A lot has changed for DogPACT in the last year and, especially, in the last several months. I am sorry to inform you that due to several factors, I no longer offer behavior services. I maintain this web site as a public service so that you can access information, articles, and advice that is helpful in finding a certified trainer to help you train your dog. These days, many professional trainers offer their services "remotely." That means phone coaching, Zoom meetings, email support, and so on. These remote services have many advantages. I urge you to go to the About Us page and read about Choosing a Trainer, Certification, and a lot of other tips about how to find the best match for you and your dog.
The only service still offered through DogPACT are our Nosework classes in Huntington Beach. Click here for more information about those.
It is bittersweet to make this transition. For close to 25 years, DogPACT has been my passion. I am, however, enjoying working less, enjoying nature more, and training my own dogs more and more.
Terry Long, CPDT-KA
Founder, DogPACT Training & Behavior
DogPACT was founded in 1996 by Terry Long, CPDT-KA, an accomplished trainer and winner of a 2006 Dog Writers of America Maxwell Award.
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, reduce the use of emotional intimidation and physical punishment, and increase responsible dog ownership in our society.
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:
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.
For information only we are no longer teaching classes …
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