Behavioral Consulting | $250
Multiple dog issues (like in home fighting) that require behavior modification of multiple dogs is a $150 additional charge for each dog and likely will require a 2 1/2 hour appointment.
A behavioral consultation involves a 1.5 hour meeting with me and your entire family, including the pet(s). Before the meeting there is an in-depth questionnaire that will need completed by you. Once you return it to me, I will review it and contact you about setting up our first appointment. The questionnaire allows me the opportunity to learn about the issues, to get a feel for what daily life is like and the routines of the household. In the first half of our meeting, we will formulate a treatment plan together, based on your goals for your pet and based on what the dog is capable of. This is done together so that everyone in the home agrees and can participate in the plan to make the problem better. The treatment plan will be set up in chronological sequence and I will have additional reading materials for specific training patterns that may need to be done. The second half of the appointment we will spend training. Implementing some initial training techniques so you can reach your goals. People always ask me, “Can you fix my dog?” I don’t pretend to work miracles. Likely the issues you are having with your pet have been going on for quite some time and there isn’t a person that can fix that permanently in 1 visit. Behavior problems take time to develop and behavior modification takes time and patience to implement. My job is to coach you and your family so that you can reach the goals you have for your pet.
Saturday appointments are available for an additional $50 for each session.
Skype/Facetime Consulting | $100/hr
This service is helpful for people that live out of my service area but that still would like help with their pet. It is also useful for families with challenging work schedules or families that have a pet that acts very different in the presence of visitors. It can be a good starting point but also can be a great option for follow up appointments as well.