At Pawminded, we only use LIMA principle; the least intrusive and minimally aversive training methods. Our goal is to transform dog owners into their dog’s favorite trainer, using a reward-based system that includes: praise, play, treats and toys. The Pawminded core values align with the uptrend in positive and holistic approaches in dog ownership because we love dogs as much as you do . Our methods empower owners to pawsitively integrate dogs into their lives and help dogs stay in their forever homes.
Pawminded is a woman-owned company started by us, Ela and Paloma. We wholeheartedly support animal welfare, human equality, LGBTQIA2S+ rights and environmental justice. We’re here to make an impact!
Ela trains your dog in their home environment at your convenience.
Our two-week minimum program offers essential and useful "commands" and customized training for your dogs needs.
We partnered up with pup up hooray to bring you the state of the art social training experience for your dog. These all-inclusive programs are for dogs/owners who benefit from doggy daycare,1-1 training, and boarding on-site at pup Up Hooray.
We at Pawminded believe that dogs that have anxiety, separation anxiety and are easily overwhelmed can benefit from CBD. That is why we are proud to inform you, that we have partnered up with Green Compass, a certified organic CBD company, bases in North Carolina, that is super transparent about their products and thei
Ela has been a great and friendly trainer for my amazing but stubborn English Bulldog rescue. After having trouble getting him to stop doing things like sitting in the middle of the street, she guided me toward new techniques for walking him, as well as new strategies for teaching him commands. Highly recommend her services!
Where do I even begin? Ela at Pawminded is an absolute saint. We had Ela spend a week with our little 15 week old Nugget and he came home a totally different pup. In a week he learned to socialize, walk on a leash, basic commands and was all around more confident. Prior to Ela working with Nugget, we couldn’t even get him out of the house to walk without hesitation. I can’t say enough great things about Ela except Nugget will be seeing her again! If you have a dog or pup, please invest in Ela and Pawminded. It’s the best thing we did this year 🙂
Thank You Pawminded for training my pup as much as you did. Raine is now better on the leash, fully potty trained, more social, and even knows some tricks. Although I missed my dog, Pawminded sent me updates everyday to let me know how my pup was improving and what areas she needed to work with. I appreciate everything you guys did and for making my life as a furmom so much easier!
Ela is a credentialed trainer (CPDT-KA) with a background in Behavior Science and Canine psychology. Ela holds a certificate in Canine psychology and is certified in Pet First Aid Safety, Pet C.P.R., Pet Respiratory, Safe Pet Moving, Emergency, and Pet Poisonings. Ela is also an established business entrepreneur and member of The Humane Society Animal Rescue Team (A.R.T.), Association of professional Dog Trainers(A.P.D.T.), and the international Association of Canine professionals (I.A.C.P.).She has combined her business background and love and passion for all things dog into a dog training career in Southern California since 2014. Before launching Pawminded, she was training and overseeing a premier dog boarding and training company in Los Angeles. Ela continues to enhance her expertise by studying under expert behaviorist James O'Heare (Doctor of Behaviorology.
Paloma worked in the entertainment industry for over ten years. As an execution and creative, She's honed her skills in project/business development and management. Paloma uses her experience developing and pitching multimillion-dollar project and managing over 100 person teams to maintain and enhance Pawminded's short term and long term goals. Paloma holds a Master's degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and two bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Paloma is grateful to be working with such an inspiring team and truly believes in the mission to empower the dog-human connection.