We at Blue Mountain Humane Society have seen first hand the impact of Dawn and Steve's training. There is no doubt the efforts keep pets in their homes, as their teaching techniques create new possibilities in the minds of the owners and pets alike.
"We recommend them without reservation"
Sara Archer, Executive director
Blue Mountain Humane Society
Walla Walla Wa.
I wanted to follow up with you about our last work with you. We were having a hard time with our last two pitbulls living together, they had had a few nasty fights and it wasn't a very promising situation. However, you gave us hope, that because they were both good dogs, we could make it work. Long story short, it did work. They became very bonded in their senior years; so much so that they died within two weeks of each other. Devastating for our family but also a testament to their need for each other, and their needing our help to be able to socialize. So, I sincerely appreciate you helping us facilitate that amazing experience.
We have an Anatolian Shepherd that had pulling on leash issues. Dawn fitted her with a Gentle Leader and the results are fantastic. We are confident that we can control our over 100 pound dog on leash. Thank you
...I have never met anyone with more passion and enthusiasm for dogs and cats and their well being. The vets at the clinic come to her daily for advice and information with behavior questions.
…. in addition to the tools the Barer's taught us, they also provided us with additional ,helpful resources that have aided in our training. At he end of the consult the Barer's made sure we were confident in our new training and made sure to let us know to contact them with any questions or concerns.
Wally is well on his way to being a happy socialized dog, He can now go for walks and see new people and dogs and just keep on walking. When we have company over Wally quickly relaxes and is happy to meet his new friends.
We highly recommend Barer Pet Behavior and Dog Training. They gave us the tools to train our dog in a healthy positive way. We think Wally is pretty special too
(….) Dawn was instrumental in the rehabilitation of my 5 year old German Shepherd Dog. Gypsy. Unbeknownst to us or the shelter staff, Gypsy had severe issues with dog aggression that posed a threat to other pets and made her very difficult to manage. Dawn provided numerous resources to learn more about canine behavior and training as were exploring what our options were with Gypsy. She took an extensive history explaining why certain items were important, and educated us on the advantages and disadvantages of various avenues of rehabilitation. We decided to work with her in private lessons that involved Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) and Counter Conditioning (….) Today Gypsy has her Canine Good Citizen Certificate and is competing successfully in Rally Obedience. Things could have very tragic for her. (….) Dawn is a significant asset to our community where positive reinforcement training is hard to come by.
Member 4-Paws Dog Works Training Club
Support Level Emergency Worker, Walla Walla County Search and Rescue K-9 Unit.
In loving memory of Gypsy, GSD
The experts at Barer Pet Behavior are amazing! They helped us many times with our cat who had become stressed by a new pet and was peeing outside the litter pan. We were at our wits end. (….) They had so many good ideas, that saved us!
They also consulted us on Dexter's weight. Dawn and Steve are so patient and wise. I highly recommend them for any behavior concerns .
Brook Brown, Seattle WA