Rachel Friedman, Founder and President of A Better Pet LLC, has worked with both people and animals — primarily dogs, cats and horses — as far back as she can remember. Rachel spent countless hours in her teens on a working quarter horse ranch. It was there she first learned the power of positive training and a non-force based approach to communicating with another species. Rachel earned a B.A. in Social Sciences from The University of Michigan, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from The University of Pennsylvania. She is an Ohio licensed independent social worker (L.I.S.W).
Merging her passions for animals and social service, Rachel launched A Better Pet LLC in the fall of 1998 (becoming an LLC in November 2000). Starting with pet dog training, and offering both private in-home & group services, Rachel naturally progressed into service dog training with sub specialities in autism, psychiatric, medical alert and mobility service dogs.
“Inventor” was added to her resume with the creation of Har-Vest: 3-in-1 Backpack for Dogs, the first and only hybrid no-pull harness, vest/backpack and calming cape on the market today. Har-Vest has proven to be an amazingly functional and therapeutic product for pet and service dog animals, both on leash and off. Speaking of leashes, Rachel modified some the popular 6 ft. leather euro-leash into a new and improved vegan euroleash version, manufactured locally, designed, created and launched during the first months of the pandemic.
Yoga teacher training began during the hopeful fall of 2019 and finished up in the early months of the pandemic. Yoga in its many forms is incorporated into the approach Rachel has with dog training, and all dogs under her care are socialized to yoga both actively and passively.
Adapting for the age of Covid-19, Rachel has created a hybrid online (zoom) and F2F (face to face) model for both her private and group services, successfully introducing people to her user friendly, proactive and interactive dog training program. You can learn more HERE. THE SIX PILLARS OF DOG TRAINING WISDOM helps demystify the process to the motivated owner(s), making dog training easy and fun, regardless of your background, experience, learning style or goals. Positive methods. Positive results.