- Cleveland, OH
- Profession: Trainer
Rachel Friedman has worked with both people and animals for more than 25 years. She has a B.A. in Social Sciences from The University of Michigan and a Master's Degree in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania and is an independently licensed social worker (LISW) in Ohio. Rachel worked for many years in early childhood development/in-home parenting and emergency mental health/crisis intervention work in both Pennsylvania and Ohio.Combining her passion for and long experience in working with animals with her extensive social work training and work experience, Rachel became a full time dog trainer in 1999 and founded her company, A Better Pet LLC. Her background makes her uniquely qualified to help clients learn how best to teach their dogs, and thus how best to create a harmonious household.Her commitment to providing the best training possible for service and therapy dogs resulted in the design of the Har-Vest, the first and only combined no pull harness and vest/backpack for working and companion dogs.Har-Vest as well as other selected products -- toys, chewies, food and equipment -- are also available through A Better Pet LLC.Rachel lives in Cleveland Heights with her three daughters and an eclectic menagerie of pets.In addition to pet and service dog training, Rachel is increasing her work in teaching others the skills and experience she has shaped into practical service delivery through telecourses (www.raisingcanine.com) and planned lectures both locally, regionally and nationally. To learn more about the various topics Rachel is presenting or planning to present in the future, please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What I Like About My Dog
Laboratory experiments that endlessly enchant and amuse.
What My Dog Likes Best About Me
Dogs love being "crash test dummies" and testing all the stuff I acquire for my dog clients and their peeps.
People I've Met Through My Dog
Since my career is in dogs, that's hard to say!
If I Didn't Have a Dog, I'd Like A...
Hard to imagine...
Expert Questions & Answers
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