BJK9's has retired I’ve been training dogs for two decades
and no longer take new clients. Thank you
for your years of support!
I now refer my clients to PAWSitive Hound Dog Training.

Services Provided

Serving the following Southern California locations: Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park,
Malibu, Santa Monica and San Fernando Valley.

Adoptions and New Puppy Evaluations

Planning and preparation to bring a new family member home is essential. I am available to help you choose the best puppy or dog for your family and make home management arrangements for successful potty training and other necessary tools for a smooth transition.

In Home Training

I will meet you and your puppy or dog anywhere you like (home, office, or public venues you frequent) for personalized 90-minute sessions. Here, we cover household manners, basic obedience, nuisance puppy behaviors and more.

Day Training

Busy schedule? I will take your furry friend out for special one-to-one training sessions 2-4 times a week and meet with the family once a week for follow-up.

Family Paws and Parent Education

Expecting a baby or have a newborn or toddler? As a FPPE Educator, I will give you the tools to prepare your puppy or dog for a safe family environment. This time in your life is a major adjustment, so you can imagine what your dog is thinking! Everyone’s safety is my first concern.

About Me

Barbara Johnson

Meet Canine Behavior Specialist / Trainer Barbara Johnson

I practice force-free, fear-free training and positive reinforcement in my sessions, whether we are working on potty training, basic obedience, jumping, leash walking, growling, barking or other issues. I believe in praising your pup’s positive behaviors — that’s what really helps transform your relationship with them. This is a science-based training I’ve studied for years. I also maintain close ties with many veterinarians in the community in order to take a more holistic approach to dog training.

  • Force-free training
  • In-home sessions – I will come to you!
  • One-on-one sessions
  • Training at every stage of a dog’s life
  • Positive, encouraging reinforcement training

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  • Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KSA)
  • Certified Elite Fear Free and Force Free Trainer
  • Full Member of the Pet Professional Guild
  • Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Family Paws and Parents Educator
  • Mentor for CATCH
  • Authorized Mentor Trainer for the Animal Behavior College
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Instructor (Certified AKC-CGC Evaluator)