Howard has been dog training since 1956. He started Obedience Please Dog Training of South Pasadena in 1989 and is recognized as the premier dog trainer in the country!
Developing one of the First In-Home Dog Training Programs in the Nation
After his apprenticeship, Howard applied his skills and instincts to pursue his passion of dog training. He soon recognized that training the owners was as important as the training of their dogs. He devised a method of training the dogs, with their owners, in their own homes. It was successful and he started an industry that has been widely copied. Howard also developed early Dog Training Methods. He discovered that dogs can begin their training as early as 8 weeks of age as it broadens their IQ and develops good habits before bad ones set in. Soon afterward Howard founded Animal Artists, an agency devoted to supplying dogs and other animals for commercial and theatrical purposes.
Movies and TV
Canine Training from Broadway to Hollywood
Television programs like, Merv Griffin’s, “Play Your Hunch”, and others were frequent clients. Broadway shows like, Tennessee Williams, “A Period Of Adjustment”, and “Oliver” soon followed. Then Howard was contracted to train and handle an Old English Sheepdog and a chicken for Francis Ford Coppola’s first movie, “You’re A Big Boy Now”.
All this time training dogs for clients remained the focus of Howard’s long career, along with training dogs for personal and business security, and for police departments. In 1989, seeking the California experience, Howard relocated his business and life to Los Angeles. He soon opened his dog training facility in South Pasadena. Obedience Please Dog Training continues to be his base, and he has gathered a dedicated staff of dog trainers, and personally taught them the techniques of his uniquely successful dog training methods. Reward with love not treats!
Obedience Please Dog Training offers a wide range of training options that include, in-your-home dog training, in-kennel dog training, service dog training, therapy dog training and more! There’s also always owner training included with these courses. With a staff of personally trained professionals, Obedience Please Dog Training offers the best dog training from the best dog trainers in California.
Howard at "The Grove" doing distraction dog training
Training Dogs in South Pasadena and Los Angeles Since 1989
In our canine care center, we are dedicated to providing top-notch dog training, dog day care, and dog boarding services in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Additionally, we offer the convenience of in-home dog training – bringing our expertise right to your doorstep!
Weekly Dog Trainings
Meet The Team
Discover our team of dedicated canine experts – well-versed, extensively trained, and truly passionate about dogs. From in-home dog training to in kennel dog training, dog service training and therapy dog training.
Our main focus is on ensuring your furry friend’s happiness and overall well-being. Reach out to us for a phone or email consultation, and let’s find the perfect fit for your pup!
We train with the love not treats!
60+ years of experience training dogs and caring for them!
We're Friendly & Caring
Trust that your pup will be in good hands.
Owner / Trainer
Evgenia “Greta” Finkelstein
Owner / Trainer
Manager / Trainer
From Happy Parents
If you have any question regarding our services, we encourage you to schedule an appointment or phone consultation with one of our staff or visit our office. We are pleased to offer dog day care, dog boarding and both in home dog training and in kennel dog training.