Dog reactivity is a challenging and frustrating issue.
We can help.
Some of the behaviours we address:
- resource guarding
- dog-dog reactivity
- newly adopted from a different country
Initial session and follow up is $245 + gst.
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.
Our Online Puppy Essentials Course
Erika Gonzalez at From Dusk Till Dog in Mantua, New Jersey joins us. Corrections in dog training. What are they and why should we avoid them? We also discuss labels and words commonly used when working with dogs that could be holding you back.
Dr Claudia Richter discusses using medication for behavior challenges. Dr Richter is a veterinary behaviorist finishing her residency and currently practicing gives insight into how medication can help animals with behavioral challenges. www.pacificvetbehavior.com
We talk to David Shade of At Attention Dogs in Pennsylvania and discuss his journey from the US Army to force-free dog trainer & advocate. Listen to his thoughts about using evidence-based training & his approach to working with humans and their dogs.