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House Manners

Your dog can lie quietly, not beg at the table and stay off the furniture.


Do you want your dog to come when called, walk on leash without pulling and not run out an open door or gate?

House Training

Is your puppy having accidents in the house? Would you like to bring your older dog in the house and not have to worry?


Does your dog growl and lunge at other dogs or people while on walks?

K9 Nose Work®

This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise.


Treibball is a competitive dog sport incorporating elements of herding, obedience and soccer. The objective is for the handler to direct their dog to herd large and small balls placed in a field back to a goal or pen in a specific order. Any dog can enjoy Treibball, regardless of breed, age or size. Treibball originated in Germany and was designed to promote teamwork and communication between dogs and their handlers, while providing mental and physical stimulation to canines.

Domino and Anton
Your Dog is Not Too Young
or Old to Learn!

Next Class Session Start Dates

Gardena, January 2020 (Nose Work)

Gardena, January 7th 2020 (Treibball)

Pico Rivera, Call for Information (Obedience)

Upland, Call Denise or email (Scent Work)

Pre-registration required for classes

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About the Trainer

Ramona Audette at the Bob Bailey Chicken Camp

My name is Ramona Audette and I am the Training Director of California Academy of Dog Behavior.

I have been training dogs professionally since 1993. I have been involved with dogs, one way or another, my whole life.

I believe dogs learn best when they feel good and when training is fun. By motivating your dog positively your dog will quickly learn what you want it to do.

Always looking to improve my training skills and learn more, I attend training and behavior seminars regularly. Some of the seminars and classes I've attended are under the tutelage of Pia Silvani, Trish King, Donna Duford, Sue Sternberg, Patricia McConnell, Terry Ryan, Kathy Sdao, and the guru of operant conditioning, Bob Bailey, to name a few.

I worked nine years at Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar where I was responsible for helping foster families that took adorable 8 week old pups home to raise to be guide dogs. That means I helped with training issues that arose from the dogs, 8wks of age to 2yrs of age. You learn a lot when dealing with over 300 pups a year in that age range. I continue to be involved with GDA and the Puppy Raisers that foster their pups.

Guide Dog Training ClassI have put Obedience titles (up to a Utility title - UD), Rally titles (up to a Rally Advanced Excellent - RAE) and Agility titles (up to Excellent in both Standard and Jumpers) on several dogs. I still continue to compete with my own dogs in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Treibball and Nosework.

I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Southern California Dog Trainers Forum, National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®, an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Puppy S.T.A.R. Program Evaluator, and one of the first seven persons to become a Certified K9 Nose Work® Instructor.

I share my home with my husband of 30 years and five Labrador Retrievers.

Some of my interests lie with Labrador Retriever Rescue and Guide Dogs of America. Click to find out more about them or if you are looking for an organization in which to volunteer your time.

Recently I became a Certified Cat Trainer (ABCCT)

Ramona Audette, CNWI
K9NW Founding Instructor, NACSW Faculty
K9NW Trial Judge and Certifying Official
Certified Cat Trainer, ABCCT

NW3 Elite is the title received for achieving the NW3 title three times at trial.
Ramona and "Anton" are the second team in history of NACSW to earn NW3 Elite

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Training Offered In-Home, Private Lessons, and Group Classes

Types of Classes


Like us, all dogs are individuals. The In-Home curriculum is designed for you and your dog's needs.

Most curriculum's will consist of house training, jumping on family members and guests, running out of open doors and gates, coming when called, walking on leash without pulling and more. The curriculum will depend on you and your dog's needs. That's the great thing about the In-Home service.

Because the hours are flexible, this may be for you if your schedule prevents you from attending a class with your dog or your dog is uncontrollable around other dogs and people.

If your dog lunges at other dogs and people while on walks, I can help you.


If your schedule does not permit you to attend a scheduled class, you may be interested in doing a private where I will work only with you and your dog. Privates usually work better for competition obedience training.


K9 Nose Work® Class

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It's a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, burn lots of mental and physical energy and for you to find out just how good your dog's nose is. This sport is especially great for the dog that is uncomfortable around other dogs. Any age dog can participate.

Next Class Session Start Dates

Gardena, January, 2020 (Nose Work)

Pre-registration required for classes

(562) 659-1803

NEW! Treibball

Treibball is a competitive dog sport in which handlers use a combination of classic obedience and herding cues to direct their dogs to "herd" large and small balls. Treibball originated in Germany and was designed to promote teamwork and communication between dogs and their handlers, while providing mental and physical stimulation to canines living in urban areas.

To learn more about Treibball visit the American Treibball Association Website.

These Workshops will include opportunities to learn and practice fundamental through advanced skills, depending on the experience level of attendees. Handlers can bring up to two dogs if each dog will be comfortable resting in a crate while the handler is working their other dog. Advanced obedience skills and prior experience in Treibball are not needed.

Upcoming Class Dates

1/7/2020, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/11
From 7:00pm to 8:00pm (Gardena)

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6:00pm to 7pm (Canoga Park)

Register through J9K9s

Class Locations and Schedule

Nose Work® Classes


  • Advanced K9 Nose Work®
    Sunday morning 9:00 - 10:30am
    Next Session starts: January 2020

  • Continuing K9 Nose Work®
    Sundays 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Next Session starts: January 2020

  • Intro to Odor
    Sundays 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Next Session starts: January 2020

Contact Jo Trent to Register

Scent Work Classes


Please contact Denise for more information

Obedience Classes

Pico Rivera

Note: Please Call for More Info

Treibball Classes


    Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • January 7, 2020
  • January 14th
  • January 21st
  • January 28th
  • February 4th
  • February 11th

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Canoga Park

    Sundays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Register through J9K9s

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Treibball Class Registration Form

Instructor:  Ramona Audette
Dogs in these classes must be capable of handling confinement, either crated away from their handlers or in a properly ventilated and secured vehicle.

  • Registration Fee: $30 per Class      
  • Class limit is 8 dogs
  • No refund after week 1

See what people say about our training

"My dog Diesel and I have been taking classes with Ramona at California Academy of Dog Behavior since Diesel was 12 weeks old. We started with the Puppy Kindergarten and worked up to the Novice Obedience and the Rally classes and have enjoyed the process and training throughout. Diesel has not always been an easy dog but Ramona has been able to work with both of us and teach us how to work together better as a team and work through his issues. Just this past week we competed in our first AKC Novice Rally competition and were able to earn our first leg towards his Novice Rally title! We couldn't have done it without Ramona's help and encouragement. Thanks Ramona!"

Jean Richardson and Diesel

"The California Academy of Dog Behavior has been a tremendous help in training our two Labrador Retrievers who have completely opposite personalities. One is lethargic and sometimes fearful while the other is hyperactive and nearly fearless. Both dogs love going to class. Ramona makes classes fun, always finding new ways to challenge the handlers as well as the dogs. We highly recommend the California Academy of Dog Behavior."

Gary and Jan Brady
Orange, California

Anne with Dutch
"Ramona Audette is a true professional; the needs of the dogs and her clients are her top priorities. Her common sense approach is having the patience to take the time to give her clients the tools to succeed. Her classes exceeded my expectations."

Anne Gundersen,
puppy raiser for Guide Dogs of America

"Ramona is an experienced trainer who shows you practical solutions to problems, takes the time to assist you when you do not understand something, and reminds you to pay attention to your dog. She gives you the skills to develop a training foundation that builds your confidence so you can do anything if you make the commitment to yourself and your dog. Thank you for helping me all these years and more importantly reminding me that training is fun."

Yvette Sheehan and Tower.

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