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Make the right choice for you and your dog!

At Good Choices, we utilize the most modern, positive training techniques to empower your dog to make good choices -- whether you're there or not!

We provide scientifically-based, force-free dog training to the Westside and South Bay of southern California.


Call us at 424-262-5004



If you live in the South Bay, Westside, or the surrounding area and need a trusted dog trainer – look no further. Good Choices Dog Trainers are all Certified Professionals who have experience with puppies, reactivity, aggression, agility, tricks, and all of the basics for new dogs, long time companions, and everything in between.

Good Choices Dog Training offers a variety of ways to achieve your training goals. If your dog is friendly, Group Classes are a great way to get started or continue your dog's training journey. We also offer Private In-Home Training for dogs who may not be ready for a group or for those owners who prefer the benefits of one-on-one training.

We believe that training your dog is a great way to build trust, deepen your bond, and just have a great time with your pooch! We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn more about training and care for your dog. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles and don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter so you don't miss any of our exciting events, classes, or workshops. If you have any questions, call 424-262-5004 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. We offer Group Classes in two locations for your convenience -- Global Pet Food Outlet in Culver City and Camp Run-A-Mutt in Gardena.



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Operational Hours


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9:00 AM-6:00 pm


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9:00 am-4:00 pm


9:00 am-4:00 pm


  • "We've just started our obedience classes with Melanie and it's been a lot of fun! She's very approachable and patient with me and our dog. We have some homework to do and she gave us a lot of good tips for when we try training at home. Can't wait for our next class!"
    Gabrielle N.
  • "My dog Dolly is a 1 yr old Shelter rescue & she has a hard time focusing but Melanie gets the job done! So happy to have their services at Camprunamutt! Dolly looks like the dog on the left on this cover page here."
    Debra M.
  • "Loved Melanie, she was very thorough in all we have to do for all of our Dogs! We have 4 of them and she addressed each one of them with a caring attitude. We learned so much from her in just one hour. We look forward to our next training with her."
    Susannah C.
  • ""Wonderful experience with Robin at Good Choices. We have tried several different programs over the last several years, we were at the end of our rope with our wonderful family pet who had severe issues with strangers and public spaces. Robin approached the situation very differently than other trainers and was patient and caring. We have now have a dog that we are not afraid to take out of the house and to invite new people into our house.""
    The C.
  • ""The best! Robin is the best with my dog Bella! She has the patience and love for our pets to teach them! I often wonder who Bella loves more!!! Might it be Robin or me? Great people to help you out with your doggies!!!""
    Kristi R.
  • ""This is your go-to place for you and your pup when you need basic training, brush up training, fun classes for you and your dog to enjoy together. robin and melanie are a team that can cover all the bases when it comes to dog related needs. their experience is unmatched and their patience with both dogs and owners is infinite. if there were more stars to give, i would give them!""
    Onnie H.

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