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Welcome to Obedience Please- A Dog Training Institution.

It all started in 1956 – Home training didn’t exist. Howard Finkelstein placed an ad in the New York Times pet section with the heading, “Dog Training In Your Home With You”. Home training proved to be very popular and effective, so other trainers followed. The in-home dog training industry was born (more details here). We pioneered early training of dogs. We can start this training as early as 8 weeks of age, and as late as 10 years of age.  Obedience Please is still the primary home-training school in the country. We’re also one of the most experienced dog training facilities in the world; we’ve been in operation for over 60 years! We have the distinction of being the only company to train for Broadway shows, movies, television, AKC shows, obedience, security, agility, advanced training, and special needs training. We started an industry that has been widely copied.

The process of teaching your dog to sit, come, stay or down, along with other advanced obedience training helps both you and your dog communicate better and understand one another better. The process of doing this together with your dog builds a lasting bond based on mutual trust, respect and love instead of frustration, fear and intimidation. At Obedience Please we believe in utilizing positive reinforcement, structure, and good clear communication between you and your dog to achieve the finest results. Our reward system is LOVE, not treats.

Professional dog training makes a crucial difference in the relationship between you and your dog. Without professional training that relationship can be frustrating for your family and your dog, but with an investment in good training a wonderful transformation occurs. I have been working with dogs and their owners for over 60 years and there is nothing more satisfying for me than to see a happy dog and a happy owner!

Your dog is unique for many reasons: breed, age, appearance, genetics, environment, past experiences and general personality. For this reason, we believe in customizing dog training programs that fit your dog and your lifestyle. Reward and performance based dog training is the most effective and simplest approach to teaching your dog and ensuring  eagerness to participate in training. Making training fun is key to this success.

A word from the founder and owner of Obedience Please – Howard Finkelstein

We offer the following services…

Training
Boarding
Daycare
Hikes


Schedule a No-Obligation In-Home Consultation
626-799-9614 or 310-247-0802

Dog Training

Our Famous Six-Week Home Course

Our trainer comes to your home, where you and your dog learns. First we teach your dog their weekly lesson. They will be taught to sit, to stay, to come, to lie down, to stay down, and to heel. Each week we also teach the dog owner the correct practice techniques. At the end of the course your pet will know his/her lessons and respond to you – the owner. House training and problem correction guidance are included.
$790.00 for 6 sessions

Daycare Training

We offer a six-week, intensive training program at our South Pasadena facilities! The perfect solution for working couples. For the incredible low price of $1600.00, your dog is trained for on-leash obedience. Commands include sit, stay, come, down, heel, and preparation for off-leash training. Your dog is trained daily, Monday through Friday and also enjoys daycare during the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm, Monday through Friday.
$1600.00 for 30 sessions

Modified Daycare Training

The same as our Daycare Training program except that we pick up your dog on Monday morning and return him/her to you on Saturday. We provide training, they are taken on hikes, and they participate in daycare. We board and care for your dog during this time.
$2480.00 for 30 sessions

Kennel Training (Full Training with Boarding)

We offer a six-week intensive training program at our kennel for puppies and grown dogs. It’s very effective! Your dog is boarded while being trained for on-leash, obedience commands including sit, stay, come, down, heel, stop and preparation for off-leash training. Your dog is trained twice daily, and also enjoys daycare during the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm. House training and problem correction guidance is included. We always recommend following the kennel training with three in-home lessons.
$3000.00 for 6 weeks

Small Group in Kennel Course

You bring your dog to our facilities where you both participate in a small group of no more than 5 participants. Group classes are designed to be a safe and fun environment for you and your dog to train together around a variety of distractions. We ask that all dogs in group classes be friendly with people and other dogs.
$299.00 for 8 / 1 hour sessions

Private in Kennel Course

This is private 1-on-1 training for you and your dog at our facilities. You’ll receive similar training as our Small Group course, but we’ll tailor the training to you and your dogs needs. This is a cost effective alternative to our In Home dog training course.
$599.00 for 6 / 1 hour sessions

Security Training

Our Security Dog Training Program is currently designed to give your family the highest degree of protection by your pet. We only train dogs that demonstrate stability so that your pet will be loving, safe, and dependable. There is no charge to test and evaluate you pet.
$5500.00 for 36 sessions

Company Mission

A word from the founder and owner of Obedience Please – Howard Finkelstein

Some Example Videos

Howard working with Buttons.
Howard working with Henry
Michele working with Harley.
Mookie.
Howard working with Sunny & Lucy at The Grove.
Sunny & Lucy.
Brad & Cody.
Howard working with Tiger at customers home.
David & Lexi
Coco.
Gabriel.

Schedule a No-Obligation In-Home Consultation
626-799-9614 or 310-247-0802

Dog Boarding

Cage-Free Dog Boarding

After you and your dog have completed our registration process (see below) you are welcome to utilize our boarding services. Our unique hotel environment, provides an open, clean and safe haven for your dog’s vacation.

Daily Dog Boarding Rates

Small dog (under 35 lbs.) – Daily rate $42.00
Large dog (36 to 90 lbs.) – Daily rate $48.00
Giant dog (>91 lbs.) – Daily rate $58.00
Dogs that require private rooms – Daily rate $60.00

** Charges are computed by the night. Checkout time is 11:00am. Pick-ups after 11:00am will be charged a daycare rate of $10.00.

Here’s What To Bring

We serve breakfast and dinner that you provide for the duration of your dog’s stay. Please pack meal-sized portions including cookies and treats if desired. If you prefer, we also offer house food. We can accommodate any diet and any medication regimen and there is no charge for this service. We provide bowls, doggie beds and toys.

Check-In / Out Policy

Check in and check out is offered anytime during our open hours. To ensure that your dog gets maximum playtime and a good night’s rest, drop him off earlier in the day for an overnight stay. Boarders are charged for every night that they stay with us.

On the day of departure, If your dog 
is picked up after our checkout time of 11:00am a full daycare charge of $10.00 is applied. Feel free to let your dog enjoy daycare on the day of his departure!

We accept payment for services at time of check out.

Private suites are required for dogs that are not spayed or neutered. Private suites can also be reserved for dogs with special needs. Please contact us for details.

We board and train many different kinds of dogs, we also employ many dog handlers, each with a unique background and level of experience, but all dog-lovers who provide thorough care, exercise and training for your dog.

Luxury “Cage Free” accommodations for your best friend.

    • Playroom
    • Exercise
    • Daycare Socialization

Optional: Training, Hikes, Private Suites

Boarding rates calculated by the night.

Dogs picked up by 11:00 am will not be charged for that day of daycare.

Weekly Specials

  • Dogs who board five consecutive days receive a free bath.
  • Multiple Dogs for boarding receive 10% discount on 2nd or more dogs.
  • Multiple Dogs for daycare receive 10% discount for 2nd or more dogs.
  • Free exercise hike for dogs that board more than five consecutive days.
  • Pick up & Drop off service available.

Registration Process

Compile all necessary vaccination information.

Bordetella Vaccine – Required every 6 months.

Rabies Vaccine – Required every 1 or 3 years.

DHLPP Vaccine – Required every 1 or 3 years.

Giardia Vaccine – Required every 1 or 3 years.

Important: Proof of current vaccinations is required for the appointment.

Please double check the last time the Bordetella vaccination was given, as our requirements may differ from your veterinarian’s expiration dates. Was the Bordetella vaccination given within 6 months of today’s date?

The registration process is not complete without proof of current vaccinations.


Feel free to come into our kennel for a tour. No appointment necessary.
626-799-9614 or 310-247-0802

Dog Daycare

Cage-Free Dog Daycare

After you and your dog have completed our registration process (see below) you are welcome to utilize our dog daycare services. Our spacious daycare provides exercise, socialization, and fun for your best friend. The air conditioned, indoor facility is never too hot, never too cold, and never too wet. Accommodations are customized with separate areas for large and small dogs. Our trained pet counselors supervise pet play, and walk your dog to do his business.

Daycare is open seven days a week from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Optional: Hikes, Training, Baths

Check-In / Out Policy

Check-in and check-out is offered anytime during our open hours. To ensure that your dog gets maximum playtime and a good night’s rest, drop him off earlier in the day for an overnight stay. Boarders are charged for every night that they stay with us.

On the day of departure, our checkout times are 11:00am. If your dog is picked up after our checkout times a full daycare charge of $10.00 is applied. Feel free to let your dog enjoy daycare on the day of his departure!

We accept payment for services at time of check-out. 

Private suites are required for dogs that are not spayed or neutered.

Private suites can also be reserved for dogs with special needs. ($60.00)

Please contact us for details.

Weekly Specials

  • Dogs who board five consecutive days receive a free bath.
  • Multiple Dogs for boarding receive 10% discount on 2nd or more dogs.
  • Multiple Dogs for daycare receive 10% discount for 2nd or more dogs.
  • Free exercise hike for dogs that board more than five consecutive days.
  • Pick up & Drop off service available.

Registration Process

Compile all necessary vaccination information.

Bordetella Vaccine – Required every 6 months.

Rabies Vaccine – Required every 1 or 3 years.

DHLPP Vaccine – Required every 1 or 3 years.

Giardia Vaccine – Required every 1 or 3 years.

Important: Proof of current vaccinations is required for the appointment.

Please double check the last time the Bordetella vaccination was given, as our requirements may differ from your veterinarian’s expiration dates. Was the Bordetella vaccination given within 6 months of today’s date?

The registration process is not complete without proof of current vaccinations.


Obedience Please Dog Training

721 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena

626-799-9614 or 310-247-0802

Hikes

Fitness – “Take A Hike”

Fitness is an important part of our lives…as well as for our pets.

Obedience Please offers, “Take a Hike”, for dogs enjoying Boarding or Daycare.

“Take a Hike” handlers take groups of up to six dogs on a 2-hour power hike, which ensures good health for your best friend. The dogs feed off each others energy, and come home happy and tired.

Hikes are also available for boarding & daycare dogs.

Monday through Friday – 9:00am & 1:00pm


Obedience Please Dog Training

721 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena

626-799-9614 or 310-247-0802