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A life-long animal lover, I have been around dogs, cats, and exotic pets since my childhood. I genuinely love animals and wanted to learn everything I could about them… My mom was extraordinarily patient when I brought parrots, rats, tarantulas, snakes and a bunch of other animals home!!! The best advice I have received was from my mom in 2009 when she said: “If you don’t want to go into a corporate office job again, don’t. Life is too short… find something you enjoy.” So, I moved from the East Coast to California at the end of that same year. I feel fortunate that, as an adult, I can work doing something I love - dog training is my life and my profession. 

Most importantly, I have over 10 years of experience training, volunteering, and teaching dog training. I specialize in force-free, least-intrusive, minimally aversive behavior intervention techniques. My experience ranges from basic training, puppy training, and socialization, to trick dog and agility training, rehabilitation, trauma recovery, aggression, and all types of canine anxiety.

 

Thank you for reading my bio and I look forward to working with you and your pup!

 

 

k9HS - Carlos F Morales - CPDT-KA | Head Trainer

k9hs Carlos CPDT-KA

Certified Professional Canine Trainer

Force-Free Dog Training. LIMA Compliant. Effective, Educated, Ethical.

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Certified Dog Trainer in Long Beach CA
Dog Training School in Long Beach |  AKC Canine Good Citizen Classes
Trick Dog Agility Classes in Long Beach | AKC Trick Dog Classes
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Here is a little bit a bout me...

 

My love for dogs turned into a necessity and then a passion after rescuing Trina, a scared, misunderstood and distrustful red nose pitbull terrier with serious behavioral issues. Trina was abused and abandoned, left traumatized, fearful and defensive. During the 12 years that we spent together Trina blossomed and worked as my assistant day in and out, she taught me about patience, respect and mindfulness. And because of her I am able to help dogs in bad situations and educate their humans.

Trina and I had a very special and close bond, and I am grateful to her for helping me grow as a person to be better and more mindful to both canines and humans. She passed away peacefully at our home at the age of 14, while I sang her favorite song. She left a legacy behind that I hope will change many lives for the better.  

My new assistants are Go-Go and Kiba. Go-go is a 3.5lbs Chihuahua that I found living under a car in North Long Beach. When I found Go-Go, I intended to bathe her, train her, and get her adopted, but she never left! She now works with me at Puppy School and helps me to teach puppies the basic commands and boundaries as the well socialized girl she is. Kiba is my youngest Puppy, a 60lbs Bull Terrier Mix that we adopted in 2020. He is sweet and athletic and he recently graduated from our k9HS Puppy School and k9HS Dog School and is now in our k9HS Socialization School pursuing more AKC Certifications.

Certifications

k9hs Carlos Certifications

Certified Professional Canine Trainer

Force-Free Dog Training. LIMA Compliant. Effective, Educated, Ethical.

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Certified Dog Trainer in Long Beach CA
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•CPDT- KA

By the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers CCPDT 

CPDT-KA stands for Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed

 

•Certified Mentor Trainer

By Animal Behavior College

By Catch Canine Trainers Academy 

Carlos teaches, mentors and evaluates future Long Beach dog trainers in their certification programs

•AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

By the American Kennel Club, including AKC STAR Puppy, Community Canine and Urban CGC

•AKC Trick dog Title Evaluator

By the American Kennel Club, including all title levels

AKC FIT DOG Canine Fitness instructor

By the American Kennel Club, including levels 1, 2 & 3

AKC Temperament Test Evaluator

By the American Kennel Club

Specializations

k9hs Carlos SPecializations

Certified Professional Canine Trainer

Force-Free Dog Training. LIMA Compliant. Effective, Educated, Ethical.

•Canine Aggression

Fear Aggression

Territorial Aggression
Idiopathic Aggression
Predatory Aggression
Intra-Household Aggression
Control Aggression
Resource Guarding/Possession Aggression

•Canine Anxiety

Separation Anxiety 

Former rescue (or shelter) dog Anxiety

Illness-induced Anxiety

Leash/collar Anxiety

Food Anxiety

•Fear & Phobias

Canine Agoraphobia

Canine Aquaphobia 

Canine Thalassophobia 

Canine Acrophobia & Claustrophobia

•Trauma Survivors

Canine Emotional Threshold Management 

Canine Submissive Peeing 

Canine Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

•Canine Rehabilitation

In the following forms:

Canine Distemper Survivors 

Canine Blindness and/or Deafness

Canine Amputees

•Canine Fitness & Sports

Canine Swimming

Canine AKC FIT DOG Fitness Classes

Canine Agility

•Canine Socialization 

Canine Pack Dynamics

Canine Leash Reactivity Training

Canine Exposure Training

Canine Public Access Training

•basic, intermediate & Advanced Training

Canine Basic to Advanced Skills Training

Canine Obedience & Manners Training

Canine On-leash Walking Training

Canine Recall Training

•Puppy Training

Puppy Foundational Skills Training

Puppy Socialization Training

Puppy Impulse Control Training

Puppy Potty Training

Puppy Leash Training

•Canine Temperament

Adoption & Selection Services

Household Set-up & Preparation

Breed Specific Training & Exercise Plans

Aptitude & Preventative Training

Volunteer Work

k9hs Carlos Volunteer Work

Certified Professional Canine Trainer

Force-Free Dog Training. LIMA Compliant. Effective, Educated, Ethical.

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•Shelter Volunteer Work

Carlos has volunteered at the SPCA-LA working with Shelter dogs. Here he learned about security and cross-contamination protocols, as well as shelter dog behavior. He also volunteered at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center where he worked with specific difficult cases in a effort to get these specific dogs adopted. 

 

•Rescue Volunteer work

Carlos has volunteered his time training, boarding and rehabilitating several dire cases for the Long Beach Spay & Neuter Foundation and Sparky and the Gang, both local Long Beach Dog Rescues. A few of the cases were dogs on the kill list at the shelter that ended up finding forever homes through the rescue and living full and happy lives. Also a feral dog, named River, who now lives with a wonderful local family after Carlos helped her overcome extreme traumas and fears.

•Volunteer Work Abroad

Carlos has volunteered his time creating a security and cross-contamination protocols for Voz Animal, a dog rescue in Sopo, Colombia. He lived on the property and worked with many of the dogs as well as caring for a very ill dog that thankfully survived a bad case of kennel cough. In Costa Rica, Carlos visited and donated to Territorio de Zaguates, 'Land of the Strays' where they struggle to maintain a pack of several hundreds of dogs living free in the forest with their caretakers. 

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