"I have been a practicing veterinarian in the South Bay for over 20 years, and during that time Brian Lee is the only trainer I have established a lasting relationship with and consistently recommended. Brian speaks "Dog" better than anyone else I have ever worked with. For Brian, I believe training dogs is not so much a job as it is his calling. Brian has happily resolved many of my clients' dogs behavior issues. He has worked with their dogs' whose behavior problems were so severe that they felt they would be forced to give them up, as well as those with routine behavior issues. I prominently display Brian's brochures in my office lobby and place one of his business cards in every "Puppy Pak" that I put together for new puppy owners. It certainly makes my job easier when my patients are well trained and behaved. I have personally sought out Brian to help my family train our Golden Retriever and Doberman. As I sit here writing this testimonial I am also looking forward to working with Brian to train my new Standard Poodle Puppy."
- Robert M. Kaufman, D.V.M., Torrance
"Brian Lee has a "sixth sense" about dog behaivior and how to resolve problem's when they occur. Brian is the ONLY trainer I recommend to my clients because he doesn't use a cookie cutter approach to dog training. He makes an individual assesment of each and every one of his students and tailors their program accordingly for maximum results. Part of his program involves carefully examining the dog's home environment, and relationship with every family member. Recently I adopted a Doberman named Clive....actually bucking Bronco was more like it. The owner of the rescue center asked if I was sure I wanted him because he was the "wildest" dog they had ever had at their facility. I scheduled my sessions with Brian before I even got him home because I have eight other animals that Clive would need to get along with. After the first week Clive was noticeably calmer and getting along with my other 2 dogs. After the second session he was well behaved enough to be around our guinea pigs and Iguana. One month after starting our training he was getting along with our three cats!!! He is now a model canine citizen and the best behaved animal in our house!!"
- Monique Di Santo, DVM
"I have referred clients to Brian Lee for 15 years and have had excellent results. I see dogs with a variety of behavioral problems and am thankful I have someone I feel will provide the owners with the proper knowledge, information and training skills. At new puppy exams I always stress involving Brian in their training from the very beginning. Early training gets the puppy and owner off to the right start in raising a good family dog. Brian has puppy parties each month so young dogs can improve their socialization skills without being overwhelmed at the dog park. He supervises each party and corrects puppies when necessary. I think the "parents" enjoy the parties too! I am also one to practice what I preach. When we got our puppy I called Brian for training. My family learned simple, positive techniques and we feel we have a great dog as a result of Brian's expertise. We are fortunate to have such a terrific dog trainer in the South Bay."
- Kim Doane, D.V.M., Hermosa Animal Hospital
"I have been practicing Veterinary Medicine in the South Bay for 16 years. At my very first job, I learned to trust and rely on the name Brian Lee. I know the high quality of training that my clients will receive when I refer to Brian. Naturally when I adopted an aggressive puppy, Brian was the one I went to for guidance. He helped me turn her into a great companion. I recently adopted a hyperactive, destructive deaf puppy. Again, I turned to Brain Lee. Through my work, I have met many trainers who have wanted me to recommend them. None have impressed me with their knowledge or experience as Brian has. None seem to stay in the area very long. None have proven to be a reliable, stable force. . Now the trainers that walk through my door get asked about their experience with deaf dogs. Not a single one has personally trained any deaf dogs. Of course, Brian has trained several of these dogs. That is just another reason why I feel Brian stands head and shoulders above the others."
- Dawn Miller, DVM , Torrance , CA
"I have studied and advised regarding dog behavior for over 20 years, so this is an important topic for me. I have referred my clients exclusively to Brian since he introduced his dog-training program to me back in 1992. His ability to see the basis for a dog's problem behavior, and then to offer practical solutions to address the problem, is unique; I have not seen another trainer consistently deliver the results that Brian has done, and continues to do so, year after year. I am confident in referring my clients and their dogs for his expertise regardless of the type of problem encountered, from simple housebreaking issues to the most severe forms of aggression. I consider Brian to be a valuable asset to my business because he helps my clients keep dogs they might otherwise have relinquished due to their problem behavior. (My clients appreciate that I care enough to refer themn to someone with expertise in such a critical field, and they enjoy counting their dog amoung the multitudes that make up Brian's track record of success.) I also practice what I advise - my family trained with Brian when we acquired a new puppy, to make sure all of us treated her in the consistent manner that leads to proper behavior."
- Kirk Steinam, DVM, Manhattan Beach Animal Hospital
Instead of writing a "testimonial" for you, I made you a short video (one of the issues we were trying to fix was the "dog-and-cat-getting-along" ordeal):
As you can see, a little less than a year later, "All is well in the jungle." Thank you again very much. Well done.
- Jeremy Trojan, Torrance, CA
"Although we have three dogs (2 Labs and 1 Terrier)we had a terrible experience with a trainer and our first dog, so we had vowed not to use trainers anymore. However, as our new baby started crawling and moving around more our terrier, Wanda, began being very aggressive with her. Wanda was growling and biting at the baby. We were certain we were going to have to give Wanda away which was so sad (she is a part of the family) and doubly upsetting because she was a rescue dog. We hated to lose Wanda, but felt we had no other choice. We called Brian out of desperation to try to see if there was any chance at all of making things work with the baby and Wanda. After several weeks of training with Brian we got the situation under control. He worked with us on a range of techniques and concepts. We actually got many small issues with the all three of the dogs cleaned up, as well as getting Wanda to a place where she could be with the baby and behave non aggressively on a consistent basis. We are extremely happy with the results and continue to work on the techniques and apply Brian's concepts with all of our dogs. They all are doing great - very happy and truly a great part of the family."
- Marianne Bogoyevac, Redondo Beach, CA
"Our family cannot thank Brian Lee enough for saving our one and a half year old Shepard/Jindo rescue mix 'Lucy'. While she was loving with our family, she was aggressive towards visitors and had terrible anxiety issues. Desperate to keep her safe and stop her from jumping our six foot fences, we called Brian in a panic. He was calm, professional and understanding. We were thrilled to find a trainer to come to our aid so quickly and with such competence. In less than one month Lucy's bad habits were under control, and we are now proud owners of a very well adjusted family dog. If you are at all contemplating getting rid of your dog because of behaviors you can't tolerate, we would encourage you to give Brian a try. His knowledge and experience will change you and your dog's life."
- Therese, Greg & Claire Valencia, Hollyglen, CA
"We were referred to Brian when our recently "rescued", Flat Coat Retriever, George, started to exhibit aggressive behavior towards visitors to our house. In single terms, Brian was able to explain the behavior and provided simple strategies to address all problems. Progress was achieved immediately and was not reversed."
- John R. Anderson, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
"Brian was one of the best choices my wife and I could have ever made for our dogs. My wife and I learned so much about our dog that we didn't know before. The both of us wished we knew what we learned before getting our dogs. Our first one would have turned out so much better than the last two did. Brian, thank you for giving our dogs and us the best relationship ever."
- Tony & Maggie Ford, Lawndale, CA
"Thank you for your professional assessment and resolution of the unfortunate event that triggered my initial contact with you. My dog Lucy's aggressive mauling of our other dog "Ginger", which ended tragically because of the fatal wounds she sustained, scared me to the point of considering euthanasia as my only alternative. Lucky, my vet referred me to you and Lucy is still with us. I was impressed by your professionalism on the phone, specifically speaking to the point of withholding your judgment of Lucy's fate until after your assessment of our home environment. You took the time to ask all the necessary questions about how the two dogs related to each other throughout their history, how the family members interfaced with the dogs, and how we addressed the dog's basic needs. You then came to the conclusion that the unfortunate incident could very well have been an isolated event. We hired you thinking you could teach her how to "change her ways". Surprisingly enough, we were the ones that had to change. As our "canine counselor" you taught us the basic skills necessary to place ourselves in the position of power over dog. Thank you so much. Lucy is a beautiful animal and just wants to be loved. Luckily, she's still around to get a whole bunch of it and in turn, we get it back ten fold."
- Clara Bassett, Torrance, CA
"I never thought I'd need a "dog trainer". I brought my very active lab puppy to Brian. He taught me how to treat her so that she would listen. We now have a wonderful dog that comes when we call her, she won't run out the front door or go into the barn with our horses, and she doesn't bark when she wants to come in. She knows what we expect from her. She is a year old now and a great dog. If a problem comes up, we will know how to deal with it."
- Julie Hatch, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
"Brian Lee has trained all 3 of our dogs. Having had both easy and difficult dogs, he has always made it fun to learn. He works well both with the whole family or just 1-2 people. We loved having him at our home when the kids were small, but in later years went to his home and found it very useful interacting with his 2 dogs. Brian's puppy parties are known throughout the South Bay as the place to be. The dog owners have almost as much fun as the dogs do. It is amazing to realize how much we learn at these events. I feel sad for the dog owners who never had training with Brian Lee to appreciate his insight into dog behavior. I think it is safe to say he is the South Bay's "dog whisperer." He is able to accentuate your dog's good qualities while minimizing it's more negative tendencies."
- Elaine K. Jones, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
"Brian helped us to enjoy our black lab, Lupo, even more than we imagined we could. We saw real improvement from the very first lesson. He makes it easy and enjoyable to train your dog. But most importantly, he "trained" us. Thanks again!"
- Jeff & Karen Wolfe, Hermosa Beach, CA
"Brian Lee transformed our frightened, cautious, non-potty trained, pound puppy into a confident, loving and well behaved boy. Brian was able to accomplish this feat with surprisingly little effort on our part. As a result of Brian's expertise, our dog Sparky accompanies us to work most days and is a pleasure for the staff and others to be around."
- Stephanie Holtorf, Palos Verdes, CA
"Brian Lee, very literally changed my life! He taught my son and I how to handle and properly meet my energetic 3.5 year old boxer, Nellie's, need's. She is grounded, happy, and her behavior is immensely improved. Nellie is now a joy instead of a maniac! Thank you Brian!"
- Sharon & Barry Conrad, Manhattan Beach, CA
"Brian's unquestionable knowledge and command of dogs is unbelievable. Brian was upfront and honest about my particular breed. He alleviated my concerns and gave me the tools I needed to enjoy my dog. His advice carried me through to my future pets as well."
- Erica Mizell, Rolling Hills, CA
"Everything Brian has encouraged us to do has worked beautifully. We started with a 4 month old puppy who has grown into a 9 month old fantastic, well-behaved dog. Brian is a God-send. Everything he says works!"
- Lanita Mac, Manhattan Beach, CA
"My family has three English Bulldogs and one Miniature Schnauzer. Add to that the fact that they are all very young makes for a houseful of snorting/barking/nipping/jumping out-of-control animals. (Did I mention we also have 3 cats?) During the first session, he worked with one dog at a time - but only for a very short period of time. He concentrated on working with me (the weakest link.) Brian was here last Tuesday, and there was no jumping/snorting/barking. I cannot thank him enough and it goes without saying that I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone who has a problem with their dog(s). I am seriously thinking of nominating him for Sainthood!"
- Linda Surdin, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
"I don't want to overstate things, but Brian is worth his weight in gold. He doesn't teach my dogs how to do things, he teaches me how to interact with my dogs so they do the things I want them to do. And what do I want them to do? Be Happy. Be part of my family. Have good manners. Obey simple commands. Most of this, frankly, involved the OWNER, not the dog. When Brian explains things, I have "Aha!" moments. He reveals the obvious - as only an expert can."
- Gigi McMillan, Manhattan Beach, CA
"Brian is an amazing trainer. He trained us to train our dog. His approach is logical and sensible. Working with him helped us enjoy our dog even more and helped us to socialize a dog that others could enjoy as well. Thanks!!"
- Victoria Sork, Cheviot Hills, CA
"Dear Brian, I know it has been some time since we completed our canine counseling with you. However, not a day goes by that I do not have a moment in time to send you a heartfelt thanks for sharing your expertise in such a friendly, yet professional manner. Rusty now sits nicely at every stop light and is so well mannered - he can no longer be identified as a "street dog." You'll recall he was a rescue dog. So many thanks for improving all our families lives & definitely Rusty's."
- Valerie Rodgers, Torrance, CA
"We are first time puppy owners and so our first meeting with Brian was at our house a couple of months before we were to pick up our little beagle. He gave us great suggestions as to how we could make our house both puppy safe and puppy friendly. This initial meeting alone was well worth our investment. Subsequent training was all about training us and Brian was always accessible by phone between sessions for questions. We continue to recommend Brian Lee to anyone who is serious about training their puppy."
- David & Victoria Gustafson, Manhattan Beach, CA
"I've got to admit that I was getting a little out of hand, being a young Rat Terrier is hard these days. I was always getting into trouble with other dogs, doing that whole, marking my territory, thing as well as a lot of misguided barking and chewing. And I truly couldn't get the hang of potty training. I mean, why go outside in the cold when there are nice wood floors inside? They were trees at one time after all. And the walks, let me tell you - those were the best! I could pull my people anywhere I felt like, even into the street if a squirrel needed chasing. Finally, my owners took me to meet Brian Lee and I am so glad they did. They are so much happier with me now. And I've got to admit that I really do feel more, what do they call it? oh yeah, "balanced." I've learned all kinds of commands too, not to mention how much better I get along with the other dogs at the dog park, even if they are all a whole lot bigger than me. Also I don't have any more of those little "accident." All in all, it was the best thing they could ever do for me, because now I know how to behave in the world and I get invited to go a whole lot of places. Maybe if I keep showing how good I can be they'll keep taking me to those great puppy parties!"
- Little Scout Lombard (Reed & Leslie Lombard), El Segundo, CA