Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2009

The Sophisticated Dog

The Sophisticated Dog offers private in-home training, including Day Training, for everything from puppy manners and basic obedience to behavior modification for aggressive, fearful, and reactive behavior. The Sophisticated Dog also offers training classes.
Designations: CBATI,VSPDT,KPA CTP,VSA Faculty
Job Title: Director of Training
Training Equipment: No particular equipment is required for training with The Sophisticated Dog. Tools such as front-clip harnesses may be recommended on a case-by-case basis.
Training Philosophy: At The Sophisticated Dog, we are committed to using pet-friendly methods and treating both animals and humans with respect and compassion.
Locations Served: Westside of Los Angeles (Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Westwood, etc.)
Irith Bloom has been training animals since the 1980s, and has worked with everything from dogs and rabbits to birds and horses. Irith is faculty at Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior, and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT), and a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI). She is also certified in TAGteach, an R+ method for coaching humans. Irith regularly presents at conferences and seminars, as well as giving webinars and appearing in podcasts, and has been published many times both online and in-print.
Services Offered
Behavioral Consultation
Clicker Training
Fun Games
Group Training
In-Home Training
Private Lessons
Private Training