Our philosophy is simple; build trust between you, the handler, and your dog through exercise, discipline and affection.
Founded in 2008, Behavior Plus is a family-owned and -operated business. It all started when the Pugliese family was faced with an obstacle. In 2006 they found a stray pit-bull, rummaging the garbage for food. When they brought the dog to the animal hospital, they gave them two options, bring him to your home and take care of him, or put him to sleep. When Frank (father, founder, trainer), heard the option he, right away, said “Bring him home”. When his oldest daughter, Nicole, brought the puppy, Louie, home Frank fell in love right away. Days went by and different problems with Louie kept appearing. Frank refused to give up and began to research pit-bulls. Eventually he contacted a pit-bull rescue group. Frank knew if he wanted to keep this dog he would have to take classes. After 6 months of classes, and over 300 hours with Louie, Behavior Plus was formed.
Today Behavior Plus continues to grow…
Having accumulated over 50,000 hours handling dogs with all types of behaviors, such as aggression, fearful, dominant, excitable, etc., Behavior Plus has become the go to trainer not only for the tough and difficult cases but for all dogs learning to grow and become happy, confident members of your pack!
We have grown over the more recent years and have taught our proven methods to our trainers that were once clients who found a love for working with dogs and saw the results in their own dogs following our programs. Our certified trainers have now accumulated thousands of hours working with all dogs from early puppy stages to adulthood allowing Behavior Plus to grow as a successful business.
From the toughest most aggressive to the basic obedience and puppy clients, Behavior Plus is ready to handle any dog using nothing but the most effective and proven methods of positive re-enforcement and correction with the latest in training tools. We're confident we can work with you and your dog.