How I can help
Whether you’re dealing with serious behavior problems, in need of basic manners for a newly adopted pup or you want to involve the whole family in training, I have a program that will help you achieve your goals.
Fear and/or aggression toward strangers
Fear and/or aggression toward family members
Generalized fear and/or anxiety
Body handling/grooming/vet procedure sensitivity
Barking/lunging at people
Barking/lunging at other dogs
Not coming when called
Jumping on visitors/greeters
Obedience and manners
Fear of walking outside
Where to start?
Puppy/New Dog Phone Consult
Start here if you have a puppy that is under 16 weeks old, a dog adopted within the last month (and not showing any fear or aggression) or if you haven’t yet gotten a dog. I can help answer any questions you may have about integrating your new dog into your home, whether this is your first dog or you’re a seasoned dog owner. Learn all the things to do and not to do in those critical first days and weeks.
Initial Phone Consult
Start here for all other behavior and training needs – from fear & aggression to pre-baby prep and basic obedience. We will go into detail about the problems you’re experiencing, what your goals are for training, and how to stop the problem behaviors from ever happening in the first place. You’ll also receive training plans, a follow-up summary and email support.
Are you an existing client?
Nutrition Consultations (Non-medical)Phone Consult
- For existing clients only
- Discussion about your dog’s caloric needs
- How their caloric needs fit into our training plan
Discussion about your dog’s current food and calories
Determination of your dog’s caloric needs
Adjusting calories as needed for activity level or age
Guidelines for selecting the right dog food
Detailed caloric calculation for your dog’s specific needs
Specific guidance on how daily caloric needs gets adjusted with food used in training plans
Resources for additional materials for those interested in learning more
Cat ConsultationsPhone Consult
- Human-directed aggression
- Cat-cat housemate issues
- Anxiety or fear-related issues
- Litterbox issues
- Inappropriate scratching
- Excessive vocalization
- Nighttime activity
- Cat-dog issues or integration
Nail trim/husbandry training
Understanding cat’s needs and behavior
Setting up a safe environment
Providing opportunities for predatory behavior
Understanding cat’s sense of smell and use of pheromones
AKC Canine Good Citizen & Therapy Dog TrainingLive Online Session
- Dogs must have the following basic skills before registering for this class: sit, down, stay, leave it, loose leash walking
- Accepting a Friendly Stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and grooming
- Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command and Staying in place
- Coming when called
- Reaction to another dog
- Reaction to distraction
- Supervised separation
Interested in one of my educational presentations?
Quite simply, I use science, not because it’s flashy but because science works (whether we believe it or not!) and gets you results. I distill all the important learning theory and applied behavior analysis into easily digestible ways to help your dog.
This includes rewarding behaviors you want increased, using non-painful, non-scary ways to decrease unwanted behaviors and using desensitization and counterconditioning for behavior modification in fear and aggression cases. I am wholly committed to positive reinforcement training and will never hurt, coerce, scare or “dominate” your dog in any way.