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.
We're here to help. 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
How it works
We start with an initial two session package that includes:
Initial consultation where 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 this initial consult. Depending on your dog's triggers, I might recommend the initial consult take place virtually so that we can plan how your dog can safely meet me.
Follow-up report: I'll send you a follow-up report within 48 hours with a training plan, notes, videos, and handouts.
Follow-up session: We will book a follow-up session from one to three weeks after the initial consult to monitor progress and continue working on the issue.
If necessary, subsequent follow-up sessions will be billed @ $90 per session with discounted packages available for multiple sessions: three sessions @ $260 ($10 saving); four sessions @ $340 ($20 saving);five sessions @ $420 ($30 saving)
Behaviour Consultation Package: Initial consult, written report, follow-up session: $225
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