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ERAN SHINE


Eran Shine is an expert dog trainer and behavior modification specialist. From Kennels in Israel to the streets of Los Angeles, Eran has trained dogs for military application, agility, search & rescue, detection, service dogs, and basic manners.

Currently, Eran conducts private, in-home trainings all over Southern California using his own personalized relationship based approach. He is also a trainer at Westside German Shepherd Rescue located in Downtown LA, one of the largest specialized rescues in the world.

ERAN'S APPROACH


1. Understanding the dog’s behavior in relation to the environment and the circumstances. Understanding his/her basic tendencies and thought process.

2. Learning techniques that allow you to nurture your dog to be able to be comfortable in their own skin, which allows them to make good choices through positive reinforcement, as opposed to depriving, dominating them through force, or minimizing their intelligence with the use of treats, which are common practices amongst dog trainers.

Behavioral Concept


The modern dog was created to look up to a person as a parent, to live within structure, and be more human-like. The main differences between domesticated dogs and wild animals is their ability to maintain self control, develop their own identity, and make simple, positive choices at the same level of a toddler. The modern dog is a sophisticated being who has the ability and yearning to relate and communicate with us as a human companion and family member.

Behavioral Approach Theory


Always Be Nice to Your Dog!

Being nice to your dog is an invitation for him/her to behave positively. While teaching your dog to make the right choices, as the parent (owner), you should be playful and welcoming. Any conflict/confrontation that arises between you and the dog, generally has the opposite effect of the goal.

Example: If your dog jumps on you- “dominating” behavior- and you push him down, in most cases, he’ll jump on you even more.

Example: If your dog is playing with one of your socks and you attempt to pull the sock from his/her mouth, they pull even harder away from you, because someone has to win (dominate the other) in “tug-of-war”

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CLIENT REVIEWS

Joseph H. | Los Angeles, CA 1/18/21

Best trainer by far. I worked with two trainers before calling Eran to help me with getting my dog to not pull on the leash and not get aggressive when seeing other dogs. I adopted my dog from the shelter at age 4 and he was very stubborn and would not listen to me. Eran showed me how to overcome the issues with one session. He basically trained me so I can train my dog. His technique is completely different from any other trainer or training videos I had seen. I highly recommend Eran for any difficult case.


Ali T. | Redondo Beach, CA 1/28/21

We are so glad we found Eran! His technique is effective and brings such positive results. After working with another trainer for our 3 month old puppy, we were needing another option as the treat based method was just not right for our little guy. I called Eran and explained some issues we have with our puppy biting and potential aggressive behavior. He gave me the appropriate tool in dealing with that, and it worked like magic! I booked a session with him to continue learning (this is my first dog). After working with Eran for an hour today, we cannot believe the difference in our puppy! We received so much valuable advice, and would recommend him 100%!


Celina J. | Pasadena, CA 10/30/20

Amazing!! Helped with my German Shepard and Pitt Bull. Super friendly, timely and came to us.

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CLIENT REVIEWS

Joseph H. | Los Angeles, CA | 1/18/21

Best trainer by far. I worked with two trainers before calling Eran to help me with getting my dog to not pull on the leash and not get aggressive when seeing other dogs. I adopted my dog from the shelter at age 4 and he was very stubborn and would not listen to me. Eran showed me how to overcome the issues with one session. He basically trained me so I can train my dog. His technique is completely different from any other trainer or training videos I had seen. I highly recommend Eran for any difficult case.


Ali T. | Redondo Beach, CA | 1/28/21

We are so glad we found Eran! His technique is effective and brings such positive results. After working with another trainer for our 3 month old puppy, we were needing another option as the treat based method was just not right for our little guy. I called Eran and explained some issues we have with our puppy biting and potential aggressive behavior. He gave me the appropriate tool in dealing with that, and it worked like magic! I booked a session with him to continue learning (this is my first dog). After working with Eran for an hour today, we cannot believe the difference in our puppy! We received so much valuable advice, and would recommend him 100%!


Celina J. | Pasadena, CA | 10/30/20

Amazing!! Helped with my German Shepard and Pitt Bull. Super friendly, timely and came to us.


Mel O. | Glendale, CA | 7/5/20

Eran is an AMAZING trainer. His philosophy on dogs and his approach is unlike anyone else's, and it's the most effective! In one training session (genuinely within like 15 minutes), our relationship with our dog immensely approved. Within an hour, we had learned SO much. His training sessions are worth every penny.


John N. | Los Angeles, CA | 1/7/19

If you have a leash reactive dog and are reading this because you are looking for a solution, then look no further. Eran had our German Shepherd walking loose leash and following our every move in under an hour. We had worked with other treat based trainers with no success. Most of these trainers need multiple sessions, and the cost can add up considerably. With Eran, he told us that only the one meeting would be required right upfront. Thank you, Eran, for training us to understand our Roxie girl better, our lives have improved immensely.


Amy A. | Newport Beach, CA | 10/4/19

Don't go anywhere else. One session with Eran and you will see a difference. Especially if you have an active dog.


Leona F. | Beverly Hills, CA | 11/5/17

We had one session with Eran last week, it was under two hours. My relationship with my dog Lando has already dramatically improved. We spent a majority of the session walking. Basically, we worked on Lando wanting to walk with me and deciding to walk with me instead of me dragging him around by the leash. I bring Lando to work with me. Now, if we're at the office and a dog walks by and Lando is stressed out, I have a tool to bring him back to being focused and relaxed. We'll take a walk, either around the office or outside, until I see him following me again and watching my feet and listening. His tail wags and his ears go back and I can tell he's a relaxed puppy again, and that's when we go inside.

What I really liked the most was his approach. I had never met someone with the same philosophy on dogs. I'd always been uncomfortable by the dominance / power struggle dynamic a lot of trainers preach. In the past, instead of dominance, we had worked with trainers that were trick/treat based. The issue with this is my dog would not listen to me when I didn't have a treat! He would also steal food, go through the trash, etc.

Eran's approach is like a loving parent. It helps me create structure for Lando and make him feel safe while also getting to enjoy him, play with him, be loving with him, etc. I'm so grateful we got a chance to work with Eran. Turns out I needed the training, not Lando!


Eric G. | Los Angeles, CA | 6/25/18

Eran is truly great at communicating with German Shepherds, as well as the people that have them. We had some behavior issues with our 7 month old GSD and Eran came in and taught her and us the proper ways to act and improve their lives. His line of giving them treats will teach them to be a circus animal made a lot of sense to me, as our dog would do basically anything for a treat, but it seemed like we had set ourselves up for 15 years of giving the dog treats, as the prior trainer we used was a waste of time and "training." Eran is great, and you shouldn't wait another day if you're thinking that your dog has some issues that need fixing.


Michele G. | Thousand Oaks, CA | 5/14/18

The moment Eran walked in the door, there was a feeling of calm. My German shepherd felt it, my 4 cats felt it, and after months of frustration using the wrong (albeit well meaning) types of training I felt it too.

Eran has an uncanny sense of how the dog's mind works, and his expertise is phenomenal. He completely changed my approach and understanding of dog training. By the end of my first lesson I was able to shed 2 leashes, a dog harness, a fanny pack with carabiners and a treat pouch for one collar and one leash. Thanks to Eran's teaching, he literally lightened my load both physically and emotionally. I am truly grateful and look forward to continuing work with this remarkable trainer


Carrie Y. | Los Angeles, CA | 4/15/16

Wow. Eran is GOOD. Over the last two years, I've spent more money than I care to think about on dog training and it had always been unsuccessful. Until now. Within 20 minutes, Eran had my dogs behaving like angels. More importantly, he showed us how to have them behaving like angels even after he was gone. As is usually the case, it was mostly our behavior sending them the wrong messages that caused the issues.

We have a GSD and a GSD-Aussie mix--both with different issues. One was too protective and occasionally aggressive and the other was just a general lunatic--over-excited and difficult to control. We dreaded walks because they were always stressful--dogs pulling on the leash, freaking out when they saw other dogs, etc. When Eran left after our first meeting, we even joked that he must have switched our dogs for better-behaved clones in the night.

The difference was that big. Maybe the best thing about Eran is that his goal is to teach YOU how to handle your dog. He encourages you to take video of what he's doing so you and review it later and practice on your own time and then call him again when you're ready to move onto the next step. We've worked with others in the past who have come weekly without results. Our visits with Eran are much more sporadic, but 100x more fruitful.


Ellen B. | Pacific Palisades, CA | 2/12/19

Don't go anywhere else. One session with Eran and you will see a difference. Especially if you have an active dog.


Junia P. | Monrovia, CA | 11/11/16

I don't usually write reviews unless I feel I need to, for Eran, I have to! I first came across of him when I went to the German shepherd rescue in Downtown LA, saw him with other dogs, felt impressed, but his price was kind of higher than others so it stopped me from asking him to train my dog at that time. So I looked and looked, and tried other so called master of dog trainer with perfect reviews on Yelp, it came out to be a useless, and wasted everyone's time, many of the dog trainers out there use either treats to entice for behavior training but my GSD doesn't like treats :) , or force them to fear and behave which is a bit brutal act in my opinion, and one of the dog trainers told me my GSD is a wild animal, maybe she's mixed with wolf or something, he said i would need to spend 12 sessions with him to probably try to control her, which in my opinion, WTH. I kept searching, after a long search and tries to no success, all of a sudden Eran came to mind, so I invited him to come and give it a try ( i knew he was good but didn't know to what degree).

The result, as endorsed by many reviewers, absolutely stunning! within the first 30 mins teaching her, she changed drastically, no pulling, no rolling on the ground, no rushing out, no walking all over you, none, my GSD is behaving, after the 2 hours of our training (he trained me too which is i guess more difficult to change than my dog), I feel like I went to a school and learnt so much about what my dog thinks and how to not control her and still have her listen and follow. no need to entice her with anything, she is a completely sweet obedient lady.

Needless to endorse more, if you are looking for a highest quality dog trainer with utmost efficiency, you need to get Eran involved with no second thoughts. the $150/hr session is so worth it, saves my time and my money with instant result!


F P. | Santa Monica, CA | 4/22/18

Don't hesitate another day. Call Eran. He will give you the tools you need to enjoy your dog. We all know (I think we do...) dog training is about us humans - we need to be trained. Eran is magical. He doesn't judge! He also likes us humans too so this helps enormously. He worked with our whole family so we can be better dog owners. He makes you feel like you CAN help your dog so you CAN enjoy your pet. No more tugging and shouting. Don't wait, forget youtube videos - Eran is the real deal.


Alex G. | Chino Hills, CA | 4/16/17

Our baby Jax was out of control until we had Eran come out and just in 40 min he was able to train us and Jax to walk with no issues. AWESOME!!!!


Jim D. | Encino, CA | 2/18/16

Over the past 40 years I've had several dogs including 3 previous German shepherds. When Trudy, my last shepherd died a few months ago we were left with Bella, a sweet 10 year old 38 pound border collie mix. I said I didn't want to get another dog but life had other plans.

A friend called me about a 6 year old German shepherd who was about to lose his home. Reluctantly I agreed to meet "Max," a 110 pound intact male German shepherd who had kept in the back yard all his life and never really socialized with people or animals. This was recipe for disaster but after spending a half hour with Max I just couldn't abandon him to an eventual one way trip to the dog pound. I agreed to adopt him on the condition that he could get along with Bella and a date was set.

I was inwardly apprehensive. I was pretty sure my life would be thrown into chaos, Bella would be at risk, the furniture would be destroyed, and the cleaning lady would be terrorized by this new arrival. The only chance for getting off on the right foot was professional supervision. Westside German Shepherd Rescue referred me to a great trainer, Eran Shine, an Israeli who used to train dogs for the military and has vast experience with even the most difficult dogs.

On the appointed day Eran first worked with Bella who used to bark and lunge at other dogs. He showed me how to put a stop to this by getting her to concentrate on me and let me worry about potential threats. Then Max arrived and Eran worked with him for about 15 minutes. When the 2 dogs were introduced in Eran's very natural way they became instant pals.

It's been 5 weeks since that first day and the two of them respect each other and have never had so much as a growl between them. Eran gave me several pointers on how to put Max at ease despite the stress of being taken from his home of 5 years and put into an unfamiliar environment. Best of all, there has never been an accident in the house, no chewed furniture, and Max is a perfect gentleman when visitors come to the house. In 24 hours Max became the most devoted companion we've ever had and we totally love him. If you plan to adopt a dog or if you have a dog who is having problems, do yourself a favor and call Eran Shine. Believe me, It's the best gift you could ever give yourself.


Bart R. | Los Angeles, CA | 4/2/18

I highly recommend working with Eran for any dog training needs. He was quickly able to identify and help solve a number of issues we were having with our rescue pup. It is truly amazing the improvements we were able to make in just one session with Eran. He has a fantastic approach that really made us think differently about our interactions with our dog. He left us with confidence and a number of terrific methods to use going forward. He also left us with a happier dog too. Definitely recommend Eran!


Melissa B. | Los Angeles, CA | 11/7/16

Eran is amazing! Immediately our anxious GSD rescue responded calmly to Eran. My husband and I needed training ourselves to help our dog, Kaiser, be comfortable and confident. It was incredible to see an immediate change in walking behavior with a change of leash and technique. Eran explains corrective techniques and reasons for our dog and other dogs behavior clearly. Eran took his time with us and was so thorough. Everything we had learn yesterday was carried over last night and this morning. No more jumping, crying, or leash pulling! I love the calm friendly approach rather than authoritative commands. Thank you, Eran! We look forward to having you back to assess our progress and show us more!


Beryl S. | Oxnard, CA | 2/3/18

We had been thinking that perhaps we would have to find another home for our dog until we met with Eran. In one session he totally transformed our dog's reaction to us. It wasn't so much that our dog needed training but it was my husband and I who needed the training. We had been to 4 other trainers and no one could do what Eran did. Amazing!!!! We highly recommend him.


Bailey L. | Los Angeles, CA | 7/4/17

If you are searching for a dog trainer who is kind, compassionate, loving and respectful to your dog's emotions, this is Eran. I volunteer at a rescue specifically concentrating on dogs who are incredibly frightened, shy, protective, and/or have dog and people aggression. Eran has helped me work with these dogs and I've seen a quick and dramatic result in literally minutes. No gimmicks, no treats, no punishment. His technique immediately lets your dog know they can relax and be calm because you are who they will look up to. I have learned so much from Eran and his teachings. I have also learned that so many things I was doing were not setting the dogs up for success. When you meet Eran, you will come to see that he has a true love for dogs. He understands each and every one of them with his entire soul. I truly believe if you give Eran's training principals a chance, you will see great improvement and your dog will be mentally healthy and happy life long. Isn't that what we all want for our pups?


K L. | Los Angeles, CA | 6/21/17

Amazing! After two years of various other training programs, our dog remained so afraid of other dogs that it was nearly impossible to walk her without a noisy conflict. Out of desperation, we reached out to the GSD rescue for a recommendation. In one hour long session, Eran completely changed our relationship with our Hilde! Unlike some trainers who are about "pack leadership" based on domination, Eran's technique is about dog psychology and mutual respect. Truly incredible.


Gina C. | Pasadena, CA | 6/4/14

I am surprised I am the first to review, but best kept secrets usually are, right! I met Eran Shine aka Man of Dogs when he was highly recommended to me from West Side German Shepherd Rescue. At the time was I was my current German Shepherd's Foster mom and had experienced some playtime aggression off lead that had ended up in my Boxer dog being bit.

I reflect back on this and felt like such a bad mom putting her baby at risk. I loved seeing Val off lead but when I think about it now, it was probably an accident waiting to happen anytime. I was looking forward to Eran's expertise and support to evaluate the situation between my canine companions to see if it was workable, I had high hopes that it was as I could see the healthy bond already between Boxer and Shepherd.

Eran took more that than his time with us. I had suggested meeting him where the incident took place and after a few minutes in that location, he showed me a multitude of conflict that my Foster dog was already having with territorial prey drive, and aggression that clearly showed me I was setting him up for failure off lead unless I got a hold of the situation and worked consistently with him in basic obedience. He even suggested coming to my home and watching me exit the door with the dogs as this is where all the issues can be resolved, the beginning of the walk.

I am proud to share that my previous foster, Kumo, is now our forever furry companion and Valentina has welcomed him with loving boxer paws the day he crossed the threshold into our home. We get a lot of compliments on our walks of how obedient Kumo and Val are around other dogs and I always remind people it's work in progress. I love that Eran is just a phone call away, and even though I won't hesitate to spend more time with him and his expertise in person with a house call, sometimes just a quick phone call does wonders with the tools that he gives us for a happier household!


John H. | Burbank, CA | 6/9/17

Two unruly dogs, become obedient in only 2hours! Sounds too good to be true, I know. Eran is the real deal. He not only whispers to your dog, but he teaches them (actually, you) to win your dogs over with positive reinforcement. Be prepared to hear that you've done everything the wrong way. But once you see the difference in the way your dog responds, it starts to make sense. Took our dogs on a walk today and to our amazement we encountered 3 dogs without any barking, pulling or aggression. Eran is awesome and the sweetest dog trainer around. Thank you Eran!


Katie H. | San Francisco, CA | 12/19/20

We loved working with Eran. His way of approaching dog training was humane, natural, and showed significant experience. He helped us understand that our gsd wants to look up to us by making good choices, and how he perceives the world. This is all without treat training or through suppressive/ tool- reliant methods. He was happy to accommodate my budget and even gave me the correct leach and collar for walking my pup. Eran spent 2 hours with us and already our relationship with our dog is much stronger. So grateful to have worked with him!


Matt K. | Boulder, CO | 12/14/20

Eran was so quickly effective with our 11mo GSD. His philosophy is focused on ensuring your dog retains autonomy in its decision making. I'm closer with my dog than I was before our session. Highly recommended.


G S. | El Segundo, CA | 4/13/19

Eran is special. I was referred to Eran from a friend who has owned dogs his entire adult life, and said that Eran was the best dog trainer he has ever seen. Well, how true it is. I am a new dog owner and was having trouble with my Pitbull-Boston Terrior mix (recently adopted), with very strong pulling on the leash and an overall dominant prey-drive when encountering squirrels, skate-boarders, and cats. My dog is built like a tank, and she ended up taking me for a walk! Until Eran arrived.

Eran knew immediately how to identify and deal with the core issues. Within one hour, my dog was transformed under Eran's leadership. I felt like I was in the presence of a Jedi Master. DO NOT HESITATE to give Eran a call and experience world-class dog training. Eran will teach you how to transform your relationship with your pet, and you might even learn a few things about yourself along the way - just sayin'.

I look forward to implementing what I learned from Eran in my first session, and doing more training sessions with Eran to tap his vast knowledge and truly remarkable dog training skills. We are so lucky to have a dog trainer of Eran's caliber in the greater Los Angeles area. Eran, thank you! And my dog thanks you for helping her to make better decisions!


Julie A. | San Francisco, CA | 1/7/19

We have two dogs. A 2 1/2 yr old 87lb German Shepherd and a 99lb Lab/Pit Bull mix. The GS is our puller but when walked together they both pull. The GS will do, what I call, an army crawl when walked alone. The Lab mix pulled but not nearly as much as the GS. They pulled me and our dog walker, on separate days, so badly that I chipped my ankle and the dog walker fractured his shoulder. In any case Eran came to our home and trained us in one hour even though we were scheduled for two hours. It has been a full five days and we're still doing great on our walks. I feel as if I'm walking a tiny little dog not my big boys. If you are looking for a trainer and considering Eran just do it. He's a miracle worker. I didn't think anyone could help us with our dogs but Eran has. I now look forward to our walks with our boys.


Talin G. | Glendale, CA | 11/4/18

Eran is an extraordinary trainer! I've met other trainers who teach the basics but he goes deep into the relationship each of us have with our dog. My 5 year old German Shepherd has separation anxiety and her vet recommended medication. Seriously? I decided to call Eran and after just one session, he addressed the real problem and taught me to understand our relationship dynamic and what I was doing wrong. With my dog and Eran, we drove to her vet and her groomer and practiced ways to comfort her during those scenarios she feels most anxious about. It was magical, I was delighted to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Eran is companionate, patient, and truly understands what both the dog and human need in order to have a good relationship. No other trainer I've met has this gift and that's why I always call on him for help and don't hesitate to refer him to my friends!


Andrea T. | Agoura Hills, CA | 8/9/18

Eran is an exceptional dog trainer. He got our Shepard puppy to listen and behave almost instantly. He's definitely a dog whisperer. What I like even more about Eran's expertise is his love and passion for dogs--it really "shines" through!


P M. | Long Beach, CA | 8/2/18

We adopted our GSD mix from Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles. We signed up for a training session with Eran. He is amazing. What we thought we knew about dogs was not even close to how he got through to our pup. We were amazed with how our boy responded to Eran in seconds. It was almost funny how our dog's behavior changed instantly and was very responsive.

I would highly recommend Eran.


Ken M. | Thousand Oaks, CA | 7/22/18

I have been part of Westside German Shepherd Rescue for many years. I see it again and again how Eran has helped countless adopters with issues with their adopted dogs. Some call us for a trainer referral, some actually show up ready to return the dog they adopted because of various problems. After spending some time with Eran, many end up keeping their dogs by using the tools they learned from him. He has a gentle approach unlike some other trainers who try to control dogs by force or rough handling. Your dog should respect you, not fear you, and that's what we see with Eran.