At Salty Dog Behavior Training, we believe training builds a solid foundation for solving and preventing behavioral problems. At the root of this foundation is developing better communication between you and your dog and helping your dog become more confident and predictable. A well-trained, well-behaved, and relaxed dog enjoys much more freedom than his ill-behaved canine counterpart.

Behavior training is an on-going process to enjoy throughout your dog’s life. It provides mental stimulation along with physical exercise and goes a long way towards giving you a well-adjusted, happy dog living in your home.

Training can, and should be, fun and we are here to help you have a wonderful relationship with your dog!

Jill Barratt

Jill is the owner and head trainer at Salty Dog Behavior Training. She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and a Certified Dog Trainer. Before opening Salty Dog Behavior Training, Jill volunteered and worked at animal rescues and training facilities. She’s trained under some of the best in the industry. She regularly attends workshops and seminars to continually educate herself to better the lives of dogs and their people. Working to educate, empower, and equip humans to help their canines to become more balanced and the best dog they can be. Creating better and healthier relationships.


At Salty Dog, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to you and your dog’s training success. We provide a balanced and natural approach founded on our studies of canine behavior and communication.

None of our methods involve physical domination or bullying. Our techniques involve creating an environment based on respect where the dog understands what is expected of them and how they fit in with your family.

We use different tools as well as food/treats depending on the needs of each dog and their person. We teach you how to use tools and food appropriately, effectively and humanely. When you learn to communicate more effectively, it can really open your world up with your dog. When you start to see results and change with your dog then you start to become more confident. When you are more confident, your dog will be more apt to take your instructions seriously.

Our approach to training and behavior modification is for real people in everyday life. We want to help you and your dog succeed in understanding each other to have a more fun, respectful, and harmonious relationship.