Here are some letters from people who have taken advantage of Barrie’s services.

“Our dogs are the best behaved dogs we’ve ever had, and we’re always getting compliments about how well they behave. Thanks Barrie!”

– Julia DeBruijn, Yorba Linda

“When we adopted Tippy from the pound he was so out of control we almost gave him back. Thank you Barrie. Now we have a dog we enjoy living with.”

– Gary Jordan, Anaheim Hills

“Barrie cares about your dog as much as you do and her training methods really work.”

– Clara Murray, Anaheim.


Barrie’s career in the pet profession began in high school. Her love for and desire to work with animals led her to enroll in the ROP animal care program. She elected to do her occupational training in a pet store where she learned all facets of small animal care, handling & rearing. Upon completion of the program, Barrie was hired and worked part-time through high school and full-time after graduation. She quickly worked her way up to manager. Her interests soon focused on dog training and dog behavior. Motivated by the needs of her many customers seeking  advice and/or a product to cure their pet’s problem behaviors,  she immersed herself in books & magazines on training & behavior.

Barrie observed dog training classes to hone her skills with her own already trained dogs.  During this period, Barrie was often asked by co-workers, friends & neighbors for help with their dogs.  Inspired by her  successes and the desire to help others, she responded to an ad by an established O.C. dog training company seeking trainers.

After an extensive interview at the age of nineteen, she was hired on the spot.  Her knowledge of behavior, developmental stages, basic training theory as well as an eagerness to learn was impressive enough for them to look past her youth. She left her managers position at the pet store, and after a 6-month apprenticeship and began training full-time.  Three years later she founded P.E.T.S.

Barrie has been a member of the Animal Behavior Society, American Rottweiler Verein, and the Rottweiler Performance Club (where she served as Secretary). She was sought after to do demonstrations and lectures for the Central R.O.P. animal care program.

She also served on the State Advisory Board for C.R.O.P. which reviews and established the course curriculum.  Barrie is currently a member of the Association of Pet Dog  Trainers(A.P.D.T.) and ,continues her education by attending seminars, lectures and by consulting with some of the foremost authorities on animal behavior and training.

In the past twenty years she has helped over 1,800 dogs of all ages, breeds, temperaments and various behavioral issues.  You can be assured Barrie can help you with your dog training needs.


Q: What is the best method to train my dog?

A: There is no single method suitable for all dogs.  Every dog is an individual and will be treated as such.  At P.E.T.S. be assured that only proven and humane training techniques will be used to achieve the desired results.
Q: How much time will it take to train my dog?

A: It takes on average about 30 minutes per day. The amount of total time required to train your dog is determined by its age, breed and temperament.
Q: What is the best age to start training my dog?

A: Education begins the moment you bring your puppy home. Whether you’re trying to teach it or not, your puppy is learning all the time. Therefore it is best to start the training early. Basic puppy education can begin as early as 8 weeks of age.
Q: Is there such a thing as an “un-trainable” dog?

A: No, absolutely not! Any healthy dog can be trained. Patience, persistence and consistency are the keys to success.
Q: Is there any hope for a dog with bad habits?

A: Yes, there’s always hope. Our specialized behavioral programs can help with these and other problems:
• aggression
• barking
• chasing cars/bikes
• chewing
• destructiveness
• digging
• food stealing
• house soiling
• jumping on people
• playbiting
• running away
• separation anxiety
• unruliness

After an in-depth evaluation from us, you will understand why your dog behaves a certain way, and how you can correct unwanted behavior. By treating the causes, and not just the symptoms, most problems will be drastically reduced or eliminated in just 8 weeks!

Q: How do I find a qualified trainer?

A: There are many who will call themselves a trainer or behavior consultant. However, there are things you can do to make sure that the person you choose is qualified:

• Ask your veterinarian or other pet professionals for the name of a trainer that they know personally.

• Make sure that your trainer has had at least 5 years of experience with training and canine behavioral consulting.

• Find someone who will take the time to answer your questions before you start any training, so you feel comfortable with the trainer. Compatibility with the trainer is essentiaI to the success of the program.

• Get references from any prospective trainer before starting classes.

• Get recommendations from friends or family who have successfully used the trainer before.

Q: Can anyone legitimately guarantee that their training will work?

A: No! While the promise of a guarantee sounds attractive, it’s not usually worth the paper it’s written on. It is impossible to guarantee human or animal behavior. To promise otherwise ,is simply unethical. P.E.T.S., however, does warranty its training programs.

please call toll free
(866) 779-PETS  (866) 779-7387