Dog Aggression Training Los Angeles

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Qualified Dog Trainers-
K-9 Behavior Services boasts some of the most qualified dog trainers, not only in America, but also in other countries, such as Germany. As the company continues to grow world wide, many highly qualified dog trainers are wanting to to be a part of one of the largest and most successful dog training companies in the world! Sitting on 1,545 acres in the Los Angeles and Ventura area, K-9 Behavior Services trains pet dogs, Protection Dogs, Service Dogs for the disabled, and specializes in training dogs with aggression. K-9 Behavior Services also works with local and government agencies, including the California Department of Corrections. To be a part of K-9 Behavior Services, is to be a part of the best of the best!

Certified Dog Trainers-
At K-9 Behavior Services, we are often asked if our trainers are certified. Although some of our trainers are certified, the problem with most organizations that give certifications for pet dog training, such as CCPDT (Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers), APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), KPCT (Karen Pryor Clicker Training), and ABC (Animal Behavioral College), is that most of their credentials combined with real life training experience, does not come close to matching ours. As a matter of fact, the ABC (Animal Behavioral College) has asked Owner, Jeremy Talamantes, to assist/ mentor/ train, their students local to Los Angeles, which he has declined every time because he does not believe their methods are effective, especially when dealing with serious cases.

Unqualified Dog Trainers-
Southern California is saturated with wannabe unqualified trainers, ones that are either way to hard on dogs and destroy their character, or ones that are way too soft on dogs and can never achieve results that a responsible dog owner will naturally seek. Too often we are called by dog owners that have spent way too much money with trainers that make excuses and can't take their dog to a level of training that is needed for them to happily co-exist with their canine friend. It is important to have the experience, knowledge, and skill to be able to train any dog, any breed, any age, any size, any temperament.
We decided to create this Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County dog training blog so that our clients and potential clients can have insight to the lives we live on a daily basis. Many Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County dog trainers fail their clients resulting in dogs that are out of control and unmanageable. With a large amount of calls on a daily basis, we felt that this blog would give our clients and potential clients an avenue to explore our lifestyle a little more candidly and help people to understand our position on modern day dog training. We warn each and every one of you reading this to please beware of Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County dog trainers of today. Many dog trainers of today have embellished and exagerated qualifications that are not applicable to what you may need. Please read and explore our website and contact us with any questions or concerns you might have. Thank you! 
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Kim Richard's PIt Bull Attack Dog Los Angeles

by K-9 Behavior Services on 02/12/15

Kim Richards’ Pit Bull Trained As ‘Attack Dog,’ Claims Trainer

http://www.inquisitr.com/1781177/kim-richards-pit-bull-trained-as-attack-dog-claims-trainer/

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Kim Richards RHOBH

Kim Richards’ pit bull was reportedly trained to be an “attack dog.” According to an expert trainer who claimed to have worked with the dog, Kingsley’s bad behavior is the result of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s lack of boundaries for the animal.

“That dog has an issue with resource guarding,” the trainer, who did not want to be identified, told Radar Online on January 23.

“Resource guarding means that they have a resource and they guard it. Usually the counter-condition and the cure is to remove the resource. If it is a tennis ball, or a bone, or a dog toy, you remove it and then you reintroduce the resource slowly. The problem with Kingsley is that the resource is Kim.

“With Kingsley, if you go anywhere near Kim or in her proximity, he just goes into attack-mode. That is dangerous. We wouldn’t call this a protection dog, we call it an attack dog.”

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Kim Richards’ pit bull has a history of attacking her friends and family. Most recently, Kingsley attacked Alexia Umansky, daughter of Richards’ sister, Kyle.

In early November 2014, Umansky was spending time at Richards’ Los Angeles home, when Kingsley attacked her, sending her to a local hospital where she underwent two surgeries.

Months prior, 80-year-old Kay Rozario claimed to have been attacked by Kim Richards’ pit bull. In an interview with Radar Online, Rozario said Kingsley ripped her hand open “down to the tendon.”

“It just came at me. I didn’t see it coming at all! He ripped my hand open down to the tendon. Blood was everywhere. I was soaked in blood. The floor was soaked in blood.”

The dog’s previous trainer told Radar the dog’s main issue was his lack of rules and boundaries. Perhaps if Richards better enforced rules around, and outside, her home, the dog would have behaved better.

“She loved on it so much that she never laid down boundaries and with an empty-nester like Kim, where people are leaving the home, that dog attaches itself to its owner. That dog is a male. Kim is a female. There is a lot that has to do with that as far as dog as the dog’s willingness to protect.”

Following the dog’s attack on Umansky, Richards claimed he was trying to protect her.

It is currently unknown whether or not Kim Richards’ pit bull is still living in her home.


Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1781177/kim-richards-pit-bull-trained-as-attack-dog-claims-trainer/#Ex0IiaA01Z2X20pP.99

Multiple Dog Aggression Attacks In Torrance, Southern California

by K-9 Behavior Services on 01/29/15

Dog May Be Euthanized After Torrance Residents Claim Multiple Attacks

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/16/dog-may-be-euthanized-after-torrance-residents-claim-multiple-attacks/

TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — Residents say they have complained to city officials for years about a dog in their neighborhood they believed was unsafe.

The dog is now being held at the Carson animal shelter after she was accused of attacking someone for at least the second time.

Half a dozen residents say they’ve been attacked by a local German shepherd named Nala, and some have taken to referring to the canine as “Devil dog.”

Dimitri Ramirez says that the dog bit his 7-year-old on a thigh in 2013, and states that she will need plastic surgery to remove the scars from the attack.

However, according to Ramirez, she was not the dog’s only victim.

“It’s bitten and gone after many people in this neighborhood,” Ramirez said.

Along with several other neighbors, Ramirez has complained to the city about the dog for years, going so far as to start a blog about the dog.

Randy Fortunato, another resident, says the dog bit his wife’s back twice, and that he’s seen other neighbors being attacked.

“The city has allowed this dog to stay, and that’s what upsets all the neighbors,” Fortunato said. “We shouldn’t live in fear. This is a great neighborhood.”

While Nala’s owner refused to comment on the matter, animal control officials say that previous hearings allowed her to stay with her owners, given that they follow certain requirements.

Animal control had removed Nala from her home after another attack was reported, and says Nala’s next hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. If it is determined that the dog is dangerous, she will be removed from the city and may be put down.

Residents, meanwhile, say they hope the dog is gone permanently.

“It doesn’t belong in this neighborhood. There are too many children, too many concerned parents.”

Pit Bull Attack Leads To Los Angeles County Animal Control Law Suit

by K-9 Behavior Services on 01/28/15

Fatal Littlerock pit bull attack leads to lawsuit against Los Angeles County animal control

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LOS ANGELES — The husband of a woman fatally mauled by four pit bulls in Littlerock in 2013 sued the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control today, alleging officials at the county agency knew of problems with the animals and failed to do enough to mitigate the danger.

Benjamin Devitt filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful death, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and public nuisance.

Devitt, who moved to Olympia, Washington, after his wife’s death is seeking unspecified damages.

A representative for the county did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The dogs belonged to Alex Donald Jackson, who was convicted in late August of second-degree murder in the May 9, 2013, death of Paula Devitt, a 63-year-old Palmdale grandmother who was walking in the area as part of her exercise routine when she was attacked by the dogs.

Jackson, who was also convicted of three drug-related charges, was sentenced on Oct. 3 to 15 years to life in prison.

“The dogs left the deceased with as many as 200 puncture wounds,” the lawsuit states. “The dogs dragged her 50 yards, took off her scalp and removed an arm.”

DACC employees did not adequately follow up on complaints by area residents about the dogs by citing Jackson, requiring enclosure of his animals and warning the public of the danger, according to the suit.

The complaint also alleges that DACC employees entered updates in internal records to make it appear that they did not know about the Jackson pit bulls before Devitt was killed, and that they followed up on complaints after they were made by the public.

In addition, some DACC employees who worked out of the Lancaster office “were often under the influence of alcohol and ingesting illegal substances while on the job,” the suit alleges.

The suit alleges DACC Director Marcia Mayeda knew that some employees were under the influence at work and while driving county vehicles, but failed to fire them. The plaintiff also claims that Mayeda was not truthful when she told the county Board of Supervisors in May 2013 that no dogs were found on Jackson’s property when her workers responded to complaints.

The DACC began receiving complaints about the Jackson dogs in 2005, with seven complaints lodged in the 1 1/2 years before Devitt’s death, the suit alleges.

Authorities said the dog attack began when she was walking about one- eighth of a mile from Jackson’s home. A motorist’s pickup truck was also chased by the dogs after the driver -- who called 911 -- honked her horn in an effort to stop the dogs from attacking Devitt.

During Jackson’s sentencing hearing, the victim’s husband said he and his wife had begun walking regularly following the birth of their grandson four years before.

The prosecutor in the case said Jackson kept the dogs and a shotgun to guard a drug operation at his house and ignored repeated warnings that his dogs were dangerous. He also said Jackson hid the dogs in his garage after the attack and lied to law enforcement officers who were trying to find the animals.

Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart Boxer dog attack!

by K-9 Behavior Services on 01/25/15

Jennifer Lopez

Casper's Dog Escapes ...

Attacks Neighbor

1/22/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Lopez Casper Smart Dog Attacks
Casper Smart's dog escaped from Jennifer Lopez's house and bit one of her neighbors ... leaving the woman with a broken hand.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Smart's boxer, named Bear was at JLo's home outside Los Angeles back in December ... when he got loose and clamped down on the neighbor's hand and arm. 

Since the attack, Bear has been quarantined at Casper's nearby Woodland Hills home. Authorities are still trying to determine if the dog poses a danger to others. 

0121-jlo-casper-smart-dogs-INSTAGRAM-03We're told both of Casper's boxers still spend a lot of time at JLo's house ... since her kids love the dogs. It's unclear if JLo or Casper were at the house when the attack happened, but Animal Control gave Casper a citation for an unleashed dog ... since he's the owner. 

We've reached out to Casper, but haven't heard back yet.


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/01/22/jennifer-lopez-casper-smart-dog-attacks-neighbor-boxer-bites/#ixzz3Pt0RYzem

Good Samaritan Helps Man Being Mauled By Pit Bulls

by K-9 Behavior Services on 10/22/14

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/02/12/good-samaritan-helps-man-being-mauled-by-pit-bulls/

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA.com) — A 53-year-old man being mauled by pit bulls in his front yard Tuesday was fortunate to have a Good Samaritan come to his aid.
The unidentified victim was attacked in the 18000 block of Honey Lane shortly after 4 p.m., according to Sgt. Linda Hughes of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies say the victim was trying to break up a fight between his pit bull and his roommate’s pit bull when the dogs turned on him.
A man driving by saw the attack and crashed his van into the victim’s fence to scare the dogs away.
A neighbor called police.
“I just think about it, and it’s sad. It’s a human, you know,” neighbor Carmen Hernandez said. “[The dogs] were just pulling him. I was so scared that I got my dog and came right back, because I had my children in the house.”
By the time deputies arrived the attack had ended, but not before leaving the victim with bite wounds to his face, arms and hands. He was transported to a hospital and was listed in critical condition.
Authorities searched the property for the dogs and came across two women who refused to answer any questions.
Aurielle Branca, 20, and Gloria Osborne, 34, were arrested and cited with interfering with a police investigation.
The victim’s roommate signed over his dog to be euthanized.
Riverside animal services impounded four adult pit bulls and two puppies. Three of the dogs belong to the victim.
It’s not yet clear whether any of the other dogs will be euthanized.

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Dog Aggression Training In Los Angeles, Meet Dixie

by K-9 Behavior Services on 04/02/14

Dixie is an Australian Cattle Dog who lives in Hollywood, California, and recently came to K-9 Behavior Services for aggression training. She doesn't have a serious case of aggression, but enough to bark at people walking by the house, and she also tries to nip and bite anyone's fingers who try to pet her. She's fine to hang around and walk by with her owners, but if you get too close she'll let you know. Her owners originally sent their other dogs in for training, a female Akita name Lola, and her full grown and bigger son, Domino. They all lived in the same house while Dixie was growing up as a puppy, and there was an issue with the Akita's having a new addition to the house. The female Akita wasn't fond of the little girl playing with her son, and got a little too aggressive and Dixie ended up getting injured, which could be a factor in why she's so defensive. The Akita's were brought to us for aggression training, and when we took them home and had the in-home training sessions with their owners, they thought it would be best to get Dixie into training, so that eventually all the dogs in the house would be properly trained and well behaved. So she came home with us, and was immediately started with training. At first she was nervous, and nipping anything in sight. But within a few days, she learned that behavior was not acceptable, and will no longer be allowed. She soon excelled in training, becoming less nervous of those handling her, and is now comfortable in her environment. She knows the consequences of misbehaving, and acknowledges the fact that corrections are given for a reason. Needless to say, she doesn't misbehave like she used to, and is showing us just how well behaved she can be.

Service Dog Training in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County

by K-9 Behavior Services on 03/27/14

Service dog training in Los Angeles, Ventura, or Orange County can be difficult, or it can be a piece of cake. But with the right dog, and the proper training, a service dog can be life changing. Not everyone can see whats in front of them on the busy sidewalks of Los Angeles, and not everyone can bend over to grab a set of keys they dropped. But a dog can do these things for you. The relationship between a person and a dog is something special. People have risked and even given their lives trying to save dogs that were in danger, and dogs have done the same for us. It takes a strong bond like this to support the needs of both the dog and the person.
         
At the moment, K-9 Behavior Services has three dogs in training to become service dogs. Right now we have a Golden Retriever named Burr who was surrendered to us by his owner, a Yellow Labrador Retriever name Hitch who we pulled from a shelter, and a long-haired terrier mix named Rugby who was dumped at our front gate by someone who didn't deserve him. All three are very friendly, and never showed any signs of dog aggression or people aggression. They were all trained in basic obedience initially, but their character and temperaments proved to be suitable for service work.
         
They have all since been trained to pick up items with their mouth, hold them, and bring them within reach of the person who needs them. This can be life changing for someone in a wheelchair. Whether they are home alone, or shopping at a grocery store, they have someone by their side who can assist with a task that was once a major obstacle. Service dogs can also assist with opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, and even help prevent someone from falling or finding help for someone who has fallen.

K-9 Behavior Services has successfully trained and placed multiple service dogs for residents of Los Angeles County. We hope to see these three keep progressing, and one day we hope to change the life of someone who needs them. We know they can.

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County

by K-9 Behavior Services on 10/25/12

One of the reasons so many dog trainers are clinging to the positive reinforcement trend in Los Angeles dog training is because it is much easier than putting in many many years of blood, sweat, and tears learning how to balance positives and negatives in dog training.

For example, one could simply go online and pay $25 to become certified, post a website with embellished accomplishments and a few cute puppy pictures, criticizing legit balanced trainers with words like 'abusive' and 'brutal methods', and shazam, they are a dog trainer. It's much more difficult to spend five or more years working with different respected trainers, learning many different methods, training a boat load of dogs, and actually establishing yourself as an up and comer, or better yet, accomplishing something that's legit, difficult, that others can't do.

The fact is that there is an estimated 10,000 dogs that are euthanized in our shelters across the United States, daily, and we need to step up and do something about it. The place to start, as balanced trainers, is to stick your neck out a little and stand up to these bullies that criticize us with no leg to stand on. Most of these positive reinforcement only and all love and praise trainers have actually accomplished very little to actually speak about.

I run one of the largest and most successful dog training businesses in Los Angeles on the largest working K-9 training ranch in America, 1,545 acres. My experience, accolades, accomplishments and reputation speaks volumes. My commitment alone to my passion of helping people, animals, shelter dogs, the disabled, and domestic & foreign law enforcement through www.K9Assist.org far exceeds most in this business. Love me or hate me, I will always tell you the truth, even if it's not what you want to hear.

Feel free to call K-9 Behavior Services Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County dog trainers with any questions. 818.216.8960

Dog Aggression Training Los Angeles

by K-9 Behavior Services on 10/15/12

Los Angeles is currently saturated with hundreds of wannabe and unqualified dog trainers misleading our society into believing that we should never discipline our dogs in any way. Some Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County dog trainers even tell people to never say 'No' to their dogs.

Fact: There is an estimated 10,000 dogs that are euthanized in dog shelter across America daily... yes, I said 'Daily'!!! I attribute many of these deaths to unqualified and wannabe dog trainers that are convincing our society to allow their dogs to be completely out of control. These hacks also preach that for someone to actually discipline or punish their dog is animal abuse. Meanwhile, thousands of dogs are being killed daily.

It is a simple process to establish dog training rules and boundaries with your dog, and it does not equate to animal abuse. Please read our website as we discuss balanced dog training that does not lead to breaking your dog's spirit, but actually builds your dog's character, in a way that enables you to incorporate your dog into your daily life and enjoy his company as a part of the family.