Dog Training

Fur Real Dog Training
Merri Mason
740 358-6644

Welcome to the training department at Creature Comfort kennels. If you are here…you must be ready to get REAL!

Fur Real means… Real communication, Real work and Real Fun. Our goal is to guide you and your dog towards a happy fulfilling existence together. It is not just about training, but about building a relationship between you and your dog. We aim to build confidence in the owner as well as the dog. It is also about fun and helping you enjoy your dog and the training experience. Whether you choose an in home, kennel, individual or group training package, we are confident that you will have a well mannered and controllable member of the family that is your dog. We are a place for solutions and ideas.

With Fur Real training you will be actively participating in the training and relationship building process with your dog. We are always available for questions; because once you are a customer… you are a part of our family.


Merri Mason is a retired licensed Legal Investigator with over 30 years experience as an animal trainer and communicator. Her investigative companies in both California and Ohio specialized in litigation support, and consultation in human and animal related cases. She is court certified as an expert witness in dog bite litigation.

Merri was a director on the training board of the San Fernando Valley Schutzhund Club and a member and trainer for over ten years. She achieved the highest degrees obtainable in the Schutzhund/IPO discipline. During her tenure, this group acted as a consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department’s canine program and effected the rehabilitation of their canine units. Merri has obedience trained many breeds of dogs, with a focus on companion dog issues and a special spot for the “bully” breeds.


Kennel Package
In Home Instruction/Behavior Issues
Individual or group obedience-Basic or Advanced
Puppy Manners/Training
Temperament Testing
And more….