Will you come to my home?
Absolutely! We serve pet owners throughout the West Georgia and Eastern Alabama area. If we do not servce your area, we will be happy to offer a referral to a qualified trainer near you.
Should my family attend class?
Yes! Dogs learn the best through consistency. We want everyone in your family to learn how to "speak dog" so that your dog can easily learn each lesson. For families with younger children, we recommend that an extra grown-up attend class with them so that you can focus entirely on your pet.
Can my child train our dog in class?
Yes, children over the age of 10 may handle your pet in our group classes with prior instructor consent. A responsible adult must always be present.
My dog doesn't care for other dogs. What should we do?
Dogs who don't care for other dogs begin their training with an in-home consultation. We will meet with you in your home, obtain a thorough history, and evaluate your pet. At the conclusion of our consult, we will give you our recommendation about which ShadowMe program is best for you.
My dog has bitten a person. Can you help us?
For dogs displaying aggression directed at people, we will also start with an in-home consultation. In addition to the written history and temperament evaluation, we may recommend additional medical screenings to ensure that your pet's aggression is not the result of an underlying disease process. Once we have all of the information, we will recommend a training program for you. If we feel that your dog's behavior is beyond our capabilities, we will refer you to a veterinary behaviorist for additional help.
How do you feel about underground or "invisible" fences?
Stonebriar Dog Training does not recommend underground fence systems as a means of containment for your pet. For a thorough discussion of the pros and cons of these fences vs traditional, barrier type fences, please visit our article, Underground Fences--Are they Safe for my Pet?