Topics that may be covered during a consultation/assessment

  • Housetraining – puppy and adult
  • Fear issues
  • How dogs learn
  • Destructive behaviors – chewing and digging
  • Crate training
  • Impulse control
  • Jumping
  • Excessive barking
  • Socialization
  • Kids and dogs
  • Basic, intermediate and advanced manners & behavior
  • Aggression – toward dogs/humans
  • Separation distress/anxiety
  • Attention/focus
  • Visiting the dog park
  • Possessiveness – people, places, things, food
  • Play and exercise
  • Dog and cats
  • Multi-dog households
  • Leash manners
  • Recall – come when called
  • Biting/nipping
  • Enrichment games and activities

Minor issues and basic training needs may be resolved in just a few sessions, whereas more difficult problems may require a concentrated behavior modification/management plan which will be established during the in-home consultation/assessment. Your training goals may call for multiple-day training or private in-home coaching sessions. Perhaps you and your dog are ready for a group training class – let’s get started!