Reactivity is frustrating.
Let us help.
Many dogs experience challenges in their daily life and it can greatly impact our lives. This can also impact your dogs quality of life and make simple tasks very frustrating for us.
We can help with a range of challenges:
- resource guarding
- fear/aggression towards dogs & humans
- on leash challenges
- extreme vocalization/barking
- obsessive behaviours
- mild separation issues
- settling in from a new country
- new adoptions
- dog-dog reactivity
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are the sessions?
Sessions typically last 60 minutes in duration
What can we expect at our first session?
Our first session is a foundation session, we will have lots to discuss about the challenges you are having and you will need to have a thorough understanding of important concepts for lasting change. You will also start training with your dog during this session.
Why does the consultation require a follow up?
A lot can be lost in translation from your first session and it’s my job to ensure that you are making progress and that the key concepts and training we went over at our consultation are being executed correctly.
Where are the sessions?
The initial consultation can take place in your home if you live on the North Shore or if you deem the behaviour challenge related to the home. Follow up sessions take place outdoors if that is the environment you are struggling in, at parks, etc.
What approach do you take with your training?
Applied behavior analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions, based upon the principles of learning theory, to improve socially significant behaviours to a meaningful degree. I adhere to LIMA, the least intrusive, minimally aversive approach to training.
I do not employ the use of choke chains, prong collars, shock or “e-collars”, physical force or intimidation. Numerous competent studies point to the side effects, the ineffective results and increased aggression.