Help for behavior problems

Private Coaching

Two dogs and a cat sitting in front of a woman

You love your dog, but behavior problems are distressing and can be embarrassing, costly or even scary.

 

We offer training and coaching in your home to help solve behavior problems such as

• Barking and lunging at dogs or people

• Fearful behavior

• Destructive behavior

• Guarding food, toys or other resources

• Dog-dog and dog-cat introductions and inter-pet relationship coaching.

 

For certain cases, we may work in collaboration with your veterinarian and sometimes a veterinary behavior specialist to make sure that problems possibly related to pain or other medical issues are properly addressed.

Because every case is unique, we begin with a consult (approximately 90 minutes) in which I learn about your situation in depth.  We will then discuss options, advise on short-term management for safety, map out a plan and start a simple foundation training exercise. 

Initial consult (90 minutes):  $180 plus tax 

Enjoyable Walks Package

It can be scary and embarrassing when your dog barks and lunges at passing dogs.  We can help!  Our 6-week program coaches you through a progression of fun games to teach:

  • walk politely on leash,

  • turn away from dogs that are passing

  • learn skills for getting away from situations that catch you by surprise.

Every team learns at their own pace. Optional extension packages provide opportunities to practice in environments of gradually increasing challenge.

 

All of our behavior programs begin with a consult in which we get to know you and your dog, set goals and start you on some foundation exercises (90 minutes, $180)

 

The Enjoyable Walks package includes:​

  • Initial consult

  • Six weekly 1-hour coaching sessions, in settings of gradually increasing challenge

  • Bonus midweek virtual check-in to help you stay on track

     

 $780 plus tax

3-week followup package in the environment you need:  $338 plus tax

Ultimate Enjoyable Walks bundle: consult, basic 6 weeks, 3-week followup:  $1006 (save $112)

"Wendy is amazing at what she does. I contacted her about 3 months ago for help with my golden retriever puppy's anxiety and fear-aggression. We scheduled a video consultation, and from that first conversation, it was clear that she is passionate for helping dogs. She truly cares. I enrolled my puppy in virtual group training, where she received some basic behavioral training as well as tips and tricks for making the world a little less scary (rest, relax, happy mat, etc.). I also scheduled private training with Wendy, which has been really helpful. She is incredibly responsive to texts and emails, offers excellent advice, and always follows up with resources (videos, links, etc.). I could not be happier that we have chosen to train with Wendy, and recommend her to anyone. "

 

Alex for Ellie

Pit bull mix lying down
Golden Retriever sitting, wearing a birthday party hat

Ellie has grown up to be a confident and happy dog who enjoys going places with her family.

“Thank you for your amazing knowledge in teaching me, and giving me the confidence to teach Potter to be a well behaved dog.“

 

Esther for Potter

IAABC: Imternational Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Supporting
CPDT-KA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed
Aggression in Dogs Certificate of Completion
Karen Pryor Academy Certifried Training Partner
Fear Free Certified Professional