Training Services

We offer training for puppies and adult dogs, from basics to competitive obedience.    Whether your goal is to have a gentle companion to walk with, an active hiking partner, become an agility team, help in the community with your therapy dog, or train special behaviors to help you with daily life, we can help.  Please give us a call to discuss your training goals today!

Some of our favorites include:

Puppy Perfection:  Did you know that what your puppy learns in the first 4 months has a permanent effect on how they turn out as an adult dog? Let's get it right with the Puppy Perfection program. Sleep easy at night knowing that your puppy isn't destroying your carpet or belongings. Solve common issues like jumping and biting. And importantly, socialize your puppy the correct way so that you can shape them into a well-mannered and confident dog. 

Screamin' Fast Recalls: Want your dog to come flying back to you when you call?  Or to choose you over the squirrels taunting him in the trees?  This is your class!  You will have 4 45-minute sessions, in our training studio and in our fenced fields, gradually working your recall into more distracting situations and longer distances.

 

Walk This Way:  Have you single-handedly financed your orthopedist's new boat with your shoulder injuries while walking your dog?  Do you prefer a nice sniffy walk to a high-speed drag?  Enroll in this class!  You will have 4 45-minute training sessions dedicated solely to learning to walk as a team with your pup.


Spot, Say Hello: Does your dog greet you or guests by jumping up and giving sloppy kisses? Have you ever had an outfit ruined by muddy paws? Teach you pooch to greet people politely with all four paws on the floor. This 1.5-hour workshop utilizes positive reinforcement to teach the polite greetings you have been hoping for!  

Spot, Stay: Staying put is a skill our pet dogs desperately need, but rarely master! A solid stay cue can help with day-to-day activities such as leashing up, wiping muddy paws, or staying put during meals. Teach your pet to love staying in place in this 1.5-hour workshop.  

Tricks: Is your dog a natural showman? Does he love to make you smile with his antics? Then trick training may be just the thing! This set of 4 private lessons teaches fun tricks such as shake, roll-over, crawl, spin, and weave using positive reinforcement techniques such as shaping and luring.  

 

Competitive Classes: Pre/Beginner Novice, Novice, Retrieving 101, Open/CDX,

Utility/UD, Beginners Rally-O, Advanced/Excellent Rally-O, Intro to Agility

Behavior Services

Behavior counseling offers real solutions to many perplexing behavior issues:

  • House Soiling
  • Excessive Barking
  • Destructive Behavior 
  • Fear of People, Other Animals, Objects, & New Situations
  • Fear of Thunderstorms
  • Guarding Food Bowl, Toys, and other Resources
  • Aggression towards People & Other Animals
  • Separation Anxiety

Stonebriar Animal Behavior offers a variety of private, in-home behavior solutions.   Does your pet have a bite history with humans or other animals?   Or do you worry about whether you will come home to accidents on your rug, damaged furniture, or neighbor complaints?    We can help you!

Many behavior issues can be solved with simple training techniques and small changes in the daily management of your pet.  We begin all private training programs with an initial consultation.  During your consultation, we will take a history, share our assessment, and set strategies and training goals to begin helping you right away.   We schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress within 2-3 weeks of the initial consultation.