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Transforming Pet Behavior for Two Decades

Dawn and Steven are both positive reinforcement Trainers/behavior consultants. They have an intensive background in working with pets of all kinds.

Dawn is a RVT and former Behavior Consultant for The Animal Clinic Of Walla Walla. She has over 20 years of experience. Steve is a graduate of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy and is a certified training partner. Both are highly recommended by not only the local veterinarians in the Walla Walla area but also the Pendleton , Hermiston, and Dayton areas. They are positive reinforcement trainers and use mark and reward as a tool to let your pet know the exact moment they have done the behavior correctly, no misunderstandings. Dawn and Steve also do extensive work with trauma and the behaviors that manifest from said trauma.

Barer Pet Behavior and Dog Training LLC, a staple in the pet training industry, has been dedicated to improving pet behavior for two decades. From humble beginnings, Barer Pet Behavior and Dog Training LLC has grown into a leading authority in pet behavior training, setting the standard for canine and feline obedience.

Our Expertise

As the co-founders of Barer Pet Behavior and Dog Training LLC, we take pride in our highly skilled and experienced team. Dawn is a Registered Veterinary Technician that has spent over a decade honing her skills in pet behavior. Her experience includes a 3-year stint as a behavior consultant at the Animal Clinic of Walla Walla. Steve is a professional training partner through Karen Pryor academy.

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We are proud to be a owners at Barer Pet Behavior and Dog Training LLC, where Dawn holds certifications as a Certified Low-Stress Handling trainer, Professional Dog Trainer, and Behavior Consultant. Dawns achievements also include a Reserve Veterinary Corp membership. We specialize in working with special needs dogs, including those with trauma, aggression, separation anxiety, and general fears. We are committed to providing the best for you and your pet.

Canine Good Citizen Classes

We believe in the importance of good citizenship, even for our four-legged friends. Our Canine Good Citizen classes are designed to instill good manners and obedience in your pet.

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Special Needs Dogs

We understand that every pet is unique. That's why We offer specialized training services for dogs dealing with aggression, trauma, separation anxiety, and fear from mild to extreme.

Member of the Reserve Veterinary Corp

Our commitment to pet well-being goes beyond training. As a Member of the Reserve Veterinary Corp, We are involved in maintaining the health and welfare of animals in extreme crisis.

Why Choose Us for Your Pet Training Needs?

  • We are A Team of Experienced Trainers Who Are Passionate About Animals and Their Well-being
  • Our Training Methods Are Tailored to Suit the Individual Needs of You and Your Pet
  • We Believe in Creating a Positive and Enriching Environment for Your Pets

Get Started

We invite you to be a part of our journey. With Barer Pet Behavior and Dog Training LLC, you can be assured of having a well-behaved and obedient pet. Come, let's shape the future of pet behavior together.