound insights into the capabilities of working dogs, fostering effective communication in high-stakes operations.

Mary Rivera
professional trainer

Seasoned dog trainer specializing in basic and advanced obedience, as well as protection work, serving as both decoy and handler.

Brittany Williams
professional trainer

Her background encompasses a wide spectrum of expertise, from preschool training for puppies to advanced obedience, anxiety and dog aggression rehabilitation

Riley Sanders
professional trainer

Specialized in basic and advanced obedience training, anxiety and aggression rehabilitation, protection training, French ring training, and cattle dog training.

Meet Your Dog Training Coordinator:
Frank Ross

Embracing my late dog Isabella's kindness and joy, my passion is helping dog owners find successful solutions to their dog's problem behaviors, saving them time, effort and money.

With 5 years of experience working alongside the best dog trainers in California, my team and I are dedicated to making a difference in people's lives and our community.

It is my responsibility to make sure that everyone that comes in touch with me or my team are positively affected by us.

Let me help you get the best results with your pup today!

Top Rated Training

#1 Top Rated
Anxiety or Aggression Rehabilitation Program

Have you noticed your dog reacting to another dog when they come close to you or your dog? Is your dog scratching the door and barking when you leave to go to work or shopping? Your reactive dog deserves a place in this world too.

We will get your dog in a calm state of mind so YOU can rest assure that your dog trusts your judgement and doesn't have to worry, and that way YOU can enjoy each other's company without stress!

With this training your dog will not only trust you, but will also better his obedience for a happier life together, including:

 

 ​​Greeting Manners, so your dog doesn't jump on your friends and family!

 ​​Door Manners, open the door without fear that your dog will bolt out!

 Leave It Command,  so your dog drops whatever he took!

 Recall (come)​: call your dog to come to you!

 ​Loose Leash Walking Heel, so you and your dog enjoy walking together!

 ​Focus Training, so your dog focuses on you and not everything else around you

 Sit Command, so your dog sits when you ask him to 

 ​Down Command, so your dog goes down on his belly

 ​Place Command, so your dog goes to his place or bed on command

 

 ​Stay Command, so your dog stays where you tell him!

 ​Socialization, so your dog understands how to meet other dogs

Crate Training, so he can have his own calm space when he's alone

Potty Training, so your dog pees and poops outside


What you also get when you buy this program:

Lifetime Guarantee, so you don't have to worry if this would work for you and your pup, because we will make sure it will

Pick Up And Drop Off, so you can focus on your things while we take care of everything else for you

Comprehensive Handover Session Tailored To Your Dog, so you and your family are on the same page on how to thrive with your dog

Stay At A Caring Home, your pup will live at your trainer's home in a loving and caring environment

Personalized Training Videos, tailored to your pup that you can revisit whenever you like and share with your family

​ Unlimited Trainer Support, in case you'd have any questions about your pup's development

​Be The Envy Of Your Neighbors, when they see how well your pup listens to you

#2 Top Rated
Puppy Training Program

If your pup is between 8 weeks and 8 months old, both of you will LOVE this program BECAUSE it will give you the tools to communicate and thrive in this life together!

In this course, your pup will learn:

Name Recognition, so your pup knows his name when you call!

Potty Training, so your pup pees and poops outside

Crate Training, so he can have his own calm space when he's alone

​ Loose Leash Walking Heel, so you and your pup enjoy walking together!

​ Focus Training, so your pup focuses on you and not everything  happening around you

​ Socialization, so your pup understands how to meet other dogs

Sit Command, so your pup sits when you ask him to 

​ Down Command, so your pup goes down on his belly

​ Place Command, so your pup goes to his place or bed on command

​ Stay Command, so your pup stays where you tell him!

What you also get when you buy this program:

Lifetime Guarantee, so you don't have to worry if this would work for you and your pup, because we will make sure it will

Pick Up And Drop Off, so you can focus on your things while we take care of everything else for you

Comprehensive Handover Session Tailored To Your Dog, so you and your family are on the same page on how to thrive with your dog

Stay At A Caring Home, your pup will live at your trainer's home in a loving and caring environment

Personalized Training Videos, tailored to your pup that you can revisit whenever you like and share with your family

​ Unlimited Trainer Support, in case you'd have any questions about your pup's development

​Be The Envy Of Your Neighbors, when they see how well your pup listens to you

#3 Top Rated
Obedience Training Program

Do you want your dog to listen to you to get off your seat on the couch? Are you embarrassed that your dog jumps on your friends and family or are afraid someone will get knocked down by your dog?

With this program, for dogs any age, your dog will learn to respect your boundaries so you can own your house and enjoy having your dog around, whether you're having your neighbors over for a BBQ or enjoying your favorite TV show on the couch!

With this program you and your dog will learn:

ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS

Recall (come)​: call your dog to come to you!

Leave It Command, so your dog drops whatever he took!

Greeting Manners, so your dog doesn't jump on your friends and family! 

Door Manners, open the door without fear that your dog will bolt out!

Off Command, so you can retrieve your spot on your couch or bed!

What you also get when you buy this program:

Lifetime Guarantee, so you don't have to worry if this would work for you and your pup, because we will make sure it will

Pick Up And Drop Off, so you can focus on your things while we take care of everything else for you

Comprehensive Handover Session Tailored To Your Dog, so you and your family are on the same page on how to thrive with your dog

Stay At A Caring Home, your pup will live at your trainer's home in a loving and caring environment

Personalized Training Videos, tailored to your pup that you can revisit whenever you like and share with your family

​ Unlimited Trainer Support, in case you'd have any questions about your pup's development

​Be The Envy Of Your Neighbors, when they see how well your pup listens to you

#4 Top Rated
Advanced Obedience Program

Have the time of your life with your dog understanding you from a distance! 

 

Once your dog listens to you solid, doesn't pull on the leash, sits or goes to his place when you ask him, and can stay at home alone without barking or chewing stuff, your dog and you are ready for advanced obedience!

 

With this program you and your dog will learn:

ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS

Off leash heel, have your dog walk next to without a leash!

Distance commands, have your dog

COME

SIT

DOWN

STOP

STAY

All Of The Above FROM A DISTANCE

Complete Focus​, so your dog only listens to you and only you! (and your family of course)

What you also get when you buy this program:

Lifetime Guarantee, so you don't have to worry if this would work for you and your pup, because we will make sure it will

Pick Up And Drop Off, so you can focus on your things while we take care of everything else for you

Comprehensive Handover Session Tailored To Your Dog, so you and your family are on the same page on how to thrive with your dog

Stay At A Caring Home, your pup will live at your trainer's home in a loving and caring environment

Personalized Training Videos, tailored to your pup that you can revisit whenever you like and share with your family

​ Unlimited Trainer Support, in case you'd have any questions about your pup's development

​Be The Envy Of Your Neighbors, when they see how well your pup listens to you

#5 Top Rated
Full Obedience In Only 3 Months

Get your puppy's training FROM ZERO TO HERO!

With this program you and your puppy will learn all the basic and advanced obedience, so you can have the time of your lives from a very early age!

Have your dog stay with your trainer two times in the span of 3 months to achieve obedience mastery!

Have your dog understand you from distance to have the times of your lives!

In this course, your pup will learn:

ALL OF THE ABOVE COMBINED! That means:

​ Name Recognition, so your pup knows his name when you call him!

Potty Training, so your pup pees and poops outside

Crate Training, so he can have his own calm space when he's alone

​ Loose Leash Walking Heel, so you and your pup enjoy walking together!

​ Socialization, so your pup understands how to meet other dogs

Sit Command, so your pup sits when you ask him to 

​ Down Command, so your pup goes down on his belly

​ Place Command, so your pup goes to his place or bed on command

​ Stay Command, so your pup stays where you tell him!

​ Focus Training, so your pup focuses on you and not everything  happening around you

PLUS

Recall (come)​: call your dog to come to you!

Leave It Command, so your dog drops whatever he took!

Greeting Manners, so your dog doesn't jump on your friends and family! 

Door Manners, open the door without fear that your dog will bolt out!

Off Command, so you can retrieve your spot on your couch or bed!

PLUS!

Off Leash Heel, have your dog walk next to you without a leash!

Distance Commands: have your dog:

COME

SIT

DOWN

​ STOP

and STAY

All Of The Above FROM A DISTANCE!

Complete Focus, so your dog only listens to you and only you! (and your family of course)

What you also get when you buy this program:

Lifetime Guarantee, so you don't have to worry if this would work for you and your pup, because we will make sure it will

Pick Up And Drop Off, so you can focus on your things while we take care of everything else for you

Comprehensive Handover Session Tailored To Your Dog, so you and your family are on the same page on how to thrive with your dog

Stay At A Caring Home, your pup will live at your trainer's home in a loving and caring environment

Personalized Training Videos, tailored to your pup that you can revisit whenever you like and share with your family

​ Unlimited Trainer Support, in case you'd have any questions about your pup's development

​Be The Envy Of Your Neighbors, when they see how well your pup listens to you

Attention: It is important to note that leash and collar regulations vary across cities in the USA. For instance, in California, dog owners are mandated to maintain full control of their dogs at all times, necessitating the use of a collar and leash. To ensure compliance with leash laws, kindly refer to your city's specific ordinances for detailed information.

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