Authority without Domination

Love without Subservience
Respect without Fear
Obedience without Conflict

Expert Dog Training that you, your kids and
YOUR DOG will love!

Serving the Community Since 2000

= Veterinary Recommended! =

Tom De Luca III, is a fully 'Accredited Canine Trainer'. He is a member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers). Is an AKC 'Canine Good Citizen' (CGC) Evaluator, and is a 'Service Dog Evaluator' through 'The Foundation for Service Dog Support'. Tom is a highly ethical, trusted and progressive trainer, and he can design techniques that can fix and greatly improve your dog's behavior.

Paw-Lite has trained well over 2,100 dog/handler teams in the last 12 years, and has been successful with both independent breeds, as well as dogs eager to please.

Tom's proven reward based methods primarily involve modern 'Operant Conditioning', 'Positive Motivation' and 'Active Communication' techniques to initially train the first behaviors in his client's dogs. Some dogs require a more direct approach and this is not a problem.

Please see what my customers are continuing to say.

Tom specializes in 'notoriously' difficult to train terriers, and has experience training all breed groups, both in a Group Class setting, and hands-on, one-on-one as a Professional Full-Time In-Kennel Primary-Staff Trainer.

Tom has also trained dogs for:
      • AKC, UKC, IKC - Conformation Rings
      • AKC Competition Obedience
      • Agility
      • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification
      • Therapy Dog International (TDI) Certification
      • Assistance/Service Dog Certification

Let Tom work with your entire family for just 6 - 1 hour sessions at your location and show you how easy it is to train your dog to eliminate 'maladaptable behavior', as based on the dog's own innate ability to process and learn. In as little as 15 minutes a day, you can build a strong well-balanced pack bond/relationship with your dog.

Discover simple, scientific, 'peer-reviewed', mixed-curve methods to teach your dog 'Basic' and 'Advanced' manners needed to be a really great pet, on-leash or off-leash without fighting with the dog and repeating commands!

Each dog at Paw-Lite is approached as an individual and the training outline is assessed and modified for each dog's specific needs.

This Program Is Perfect For Puppies, and Older Dogs With, or
Without Behavioral Issues!!

Tom 'establishes operations' with your dog whether it is fearful, dominant or young puppy, and initiates training based on the dog's temperament, relationship to owner and age.

The Paw-Lite Method SPECIFICALLY works to minimize and eliminate corrections in the later stages of training, by gently conditioning a solid foundation in the early stages by using many non-confrontational "errorless learning" techniques, so you can safety start training your pup with Tom at 8 weeks old. Sessions are goal oriented and automatically pre-train the next phase of learning.

As for aggressive dogs, most dog bites do not just 'happen'. Often there are many months of 'going along with the dog'. If your dog is Dominant, Passive Aggressive, Fearful, Territorial, Protective, Guarding, Lunging, Biting, you need to know how to reverse this dangerous trend on the first visit!

When You Need A Professional,
Call Me and Let's Talk!

All training at Paw-Lite is based steadfastly on the tenants of 'Operant Conditioning' which gently reinforces and shapes the dog's behavior using very fun and practical techniques, involving 'Motivation', 'Pack Leadership', 'Counter-Conditioning' and 'Active Communication'.


'Leadership Training' is based on Canine Ethology, Behavior and Psychology. It is a natural way of predator
intra-specific ritual communication that you can learn to understand and use, involving body language, voice tone, touch, and visual cues based on normal canine social behavior, and is installed over the course of training more than 26 basic behaviors, in 6 hours, with over 400 other behaviors to pick from.

Test Drive before you Buy; my first session (of 6) with you is always 'free', you will get results! If I come out for a "stand alone behavior problem" and I cannot fix it, or fail to come up with a 'game plan', there is never any charge for the visit, and I honor a Money Back Guarantee.

Tom Is A "Training Instructor" And Has Over 18 Hours of
Materials to Teach Your Team!

See Improvement After The Very First Session!
Basic, Advanced and Tricks Classes Available.
Assistance Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Aggression.

Reach Your Next Level With Your Dog.

Learn to be your dog's pack leader and understand your dog's natural instincts, while in the
process of training obedience exercises.

Tom regularly attends continuing education programs facilitated by dog training leaders in the industry, and he can show you the latest positive "technology" for training and socializing your pet, through personal In-Home instruction.

Let Tom Show You How to Teach Your Dog with
a Very Lite-Handed Approach.

The result of training is not only a dog that will love to listen to you,
but a correctly balanced relationship with your pet,
based on mutual trust and respect.

CALL for an appointment TODAY!!
You will be so glad that you did!

Don't use a sledgehammer
when a feather will do!

Behavioral Assessments for Difficult Dogs Available!


Thomas R. De Luca III

 'Nationally Accredited' Level 2, Pet Dog Instructor
Primary In-Kennel 'Board & Train' Trainer
Association of Professional Dog Trainers APDT Member
AKC-CGC, 'Canine Good Citizen' Evaluator
'Foundation for Service Dog Support' Evaluator
 License #A244708

Customer Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee!

UNLIMITED CALL BACKS FOR 1 YEAR -  I guarantee that your dog will perform the "Basic Exercises" outlined in the Basic Program. If for any reason the dog does not understand or remember the Basic Exercises taught to them, I will fix the problem, at no additional training fees.

 Whether you are seeking to start your 8 week old puppy off on the right foot, wish to retrain a few of your 12+ year old dog's "problem" behaviors, or are dealing with outright aggression, Paw-Lite Dog Training can help you raise a dog that anyone would LOVE to own, and at a very reasonable price !!
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Companion Dog Training Services

Serving the surrounding areas of
Orange County California:

(Prices Will Vary Dependent on Location)
See Service Area


Tom aligns his training to the Code of Ethics of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Specifically, he pledges to treat all clients and dogs with respect. The APDT defines "dog-friendly" training as "training that utilizes primarily positive reinforcement; secondarily negative punishment, and only occasionally, rarely, and/or as a last resort includes positive punishment and/or negative reinforcement."

Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals
Association of Professional Dog Trainers

"Promoting caring relationships between dogs and people by educating trainers in canine behavior and
emphasizing professionalism and reward-based training."

Service Area: Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Altadena, Anaheim, Arcadia, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Brea, Brea, Buena Park,
Capistrano Beach, Carson, Cerritos, Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Compton, Corona, Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Covina, Culver City, Cypress, Dana Point,
Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hacienda Heights,
Harbor City, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, La Palma, La Puente,
La Verne, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Alamitos,
Los Angeles, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Midway City, Mira Loma, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Montclair, Montebello,
Monterey Park, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Norco, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Paramount, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Placentia,
Playa Del Rey, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Santa Margarita, Redondo Beach, Riverside, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Clemente, San Dimas,
San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Sierra Madre, Silverado, South El Monte,
South Gate, South Pasadena, Stanton, Temple City, Torrance, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Upland, Venice, Villa Park, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood,
Westminster, Whittier, Wilmington, Yorba Linda.
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