Personalized Training Plans to Help You and Your Animals Live Together Harmoniously

Trish hugging Theodore the dog

Trish McMillan, MSc, Certified Animal Behavior Professional

Trish McMillan holds a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior, and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She consults on training and behavior problems in dogs, cats, and horses.

Dog, Cat and Horse Behavior Problems - How may I help you?

Does your dog lunge and bark at other dogs? Does your cat avoid the litter box? Is your horse difficult to load onto the trailer? McMillan Animal Behavior, located in Mars Hill, North Carolina, will help you with personalized training plans to help you and your animals live together harmoniously.

During COVID-19 quarantine, all sessions are now offered remotely, via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime, for the reduced price of $100 per hour, for dog, cat, horse and shelter consulting work.

Whether you’re looking for dog behavior consulting, help with cat or horse behavior problems, or clicker training for any of these species, we offer a variety of in-home, positive reinforcement based solutions. We will work with you and your animal friend. in your home, and each plan is tailored to fit your skills and your animal’s needs, and comes with phone and email access for troubleshooting between lessons.

Some clients are concerned that training their pet means they can’t have the sort of warm, loving relationship they desire. No worries – we will work only on the behavior that’s causing you problems. It is fine to allow your dogs on the furniture, or to give your horse treats if these activities aren’t causing problems.  If you don’t mind your cat walking on the counter, neither do we! Positive reinforcement training can strengthen your relationship with any of your animal friends.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Dog Behavior & Dog Training

Custom-tailored training and behavior solutions for each individual dog and family are our specialty.

Pangur Ban the cat

Feline Behavior

We can help with common cat behavior issues such as litter box problems, urine marking, scratching and aggression.

Trish with two horses

Horse Behavior

If you’d like gentle, positive-reinforcement based solutions to your horse’s behavior issues, give us a call!

Work With Me

“I have, and will continue to do so until I’m blue in the face, recommended Trish’s services to anyone I know who may be in need of some behavior help or training.  Trish is creative, thoughtful, and BRILLIANT!  Hiring Trish to help with Gulliver very likely saved his life  and our sanity.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you!” – Katie

Woman and large mastiff