Petology was founded on the love of cats and dogs, science, and creating happy homes for pets. We are here to help you work through welcoming a new pet into the home, teaching fun new games, behavioral challenges, and everything in between! Going on a vacation and need someone to take care of your furry friends while you're away? We're here for you too!
At Petology, we utilize 100% Positive Reinforcement Training, also
known as Reward based or force free. Reward based training is all about building a better relationship with your pets to create behavior change. Science has shown us that dogs learn best through this method of training, because we’re telling them what we like to see rather than waiting for them to fail. This helps to give better communication, change emotional state, make training fun, and give our pets the skills they need to succeed.
"Lasting progress can only happen once we give up the urge to repeatedly say 'No' to mistakes in favor of looking to say 'Yes' to their successful behaviors." - Grey Stafford, PhD
Your pets health and safety is our priority. We will never use, suggest or condone the use of shock/choke/prong collars, declawing, or harsh corrections of any kind.
Who we are...
Petology Training is owned and operated by our trainer and pet sitter, Lauren Harbart. Lauren has worked with animals since 2017 and continues to grow her passion and knowledge every day. Lauren Harbart is certified in cat training through Animal Behavior College, Fear Free Shelter Certified and Fear Fear Trainer through Fear Free Pets. She has been training dogs in shelters since 2018, has her CPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and additional certifications through
Animal Behavior Insitute.
What are people saying?
Lauren is amazing. My son calls her the dog whisperer, she has done excellent with Duke. -Elder L
Lauren is fantastic, patient, and responded kindly and helpfully to all of my stressed out first-time-dog-owner texts. - Lyz Luidens and Pickles