Pet Behavior Associates: FUNdamental Behavior Training
What Training does Pet Behavior Associates Offer?
FUNdamental dog behavior training is a combined beginners’ course in obedience training and behavioral management. She specifically developed the FUNdamental behavior training course for dogs and puppies with the needs of pet owners in mind. It’s based upon current knowledge of dog behavior, learning, and motivation.
In the behavior training classes, you will learn how to properly train your dog or puppy to obey basic commands, like heel, sit, down, come, and stay. Additionally, you will learn how to use these commands in daily situations in order to have better control over your dog.
You’ll learn to teach your dog to be calmer, more manageable, and to solve problems like:
- Jumping up
- Running off
- Destroying property
- Pulling while on a leash
What is the Cost of Pet Behavior Associates Training?
Classes are taught over a 7-week course, which run on Monday nights at 6:30pm. The cost is $155.00, and is open to any dog who is at least 12 weeks of age and have had three vaccinations.
They also offer Off Leash Control classes for clients who wish to build foundational skills to train their dogs for off-leash and distance control. These classes begin on either 7:30 or 8:30pm, depending on course availability. Off Leash Control classes are priced at $90.00.
What Dog Training Experience does Pet Behavior Associates Have?
Annette Neff began training dogs 30 years ago, when classes to train puppies didn’t exist. Everyone used a force method to train dogs, which didn’t work well for puppies and many adult dogs. She developed the treat-based method that both dogs and people were excited to learn, based upon the Natural Method of Dog Training by Leon Fradley Whitney, a book written in 1963. Her approach has always been about non punitive methods to train both dogs and to solve common and serious behavioral problems.
Should I have My Dog Trained at Home or Professionally?
Most pet owners are not astute on dog behavior and learning, so working with a professional dog trainer provides the immediate guidance they need. The focused method you’ll learn is proven to be successful, and you’ll learn how to effectively communicate what you want your dog to do. Training your dog in a supportive, professional atmosphere will enhance your dog’s trust in you, your relationship with him, and the bond between the two of you.
What Will I Need to Prepare for Dog Training?
To prepare for training class with Pet Behavior Associates, bring the following:
- 6-foot leash
- Well-fitting collar
- Soft, small, easy to swallow treats
- Toys (will be utilized toward end of course)
- Owners: wear comfortable shoes & clothing with pockets for treats
How can I Sign Up Pet Behavior Associates Training?
You can enroll by emailing Annette Neff directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 740-965-5061. She is a retired teacher, so children over the age of 8 years old can work in the classes with their dogs, but anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent.
Annette Neff has been the owner/operator of Pet Behavior Associates since 1985. She holds a Master’s degree in education and retired with 30 years of classroom experience. Her graduate work at the Ohio State University had its emphasis in human and animal learning, animal behavior, and comparative psychology. She completed a three-year internship in an animal behavioral clinic under the direction of David Tuber, PhD. She brings a unique combination of experience and education to the dog training and behavioral consultation field.
Annette was the first trainer in the area to offer puppy classes and to train dogs using positive reinforcement. Annette has earned multiple AKC titles on several different breeds in obedience, rally, conformation, agility, and earthdog. Annette has also written several articles and offers seminars and workshops on dog training and behavior.
FUNdamental Dog behavior training is a combined beginners’ course in dog training and behavioral management. Annette specifically developed the FUNdamental behavior training course for dogs and puppies with the needs of pet owners in mind. You will learn how to train your dog to obey basic commands, like heel, sit, down, come, and stay, and, more importantly, how to use these commands in daily situations so that you have better control over your dog. You’ll learn to teach your dog to be calmer and more manageable and to solve behavior problems, like jumping up, running off, destroying property, stealing objects, and pulling. The methods taught in the FUNdamental behavior training classes are designed to modify your dog’s behavior through the use of positive reinforcement and are based upon current knowledge of dog behavior, learning and motivation.
Learn how to effectively communicate to your dog and motivate him to please you by tapping into his natural desires to play and obtain affection, praise and rewards. Above all training using these methods are FUN and more effective than those relying on correction or intimidation.