Irith Bloom has been training animals since the 1980s, and has worked with everything from chickens and rabbits to dogs and horses – not to mention humans. A biologist by training, Irith is fascinated by the science of learning, and loves taking part in seminars and conferences. She has given webinars for the APDT and the SVBT, and has presented at ClickerExpo, the APDT Annual Conference, and the VSPDT Conference, among others. She has also written articles for ClickerTraining.com, and has been published in the APDT Chronicle and Everydog magazine.
Irith is a member of many training organizations, including the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and the Pet Professional Guild, among others. She has also earned a variety of certifications, including Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, and Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor. In addition, Irith is on the Steering Committee of the Los Angeles County 2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families Coalition and volunteers with National English Shepherd Rescue.
Private, customized in-home training addressing everything from basic training to serious issues such as aggressive behavior and separation anxiety; adoption counseling; puppy training; day training for busy people; group classes.
Irith’s company, The Sophisticated Dog, offers private training, behavior consulting, and group classes throughout Los Angeles’s west side, including Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Westwood, and surrounding areas.