Rebecca Mandell started Dog's Best Friend in 2004. As a Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer, Rebecca believes in training dogs with compassion and understanding, helping to build the bond between dogs and humans, so the dogs do what we ask of them because they want to, not because they are scared or intimidated. She achieves this through the use of rewards such as attention, praise and treats.
Rebecca evaluates and trains rescued dogs for the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers , Pet Professional Guild, and Truly Dog Friendly, an international group of positive reinforcement trainers fighting against the use of harsh training methods in their profession.
Rebecca is a long time resident of Hermosa Beach alongside her husband, Corey, and two rascals, Rusty, and Cooper.
Dog's Best Friend offers private in-home training - basic training, puppy training, aggression, therapy dog training as well as group classes - puppy playschool, basic manners, canine good citizen, community canine/therapy dog prep, reactivity classes.
Dog's Best Friend trains in the South Bay and west long angeles