An open mind and helpful hands can do much to change a dog’s future. ” - Unknown

Who is this wild animal in your house?  Yes, we're talking about your dog!  Or your cat!  Or even the animals (probably) not allowed in the house, such as your horses, ponies, and donkeys!

We know from experience that we all ask that question sometimes--we may even question our sanity for bringing this beautiful, yet beastly, being into our lives.  He keeps us up at all hours, pees on our floors, chews our drywall, barks at EVERYTHING, chases the kids...and the cat.  You're at your wit's end and need help!  

Helping is just what we do!  We embrace your dog, cat, or equid for who and what they are.  We teach you who they are, what they were bred to do, what they need, what they are saying to us.  We listen to you too--we want to learn what you want them to do and how you can live and love this animal you have chosen.  Then, we act as a translator, a mediator, an educator, and as a trainer and behavior consultant.  We help make the changes needed to make both animal and human happy.  

We don't just teach sit, down, and stay--we teach life-skills for your pet.  We teach them how to navigate a human world which doesn't often embrace the natural behavior of other species.  We help fearful pets.  We help aggressive pets.  We help anxious pets.  And, we help humans...

A few of our happy clients who have already transformed their lives!

Who is Coach Monique?

The best training and behavior coach in Georgia, that's who!

Monique is a life-long animal lover who has more than 30 years of experience in the animal world!  She shares her life with her husband of 30 years, dogs, cats, horses, mini-horses, donkeys, goats,'s really an adventure when you visit her farm.  Click the button to read the more about her training and behavior chops...

Our Goal is Success for You & Your Pet!

Each relationship between dog and owner, cat and owner, horse and owner presents new challenges and individual goals.  We will guide you through your training and behavior challenges to accomplish your individual goals. 

Experience…with Multiple Species

Our trainer began showing her first dog in 1981 and has continued competing and titling in multiple disciplines with multiple breeds since then.  Monique has been certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), through the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI) and Fear Free Pets. She is also an AKC CGC Evaluator, Farm Dog Evaluator, and AKC Temperament Test Judge.

Monique’s experience with equids began on a 19,000-acre working cattle ranch in the Texas panhandle.  She rode hunter/jumpers, ranch horses, and helped saddle train a few racehorses along the way.  

Additional species Monique has worked with includes foxes, coyotes, wolves, bison, goats, donkeys, and cats.

Continuous Education in Science-Based Training

We continually attend training and behavior workshops, research the latest studies, read the latest literature, and network with colleagues to remain at the cutting edge of training and behavior.   


We know communication is a two-way street!  We encourage our clients to video behavior they find troublesome or exercises they can’t quite get the hang of!  Share them with us—we are always happy to text, chat, or Facetime with you to answer questions.  We offer training videos and written behavior support information for our students on a password protected page of our website.  Access the information at any time!

Our Training is Based on LIMA

LIMA training means Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive.  We base all our interactions with you and your pet on this principle.  In a nutshell, it means we won’t cause stress, pain, or anxiety to realize training goals.  We won’t use shock, choke, or prongs.

Lifetime Support

Contact us at any point for questions you have or for help!  We may be able to help over the phone, in a virtual consult, or in an in-person refresher here at the farm.

A Few Words from Happy Families!

You DON’T have to be the alpha dog! I enthusiastically endorse Monique Williams and Stonebriar Animal Behavior and Training, LLC. Although I have only been to one session so far, I was extremely impressed with Monique’s training techniques and breadth of knowledge. Her methods promote a positive and enjoyable relationship with your pet, not an endless power struggle for “dominance”. The facility is beautiful, clean, and carefully planned for several types of training. Before medical school, I did graduate work in Physiological Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Conditioning & Learning. More recently, I have taken several online classes in equine behavior. From her website and class, it is clear that her approach is based on proven scientific methods, as well as years of professional experience. I came with my son and his dog, a 75 pound lab-pit mix he had just rescued from a kill shelter. He was completely unmanageable. We have seen a huge change just in one session. His dog still has a long way to go, but now we have hope that with time and training, he will be a well-behaved and pleasurable pet. We look forward to working with Monique for some time to come!” - J. Renee Holland, MD
I absolutely adore Monique (and so does our dog!). I love that it's force-free, positive reinforcement training, She is teaching us how to make learning fun for everyone involved. Our dog is a large year-old pup with not much previous training (we adopted her at 7 months old). We are already seeing great progress and our girl is having a blast. Doesn't get much better than that!” - Dixie B

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