Dog Training Classes

No need to put up with unruly doggie manners—or despair over behavior problems like fear, aggression, or protectiveness of toys and food. We can help!

Feet & Paws is a Westside Los Angeles dog training service offering in-home dog or puppy training lessons, behavior modification, and a range of dog training classes, including basic manners, puppy class, and Canine Good Citizen preparation.

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 Training Classes

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

Why Feet & Paws

Get a well-mannered dog quickly
Work with an expert dog trainer
Dog training tailored to your goals


Puppy Class

Beginners Obedience

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For: 3 - 6 months
Length: 6 weeks
Next Series Starts: Sunday, January 7 9:00a–10:00a
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 our Puppy Class today! If you're interested in getting a head start, we also offer private dog training.


For: Dogs 6 months and older
Length: 6 weeks
Next Series Starts: Sunday, January 7 10:00a–11:00a
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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  • Location
  • Policies, etc
  • Meet The Trainer

Santa Monica Airport Park
3201 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA

Classes are held in the well groomed field between the dog park and the soccer field. This park also features:

• Off-leash Dog Park with separate small & large dog areas. Read the Off-Leash Dog Park Rules & Regulations before visiting.
• 118 parking spaces
• .6-mile walking loop

All programs are six weeks and each class is 60 minutes.

Payment is due no later than the start of the first class.

Posted prices are the cash/check discount price (checks payable to Tracy James).

Full price (credit/debit card) is $156 and is available at our store

All sales are final. You are allowed one make up class per series.

Questions? -CONTACT US- 

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 Fitness offers. 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

Berlin’s Training Tip # 1

A treat is a good motivator for your dog. I always enjoy a nibble of something nice when I’ve done a good job.

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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!


and Sasha

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.


and Linus

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.

My dog and I took a few Feet & Paws Fitness 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 group 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.

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


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!


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.

Mike W.

and Otis

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!

Shane K.

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