If you're feeling lost, upset, or embarrassed with your pet's behavior, you are not alone. Behavior is currently the number one reason pets are surrendered to shelters. I don't like that statistic - I can and want to help. In-home consultations are available for the the following common behavior issues:
Fear and Anxiety
What to expect:
Once you have scheduled your consultation, I will send you a history questionnaire to complete prior to your visit so that I can begin to understand your dog before entering your home. During your consultation we will discuss your dog's history and review each of your individual concerns while I observe your dog’s behavior. I will then help you to understand why your dog is exhibiting the behavior(s) that concern you and review what goals we can realistically expect to achieve. An individualized behavior modification plan will then be drafted and reviewed with you. I will demonstrate and discuss each step in detail so that you, as the owner, feel confident in performing each task necessary to help your dog be successful. After your visit, you will receive a copy of your dog's individualized training program.
While some behaviors can be resolved in one or two sessions, most need more time. This is why, included in the cost for a consultation, you will have e-mail and phone support. It is also strongly recommended that you schedule some behavior modification sessions. These individualized sessions allow me to work one on one with you and your dog while we modify his or her behavior, gradually working up to real life scenarios. It gives you hands on guidance and, in my experience, significantly increases your dog's chances of success. In some situations, behavior modification visits are also available without the owner(s) present. This way, I can work with your dog in your home while you are off at work or gone for the day. This is an ideal scenario for working families who want to help their dog, but are worried that they will not have adequate time to dedicate to the training program.
Contact me with any questions, or to schedule an in home consultation.