Does your dog display reactivity or aggression towards people or other dogs?
Is your dog fearful?
Are walks a nightmare and home life stressful?
Dogs may experience challenges in daily life that impact their quality of life, and yours. Fear is often behind reactivity and aggression. But other drivers can include: excitement that tips into frustration; breed-based factors such as guarding behaviours in certain breeds; or the behaviour can be chase or prey drive based.
When your dog is fearful or reactive, or responds aggressively in certain situations, it is stressful for everyone. It can affect so many areas of your life and feel impossible to go for walks or have visitors to your home. When you are living with such a difficult problem, it can cause big feelings and it is hard to see a way forward.
If your dog is afraid, we can help them learn the world is not such a scary or difficult place. We can help nurture within your dog a sense of safety and curiosity about the world.
We can help your dog learn a new way of acting in the world and develop new habits around people and other dogs. We can help your dog gain new skills to navigate the world with confidence and optimism.
We can help with:
Fear - including fear of handling, and fear of people, other dogs
Resource guarding (possessive behaviour)
Aggression towards people, dogs, other animals
INITIAL CONSULTATION and FOLLOWUP: $225: 1.5 hour consultation and one hour followup with written report. I will take a history and learn more about your dog's behaviour and experience. I'll make some initial recommendations and we will start right away to work on the issue during the initial consult. We'll then schedule a followup session and I'll create a follow-up report for you with a training plan, notes, videos, and handouts. Depending on your dog's comfort meeting new people, I might recommend the initial consult take place via Zoom.
FOLLOWUP SESSIONS: Booked after the initial consult:
Cancellation policy 48+ hours notice required for any rescheduling or cancellations/refunds. Your appointment is forfeit if notice is less than 48 hours. Note that refunds are not provided once service has begun. $20 processing fee applied for refunds/cancellations with sufficient notice
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