I am currently doing BOTH in person and on line virtual training. 

As a Certified Behavior Consultant, I am part of an elite group of professionals. There are only about 200 certified behavior consultants in the US certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (www.iaabc.org) and I am 1 of only 4 certified in the state of Wisconsin. I’m also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CCPDT) with over 2 decades of experience.

I do live private training lessons to address training issues, raise a great puppy, help with crate training, jumping, teach your dog to calm/relax or build a better bond and relationship with your dog.  I also do remote/phone consultations for housetraining problems in dogs.

The majority of my work is in the area of behavior. I do behavior consultations/assessments for more severe behavior problems in dogs such as dog/dog aggression, leash reactivity, fear, anxiety and human directed aggression.  The consultation will provide a framework for management, discuss next steps/options, assess for risks, and provide additional reading and resources for dogs exhibiting more severe issues. With severe behavior issues, there will often be multiple sessions.

I have worked with many area veterinarians and am well known and respected for my work with canine behavior and aggression.

*All that is needed for On Line Live consultations is a computer or phone!

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In Person or Live On Line Consultations for Training & Behavior Consultations/Assessments

 

Services Overview

 

Basic Training/Bonding and Relationship Training Consultations –  $95

  • 45-60 minutes live, online video remote conferencing
  • Reliable WIFI connection, basic tech ability and webcam/mic required
  • Training, jumping, crating, games, enrichment, relationship building or work on basic issues or just for fun!

 Behavior Consultation/Assessments –  $195 

  • 11/2 to 2 hour in person OR online video remote conferencing
  • Most sessions are done at Waukesha or Brookfield location – some home visits available. I do not need to “see” the behavior. We can make use of history and video as needed to successfully assess the dog.
  • Reliable WIFI connection, basic tech ability and webcam/mic required if on line
  • Client report post consultation/assessment
  • Includes report to your veterinarian per client’s authorization
  • On line is a great option for clients without a behavior consult in your area
  • Times are CENTRAL standard time
  • These sessions are for fear, anxiety, bite cases, dog/dog aggression, leash “reactivity” (barking/lunging) and other behavior issues.

Follow ups – behavior – $140

Behavior Case Review $100

  • 1 hour virtual session via live, online video remote conferencing
  • Discussion of case, prognosis and risk assessment
  • This service is provided for owners, foster homes or rescue that want additional information before proceeding with adoption or a full behavior assessment
  • Designed to help owners or rescue organizations decide if they wish to proceed with an adoption or a full Behavior Consultation/Assessment

Phone Consultations – $40

  • Basic questions about training or mild behavior issues – 15 minutes

Housetraining Consultations – $80

  • For helping with housetraining (puppies or adult dogs) – 40 minutes

What to expect at a on line/live Behavior Consultation/Assessment?

During the consultation, I will take a background history, conduct an initial assessment, identify triggers and reasons for the behavior(s) to help with understanding.  We will also discuss recommendations for in home management and discuss plans to modify your dog’s behavior in the future. I will provide educational materials as necessary. Consultations are 90-120 minutes in length.

Equipment needed for on line consultations

Mic, camera via a tablet, laptop, desktop computer or phone. Make sure all devices are charged.  No need to clean the house. I am here to help you with your dog and relationship😊!

How to book an appointment:

 

  1. For in person or on line, complete the form and waiver on line –   Signup for Remote Consultation
  2. I will email you date options based on availability. Once a date is picked, I will also send you the consultation/assessment forms which must be emailed back within 48 hours prior of consultation. You can also send video clips of your dog’s day to day life to help me get a feel for your dog’s daily behaviors and personality.
  3. Payment is due at consultation via cash for in person consultations or 4 hours prior to consultation via Paypal to

NOTE: For on line consultations, you will also receive a meeting code for a JoinMe meeting. It’s simple to use and although you can access from your phone, best results are achieved via your computer/laptop. For a 2 minute tutorial see attached – https://www.join.me/resources/user-tips/how-to-join-a-meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What training methods do you utilize?

As an Associated Certified Behavior Consultant (www.iaabc.org) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (www.ccpdt.org), I follow the science of dog behavior/ethology. As a force-free trainer that follows the science of training and must keep up to date on the latest studies, I do not utilize shock collars or aversive training methods to “correct” the dog but instead utilize positive, force-free training that is backed by science on how canines learn. Read more at: https://positively.com/dog-training/positive-training/what-is-positive-training

Are sessions guaranteed and behaviors “fixed”?

There is no guarantee that behavior will be “cured”. We manage the environment, lower anxiety and help the dog make better choices and change how the dog feels emotionally.

Why are your rates higher than some professionals?

As a Certified Behavior Consultant, I am part of an elite group of professionals. There are only about 200 certified behavior consultants in the US certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (www.iaabc.org) and I am 1 of only 4 certified in the state of Wisconsin. This certification included hundreds of hours of behavior counseling and seminars. I am also a Certified Dog Trainer. I have been training for almost 2 decades. I have also fostered dogs for over 20 years and am work in training and behavior at a local shelter. I work with challenging dogs, high energy dogs and shy/fearful dogs. I have been voted Milwaukee’s Top Trainer and am an assessor/evaluator of therapy dogs through the following organization – The Alliance of Therapy Dogs organization. I serve as a the Wisconsin representative with Whippet Rescue and Placement and the Italian Greyhound Club of America Rescue.

Why is most of your work done via email?

This allows me to most efficiently help my clients vs. a phone call.  Phone and text options are available for my current clients.

Will I need more than one session?

With behavior issues, more than one session is almost always needed. We all would like to “fix” behavior (human or dogs) in 2-3 sessions but it doesn’t happen. It can take weeks or months of DAILY behavior modification and response prevention to teach the dog more appropriate behaviors and there will almost always be some “management” for life. The age of the dog, the age of onset, the severity of the behavior, the number of behavior issues, how long the behavior has gone on all impact the amount of time and work needed with behavior cases as well as the success. I would love to solve a well-ingrained problem or fear (most aggression is fear and anxiety based) in one or two easy sessions but that is just not realistic. That said I have many clients with great success in working with their dogs so it can be done.

Equipment needed for in person consultations

Dogs with fear/aggression history or a bite history require 2 points of contact for safety during session so muzzle and leash or leash and harness.

Equipment needed for remote consultations

Mic, camera via a tablet, laptop, desktop computer or phone). Make sure all devices are charged.

Training Methods

As an Associated Certified Behavior Consultant (www.iaabc.org) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (www.ccpdt.org), I follow the science of dog behavior/ethology. As a force-free trainer that follows the science of training and must keep up to date on the latest studies, I do not utilize shock collars or aversive training methods to “correct” the dog but instead utilize positive, force-free training that is backed by science on how canines learn. Read more at https://positively.com/dog-training/positive-training/what-is-positive-training.

The Process/What to Expect at Your Consultation

Once a date is agreed upon, a detailed consultation form will be emailed to you. The form should be emailed back at least 48 hours prior to our consultation. This will help us make the best use of our time.  Payment via PayPal is also due 4 hours prior to the consultation.

Questions?

Please feel free to email me with additional questions.