Dog Training Classes

Got a new puppy or dog? Congratulations! Need to reestablish a healthy relationship with your adult dog? Excellent!

Being a dog parent is a wonderful and rewarding experience that comes with a lot of cuteness and cuddles, but it's important to establish good habits and curb bad behaviors from the start and work as a team to maintain these skills. From walking nicely on leash and basic dog obedience, like sit and down, to potentially life saving commands stay and come, my classes show you how to communicate better with your dog so you can enjoy a long and happy life together. We can't wait to see you both in class!

*Feet & Paws is a Westside Los Angeles dog training service. We offer in-home dog or puppy training lessons, behavior modification, fitness classes with your dog, and dog training classes, including puppy class and beginners obedience that teach you tools for everyday situations as well as prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen exam and/or my fitness classes with your dog.

Does Your Dog …

Jump up to say hello?
Pull on leash?
Chew on your favorite shoes?
Have house-training accidents?
Need a refresher on manners?

Benefits of Dog Training Classes

Better manners
Exercise, burn off energy
Social time with other dogs
Mental stimulation
Skills for problem solving

Why Feet & Paws

Work with an expert dog trainer
 Learn how to communicate your expectations clearly to your dog


Click on what you'd like to find out more about:

Puppy Class

Beginners Obedience

Intermediate Obedience

Location, Policies, and Meet the Trainer

Register for Dog Training Class

Feet & Paw Los Angeles Dog Training Classes-Dog Obedience Skills-Puppy Class

Puppy Class

For: 3 - 6 months
Length: 6 weeks
Next Series Starts: Sunday, October 7, 1:00p–2:00p
Where: Santa Monica Airport Park -MAP-
Cost: $150
Prerequisite: Two rounds of puppy vaccinations and close to the third round
Trainer: Tracy James
Class content: This class will include the essentials to raising a well-behaved, confident dog. From basic manners, like sit, down, and coming when called, to inviting them to do a variety of other things with their energy besides chewing and jumping. Additional topics include loose leash walking, settling down for and getting comfortable with handling/grooming, acclimation to being alone/away from their parent(s), socialization (exposure to different people, dogs, items, noises, etc), and trouble shooting house-training.

Bring the whole family and help develop your problem solving skills as you work as a team.

Puppy Socialization

Young puppies are adorable!! .. Which is why they can get away with jumping, chewing, and misbehaving. The tough part is that the first 16 weeks of a puppy's life is the best time to "socialize" them. After this time, the window begins to close and your puppy may become cautious of new people, children, dogs, sounds, items, and the list goes on. So, don't wait to start training. Sign up for my Puppy Class today! If you're interested in getting a head start, we also offer private dog training.

Feet & Paw Los Angeles Dog Training Classes-Beginners Dog Obedience Skills

Beginners Obedience

For: Dogs 6 months and older
Length: 6 weeks
Next Series Starts: Sunday, October 7, 2:00p–3:00p
Where: Santa Monica Airport Park -MAP-
Cost: $150
Prerequisite: Proof of current vaccinations
Trainer: Tracy James
Class content: A basic obedience class for new or experienced dog parent(s) and dogs that passed puppy class or are older than 6 months and either new to training or could use refresher. Behaviors covered include sit, stay, down, come, loose leash walking, and wait at the curb.

This class will help improve your communication with your dog, which will allow you to show your dog what is expected of them more easily. Everyone in the family is welcome to participate!

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I love structure & so does your dog. Have them sit & wait before crossing the street, eating dinner, & going outside .. just like me!

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Intermediate Obedience

For: Dogs 7 months and older
Length: 6 weeks
Next Series Starts: Sunday, October 7, 3:00p–4:00p
Where: Santa Monica Airport Park -MAP-
Cost: $150
Prerequisite: Proof of current vaccinations, Completion of Beginners Obedience with Feet & Paws or elsewhere
Trainer: Tracy James
Class content:  In this series we'll challenge the skills established in beginners obedience (loose leash walking, coming when called, and stay) by increasing the distractions, distance, and duration of the behaviors. We'll also learn additional manners, like greeting a stranger, and incorporate games to make the training fun for you and your dog.

This class will help your dog respond to your commands in any situation, whether it's out on your walk, at a local restaurant, or visiting a dog-friendly store.

What My Students Have To Say

I’ve been working with Tracy for over six months now and have seen so many changes in my body. I’m more strong and flexible. She’s really fantastic at what she does!


Personal Training

What’s better than spending time with you dog and getting fit at the same time? Tracy is a great trainer that really listens to her clients, and is also very intuitive with the dogs. It makes for a fun time while working out your muscles! I was worried that my less than perfectly obedient dog would be disruptive, but Tracy always had great training tips while still engaging me in the workout. Highly recommend.

Lorna & Huey

Fitness Classes with Your Dog

Just had 2 lesson with my pooch with Tracy He is picking up and progressing very well. Tracy is connecting with dog and owners. She been excellent in explaining both dog and human reactions to training methods.

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Geneen & Tiger

Private Dog Training

I liked how Tracy was well prepared, understanding, and considerate towards the individual dogs’ needs. Additionally, I appreciated how she was actively responsible and looked after our pack on the trail. She would politely notify people who off-leashed their dogs (of unknown disposition and training) that some of our dogs may not react well. I felt Tracy would be good at managing bad situations should they arise, and would trust her to keep the pack safe. Thank you, Tracy!

Jennifer Wu

Pack Walk Meetup

I find that Tracy is a wealth of knowledge, when it comes to dogs and what their needs are. We had a lot of fun and was very sore the next day. Can’t wait for our next class!

Feet and Paws: Dog Training, Personal Training, and Fitness Classes with Your Dog

JW C. & Sasha

Fitness Classes with Your Dog

Tracy has really helped me so much. I’ve not only lost weight since starting to train with her, but I’m actually enjoying working out!


Personal Training

I’m learning new ways to train my dog in behaviors and we both love the exercise. My dog is more attentive to commands and my muscles hurt in a good way.

Feet and Paws: Dog Training, Personal Training, and Fitness Classes with Your Dog

Mel & Linus

Fitness Classes with Your Dog

After getting our second dog, we realized that we needed some help. While our first dog was already trained, our new dog, Otto, was a door dasher, guarded the couch, and pulled and was slightly reactive on leash. It was making life a bit impossible. We had Tracy over for a few sessions and she showed us a variety of different tricks to try. She took the time to explain and demonstrate things and, after we had some time to practice, it finally started to click for me and Otto. Life is a lot easier now! We even make it out to Tracy’s fitness class sometimes. We both have a great time. Thanks Tracy!

Shiri G. & Otto

Private Dog Training

Awesome trainer! She shows me each exercise so I do it correctly, shares great nutritional tips and set up a program that I can easily fit into my schedule. Highly recommend!

Matthew W.

Personal Training

My dog and I took a few Feet & Paws workout classes before deciding to sign up for a couple private lessons with Tracy to work on some issues we were having, (like pulling on the leash, etc). She came over for a few sessions and was very patient showing us what to do. It’s been especially great because she continues to help us with those specific issues whenever we’re at the fitness classes. Gretchen has shown a lot of improvement since we’ve been working more closely with Tracy. I’m really glad we signed up for the private training. Highly recommend.

Melissa C. & Chicken

Private Dog Training

Irwin and I love going to class together! We bond while getting in a workout. It’s the best!

Feet and Paws: Dog Training, Personal Training, and Fitness Classes with Your Dog

Cathy & Irwin

Fitness Classes with Your Dog

I love Tracy’s commitment to my baby’s enjoyment and safety. There’s a good balance and variety of activities for both of us and a positive energy. We have mentioned the class to several people. It’s a great idea and we’re so glad we found the group!

JR & A

Fitness Classes with Your Dog

What a wonderful way to combine obedience training and personal training!

My wife and I brought our terrier here and it was a wonderful class filled with open minded people and a highly trained instructor. I would recommend this to anyone.

Feet and Paws: Dog Training, Personal Training, and Fitness Classes with Your Dog

Mike W. & Otis

Fitness Classes with Your Dog

Feet and Paws is such a great idea! Gives you a chance to get out, get moving and while also getting your pet out for some exercise too! Tracy who runs it really knows what she’s doing!

Feet and Paws: Dog Training, Personal Training, and Fitness Classes with Your Dog

Shane K.

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Policies, etc

  • Limit of one dog per handler
  • Copy of your dog's up-to-date vaccine records must be submitted before the start of the first class: DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies. Puppies should have had two rounds of puppy vaccinations and close the the third round.
  • All sales are final.
  • Each team is allowed one make up class that can be attended during a following series of the same level.
  • Completed and signed Photo and Video Release (optional), Code of Conduct, and Release of Liability (these are sent via email once your payment and registration form is received).
  • Written notes on the class's content will be provided once your payment and completed Release and Code of Conduct forms are received.

Questions? -CONTACT F&P-

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Meet The Trainer

From the start we had a lot in common: a lack of coordination, the need to put our mouths on everything, and an inability to hold our bladders. Needless to say, my bond with Sandy (named after the dog in Annie), was immediate. All jokes aside, she was my best friend for sixteen years and our friendship inspired my love of animals.

It wasn't until my third year of college, and far from the unconditional support of Ginger, my family's next four-legged family member, that I discovered my interest in health and fitness. I started walking on a regular basis to get away from the computer and relieve stress. Having never been very physically active in the past, I was surprised to find I enjoyed walking so much that, in time, I started walking longer and faster, eventually progressing to running. Over summer break, I kept the momentum and walked and ran with Ginger. It was so wonderful taking control of my well-being with my best friend who was also benefiting from activity.

As I transitioned into the working world, I never lost sight of the impact and joy animals and activity brought to my life. Not yet able to have my own dog (darn you work schedule!), I began volunteering at a local city shelter. I quickly gained respect as an experienced, trustworthy dog handler and even taught other volunteers how to handle and train the shelter dogs. It was both heart breaking and tremendously rewarding work.

Then, in 2010, I had transitioned into another profession and couldn't take living without a dog a second longer. So, I finally adopted my own dog from the shelter, a beautiful Belgian Malinois mix, Berlin. At this same time my fitness regime had progressed and I was participating in full and half marathons. Soon my favorite part about participating in a race was not crossing the finish line but training with my best buddy. Berlin and I have even walked and ran in several 5Ks and 10Ks together.

All of this made me realize I wanted to help others have it all too. So, I earned by dog training and fitness instruction certifications and now combine and share these skills in the various services that Feet & Paws offers, including dog training class. It is such an honor helping people and their dogs be healthy and happy together.

*For great bios, photos, and videos of the wonderful animals available for adoption at North Central Shelter visit

or for a list of the animals from all six L.A. Animal Service Shelters visit