A Better Pet LLC strives to provide the services and tools you need to help enhance the human-animal bond and create a relationship of benevolent leadership. Wherever you are in the journey — there is a service for that. Don’t see what interests you? Living immersed in the world of animals, we might be able to help steer you in the right direction. Have questions? Contact us.
Selecting and using the right training equipment to help guide your dog in positive ways can be daunting with all the directionless options out there. Many are downright mean and counterproductive to developing a trusting relationship with your pet. Here we have gathered the tried and true. And we teach you how to use them the right way, and as positive aids in training.
PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES
For detailed information, visit our Private Client Services page. We offer:
• Private Training In-Home Single Sessions (All services usually begin but always include a hybrid zoom/zoom or zoom/inperson option)
• Service & Therapy Dog* Training
• Refresher Sessions
• Aggression Cases
• Distance Learning (includes both pet and working dog training)
SERVICE DOG TRAINING
A service dog is a dog trained to mitigate the disability of his or her owner. The disability could be visible or invisible, medical, emotional and/or psychiatric in origin. Disabilities often fit into more than one category. Some of what we offer are:
• Helping acquiring a suitable puppy or dog candidate for adolescent and/or adult clients.
•Evaluating an existing dog for suitability for service dog training.
•Guidance in various forms in teaching you how to raise & train your dog for service.
•Support, coaching, linking to appropriate additional resources, etc.
•Advocate if/when necessary with systems including mental health, schools (IEP), PT, OT, etc.
•Public Access Guidance
Service Dog Training comes with a variety of levels of intensity and support depending on your needs. This is not a cookie cutter approach to the process but rather partnering a person with a dog for the purpose of providing a defined function based on need. Costs for services based on a mutually agreed upon plan.
DIP [Drop in Play]
Think of Drop in Play as A Really Cool Dog Park With Lifeguards. Join others in an enriched environment in a safely fenced in yard with lots of things to do. Sniff, race, play, wade/swim (seasonal), cavort, learn, relax. Dogs go home tired. Owners learn about the value of Calming Signals, appropriate versus inappropriate dog play, the working value of The Six Pillars of Dog Training Wisdom and so much more. FREE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP (prerequisite is Private In home Training) but requires RSVP’s.
To participate in Drop in Play, you’ll need to sign this waiver.
Here at A Better Pet LLC we cannot emphasize enough the importance of off leash dog/dog play. Young, middle aged or old, large, medium or small, dogs need the opportunity to be with their own kind — it is from their own species they best learn. The learned become teachers. Young dogs develop social skills in a safe, structured & dog friendly environment. Check our calendar for schedules.
BOARD & TRAIN
Intensive 3, 7 or 14 day Board & Train services. Additional days available on a per diem rate. Whether you’re going away on a trip and would be boarding anyway, or you want intensive focus on specific issues and/or goals. Contact us for or pricing. Individualized for your needs and price INCLUDES reintegration session of up to 1 hour. Private Clients Only. Advance reservations required. BOARD & TRAIN CONTRACT
Boarding is available by partial days, full days, overnights at flat rates as shown in contract. This service is for dogs who have gone through private in home training and who have basic manners. It is NOT a training experience, simply a housing in a loving house with other dogs (and possibly cats) where your dog will be cared for. Private Clients Only. Advance reservations required. BOARD ONLY CONTRACT
Therapy Dogs, by formal definition, are dogs used by professionals in a work environment to help or aid in a therapeutic way. Best behavior and good manners are a must for dogs used in public settings. Often a single session creates the perfect framework with which to guide your dog in a work environment. Additional support available. To learn more, contact us.
Animal Assisted Activities, or AAT, is the use of a dog trained to go with an owner/handler into a nursing home, hospital, hospice or other facility to spread good cheer. The Six Pillars of Dog Training Wisdom is the perfect program for identifying if your dog is a good candidate and where he or she might be be suited as well as helping guide towards great success even if there is a rocky start!
Details about Therapy/ATT dogs and their training can be found HERE.