Raising Canine

Rachel Friedman

Rachel Friedman, MSW, LISW. CABC

Rachel Friedman has worked with both people and animals for more than 25 years. She is the owner/president of A Better Pet LLC (www.abetterpet.com)

After receiving her Master’s in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania and becoming independently licensed 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 fulltime dog trainer in 1999. 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 3 hour intensive model for private in home training has been very successful and her long list of satisfied clients can testify to the benefit of the mini crash course in helping develop that special human animal bond. Rachel also teaches group classes.

A Clinical Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a professional member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Rachel lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with her three daughters and an eclectic menagerie of pets including her spokesdog Bean, the irrepressible English Springer Spaniel.

In addition to pet and service dog training, Rachel also has added inventor to her long list of accomplishments with the introduction in 2005 of the patent pending Har-Vest, the first combination no pull harness and vest for both working and companion animals. For more information on Har-Vest, please visit www.har-vest.com