Is a private One-On-One training sessions
which is done IN YOUR HOME with the ENTIRE FAMILY
Why do we do this in your home? Because this is where your dog lives and this is the best place to change those unwanted behaviours to wanted behaviours.
Why do you want the entire family there? It is important to KEEP CONSISTENT with each member of the family. You made the decision to have a dog in the household and therefore each member of the family IS RESPONSIBLE for their well being.
IT TAKES WORK to change a behaviour and/or behaviours! You need to be willing to work. A Behaviour Dog Coach like myself does not have a “fix-my-dog-now” toolbox but I will teach you the necessary skills to create your own toolbox.
What is involved with an initial assessment? What I WILL be doing is writing down all OBSERVABLE BEHAVIOURS from both people & dogs. I will then evaluate the behaviours and create initial solution(s) and set them with S.M.A.R.T. goals to be successful. I will teach you what is needed in the beginning and EVERYONE WILL PRACTICE IN-FRONT OF ME. Once I believe we are ALL ON THE SAME PAGE, I will coach you through (what I really mean is I will be bugging you in the beginning on a daily basis to make sure ALL OF YOU are doing the work) with encourage and loving-kindness until we see the wanted behaviour(s).
How long will it take for my dogs behaviour to change? It depends on the severity and how long the unwanted behaviour has been happening. Sometimes it can be done in 3 lessons over a 1 month span (BOOTCAMP) for straightforward behaviours as the ones below. Other more complicated behaviours such as anxiety, fear, aggression, bitting, etc.. can take up to 8 lessons over a 6 – 8 month span.
What happens if my dog has bitten others? For this I would do an analysis of the bite(s) from the DUNBAR SCALE. I can help from level 1 to level 6. I do not work with dogs with level 7 or 8 bites (at the moment). Further, if it is a level 8 bite (person/dog was put in the hospital), potentially the dog may have to be put down as there may be no way to bounce back.