About Me

Wendy Blanch, Dog Behavioral Therapist & Trainer.

Wendy is also a Multi-National Dressage Champion with GC Lakota

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Horsetown USA Hall of Fame Inductees, Wendy Blanch & GC Lakota+//

Wendy Blanch is also an accomplished equestrian. She rode her horse GC Lakota+// to two National Championships in Dressage in 2008 at the Sport Horse Nationals in Nampa, Idaho.In 2009 her horse Lakota was inducted into the Horsetown USA Hall Of Fame for Champion Horse.This year, 2015, Wendy was inducted into the Horsetown USA Hall of Fame for Sport Horse National Champion Rider.”This is quite an honor”, says Wendy.

Short Bio…

On Wendy’s 12th birthday, she got her first dog, a poodle puppy, she named Bebe.  Wendy was most interested in obedience competition and told her parents about the premier dog trainer in Minneapolis, MN “Marly Whiting”. Funny story, when Wendy’s mother first approached Marly, she wouldn’t accept Wendy, saying “she’s too young and wouldn’t follow-through”. Wendy’s mother convinced Marly that she would follow-through, and she did. Wendy received her American Kennel Club (AKC) Companion Dog Title (an obedience title) when she was just 15. “I was the only child showing against all adults”, said Wendy. Since that time she also trained her horse Lakota and rode to two National Championships in Dressage. Her horse Lakota was inducted into the Norco Horse Town USA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2014 she has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for “Equestrian”.

Before Wendy became a Master Behavioral Therapist and Dog Obedience Trainer in 2007, she was the Marketing Director for VCA Animals Hospitals (VCA has over 500 hospitals nation-wide).There she designed the “Animal Shelter Program” where VCA provided free medical care to newly adopted pets in exchange for exclusive referrals from animal shelters.Wendy visited over 80 animal shelters and implemented the program with some of the largest shelters in the country (Houston SPCA, Arizona Humane Society, Humane Society of Silicon Valley, Sacramento SPCA, SPCA of Texas, San Diego Humane Society, SPCA LA, PAWS-Chicago, SPCA Wake County-Raleigh, Humane Society of Broward County to name a few).Wendy also became a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA).

Seeing the plight of these shelter animals and realizing that behavioral issues are often to blame, Wendy made a dramatic career change, from employed to self employed and began training people and their dogs. Since that time, Wendy has successfully helped hundreds of dogs and their owners throughout the Inland Empire.”Now I can do my part in helping companion animals. I am thankful to say that I have been able to help many people and their canine companions create a happy, healthy bond through canine communication and leadership.” says Wendy.

Proudly Serving the Inland Empire. Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties: Canyon Lake, Chino, Chino Hills, Corona, Eastvale, Fallbrook, Fontana, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Perris, Pomona, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Temecula, Upland, Wildomar, Winchester, and other local communities.


  • American Kennel Club – Obedience Title “Companion Dog” – 1973
  • Member International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)#A-3887
  • Member Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) #79261
  • American Kennel Club (AKC) – Canine Good Citizen Certified Evaluator
  • Pet Partners Handler for Pet Partners® Therapy Animal Program

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LOS ANGELES dog trainers

Pet Partners Handler for Pet Partners® Therapy Animal Program®

I have two lovely dogs Lily and Sophia that I use to socialize my client’s dogs and they’re masters at it! Lily and Sophia are Certified Therapy Animals, through Pet Partners(r)who also provide emotional support to people in hospice, hospitals, schools, crisis situations, etc.If you are interested in the AKC Canine Good Citizen or Therapy Animal Program, or you’d just like to train a really great dog, give me a call.

Welcome to Pet Partners

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Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal therapy, activities and education.Nearly forty years since the organization’s inception, the science that proves these benefits has become indisputable.Today, Pet Partners is the nation’s largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams providing animal-assisted interactions.

Therapy Animal Program

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Me and Sophia at Bark for Life

Pet Partners teams interact with a wide variety of clients including veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students with literacy challenges, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities and those approaching end of life.The impact of these interactions is felt one million times a year.Pet Partners’ curriculum and continuing education for licensed instructors, evaluators and handlers is the gold standard in the field.

People and animal volunteer teams are the heart and soul of Pet Partners’ Therapy Animal Program.

Therapy animals aren’t just dogs.Cats, horses, rabbits, pigs, birds, llamas and alpacas, guinea pigs and even rats are eligible for evaluation through the Pet Partners program

Be the Leader Your Dog Loves, Trusts & Respects






Kelly Vanderhoek
Kelly Vanderhoek
01:26 03 Jul 19
Wendy is an amazing trainer we went from almost rehoming our dog to learning what our problems were. Our dog went from being aggressive and on edge all the time to being relaxed and well behaved family dog.
lynda withell
lynda withell
09:09 08 May 19
So grateful for Wendy's help with my two older dogs. Now they and us are much happier!! Wished I had found her years ago. Highly recommend.
Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams
04:13 01 May 19
Wendy is an amazing trainer understanding how to teach dog owners how dog's think. This is key to personalizing training objectives with goals and timelines. She truly cares about her clients otaining good citizen certification, even if she has to spend additional time. I highly recommend her, if you truly want the best for your loving dog!read more
Stephanie Vargas
Stephanie Vargas
21:14 28 Apr 19
I cannot thank Wendy enough for helping us with my newly adopted adopted dog Penny. When I adopted her, she was aggressive towards my other dog Cosmo. The two of them got into a fight and we had to take Cosmo to the vet. My choices were to either keep Penny and sacrifice Cosmo and my 2 cats well being or return her to the shelter, neither of which were options I wanted. I found Wendy through a web search and she came to our house. She taught us about how dogs function in a pack and how to take back control. Since the first session, Penny had NEVER again been aggressive towards our other pets. I can't express how much relief I felt to know that Penny would not have to be returned to the shelter and develop even more fear than she had before. I went ahead and added Cosmo to the training plan after that as well. I recommend Wendy to people all of the time because I know first hand that dogs CAN change even when it feels hopeless!!read more
Rhonda Di Padova
Rhonda Di Padova
01:09 22 Apr 19
We have a 5 year old beagle. She is stubborn! When we got her as a pup she went completely untrained. With Wendy's help our dog is now toilet trained, walkable and barks less. Overall, our beagle is now a much better and happier dog. We could not have done any of this without Wendy's help. We recommend Wendy without any hesitation.read more
Lauren Rios
Lauren Rios
17:28 26 Feb 19
It is an amazing feeling to get your life back and be in charge of your dogs; not the other way around. We called Wendy as a last resort, thinking our only alternative was to get rid of one of our dogs. Our story: We have 3 rescue dogs, a male and 2 females, that were adopted at different times. They get along for the most part, but on occasion the 2 girls get into really bad fights, ending with us in urgent care and vet bills in the $500 range each time. Once we had our first child, we knew we couldn't have them fighting any longer, but once it happened, we knew we had a tough choice to make. We couldn't fathom getting rid of one until we did everything we possibly could to try to help the situation, so we decided to invest in professional help. Training: The first thing we noticed about Wendy when entering the house was how she commanded control. She spent time teaching us dog psychology, diet and training techniques for our different needs. We diligently worked with our dogs and saw improvement very quickly. My wife and I became the "leaders of the pack" and our two girls realized they did not have the option to fight over dominance because we were in charge. Additionally, we heeded Wendy's advice about changing the dogs' diet to a healthier option, as well as getting one of our dogs joint vitamins because her arthritis was so bad she could barely put weight on her back legs which made walking virtually impossible. Within a few weeks we noticed a big difference in our dogs' bodies. Fat pockets were disappearing, they were looking leaner, and just acting happier. Our dog with arthritis has pep in her step again, walking around our neighborhood no problem! We're amazed at the improvement in their quality of life (and ours!). It is a wonderful feeling being able to take the three dogs on a walk together with our infant in her stroller and enjoy the moment. We even get compliments from our neighbors at how well-behaved and trained our dogs are! Our favorite part of Wendy's technique is the patience and time she spends with you. She never rushed us to be done with the visit and really wanted to make sure we had exhausted all questions and felt completely satisfied with her training. She even scheduled us a bonus training visit to follow up with our progress with the 3 dogs. Thank you, Wendy! We love having our house back and our 4 legged babies getting along so well!read more
Mary Cabral
Mary Cabral
00:57 13 Feb 19
Wendy was instrumental in helping us with our older set in her ways dog a few years ago. Her advice was sound and effective. When we decided to adopt a puppy last month, our very first thought was “We have to call Wendy and have her be with us from the start. “. Best idea ever. She made the introduction of the two dogs smooth and calm. She worked with me every bit as much as she did with our pups reassuring and coaching me every step of the way. She has responded quickly to question and addresses training issues thoroughly and with great patience.You cannot find a better trainer.read more
Marilyn Welch
Marilyn Welch
01:24 04 Jan 19
Our recently adopted 6-year-old dog's behavior was vastly improved after a 3-hour training session with Wendy Blanch of Leader of the Pack. Now we know the basics of being pack leaders when walking him and modifying his behavior at the front door with visitors. We signed up for the Foundation Training package, a total of 4 hours of private at-home training—3 hours for first visit & 1 hour followup—and it was well worth the investment. Wendy is very direct in her instruction, and her method got us great results right away. We are quite happy with our experience with Wendy!read more
Rachael Wright
Rachael Wright
22:18 19 Dec 18
Wow! I'm not even sure where to start other than by saying how happy I am. I hired Wendy to train our new large lab that we got from the shelter but she had all 3 of our dogs (two smaller dogs) under control in minutes. I never thought this to be possible. I never really thought that dog training is more "people" training than anything. Its teaching me how to handle and teach my dogs and they just follow the leader. I'd highly recommend. You need to be open to being critiqued on what YOU are doing wrong in order to correct your dogs behavior issues. Be open minded and willing to work at it with your dogs. There is no miracle pill that makes your dog just be perfect it takes effort on your part but Wendy gives you all the information, direction and help to do so. By the end of our first session my large dog was no longer pulling my arm off on the leash and all 3 dogs were no longer going bananas every time someone came to the door. These were my 2 biggest issues. Both corrected. Truly happy and worth the money.read more
Patrick Sharp
Patrick Sharp
02:41 12 Nov 18
The best thing we did for our new puppy was pick Wendy from Leader of the Pack Home Dog Training. As soon as Wendy walked through our door you could tell she had the full respect and attention of our dog. She not only teaches the basic commands, but the psychology and behavior behind having a dog that is well adjusted and respects you as the leader of the pack. She does all this without the use of treats, shock collars, or other gimmicks. We now have a well behaved dog that is fun to have around and who we feel comfortable taking wherever we go. We highly recommend Wendy Blanch of Leader of the Pack Home Dog Trainingread more
R Chavez
R Chavez
22:11 27 Sep 18
Wendy is a great trainer and patient. She was accommodating with her schedule and locations for follow up training. I was nervous to take my big pitbull into a pet store with other animals. Wendy helped out, was patient and had us walking around calmly and obediently. Give her an opportunity and she'll definitely help you and your dog.read more
Sarah Galloway
Sarah Galloway
21:26 15 Sep 18
I loved the training I was taught. It was easy and it taught me how to take care of my dog without having hurt her with a zapper or anything that made her skin jump. It was simple and straight forward and helped a lot! My corgi was a just a pain in the butt until we started training with Leader of the Pack and now she actually listens to me and is much more easy going. Thank you leader of the pack!read more
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