Positive Dog Training For Pets & Their People.

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Private Training Services

Training and behavior modification for all breeds of puppies and adult dogs, helping to turn problem behaviors into desired behaviors and bring added peace and calm into your life.  Servicing the San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities in Los Angeles, CA.

About PAWSitive Hound Dog Training

Let me help you start changing your dog’s problem behaviors with solutions to real-life issues, and make life with your dog more enjoyable – call me to schedule in-home training sessions!

Individualized training and help provided for many issues including:
  • Polite manners
  • Leash walking skills
  • Barking/lunging on walks
  • Jumping/greeting behaviors
  • Puppy nipping, chewing, digging
  • Potty training issues
  • Recall/come when called
  • First-time puppy/dog parent
  • Recently adopted rescue pup
  • Family/kids concerns
  • And more!

Kim Kurland holds the title of Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a mark of professional distinction from the leading independent certifying organization of the dog training profession. She is a Master Class graduate with distinction from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, earning the title of Certified Dog Trainer and is recognized as a Fear Free Certified Training Professional. Kim is a preferred trainer with Basset Rescue Network at Daphneyland in Acton, CA and has extensive dog handling and training experience in the shelter environment.

Dedicated to providing effective and lasting solutions to her clients and committed to strengthening the relationship between dogs and their families through science-based training and behavior modification, Kim trains with the understanding that each dog is an individual who has a choice in behavior. She appreciates that dogs shouldn’t be expected to instinctively know how to live in our households – but by utilizing positive, fear-free, force-free, reward-based methods, and training with consistency, repetition and patience they can become treasured family members.

Servicing Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley
(and surrounding communities) including:
  • Studio City
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Encino
  • Tarzana
  • Woodland Hills
  • Calabasas
  • Malibu
  • Topanga
  • Hidden Hills
  • Chatsworth
  • Reseda
  • Van Nuys
  • Northridge
  • West Hills
  • Canoga Park

Reasons to Choose Us

Science-based Training

Kim is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) utilizing science-based training focused on how dogs (and people) learn. She uses the highest ethical practices in training – no shock collars, e-collars, prong or pinch collars.

Positive Reinforcement

Training is based on positive reinforcement and reward-based methods – giving your dog the opportunity to make a choice in their behavior (and be rewarded for it!).

Focused on Success

Training is focused on setting your dog up for success to help you see an improvement in problem behaviors and an increase in your dog’s skills.


Training is conveniently conducted in your home, providing your dog with the opportunity to learn in his/her own environment; management solutions and problem-solving directly related to your home environment can be addressed on site.

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    Dogs do speak but only to those who know how to listen.

    – Orhan Pamuk

    Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

    – Roger Caras

    If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.

    – Unknown

    Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog. It merely expands the heart.

    – Unknown