Welcome DIY Dog Trainers!

This entire website is dedicated to mans best friend, in particular those who need a second chance and a forever home. Every program purchased enables us to provide these courses FREE to newly adopted shelter dogs so that they may be less likely to be returned.

Have you ever been scared, frustrated or even embarrassed with your dog’s behavior?

Perhaps you have a newly rescued shelter dog and are unsure about how to start.

These courses were created for anyone interested in:

  • Building trust with your newly adopted pet.
  • Techniques tailored to your particular situation.
  • A “do-it-yourself” online dog training solution.
  • Which training approach to use, and when.
  • Advice from a highly experienced professional.
  • Taking their dog training to the next level.
Jennifer Mann

Founder of LA School for Dogs
Westlake Village, California and Creator of “Mann’s Best”
Online Dog Training

Known by her clients and friends as their ‘doggy-guru’, Jennifer Mann is a credentialed Certified Professional Dog Trainer and canine behaviorist. She has been working in dog and puppy training, obedience, socialization and behavior modification for 20 years.

“Since the launch of our online dog training program, we have helped thousands of shelter dogs and families build better lives using the very same proven systems that we implement daily at our school L.A. School for Dogs.

I am confident that my blend of principles and strategies will work for you, just like they do for every family that comes through our doors!


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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jennifer comes from a celebrity background. She is the daughter of Johnny Mann (of the Johnny Mann Singers) and Lori Nelson (1950’s starlet of the big screen).  ​ 

Johnny Mann, Susie, Jennifer and Lassie on the “Stand Up and Cheer” show
Lori Nelson with Burt Reynolds circa 1953

As early as age two, Jennifer turned to horses and dogs.

‘I had to be so grown up at such a young age, it was a relief to be around the animals where we just understood each other without even having to talk’ she says.

‘Jennifer was always bringing home stray dogs’ says her mom, ‘and before you knew it, they would be doing circus tricks in the living room!’

It was then she learned of her instinct for communicating with dogs.  ​

Jennifers mission became saving dogs from homelessness and overpopulation with spay and neuter campaigns as early as elementary school, volunteering at animal shelters, and helping neighbors with their dogs behavior problems.

Since then, Jennifer has acquired an extensive toolbox of training experience.  
And working with abandoned or homeless dogs has often presented it’s own set of challenges where her ability to remain creative and flexible was born.

Jennifer has spent years implementing not just one method, but various training disciplines and programs, including the Day School program developed by The Olde Towne School for Dogs in Alexandria, Virginia (40 year track record), and ongoing educational and certification courses.  Because no two dogs or families are the same, this blending resulted in the creation of the official “Mann’s Best” method, programs and principles. 
Jennifer also regularly trains others to become professional dog trainers.  

Jennifer has trained in the Washington D.C. metro area spending time with Congressional and Military family dogs and the Obama’s dog Bo! Jennifer also trained a German Shepherd in Japanese. In 2012, She established L.A. School for Dogs in Westlake Village, California, where there is a two month wait for her “Mann’s Best” dog training programs year round. The Proven 3-Week Program regularly generates groundbreaking results and lots of happy customers.

In 2018 Jennifer was published in VoyageLA!
Read the story here.

Celebrity clients include: Beau Bridges, The Band Perry, and Colbie Caillat.

Buster and Happy practicing “stay” with Jennifer
Dorothy, Malibu, and Mate’ Caillat

The Band Perry
The Band Perry