Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training - About Us
Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training - Company Message
About Us
 
My name is Kym Ohmacht.  I am the owner of Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training.  Here is a brief description of how Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training came to be: 

Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training was founded in November 2011 and named after our pug, Mrs. Beasley.  She is named after the doll, from the show A Family Affair.  Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training was started with a passion for teaching, a love of dogs and a passion for positive reinforcement training.

I am a professional member of the APDT, Certified Mentor Trainer for ABC, Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid and a Evaluator for CGC, S.T.A.R Puppy Program and AKC Community Canine (the new advanced level of CGC).
 
     



 















In our training methods, we do NOT believe in using choke, prong or electronic shock collars! 
 
We believe in the same philosophy as world renowned dog trainer,
Victoria Stillwell:
  
"Dogs are not on a quest for world domination. They are not socialized wolves who are constantly striving to be ‘top dog’ over us, and they are not hard-wired to try and control every situation they are in. Contrary to what traditional training ideologies and much modern media would have you believe, most canine behavior problems stem from insecurity and/or a desire to seek and maintain safety and comfort – not from a desire to establish higher rank and be the ‘alpha’ over you Therefore, teaching dogs ‘who’s boss’ by forcing them into ‘calm submission’ is precisely the opposite of what they really need in order to learn effectively and overcome behavioral issues. Resisting the urge to ascribe our human insecurities onto how we believe our dogs think and feel is a prerequisite to being able to understand and build truly balanced and healthy relationships with our dogs.
 
But that’s only half the solution. The use of positive reinforcement methods when teaching your dog has been  universally endorsed by the behavioral scientific community at large as the most effective, long-lasting, humane and safest method in dog training. Basically, positive reinforcement means that if you reward a behavior you like, there’s a better chance of that behavior being repeated. When paired with negative punishment (the removal or withholding of something the dog wants like food, attention, toys, or human contact for a short period of time) or using a vocal interrupter to redirect negative behavior onto a wanted behavior and the guide a dog into making the right choices, these methods, combined with an awareness that most dogs are not trying to be dominant, are what I call ‘positive training.’ Traditional (old school) trainers often argue that positive training shows weakness and a lack of leadership, but the truth is that the most respected and successful leaders are able to effect change without the use of force. Positive is not the same as permissive. Of course I believe in effective leadership, but dogs know we’re not dogs, so it’s silly for us to try and act like one by calling ourselves ‘pack leaders.’ In fact, the very scientists responsible for defining so-called ‘pack theory’ have since renounced their own findings as well as clarifying that there is a huge difference between the behavioral tendencies of wolves and dogs. Remember that dogs and humans are very different species, and we should no more try to act like a dog than we should treat dogs like humans (a situation that happens all too frequently and leads to all kinds of problems)."


 
me with Victoria Stilwell/November 2011
 
In Loving Memory of myBest Friend & Husband, Jack

September 18, 1947- September 15, 2016

He loved to help with events, clients and other aspects of the business!!!
He is missed beyond words!!!

Mrs. Beasley and I love you, Jack!
<3
 
Jack talking about Mrs. Beasley's Dog Training at Barkfest in E. Altwn
 
If needed, Mrs. Beasley will join us for a training session.  She has helped with some MBDT clients and has done really well with them (and vice versa).  Again, she will only accompany me to your house after receiving permission for you, the client. 

Mrs. Beasley/November 2012
 

RATES (as of 04/01/2016):

CONSULTATION:
One time, non-refundable fee of 
$30 for one dog
$25 for each additional dog

OBEDIENCE/BEHAVIOR TRAINING:
$300 for six weeks (that's $50/week)
$35 per week (for six weeks) for each additional dog

DOG SITTING/WALKING:
One-time, non-refundable fee of for
$30 consultation visit
$45/day for one dog
$25/day for each additional dog
Your dog(s) will be walked, fed, medication given (if needed), and played with while you are at work or on vacation. 

CGC (CANINE GOOD CITIZEN) TRAINING:
$220 for 6 week training program
(Q&A consult, five weeks of training & final week test) 

Test only: $20 pass/fail

For the 10 steps needed for CGC, please visit http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/training_testing.cfm

Only one dog is allowed to be tested at a time.

***CGC Test CANNOT be preformed in your home!!!***

AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY PROGRAM:
$220 for 6 weeks training (includes Q&A consult & test)

Test only: $20 pass/fail

For more information on AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, please visit:
http://www.akc.org/starpuppy/test_items_pledge.cfm

***S.T.A.R. Puppy Test CANNOT be performed in your home!!!***

REFERRALS:
If you are a current client, and refer someone,
you will receive $5 off your next training session and so will the referred client. 
Consultation appointment must be booked and kept in order to receive discount!

DISCOUNTS:
Call today to find out more about how you can receive 10% off your next training session!
Discounts also apply to CGC and S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

We accept cash, credit and checks. Returned checks are subject to the amount of the original training session, please any and all applicable bank fees.
  
OFFICE LOCATED AT:
336 Franklin St
Bethlehem, PA 18018-5339

610-704-7375
 
HOURS:
Mon - Sat: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Sun: CLOSED
 
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