ABOUT

At Salty Dog Behavior Training, we believe training builds a solid foundation for solving and preventing behavioral problems. At the root of this foundation is developing better communication between you and your dog and helping your dog become more confident and predictable. A well-trained, well-behaved, and relaxed dog enjoys much more freedom than his ill-behaved canine counterpart.

Behavior training is an on-going process to enjoy throughout your dog’s life. It provides mental stimulation along with physical exercise and goes a long way towards giving you a well-adjusted, happy dog living in your home.

Training can, and should be, fun and we are here to help you have a wonderful relationship with your dog!

Jill Barratt

Jill is the owner and head trainer at Salty Dog Behavior Training. She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and a Certified Dog Trainer. Before opening Salty Dog Behavior Training, Jill volunteered and worked at animal rescues and training facilities. She’s trained under some of the best in the industry. She regularly attends workshops and seminars to continually educate herself to better the lives of dogs and their people. Working to educate, empower, and equip humans to help their canines to become more balanced and the best dog they can be. Creating better and healthier relationships.

Methodology

At Salty Dog, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all or “cookie-cutter” attitude to you and your dog’s training success. We provide a balanced and natural approach founded on our studies of canine behavior and communication. Our style is based on your dog’s natural instincts of pressure and the release of pressure.

We teach people how to be their dog’s leader. When a dog has a good leader they are more calm and at peace. None of our methods involve physical domination or bullying. Our techniques involve creating an environment based on respect where the dog understands what is expected of them and how they fit in with your family.

We often use different tools depending on the needs of each dog and their person. Tools are used to communicate, not necessarily to physically manage. Certain tools are not bad, only humans using them incorrectly or harshly without proper training is bad. I use a wide variety of tools such as treats, toys, slip leads, head collars, prong collars, bark collars and E-collars. When you learn to communicate properly with a specific tool it can really open your world up with your dog. However, the most important tool is you and your state of mind. When you are calm and confident, your dog will feel your demeanor and will be more apt to take you seriously and listen to your instruction.

Our approach to training and behavior modification is for real people in everyday life. We want to help you and your dog succeed in understanding each other to have a more fun, respectful, and harmonious relationship.