At A Better Pet, LLC, we offer training and products which enhance the human-animal bond.
- We provide training for people and their pet or working dogs, individually and in groups.
- All services begin with the introduction of The Six Pillars of Dog Training Wisdom which helps owners develop a better relationship with their dog using positive, non-force-based methods.
- Our mission is to teach you how to become the Benevolent Leader who can teach your dog what to do, in a way that makes the dog want to do it.
- Our other services include service dog training, board & train (including puppy raising), temperament testing, rescue/rehoming services and even cat training.
- We also make and sell the patented Har-Vest®, a 3-in-1 backpack for dogs.
- In A Better Pet’s store, we sell only things we use ourselves: Har-Vest®, Euroleashes, Martingale collars and Life’s Abundance pet food.
Celebrating Zilly’s Career Success – 5 Years!!
Couldn’t let January end without acknowledging the 5th anniversary of the successful placement of Zilly (nee Zilla). A change of career working dog. Sometimes even the best of intentions and hopes for what it could be to partner a child, adolescent or adult with special needs with a service dog, even when in the possession of a remarkable spirit and temperament such as Zilly, isn’t enough for a service dog partnership to work. So it was for Zilla at the end of 2014 when her original owners, wanting her to provide assistance for their son on the autism spectrum, gave up on her through no fault of her own and she returned to my care and possession.
Raising, learning how to train, taking on the needs of a dog on a daily basis through thick and thin (said after having to give FIVE dogs showers today to clean off the mud from a decidedly un-wintery winter DIP along with a mop of the floor!) is the commitment one makes when one brings a dog into his or her life. (more…)