DogPACT

Founded 1996 • Angie's List since March 2011

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DogPACT is a full-service behavioral training company located in Long Beach, California. DogPACT was founded in 1996 by Terry Long, CPDT-KA, an accomplished trainer and award-winning writer about dog behavior. Our philosophy is founded upon the scientific principles of learning theory and the use of positive reinforcement. Our mission is to improve communication between people and dogs, thereby strengthening the human-animal bond in our society. People and Animals Communicating Together DogPACT is committed to the highest standards of professional training practices and methodologies. Thus, you can be assured that our programs are based on solid science, the input of veterinary and applied animal behaviorists, and hundreds of hours of continuing education. Each of our trainers is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). In addition to achieving this widely respected certification, each trainer has hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of hands-on experience. We apply our understanding of canine behavior and learning to three areas of interest: * Companion dog house manners and on-leash and off-leash training * Behavior modification for aggression, reactivity, anxiety, and fears/phobias * Performance sports such as agility, flyball, tricks, and freestyle Our behavioral focus means that we take a wholistic approach to all the dogs and people we have the pleasure of working with. This means, for example, going beyond teaching a dog not to jump on people, but looking further at other areas in life where the dog can practice better impulse control. This broader and deeper behavioral focus supports DogPACT’s mission of helping people understand how to communicate with their dogs instead of just stopping unwanted behaviors. We leverage our expertise by working with clients who share in this philosophy. This requires commitment to understanding how dogs really learn, practicing positive reinforcement training techniques, including clicker training, and dedicating the time to meet their dogs’ emotional, intellectual, and physical needs. DogPACT clients who adopt this wholistic philosophy are a testament to a shared mission and philosophy. DogPACT … a love of dogs … knowledge … experience … expertise … improving the human-dog connection....

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TRained my dog went well

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12/05/2013

Terry Long showed up on time with her materials/resources. The dogs were left outside when she arrived so that she could make sure they were safe before they were let in. I proceeded to tell her what the issues are with my dogs and she listened attentively, asked questions and took notes. She then talked me through her professional opinion on how to proceed in training to achieve the desired resul...

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Came to my house for 2hrs for initial interview/meeting with my 2 golden retrievers who need some behavior modification training.

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03/05/2011

I continue to use DogPact for private sessions as well as group classes!

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I have used DogPact for over 12 years!!! I was originally referred to the most popular dog trainer in Newport Beach - but by the end of the first session I knew he wasn't for us. I remembered meeting Terry Long at an animal shelter on our dog search and saw how amazing she was with animals. I called her. She is the best thing that ever happened to us. I've had animals my entire life, but I learned more from her in 6 private sessions than I had learned my whole life. She is extraordinarily passionate and knowledgeable. She gets results you have to see to believe. One of our shelter dogs ended up needing a behavior modification program as well. She became the sweetest, most loving dog you can imagine. Terry and her trainers are also on continuing education programs - so there is always something new they are learning. I'm on a new puppy right now with DogPact and learning so many things! The positive reinforcement methods DogPact teaches are valuable not only for your animals (heck - Terry has trained chickens to run agility courses), but for use in your life as well. DogPact's methods get results faster than you can imagine. I highly recommend DogPact. I've used several of the trainers and they are all excellent. You will be so glad you used them.

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DogPACT's services include agility, behavior modification, pet manners, puppy classes, internships, pre-adoption counseling, and editorial services. Group classes for Pet Manners, Clicker Training for Fun and Function, and Clicker Training for Agility are offered through the City of Long Beach Park, Recreation, & Marine. Registration for these classes can be made by calling 562-570-7171 or online at www.lbparks.org.

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