“I’d like to have my dog behave with people and to take a walk
with me and not be dragged & pulled down the street.”
Well, my solution to that is: “Have you ever spent time in a class working your dog and you around other dogs, people, cars, bikes, and everyday life [...]
Help your pet stay warm. When the temperature begins to fall, pets will need a little extra care.
Pets should be brought indoors or kept inside as much as possible.
That being said, dogs can get ‘cabin fever’ too! They still need exercise regularly and mental stimulation too. If your dog’s hair is groomed short, [...]
The fragrant smell of Thanksgiving dinner permeating throughout your home is likely to whip your four-legged friend into a food frenzy. Unfortunately, the holiday meal could be lethal for your pet. Following a few simple precautions, you will ensure the upcoming holiday weekend will be happy and healthy for the entire family.
When planning for [...]Read more... →
As much as Halloween can be a fun, exciting time for our children and ourselves,
Halloween could be a frightening and dangerous time for our pets. Following are
some tips for a safe and enjoyable Halloween for your pets.
Please leave your pets at home if you go out and [...]
Many many years ago I went to a dog training class held at a shelter with the great John Rogerson. He asked us to listen to the barking dogs and to figure out what they were communicating.
I live in a canyon and love to sit on the porch and just listen to [...]Read more... →
If you have been reading my doggie diaries blog, I hope you have a better handle on introducing dogs on leads. Let’s take a look at a dogs body language or their ‘dog speak’. Most people have a more difficult time with this. Most dogs speak clearly with their bodies. Today, we will [...]Read more... →
The Doggy Diaries: Dateline July 13, 2012: Lezle Stein
HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR DOG TO ANOTHER DOG
Start the dogs at a comfortable distance first, and use high-value treats to get them to focus on you.
Parallel leash-walking, [...]
The Doggy Diaries: Dateline June 22, 2012: Lezle Stein As a dog trainer & active rescue person you can only imagine how many dogs I and my own dogs encounter in one day, never mind on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis…A LOT!
So when I go for a walk, that’s exactly what I want [...]Read more... →
Tricks & Cute Dog Gallery
These photos and testimonials were sent to Lezle by some of her satisfied customers – and the people they love!
Kelly, Kim & I truly enjoyed our class with you. This was Kelly’s first venture into training and I’m pretty darned proud of the work she [...]
Leading a dog’s life
Dog trainer teaches people how to show their dogs—with a great deal of love—exactly who’s boss.
Article reprinted from the Hollywood Independent, Wednesday, May 9, 2001
By Leigh Bailey
Kit Mahoney knew that things weren’t right around her house. She laughs about [...]Read more... →
Doris Day Animal League Recognizes Lezle’s work with Downtown Dog Rescue
“Drive around any major city, and sooner or later you will find yourself downtown, often a deserted-looking area filled with manufacturing plants and factories punctuated by empty lots and the people who gather in them…” (Read more)Read more... →
Lezle Stein is featured in the Bad Boy Edition of Marley & Me
Los Angeles based trainer Lezle Stein is featured in the Bad Boy Edition of Marley & Me; being released March 31st from Fox Studios- discussing positive reward based training techniques, with loads of tips, and fun ideas for [...]Read more... →
Super pets get second chance at new homes “He is a sweet dog. He loves to cuddle and he snores.” says Lezle Stein of Los Angeles as she sits with a massive ungainly 8-month pitbull mix on her lap named Sherman.
She represents Downtown Dog Rescue of Los Angeles, one of 40 rescue agencies attending [...]Read more... →
The Small Black Dog is going to reform school. Or rather, reform school has come to him.
The SBD is a rescue dog. He’s part Tibetan terrier; a breed trained to guard remote Buddhist temples. Our casa on the hill is nowhere as grandiose as a Himalayan house of God but SBD has always [...]Read more... →