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Positive, Reward Based Dog Training and
Behavior Counseling @
The Behavior Barn!
The Behavior Barn offers dog owners a unique opportunity to develop your dog into a well behaved family companion. Our training method is based on canine learning theory. Canine learning theory is essentially how a dog's brain works in order for them to learn. We use this information to develop an efficient way of communicating with your dog. Our classes and curriculum are based on this theory and, in turn, you get fantastic results!
What is positive, reward based training?Positive dog training methods use positive reinforcement(usually food)to encourage a dog to repeat a desired behavior. With positive reinforcement your dog will be a willing participant and you will see how quickly your dog will change it's behavior for the better. We sincerely believe a well behaved dog starts with a positive bond with its owner. That bond cannot be formed without a clear understanding of how a dog learns and what motivates them to do what you ask. Your dog will learn the necessary behaviors needed to be a well behaved, family companion. You will learn how to "talk to your dog" in a way he will understand.
Rebecca joined our staff in 2015 to share her expertise with dog owners and the community. Rebecca has over 20 years of experience earning her the title of Master Trainer. Rebecca fell into dog training when she adopted a puppy that was human aggressive. She sought advice and training techniques from every source she could find, including a breed rescue. The techniques she used with her puppy worked well and she was quickly asked to help the breed rescue with more puppies and adult dogs who needed to be rehabilitated for adoption. After a few years spent rehabilitating and evaluating homeless dogs, Rebecca took a position at Stray Haven Humane Society Inc. She worked directly with many different dog breeds and temperaments, specializing in behavior modification, rehabilitation and dog communication. Rebecca then spent the better of 7 years training family dogs in a large pet store chain. This is where she trained thousands of dogs from puppy class to AKC Certified Canine Good Citizens and certified therapy dogs. Rebecca traveled to multiple stores where she trained other associates to be dog trainers.
Rebecca is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a Certified AKC Evaluator, an Evaluator for Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs Inc. and a Mentor Trainer for the Animal Behavior College.She is owned by a twelve year old Australian Shepherd who is a retired certified therapy dog.
Rebecca enjoys sharing her training experience and skills with students of the Animal Behavior College. Students must complete several stages to include basic studies of canines, learning theory, training tools, classroom management, public speaking and more. Once they complete those stages, they must work under a Mentor Trainer to build hands on skills with dogs and their owners. Rebecca is proud to be offered this opportunity to create great dog trainers for the future.
As of summer 2018 we are offering unique class opportunities. We have changed several of the 6 week classes to 4 week classes to help people get in their training time while still having time for life. The following are the new 4 week classes as well as our 6 week options.
We also offer the following
Private training sessions are available in your home or at The Behavior Barn at Day Hollow Animal Hospital. Private session are a great solution for dogs with behavior problems or who are not social with other dogs. Private sessions cover basic behaviors, behavior modification, seperation anxiety, some forms of aggression and more.
The following are also available...
The following are the medical requirements for joining any groups service at The Behavior Barn
Please call for more information!
Daycare is available Tuesday and Thursday's from 9:00-5:00
PUPPY PLAYTIME!-Bring your puppy (under 6 months of age) to play and socialize with other puppies in a safe and supervised environment. Sessions are supervised by Rebecca, our Dog Trainer. Puppy owners can chat with Rebecca during playtime to get tips and solutions for any issues at home. Puppy Playtime is being held every Tuesday evening at 5:00. All participants must be up to date with vaccinations, including kennel cough and be on parasite prevention. $5.00 per session. Preregistration is required as space is limited.
A few of our dog training class graduates!
Please call (607)687-1750 for more information!
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