• I have known Barbara Adler for over 15 years. As a veterinarian for 24
years, I see many dogs and their owners everyday. Barbara has
consistently had well-behaved and gentle dogs. This does not occur by
happenstance. Not only is Barbara an attentive, loving leader to her
dogs, it is obvious that Barbara handles and works with her dogs in a
positive manner that results in happy, healthy and well adjusted pets.
has expressed her desire to further her education in pursuit of a
doctorate in Veterinary medicine with an emphasis on behavioral
science. I support her decision to pursue any goal related to animal
medicine and behavior. Barbara loves animals and is passionate about
their health, safety and well-being. She would be completely dedicated
to her chosen profession of helping pets and their owners and having a
positive impact on their lives.
summary, I highly recommend Barbara Adler for any position that she
should choose and/or seek to pursue in the companion animal field.
Dr. Claudia Horvath, DVM
Los Alamitos Animal Hospital
4102 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
• Dog training and dog trainers cover a vast array of skills
and goals. Some trainers achieve results by simply having the dog follow
commands, but the dog does not understand “why” they are doing something, only
to “react” to a command. Barbara Adler is a trainer who understands what the
canine is thinking and how the dog perceives their environment, and as such,
will instill and ingrain in a dog the foundational base so the dog not only
complies, but also understands. Barbara is a flexible trainer who is adaptive
to the ever-changing needs of both the dog and owner. She has the ability to
quickly access any situation and react appropriately.
Barbara’s flexibility in training allows her to adjust to the changing dynamics
involved to adequately train a dog. She does not adhere to a “fixed” mindset or
schedule most trainers follow, and as such, has the freedom to obtain “results”
and achieve goal objectives quicker and that the goals have permanence and long
Barbara also has the ability to understand behavioral problems and to
adequately address them. Many traditional dog trainers lack this ability, or do
not understand the dynamics involved. Barbara has a solid knowledge base of the
principles involved for behavioral modification and to change a dog’s behavior.
As a PhD Animal Behaviorist, I understand how important this ability is.
Barbara not only has a complete understanding of the dynamics involved but the
ability to implement them in any training program. Barbara has the ability to
quickly access what is the best course of action for any given situation or
circumstance. When trying to change a dog’s behavior, correct a problem
behavior, or to teach and instill new concepts in the dog, this ability is
Barbara Adler has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to accomplish what
any dog owner wishes to achieve in the most affective way. She has realistic
expectations and will not give “false promises” as many other trainers do just
to appease owners. This practice of false expectations often results in
incomplete training, failure of the dog to comply, and an emotional letdown of
owners who are discouraged. Barbara is a no-nonsense trainer who will get the
results in a straightforward manner.
Dr. Charles A Bortell, PhD, Applied Animal Behaviorist
have known Barbara Adler for over 10 years, as a client of the
veterinary hospital where I was previously employed, and we continue to
remain in touch. She is a true animal lover, and would do anything for
the well-being of pets. She has always known that her dream was to work
in the animal care profession, and she dedicated herself to making it
come true. I can vouch for her genuine passion for dogs, having
experienced it firsthand. Her patience and fondness for animals makes
her an ideal person for this profession. I have witnessed her handling
her dogs and her interaction with them was always loving and
gentle. In addition, I know her to be an honest and caring person, and
I have the utmost confidence in her integrity and dedication to the
profession of caring for and training dogs.
Soma Rao-Karnes, RVT
Parkview Pet Hospital
4103 Viking Way, Suite A,
Long Beach, CA 90808
Adler is a born teacher. Her love of dogs and people translates into
the best combination for teaching the human and training the dog. She
has a positive and enthusiastic attitude that makes training fun as
well as meaningful.
Dr. Lois Abrams, Ph.D., Delta Society Evaluator and
Huntington Beach, CA
have known Barbara Adler for some time. We met though working at Petco
where I was the Companion Animal Department Manager and she was our Dog
Trainer. From the time Barbara arrived we witnessed a great increase in
sales and as soon as she started her classes it showed why. She would
take time out of her personal schedule to do her best to benefit the
dogs she was helping. She took in some of the worst behaved dogs and by
the end of her courses turned them around to being great family dogs.
Since she has left my store, we have not had near the success or
compliments from our training program. I would hire Barbara in a
heartbeat should I ever encounter a training issue.
Companion Animal Department Manager, PETCO
• Barbara Adler was the
Trainer at the Petco Store I managed. Her abilities as a dog trainer
are extraordinary. During her first 3 months of employment with the
company she brought our store’s dog training sales up by 40%, bringing
our store up from last in the division to first, primarily through word
of mouth. Barbara is not only a highly experienced and knowledgeable
trainer she is a talented trainer. She has that “knack” you rarely see.
Seeing the difference in the dogs she trained was outstanding. The pet
parents were thrilled and the dogs were actually happier. I highly
recommend Barbara as your dog trainer.