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DOGS


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Our Friendship

They have been our companions for over 10,000 years.  In those thousands of years, we have learned quite a lot about each other.  Like how to communicate, work, live and play together under the same roof.

Nonetheless, this is not always easy.  A good relationship takes some effort and attention.

A dog's instincts, awareness and reactions are often very different from humans.  Training ourselves and our dogs allows us to share healthy, happy and successful lives.  Strengthening this bond leads to achievements we never thought possible.

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S.T.A.R. METHOD


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OUR WORK

Dogs are pack animals.  This is one of the great things about having a dog in your family.  They naturally want to do their share of work and earn their spot in the pack.  They instinctively compete for:

Space.  Treats.  Affection.  Respect.

Our challenge (and responsibility) is to foster their confidence and independence.  As the leader, your command is trusted and your reward is obedience.  Establishing proper pack behavior will ensure a healthy environment for everyone.

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TANYA


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TANYA


I address dog behavior from the understanding that dogs view humans as dogs and they want to bond with us as part of the pack
— Tanya Yarbrough
Founder of S.T.A.R. Method with her rescue, Rambo.

Founder of S.T.A.R. Method with her rescue, Rambo.

Tanya is a well-respected professional dog trainer who has dedicated her life to improving the lives of animals.  Her work has earned various accolades and notable recognition.  The training specialties she provides include:

-   production work in film and television

-   pack leadership and body language

-   obedience training

-   multi-dog/pet families

-   service and working dogs

-   resolving aggressiveness/anxiety