Trainer Profile: Janelle G. Metiva

Address: LOS ANGELES, CA 90027 (United States)
Certifications: Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed

I approach every dog and person as an individual-- providing thoughtful, compassionate, practical, and science-based training and behavior modification. I encourage building trust with your dog, keeping training fun, and recognizing small victories. I'm available for phone, email, or in-person behavior consultations and private training sessions in the home or outdoor public space. I can also provide adoption matchmaking assistance (Los Angeles area only). In addition to taking on private clients, I also work full-time as a Dog Behavior Specialist for a national animal welfare organization. Since 2013, I've spent 40+ hours a week surrounded by hundreds of animals, all rescued from local city shelters. This experience has given me the priceless opportunity to work with *literally* thousands of dogs. They come from a variety of backgrounds, in all ages, breeds, shapes, and sizes, with a wide range of behavior and medical issues. Working hands-on with so many different dogs in a stressful shelter environment has been an invaluable and on-going learning experience for which I am very grateful. I can't wait to meet you and your dog!