122-124 Washington Ave.,
Highwood, IL 60040
Our methods are force, pain and fear free and based exclusively in modern science. Our techniques are based in operant and classical conditioning, and function on both a psychological and biological level. The goal is to teach an animal how to behave in any given situation, while employing management strategies to replace and extinguish unwanted behaviors. These techniques not only create reliable behavior they strengthen relationships between owners and animals. Our trainers maintain accreditation through continuing education to ensure that our clients receive the top industry advice.
Our trainers and staff come from an extensive background of education and experience working with a variety of species. Board Certified Trainer and Owner of S.A.B.T.C. Sara Richter, has been an equestrian for over 20 years, and has lectured to international audiences on the science of behavior and training. She also has experience working with cows, pigs, sheep, poultry, exotic birds, felines, small animals.
High Standards of Integrity
Our trainers and staff are required to maintain accreditation and professional affiliations with governing organizations to ensure we provide only the top industry advice. It is an unfortunate fact that this industry is unregulated. We voluntarily comply with humane practice regulations to ensure the safety and efficacy of our practices. For more information please see the Position Statements on Behavior Modification of Animals put forth by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
Committed to Humane Treatment
We are committed to providing the most humane, cutting-edge, and effective training and behavior modification available. For this reason, equipment proven to risk injury or trauma to your pets is banned from Simply Animal Behavior and Training Center. This includes electronic collars, prong/pinch collars, and slip/choke collars.
To ease the transition to force free training we will exchange outdated equipment for 15% off of any service AND 50% off of a luxury brand no-pull harness and leash.