About Us

About Us

Experience you can count on.

Your Pet's Home Since 1976

In 2019 Advanced Canine Systems has expanded to our new 10 acre facility in Westlake Village CA, beautifully nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The property was originally founded in 1976 by John C. Mills & Carol Harrison as the Westlake Pet Motel. We are proud to be part of a place with such a rich history, and we are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to carry those services & traditions of nearly half a century into the future. ACS is investing heavily into our new facility to ensure all of the animals in our care are provided with the most enriching experiences possible. Optimizing dog’s health, nutrition, performance & education have always been and continue to be our #1 priority. Our world class handlers & training staff are always here to provide the very best of care for your beloved pets. We look forward to continue setting the industry standards, while providing new & exciting services to this community and it’s pets.

Meet the Team

At Advanced Canine Systems we are committed to providing exemplary customer service along with a fun, safe and sanitary environment for our guests. Our extensively experienced staff allows us to offer an array of dog services that range from boarding & daily activities to world class training programs. Above all, our seasoned staff provides clients with absolute peace-of-mind and aims to improve the quality of life for both the pets & their owners.​ We look forward to serving you at Advanced Canine Systems!

Joseph Cinnante

Owner | Founder

Joseph Cinnante was born on the small Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain. His love for animals was sparked as a child while growing up around Dobermans, German Shepherds, and many other exotic pets. All it took was the thrill of working a dog in protection for Joseph to become completely enamored with canine psychology. On the weekends during his teenage years, when most kids his age were hanging out with friends, Joseph would dive into the world of working dogs. He saved money to pay for his travel to Europe in order to further his education and be around the worlds best trainers.

At the age of 22 Joseph quickly became training director for one of the world’s largest canine protection companies. At the age of 24 he owned and operated a police dog company in the Czech Republic. He has successfully trained, delivered and integrated high caliber protection dogs into homes and businesses for over 15 years. Joseph has also trained dogs for military and police k9 units internationally throughout his career.

In 2013 Joseph founded Advanced Canine Systems with the goal of providing the highest quality dog training to the general public. He has merged his experience and techniques into a successful training curriculum that has benefited dogs and owners all around the world. He continues to be an innovator in the industry, setting standards for specialized training, behavior modification, and the development of working dogs. He has an extensive track record in protection sports and remains active competing internationally. Due to his success and his ability to teach others, Joseph has been called upon to give training seminars all over the United States, Asia and in Europe.

It has always been Joseph’s goal to open an all inclusive center for canine optimization and education. So in 2019 Advanced Canine Systems expanded it’s reach by opening the new ACS Training Facility & Pet Resort located in Westlake Village, CA.

Dog Care
"Our new Westlake Village facility is a canine paradise! This incredible place allows us to expand our capabilities and help even more dogs reach their full potential in life. We are excited and honored to have this opportunity and will continue to work tirelessly to set the bar for both dog training and animal care.”
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