Will you come to my home?
Unfortunately, we are not offering in-home dog training services at this time due to Covid-19. We will continue in-home services on a limited basis for cats and horses.
Where is your farm?
Our farm is conveniently located in Carrollton, near Hwy 27. We would love to have you come train at the farm, work on our agility equipment, and work with the distractions of farm-life! Once you have scheduled an appointment, we will send you directions to the farm--GPS guidance is often incorrect.
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 require 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 on-farm consultation. We will meet with you, obtain a thorough history, and evaluate your pet. At the conclusion of our consult, we will give you our recommendation about which 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 on-farm 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 Animal Behavior 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?