Positive Behavioral Training

For the high energy dog






At Merle Pack, we strive to create a positive environment in which owners can enjoy the training process as opposed to dread it. 


We utilize positive reinforcement in a one on one train-through-play environment, where both dogs and owners are energized and engaged in training. 

It's important to understand that Merle Pack does NOT train dogs.  We train OWNERS how to interact and communicate with their dogs more efficiently. 


With the tools provided by Merle Pack, owners will be able to quickly tackle any of their dog's behavioral problems with confidence.  

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Merle Pack Los Angeles Dog Training was founded with the goal of providing struggling dog owners with the tools and process necessary to correct behavioral problems both quickly and reliably.


Our training method uses positive reinforcement and a train through play mentality to internally motivate your dog, making them WANT to behave correctly as opposed to fearing the repercussions for disobeying.


This mindset serves to strengthen the relationship between you and your best friend.


If you think you have a great relationship with your dog now, just wait...it's about to become even better!

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Angus is a thirteen year old Miniature Australian Shepard who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for the past few years. Due to failing vision and hearing, Angus is on an altered training regiment that has allowed him to overcome aggression issues despite being nearly completely blind and deaf. He is a great example of successful training for senior dogs with disabilities. Looks like an old dog actually can learn new tricks after all!


Favorite Hobby:

Having his butt scratched


Primary Motivator:

Butt Scratches, Food

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Arya is an eighteen month old Miniature American Shepard who has been with me since she was 8 weeks old. Arya is a loving, bundle of energy who wants nothing more than to please who ever is holding the closest tennis ball. She is working towards her career as an agility dog, as well as a volunteer emotional support animal for children’s hospitals.


Check out her day to day life @arya_the_dag on instagram.


Favorite Hobby:



Primary Motivator:

Thrown Tennis Ball


Ava is a three year old Australian Shepard Mix who was rescued as a puppy from a local shelter. She is an extremely intelligent dog who values her own independence. In the three years that we've known her, we've never once seen her get tired! 


Ava’s effortless athleticism and high drive make her a dream to work with. She is currently training for a career in agility and sheep herding.


Favorite Hobby:

Chasing Butterflies


Primary Motivator:

Tug of War



Our Services

See If We're a Fit

We chat about what's going on now with you and your dog and your goals for your relationship, moving forward.

Behavioral Training

For some, they idea of trying to work through issues in a class environment, is stressful. We take the stress out of the equation with private training. 

Stop pulling humanely without the use of pronged or choke chain collars. Learn how to enjoy walks again!

For those who have mastered the basics, increase your bond with your dog further through fun stunt work.

Leash Training

Advanced Obedience


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Let's chat about your dog, our positive training techniques & see if we're a good fit.