Welcome DIY Dog Trainers!

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

Perhaps you’ve tried training before, but never really progressed past “sit”…

These courses were created for anyone interested in:

  • Which training approach to use, and when.
  • A blend of techniques for your best friend.
  • A “do-it-yourself” online dog training solution.
  • Advice from a highly experienced professional.
  • Taking their dog training to the next level.
Jennifer Mann

Founder of LA School for Dogs
Creator of Mann’s Best Friend
Online Dog Training

Known by her clients and friends as their ‘doggie-guru’, Jennifer Mann is a credentialed Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She has been working in dog and puppy training, obedience, socialization and behavior modification for 30 years.

“Since the launch of MannsBestFriend.com, we have helped thousands of families build better lives with their dogs using the very same proven systems that we implement daily at 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.  ​

Since then, Jennifer has acquired an extensive toolbox of training experience.  She 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 Friend 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 Friend 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 “sit” with Jennifer
Dorothy, Malibu, and Mate’ Caillat

The Band Perry
The Band Perry