Why Choose Our Trainers?
The A.S.D.O. was founded in 1971 by Harlan Broat who is the author of the nationally distributed text, “Group Training for Dogs” and talk show host of the former radio talk show, “ Dog Talk,” on station KIEV in Glendale, California. Mr. Broat has developed and utilized his unique and very effective methodology in the comprehensive obedience training of an estimated 30,000 dogs. He has also conducted group training classes for Recreation and Parks Department in five cities and in separate YMCA’s in the Southern California area.
Complete obedience training using gentle methods. The American School of Dog Obedience techniques combine praise, exercise and discipline, bringing dogs under their owner’s control and promoting a happier and more enjoyable pet.
The American School of Dog Obedience techniques combine praise, exercise and discipline, bringing dogs under their owner’s control and promoting a happier and more enjoyable pet. We will train your dog to be a calmer, well-mannered, and more obedient companion.Learn More
We offer the very best vacation stay for your canine pet. Our facility is heated and air-conditioned to offer ultimate comfort for all pets. It is also a safe place for your dog to play, exercise and interact with the other dogs. Our facility and training perspective is designed to ensure that all dogs are temperate-tested before playing with other dogs. Dog boarding only available to pets that have been trained, or are currently being trained, at our school.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about our pet training or boarding solutions? Take a look at some of the common questions we get asked below.
What is your success rate?
Our training has worked on every dog we’ve worked with, and we’ve worked with an estimated 30,000 dogs since we started in 1971. During the first lesson, most of our clients see a completely different dog. It’s remarkable. Come see for yourself!
I've tried other training methods but they didn't work. Will this really work for me?
We guarantee that our training will work for your pet. We use a principle that’s 100% effective. Sometimes owners might have difficulty mastering the steady leader role. To circumvent that, we ask that owners have patience and diligence when learning how to humanely master their dog’s temperament.
Do you use clickers?
We do not use clickers. We combine praise, exercise, and discipline, by establishing a leadership role in the dogs’ mind thus bringing dogs under their owner’s control with a focus on bringing dogs under their owner’s control for long-lasting results.
How fast will I see results?
The results obtained utilizing the Harlan Broat method are immediate because we utilize a form of communication that the dog already understands.
Do you train using treats?
No. We aim to train your dog without any superficial methods. Instead, we recognized the need for a gentle method of obedience training based upon developing and molding the dog’s innate behavior until they become willing to recognize their owner as its leader, much the same as it would do naturally in a pack.
I have a very rambunctious dog. Will your training work for my animal?
Absolutely. We ask that our owners have patience and diligence when it comes to mastering their dog’s temperament, especially if they have an unruly dog. Our dog training is not a technique as much as it’s a mindset that the owner must learn. If you are willing to communicate gently, firmly and honestly with your pet, our principled approach will work. We do not yell or try to talk dogs into obeying. No one can yell or talk their dog into obeying them, and we certainly don’t plead with the unruly ones either. We don’t compromise. Instead, we stay firm and stick to our principled approach.
Do you use any form of punishment during training?
No. The American School of Dog Obedience techniques combines praise, exercise, and discipline, bringing dogs under their owner’s control and promoting a happier and more enjoyable pet. We are firm and deceive without anger or any abusiveness.
How many training programs do you have available?
How long is each class?
All programs include teaching the owner as well as the dog. This assures that the dog respects and obeys their owner and not only the professional instructor. Therefore, each session period varies between one and two hours depending on the unique needs of the pet and owner. We will be there every step of the way to make sure you learn how to demonstrate our principles effectively.