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Behavioral Training

Behavioral training

Illness doesn’t always have a physical cause. We can refer you and your pet to a trained animal behaviorists who help determine the cause of such disorders as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior, and then develop a treatment regimen for the client.

Dog Training Tampa

Our dog training partners will provide you with the guidance you need for the proper raising and care of your canine companion. We teach both you and your dog. You will learn patience, praise, repetition, and communication with your dog.  Your dog will learn obedience, right from wrong, and what is expected of him or her through the use of love, praise, and positive reinforcement.

In-Home Consultation

Our behaviorist will come to your home, make an evaluation of your pet’s problem, and put in place solutions. This includes one follow-up visit.
Price: $300
. Additional follow-up visits $60 per hour

In-Home Obedience Training

Training is a necessary tool which can make your unruly pet become the well behaved pet you always wished for. This basic course can be paid for per session or you can save and pay for a 6 week course in advance. Basic training consists of sit, down, stay, heel, and come.
6 weeks: $300, or $60 per hour

Training/Puppy Training Classes

Join our 8 week obedience class. Your pet will learn to heel on a loose lead, sit when in a halted position, and get down on command, 5 minute sit/stay, 10 minute down/stay, and come when called. This class is 1 hour once a week. This is an on-lead training class.
8 week course: $150 ($125 if you have had a behavior consultation)

Obedience Training Off Leash

This is an 8 week course which helps train your dog off-lead. This is a great class for those who would like to have the option of doing competition obedience or not having a pet who runs off when unleashed.
8 week course: $150

Conformation Class

If you have purchased a pet for showing purposes, we can teach you and your pet the way of the ring.
$30 per hour of private sessions

Obstacle Class

This is a class for the dog who needs to burn excess energy or for the owner who wants something fun to do with their pet. Includes: jumps, tunnels, tables, turns, and obedience course.
6 weeks paid at once $150, or $50 per session

Equipment available. If you have any questions pertaining to the training, please feel free to call our behaviorist Beckie Laplant at (813) 415-6415. To sign up your dog for classes, please contact us at any of our locations. Several convenient class times and locations are available.



About Your Trainer

Beckie Laplant has an extensive background in animal behavior. She has a Bachelor in Animal Science and a Masters in Science degree in Companion Animal Behavior Counseling, as well as a diploma in ASA Canine Behavior Specialist. She is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Beckie has worked with Police departments implementing positive training programs, and has owned and shown multiple “Best in Show” dogs, including Lure Coursing, Earthdog, and Obedience competitions.


Available at these locations:


Cat Doctors
(South Tampa)

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3221 W. Azeele St.
Tampa, FL 33609
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Temple Terrace
(Near USF)

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5023 East Busch Blvd
Tampa, FL 33617
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Pebble Creek location

Pebble Creek
(New Tampa)

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19440 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
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North Bay

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9801 West Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33615
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