What Can A Certified Behavior Consultant Do For You?

An IAABC Certified Dog Behavior Consultant – CDBC

is a uniquely qualified clinician with expertise in evaluating, managing and modifying a wide range of challenging canine behaviors. They build and strengthen relationships between the human and canine members of a household by minimizing stress in training and creating an atmosphere where all members of the household learn positive training techniques.

“If you want me to drop these scissors, maybe you should call a specialist.”

Dog Behavior Consultants emphasize preventing behavior problems and when issues already exist, working protocols in the LIMA principal (Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive) to fix and/or manage behavioral obstacles getting in the way of a happy human-dog household.

Find more information on private training here.

Or if you are interested in pursuing private training, please contact us.

Building a safe Dog/Baby Relationship

Brody and Baby-L – How this beautiful relationship got started

In August of 2018, Jessica reached out to me regarding her dog Brody and her son (aka Baby-L).

She kept me updated over the years and has given me permission to share her story of love, safety, and success.

“When we brought Baby-L home I felt like I was drowning in fear and anxiety because of our dog, and I honestly thought I would never come out of it.  Obviously, I still manage and watch them carefully, but I do feel confident and I am much more emotionally relaxed while I help them build their relationship.”

Jessica’s note from September 2020
All Three Dogs Training’s clients fill out a behavioral questionnaire. Some of the items from Jessica’s questionnaire were:
  • “Brody’s overexcitement/anxiety makes him very jumpy, barky, and all worked up when something out of the ordinary happens (guests, car rides, etc.).
  • I do not believe that my dog would hurt my baby but…
Brody had a history with a toddler in the family.
  • “We cannot close Brody off in his own room without him crying and barking and digging at the door (he dug a hole in the upstairs carpet …)
  • I want to help him learn it’s okay to be away from us and have him learn to relax away from the action. We joke that he has FOMO (fear of missing out).”
Brody’s FOMO was going to get in the way of the positive association exercises he needed.

Jessica worked on teaching Brody skills to be comfortable around Baby-L while separated by a gate or play yard, or very focused oversight.

When a dog is on the other side of a baby gate or play yard he can watch baby’s development and learn to be okay with a crawling, toddling child. It also allows us to be able to give our dog commands and rewards for being quiet and calm around the baby.

More details on this can be found in Please Don’t Bite the Baby and Please Don’t Chase the Dogs, Gates and Crates! pg 52

Skills Jessica worked on:
Watch Brody go from feeling left out to being relaxed around his toddler
  • Settle
    • With and Without the Treat n Train
      • At first with Jessica was in the room with Brody
    • Then Brody was on the other side of a
    • She worked short departures like going upstairs or visa versa while leaving Brody with GREAT toys (stuffed with food)
    • She encouraged any calm behavior around the Baby-L
More to come…

Three Dogs Training Winter 2020 classes

Basic, Intermediate, and Distract O Doggie winter classes start November 7th.

Three Dogs Training class enrollment.

Management does not guarantee your dog will be able to read!

Winter session starts November 7th. We will be skipping the Saturday of Thanksgiving

  • Basic – 9:00 am
  • Distract O Doggie – 10:10 am
  • Intermediate – 11:20 am

For more information click here.

Due to Covid reopening restrictions we have the following guidelines
Classes are inside with Covid restrictions
  • All humans need to be wearing a mask 
  • We will be social distancing
  • Any classes postponed due to weather or quarantine will be made up

Questions contact

No Training in the Raining…

Current weather reports for tomorrow August 29, 2020, show 60% to 90% chance of thunderstorms and heavy winds.

It is prudent to cancel classes and plan our start date for this series on what would have been our second class – September 12th.

Because we typically meet in an area surrounded by trees (one of them already went down in the last hurricane from lightning) I can’t risk everyone’s safety.

I feel probably like you guys do, that all we have been doing this year is postponing things, but with a little luck, the rest of the class series will be good fall weather!!! 

If all NYS reopenings keep going well, I am hopeful we will be indoors before this class completes. Everyone keep those fingers and toes crossed!

Class dates will be as follows:
  • 9.12.20
  • 9.19.20
  • 9.26.20
  • 10.3.20
  • 10.10.20
  • 10.17.20
Stay safe and dry!