Happy Dog

Training Services

Whether your pet has troubles in the house, at the park, or socializing with other animals, our services cover the A to Z of pet ownership. Browse our services to find the right training for you.
3 WAYS TO WORK WITH STONEBRIAR ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
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--Edward Hoagland

We want our clients to feel confident taking care of their pets no matter where they are. Stonebriar provides you with everything you need to develop a positive relationship with your pet. Browse our services below.

The Training Experts

As certified pet trainers and behavior consultants, Stonebriar Animal Behavior has been training pets since 1996. Our training allows you to incorporate training into your life easily, while receiving the best available techniques to address you and your pet’s specific needs and challenges.

GETTING STARTED IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3!
01.

Schedule a Discovery Call

Discovery Calls are a wonderful way to get to know our instructor and to learn which of our training services is the right fit for you and your pet.  We will ask you about what problems you are experiencing and what your training goals are.  Then we help you make the best choices to realize your goals and create the pet you've always wanted.

02.

Enroll & Onboard

After our Discovery Call, we will provide you with the link to our online booking suite.  There you will find simple, easy registration and access to our online calendar to book your first appointment.  We will ensure you know where to go, what to bring, and what to expect at your first appointment!  

03.

The work (& fun) begins!

We meet with our clients every 7 to 10 days to assess progress, to give major kudos for all of the hard work you've been putting in, and to make changes to our training and behavior plans for your pet.  Your homework will easily integrate into your daily interactions with your dog--but you're doing the most important and hardest work!

THE PUPPY TRAINING PROGRAM

About the program:

You'll learn a proven process and receive a customized plan for new puppy owners to reduce overwhelm, improve your  puppy's behavior, and regain tranquility in your home.  This program is for puppies from 8 weeks to 4 months at the beginning of the lessons.

  • The whole family will be on the same page for their puppy's training.

  • Immediate relief from behaviors such as nipping, jumping, and chewing.

  • Confidence in what you're doing and how you're handling your puppy.

  • Your household will be properly set up to manage your new puppy inside and out.

  • Know how to teach cooperative care procedures, such as nail trims, grooming, and vaccinations.

What's included:

  • (6) 1-hour private training sessions with our pro puppy trainer

  • (3) 15-minute video coaching calls

  • Online Resource Portal with additional written notes

  • (3) Essential Puppy Toys

  • (2) Laminated entry-way signs for guests

  • (2) Treat buckets for easy-access reward stations

  • AKC Star Puppy curriculum completion and testing at the end of the program!  

  • Customized Shopping List

  • First day of school and graduation photos!

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Who this program is for:

Our puppy program is ideal for first-time puppy parents or for people who have forgotten how hard puppy parenting can be!

 
 
Walking the Dog

What to Expect:

  • Well designed and proven curriculum to create the dog you really wanted!

  • One-on-one support to realize your goals.

  • Immediate relief from your pet's most annoying behaviors such as jumping on you, and dragging you down the street.

  • Knowing your entire family can be on the same page and participate in training.

  • Positive, science-based training methods--no pain, fear, or intimidation for your much-loved pet.

FAMILY DOG FUNDAMENTALS

About the program:

We bring our pets into our homes with visions of a calm, loving companion by our side as we drink our morning coffee; leisurely walks along the greenway or tranquil off-leash hikes on the trails; a gentle side-kick for our children to play with; a sweet snuggle-buddy when we feel blue.

Instead, we've brought home a wild force of nature who jumps on us so we spill our coffee; who steals our last piece of bacon from the table as we're eating breakfast; who drags our arm out of the socket on our walks; who takes off after squirrels the second we take him off-leash; who chases the kids and destroys their toys; and who knocks us over when we just want a quiet snuggle.  

This is not what you expected!  Help!

Curriculum:

  • Say Hi for polite greetings

  • Sit/Sit-Stay

  • Down/Down-Stay

  • Come

  • Loose-Leash Walking/Heel

  • Leave-It

  • Drop-It

  • Settle on Mat

  • Enrichment Strategies

  • Management Strategies

What's included:

  • (6) 1-hour private lessons with our certified instructor

  • (3) 15-minute video call check-ins

  • Access to our Online Student Portal for supplementary notes on training and behavior

  • Training package including our recommended harness, leash, and treat pouch.

  • (2) Laminated Entry Signs to let your guests know that you and your dog are in training!

  • The AKC Canine Good Citizen test to highlight your progress and brag on your pooch!

  • 1-year access to our weekly K9 Continuing Education Classes to keep your skills sharp

  • 6-months of email follow-up 

 

BEHAVIOR PROGRAMS

Anxious & Afraid to Confident & Courageous

Anxious & Afraid to Confident & Courageous program is specially designed for dogs who struggle with fear or anxiety.  We all know that when they struggle, we struggle too.  Perhaps they are concerned about new people in the home, other animals, or even about being alone.  

  • Help your dog learn to love things which previously caused concern or anxiety.

  • Learn to read your dog's body language to help him out of tough situations.

  • Enjoy having company in your house again!  

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All Barks & A Few Bites

It's every dog owner's worst fear --your dog snaps at someone.  Or worse, they bite.  Hard.  So many things to consider--can I keep my friends and family safe?  Will he go after another dog?  What will he do if I take his toy or approach his food bowl?  Will my liability insurance cover this?  Will my dog be taken away?

We specialize in working with aggressive dogs, having studied aggression more than any other behavior.  We understand your fears and concerns and will help!

This program is for dogs who growl, bark, or lunge at people, animals, or even moving objects such as cars, bikes, or scooters.  It is also for dogs who guard their bed, their dish, their toys, or even their owners.  We will help you:

 

  • Confidently walk your dog through your neighborhood

  • Go hike with your pup with the skills and tools to handle any situation

  • Eliminate frustration, concern, and anxiety created by your dog's behavior

  • Confidently exchange valued objects with your dog, approach their bed, or ask them to get off of a special place.

  • Be guided through the training experience with an educated and empathetic professional who holds your success and long term results as a top priority.

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FAMILY DOG MEDIATION

A Family Dog Mediator (FDM) is an individual with special training and education above and beyond training or behavior consulting.  FDM's assess each animal based on their L.E.G.S.--each individual's Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self--because each plays a critical role in that animal's behavior.  

Family Dog Mediators evaluate these four L.E.G.S and help mediate the places where there are conflicts between dogs and owners.  We help you manage your expectations for your dog's behavior, help translate what your dog needs from you, and help you meet those needs.  We also help by giving you the tools to change behavior so that you can live happily with your pet!

Anxious...to Courageous

FOR FEARFUL AND ANXIOUS DOGS

  • 90-minute Behavior Assessment and Foundation Session

  • (4) 1-hour Private Lessons 

  • (3) 15-minute check-in calls

  • Access to our Student Portal with written notes and additional resources

  • 6 months email support

  • Our recommended training harness

  • 2 treat buckets for easy-access reinforcement when and where you need it most!

  • Discounts on additional programs to keep the progress going, such as Agility, Walk this Way, and Screaming Fast Recalls

All Barks & A Few Bites

DOGS WHO GROWL, BARK, & LUNGE AT PEOPLE OR ANIMALS

  • 90-minute behavior assessment & foundation session

  • Safety-first Management Plan

  • Muzzle fitting & conditioning

  • (4) 1-hour private lessons

  • (2) 15 minute check-in calls 

  • Access to our online student portal with extensive notes and resources

  • A customized shopping list for necessary tools and equipment

  • 6 months email support

FAMILY DOG MEDIATION

FOR PROBLEM SOLVING BASED ON YOUR DOG'S L.E.G.S!

  • (1) 3-hour private session with one of Georgia's only FDM's

  • (2) 30-minute video calls to evaluate progress

  • 6 months of email support

  • Access to our Family Dog Mediation Study Guides and Enrichment Handouts

*Payment plans are available.

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