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Dog behavior training and pet owner coaching are a part of the mission of PETSinc. At our shelter, Kathy Brooks, canine behaviorist of Midlands Dog Training, LLC, trains and rehabs behaviorally-challenged dogs to help them become more adoptable. But the training isn't just for the pets awaiting adoption. Kathy also coaches new and existing pet owners to create a more successful, safe home environment for their dogs. Sign up to learn how to overcome your pet challenges today in our Mutts With Manners Training courses!
PUPPY MANNERS - $94.99*
Basic commands, socialization, name recognition, leash walking, impulse control
BASIC MANNERS - $94.99*
Obedience commands, eye contact, distractions, duration, loose leash walking
REACTIVE ROVER - $124.99*
Reactive, stress, and relaxation management, positive emotional self-control
In-Home Private Training: 90 min consult - $125; 3 sessions - $300
In-Shelter Private Training: 90 min consult - $75; 3 sessions - $150
Covers all basic manners, enrichment, exercise, possible problem behaviors
Kathy Brooks generously donates 50% of Training fees back to PETSinc
Proof of current rabies, parvovirus, distemper, parainfluenza, and bordetella are required for all on-location classes. Dogs attending on-location classes should not have any visible signs of illness or disease (i.e. runny nose, cough, eye discharge, diarrhea, vomiting, or mange). No female dogs in heat in class.
Kathy Brooks comes to PETSinc by way of New Orleans.Initially a volunteer and pet foster parent at the Louisiana SPCA, Kathy met Helen, a deaf and partially blind bull terrier pup, who spurred her to make her passion her work. Realizing she needed more specialized skills, Kathy enrolled in Animal Behavior College, obtaining her certification in 2014. Upon graduation, she became a regular staff member at the Louisiana SPCA, where she stayed until moving to Columbia in 2018 and began Midlands Dog Training, LLC. Kathy hopes to keep more dogs in loving homes by providing pet parents with positive reinforcement-based communication and training skills.