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  • Soviet Union National Schutzhund Champion

  • Michigan Tails Magazine's Dog Trainer of Choice



  • OC Hot List - Best of 2015-2017

  • Animal Fair Magazine's "Detroit Dog Whisper"

  • Dog Trainer of the Year - Governor of Michigan



Featured Success Stories:

Dog Fancy Magazine Feature: German Shepherd Secrets:  "Training in a non-aggressive way to establish human authority", says 'The Russian Dog Wizard' Vladae Roytapel, the Orange County CA based owner of SoCal Dog Training who has trained thousands of dogs throughout his 28-year career in 5 different

countries around the world. He is the go-to trainer for German Sheperd Rescue of Orange County and specializes in the breed." - Summer 2013

06/01/08 HomeTowmLife "Dog Wizardry Makes a Miracle" 
02/16/08 Oakland Press "Dog Wizard helps canines improve their behavior" 
10/30/07 KUDOS Sedona Arizona "Magic unfolds with Vladae The Dog Wizard." 
10/16/07 Daily Tribune: Dog Czar specializes in last chances. "Trainer works with aggressive pets ..."
09/01/2007 Monthly Pet Magazine: "The Dog Wizard"
02/22/2007 Arizona Republic: "Dog Wizard comes to town"
10/22/2006 Detroit Free Press: "He turns delinquents into well-behaved pets"
10/08/2006 Observer & Eccentric: "Dog trainer leads David Letterman around on show"
10/02/06 Hour Detroit Magazine: "The Amazing Russian Dog Wizard"
04/16/2006 Oakland Press: “Change the owners and dogs will obey”
01/03/2006 Suburban Lifestyles: "The secret to dog training? An innovative approach"
10/17/2005 Troy-summerset Gazette: “Who’s Top Dog? Says It Should be the Human”
10/16/2005 Observer & Eccentric: "Dog trainer honored"
09/22/05 ClickonDetroit: "Ruth to the Rescue" 
07/03/2005 Macomb Daily: “Learning to speak 'doglish
05/29/2005 Oakland Press: “Dog Whisperer”

01/18/2004 Observer & Eccentric: "Becoming a "top dog"
09/27/2003 Advertiser Times: “Good canine Discipline requires Speaking the Language of the Dogs”

06/25/2003 Birmingham – Bloomfield Eagle: “Pet Peeves” 

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Our Founder Vladae Roytapel has been honored with several awards for his revolutionary dog training techniques and has been featured in numerous articles from all around the country.  Here are just some of his top awards and articles.




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