Pet Dog Training

Fully Enjoy the Relationship with Your Dog

ABP clients typically seek ABP pet dog training or companion dog training because they wish to address (or preemptively avoid) behavioral issues which can cause frustration or anxiety in the household and prevent the owner (and their family) from fully enjoying the relationship with their dog. 

Common behavioral issues or dog training goals may include (but are not limited to):

  • Reactivity;
  • Bite history;
  • Resource guarding;
  • Separation anxiety;
  • Leash pulling/lunging;
  • Hyperactivity;
  • House training and crate training;
  • Puppy training;
  • Integrating dogs with other animals in the household, for example pet cats;
  • Generalized anxiety; 
  • Poor impulse control and lack of boundary; and 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The ABP foundational principle of, ‘training the owner to train the dog’ means working closely together with the owner at all times.  Equipping them with knowledge and tools to better understand their dog, have realistic expectations of them, and embed training and behavioral reinforcement into their daily interactions.  This approach is paramount to achieving a sustainable shift in the relationship dynamic and the dogs behavior. 

The end game for ABP pet dog training and companion dog training is a happy, well-rounded, confident companion animal fully and harmoniously integrated with the family unit and who can travel with equanimity, at the side of their owner, into any situation required of them. 


“Rachel is a talented, focused trainer. She is so gifted with her dog training skills. Rachel had our dog doing basic commands on the first day. I highly recommend her!!”
Jen Zidar
“I would highly recommend Rachel and A Better Pet for dog training as well as for "owner training". Rachel is very knowledgable and a great trainer. She knows how to train both the dogs and the owners! Our experience was exceptional. Our dog is so much better for being with Rachel and her companions!”
Nancy Randall

Dogs, like human beings, if nurtured, loved & educated with healthy, uncluttered, straight-talking kindness, offer love, health, humor, devotion and joy. Little else -- if anything or anyone -- offers so much as does a well trained, healthy dog

Rachel Friedman

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