Tampa Animal and Bird Hospital

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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

The Behaviorist will make an in-home visit where an evaluation and solution plan will be implemented. This is a 4 hour visit with one return visit.
Price: $350

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 is 3 private lessons which the Behaviorist will address basic obedience skills such as heel, sit, down, come and stay. Basic behavior issues such as jumping up on visitors charging thru doors will be taught. The first consultation session is 3-4 hours and two additional visits are 1 hour each.
$380.00 (additional rates over above described are $60.00 per hour)

Puppy Training Classes

Puppy training class this is for puppies up to 6 months old. They will learn how to socialize with other people and other dogs appropriately. Basic obedience commands will be taught such as come, sit, down, and heel. Stay is introduced. The puppies are also taught on a obstacle course.
6 one-hour visits: $150

Beginners obedience class

This is for dogs 6 months and older. All training is done on leash. Sit, down, heel, come will be taught as well as a 5 minute sit stay and a 10 minute down stay.
6 one-hour classes: $150.00

Advanced obedience class

This is for dogs who have completed a basic obedience class. This class will prepare you for a canine good citizen certification or get you familiar with rally and agility and will lead you to off leash work.
6 one-hour classes: $150.00

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

Canine Good Citizen and Canine Community Certifications
Available for $50.00 per certification

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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