Hi! I'm Monica.
I am passionate about delivering the most ethical, up to date, science based training methods , placing welfare and problem resolution as top priorities for the families and dogs that I work with.
I use a combination of enrichment , management, appropriate physical outlets, and positive reinforcement training to create a more enjoyable life for YOU and your dog.
Following 25 years of fostering dogs and several years running a state licensed quarantine, pursuing independent study of ethology, learning theory , and body language, I saw a great need for more ethical, science based training practices.
I pursued and obtained formal certification through Karen Pryor Academy and opened my business to spread the message of positive reinforcement training and improve the welfare of dogs and their humans.
Barrington Barks and Behavior is insured through Business Insurers of the Carolinas.
We are a Proud Member of the Pet Professional Guild- "A membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care." To learn more, visit https://www.petprofessionalguild.com/ .
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner: "Pioneering animal trainer and author Karen Pryor designed and launched KPA's first program—the Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in 2007. Karen is considered to be the catalyst for the positive reinforcement training movement, along with her ground-breaking book Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training.
Karen Pryor Academy is part of the family of positive training education services and training gear from Karen Pryor Clicker Training, a leader in the field of animal training and in the science and application of marker-based positive reinforcement, or what is popularly called “clicker training." " To learn more, visit https://karenpryoracademy.com/about/ .