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Our Services

Evaluation

One of our trainers will meet with you and your family to determine you and your dog’s needs. During the 45-60 minute evaluation, we will gather information and create a customized training plan to help you reach your goals.

Private In-Home Training + Behavior Modification

Our trainers will work with you via individual or packaged sessions to assure that both you and your dog are able to reach your goals effectively and achieve a balanced life.

Sleep Away Training

If you have limited availability, this may the program for you. After your evaluation your dog will stay in the trainers home and consists of education and socialization through a customized program with daily lessons.

Adoption Consultation

If you are interested in adopting a dog, but are not sure what type of dog will be right for your family, we can meet to help you find the right fit. After the consultation, we can accompany you to the shelter or help you contact rescue organizations.

Animal-Assisted Activities

Animal-Assisted Activities are activities in which volunteers and/or specially trained professionals use animals to provide opportunities for motivational, educational, and/or therapeutic benefits to enhance an individuals quality of life.

Be a Tree Program

The “Be a Tree” program is an innovative and interactive program created by the non-profit organization Doggone Safe. Children will learn to read dog body language and how to act safely around dogs.

About Us

About Us

Holistic Dog Expert (HDE) is a team of professional dog trainers that provides private training, behavior modification, and relationship building to clients in the greater Los Angeles area. Holistic Dog Expert trainers take a holistic approach, which means that in developing and implementing a training plan, the trainers take into account the dog-owner relationship, dog’s and owner’s personal characteristics, environment, values, and goals in order to help the dog and owner achieve their full potential for physical, emotional, and social health. Areas of training that fall within our scope of practice include puppy raising, housebreaking, pre-adoption consultation, post-adoption transition into the home, separation anxiety, aggression, social skills, service dog training, and preparation for work in Animal-Assisted Activities. Holistic Dog Expert trainers are also knowledgeable in environmental modification in order to assist you in creating safe and effective indoor and outdoor spaces for you and your dog to live comfortably. Holistic Dog Expert trainers are committed to providing effective, evidence-based, and client centered services while representing themselves in a professional, reliable, and ethical manner.

Our Team

Sharon Vincuilla
Sharon Vincuilla
Founder + CEO
Amanda Sauler
Amanda Sauler
Trainer + Business Manager