From Bad Behavior To Best Friend

Want to improve the relationship and communication with your pet through positive reinforcement.

From Bad Behavior To Best Friend

Want to improve the relationship and communication with your pet through positive reinforcement?

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Danielle P

OC Canine Coaching is simply amazing. Our trainer was patient, friendly, and super knowledgeable. He exceeded our expectations and is so much more than a Dog Trainer. He is a dog whisperer. I’ve tried others in the past, and OC Canine Coaching provides a personal touch that you will not find anywhere else. I highly recommend this service. So worth it!

Danielle P.

Orange County Dog Training

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Do you have a hard time getting your dog’s attention?

Are you constantly correcting your dog for bad behaviors?

Are you embarrassed by your dog’s behavior around guests or in public?

Would you enjoy more harmonious walks with your dog?

Are you having trouble understanding your puppy?

Are you concerned your dog is becoming aggressive?

Whatever your training needs, I am here to help you!

Questions? Call us at 📞 (949) 836-6708

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Private 1-on-1

IN-PERSON COACHING

Your dog’s behavior, good or bad, is the product of her or his environment and previous learning history. If you are in Orange County, my in-person private coaching might be the trick. I’ll show you how sometimes small, consistent adjustments to your behavior and surrounding environment will make a huge difference in your dogs’ behavior. This type of training typically takes place in your home or offsite location once a week and requires limited daily training on clients end. This is our most popular option.

Better than Bootcamp

DAY TRAINING

Day training is perfect for those dog owners that have limited time to train and don’t want to send their dog away to some unknown boot camp. With my day training program I visit your home 2-5 times per week and personally train your dog myself. At the end of each week we meet and I show you what your dog has learned. Day Training will fast-track your dogs’ performance by working in their everyday home environment vs training in an offsite facility. Owners must still follow some recommended training guidelines between each visit.

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Virtual

ONLINE COACHING

Did you know many problem behaviors including aggression and anxiety can be handled without me coming into your home? If you are practicing social distancing or outside of my service area, OC Canine Coaching can train your dog from the comfort of your own home via virtual online coaching. You can even start training that 8 week puppy online with me right away too! Online training is especially practical for dogs who are overly fearful of strangers in the home or who happen to act perfect when a trainer is present.

Reasons To Fall In Love With Us,

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75+ Verified Reviews And Testimonials From Happy Dog Owners Across Orange County.

Recommended by local
veterinarians, pet stores, and other esteemed animal behavior colleagues. We have several Yelp and Google reviews to help you make a good decision in who you trust with your best friend.

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None Of Our Programs Involve Shock, Choke Or Prong Collars.

You are not responsible for dominating your dog and you don’t have to learn to be “Alpha”. Training will not be painful or scary. We use reward based methods as these help increase good behavior and strengthen your relationship.

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We Are Continually Learning And Adapting.

I regularly attend education lectures, seminars and events annually with some of the biggest names in the world of training and behavior to stay up to speed on the latest in positive, science based strategies and protocols.

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We Offer A Wide Variety Of Training Options.

We offer a wide variety of training options for our clients including basic and advanced puppy classes, new rescue training and orientation, reactivity and
aggression training, off leash
preparedness training, training for the very sensitive and shy, as well as trick classes for those just wanting to have fun with their dogs.

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Results That You Love.

75+ verified reviews and counting.

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Our first priority is helping families better appreciate their dogs and engage them with a deeper understanding of their needs. We do this while helping you learn how to reinforce and maintain desirable behaviors, alleviating the need to punish!​

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Bryndon took time at the outset to sit with us, understand our concerns and needs, develop a plan, and take us through the steps needed to provide us with the details needed and how the dogs would respond to specific stimuli. Together over the course of a few weeks, we worked together to change or modify bad habits or behaviors in our older dog, and to get our manic puppy trained.

I give my highest rating. He knows exactly what to do — but you need to pay attention.

Jeff K.

Jeff K.

We cannot express enough how wonderful Bryndon is! We have had 2 akitas in the past and now have a puppy. Bryndon started training her at 8 weeks. She is now 4 months old and we can’t believe what a good dog she is learning to become. Bryndon is patient and a excellent teacher for us as well. We love OC Canine Coaching and would recommend him in an instant. Invest in your puppy…it makes all the difference!

Patty F.

Patty F.

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Such a master at training. I am almost done with a 6 session package with Bryndon and my golden retriever, Oakley, is
responding so great ! Bryndon is very positive and gentle with his style which I like a lot, and it really has been effective with Oakley. Main thing I wanted was for Oakley was to be able to walk without pulling and stay right next to me, he is doing so well thanks to Bryndon ! And it helps that Bryndon is such a nice guy, and truly cares about dogs so much. He even went into Oakleys diet with me and changed some things the day he educated me. Thank you so much Bryndon!! Stoked for our next session :)

Ryan B.

Ryan B.

Bryndon is great! He trained our Goldendoodle puppy from when she was small until 10 months and she’s well behaved because of his training and guidance. He also helped when we got our second puppy a Labradoodle at 8 months. He helped us learn how to have 2 puppies at the same time. He’s calm and collected and my puppies love him! Highly recommend him!

Tara B.

Tara B.

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we just finished a series of 6 lessons with our two adult dogs, i was worried that a because i had waited so long to work with them they wouldn’t be able to change. Brandon is the dog whisperer, we has our dogs behavior changed so much in such a short time. Ive noticed that my distracted dog seems to pay attention and walks are now no longer painful but enjoyable because we aren’t being pulled down the street. If your looking to make some changes in your home Bryndon is the man!

Heather P.

Heather P.

This review is long overdue! We adopted an almost 1 year shelter dog that was a handful! I called Bryndon and he came to our home twice. He gave us great advice, and also suggested some tools and toys that would help us work with him and keep him entertained. I love that he isn’t about ‘dominance’ and instead focused on how to keep him from getting bored and making him work for attention and food. He’s a much better dog now, and when I see that we are slacking as dog parents I go back to what Bryndon taught us. This was money well spent!

Valerie J.

Valerie J.

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Bryndon is the best!!! He’s friendly, professional and from the minute he meets your dog/puppy he begins training. He’s energetic and comes with a world full of knowledge. He makes it so easy and my Bentley is VERY receptive to him. He is very fare with his rates and will work with your schedule to make it easy. Simply put, I wouldn’t want anyone else to train my puppy— he’s definitely worth it. And Bentley gets better after each training session.

Mary O.

Mary O.

OC Canine Coaching was invaluable in helping me manage my new Malti-poo pup Lucy. I was having potty training issues, plus Lucy was a bit of a stubborn dog. Bryndon was very engaging, and with his great technique, she quickly picked up cues from him. She certainly is easier to handle now!

I appreciated Bryndon’s attentiveness and guidance in applying what Lucy has learned to our everyday activities. Most importantly training has helped Lucy become an integral part of our family. I could not be happier with OC Canine!

Lila M.

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Get to Know

Bryndon Golya, CDBC

IAABC with bryndonWelcome to OC Canine Coaching! I established this venture in 2010, driven by an unwavering passion for dogs that has grown even stronger with time. I consistently immerse myself in education, refining my approach to center on relationship-based training as opposed to more traditional methods. Holding a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) certification from IAABC, I’ve constructed my expertise on empathy, understanding, and evidence-based training methods.

In Orange County, only a few other behavior consultants hold this esteemed CDBC certification. I chose this certificate due to its rigorous nature, allowing my clients to trust the advice and behavioral suggestions I provide. As dog training remains unregulated, and without proper experience or understanding, anyone can claim to be a ‘dog trainer’ or ‘behaviorist.’ This highlights the paramount importance of entrusting your dogs to capable hands.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not need to show proof of vaccinations prior to training. Many pet owners choose to titer test their pets which allows a far less frequent vaccination schedule. And because we work privately, vaccinations are at your own discretion.

 

Yes, I regularly consult and work with fearful and aggressive dogs. Many of these pets have a previous bite history and their owners know they can not afford to have another incident.

 

Our services are affordably priced for the value we provide our clients and we have several programs to choose from. Our most affordable option is through virtual online training since no travel is involved. Our in-person coaching and full-day training options are slightly higher priced, as they are more intensive on my end and do involve travel. Please see current pricing here.

Great Question! As mentioned before, my methods are reward based, focusing on positive reinforcement principles. I use and recommend different kinds of food treats, kibble, toys, engagement, and play to make a lasting impression on your dog(s). At OC Canine Coaching, we put a significant amount of attention on the human component of training and make sure you are capable of teaching your dog when we are away. We do not encourage the practice of coercion, fear or dominance based methods. For this reason, we discourage the use of prong, choke and shock collars as teaching tools since the risk of fallout is too high. As a simplification, OC Canine Coaching strives to adhere to the principles of LIMA (least intrusive and minimally aversive).

The answer is, “it depends”. Dog training has many factors that can influence the time it takes to learn new behaviors. These factors include the length of time your dog has been practicing his bad behaviors, his ability to learn new behaviors and the amount of time and attention you are capable of providing during the training process. Since a good amount of how dogs behave has to do with how we behave and respond to them, the owner’s behaviors generally have to change to some degree for lasting results. How long will it take you to stick to a program? Dog training is not magic and, in reality, there is no such thing as “nipping it in the bud”.

 

The good news is I can quickly shape and reinforce new good behaviors quickly and teach you how to keep previous bad behaviors from being further rehearsed. This is the recipe for fast and long lasting results.

 

For Private Coaching: Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Orange, Santa Ana, Laguna Beach, Westminster, and Lake Forest.

 

For day training: Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and parts of Irvine.

 

Virtual Online training: anywhere in the United States.

 

Guarantees are a tricky thing with animal behavior.

I can guarantee that I will show up as agreed and offer you the best of my knowledge and expertise. I guarantee I will not leave your dog in a worse place than before, and you will absolutely learn more about your dog. For years I have partnered with several professional training associations that clearly advise against behavior guarantees of any kind. 

Per the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers): “Members should refrain from giving guarantees regarding the outcome of training because there is no sure way to guarantee the cooperation and performance of all parties involved and because the knowledge of animal behavior is incomplete.”

In fact, it is a huge red flag in the professional training world to make such claims. The vast majority of trainers claiming to guarantee results are using out-dated, aversive training methods and misunderstand the complexity of animal behavior. These methods can result in something called learned helplessness, often masking problem behaviors without addressing the actual issues.

For more info on why guarantees aren’t appropriate, see these links.

https://positively.com/dog-training/post/philosophy-should-dog-trainers-offer-guarantees

https://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs/training-guarantee

Totally! My day-training program may be a great fit as it requires much less of your time. A hybrid of in-person and online classes may also be a great fit.   Contact me for specifics.

That depends. The most important first step in finding the right coach and trainer is finding someone with whom you trust and communicate well. That person should be able to answer your most important questions and concerns. I am very confident in my abilities and come highly recommended by my clients, local veterinarians, local pet businesses, as well as other mentor-trainers more experienced and credentialed than I.

 

Contact me today and see if we’re a good fit.

For other questions, call us at 📞 (949) 836-6708