Downstay - the modern approach to animal behavior.

Animals can just be pets, or they can be companions and partners for life.  Downstay's Holistic Animal Training is the next step beyond positive reinforcement and clicker training.  It's about teamwork, relationship-building, and trust.  Challenges become labors of love. Unwanted behavior becomes communication and mutual understanding.

Our Specialty Services

We offer a variety of custom and one-of-a-kind training, exercise, therapeutic, and other services for companion animals and their human friends.

Whole-dog Care Services

We have a number of unique daycare and boarding options for dogs who need a little extra attention and care.

HomeSafe: a low- or no-cost companion animal boarding program

Shelters for families fleeing domestic violence rarely accept pets, meaning that these important family members may be left behind or even prevent a victim from making the decision to leave. We offer a safe, confidential solution. A portion of all of our profits go to supporting our HomeSafe project.

Read our articles

In our articles you can read our recommendations and join us as we reflect on human and animal relationships.

Merchandise that passed the test

This is our running list of training tools and other resources that we've reviewed and endorsed.

Meet the humans (and animals) of Downstay

Alexandria Brown, Ph.D. is the creator of the Downstay methodology.  Learn more about our team.