Research into why animals are given up to shelters shows that the number one underlying reason is a behavioral problem. Often, simple behavioral problems can snowball to the point that owners become frustrated and feel powerless to improve the situation. That is why the Humane Society of Berks County works hard to help provide basic obedience training and behavior modification for pets in the shelter before they get adopted. Better trained pets mean better adoptions.
That's also why the HSBC encourages all pet owners to take advantage of high-quality, positive reinforcement based training programs. We partner with Awesome Dawgs Dog Training to provide a dynamic and informative program we call BARC (for Begin Animal Rescue Correctly) that is open to anyone who has adopted a dog. BARC is three 75-minute sessions. You can learn more about BARC and sign up for an upcoming series by contacting Awesome Dawgs.
We also partner with Dr. Laurie Bergman, VMD, DACVB, a veterinary behavioral specialist. Dr. Bergman is one of only 54 veterinarians recognized as a specialist in the field of clinical animal behavior. Through discussions with you and examination and observation of your pet, Dr. Bergman can work with you to develop a course of action to help your pet to overcome problem behaviors.
Having problems with your pet? Contact our staff at (610) 921-2348 for referral services for Dr. Bergman.
Contact Awesome Dawgs Dog Training, LLC at (610) 750 6868 or visit awesomedawgs.com to learn more about BARC or discuss dog training from basic obedience and agility to advanced techniques and certification!
1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 - phone 610-921-2348 - fax 610-921-5833
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