Does your dog…
- Show aggression toward other dogs? People?
- Growl or snap when approached in possession of toys or food?
- Lunge at other dogs on leash?
- Seem shy or fearful around new people/dogs?
- Become anxious or destructive when left alone?
- Tremble/hide when it thunders?
We can help!
NOTE: Due to an exceptionally busy training calendar, we are not currently accepting new clients for these behavioral issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.
With all new clients, we begin with a comprehensive consultation in your home to assess your dog, share information about dog behavior / modification, provide management strategies for immediate concerns, and determine the most appropriate action plan for you and your dog.
After the appointment, you receive a detailed written evaluation, as well as educational handouts and a customized training plan for moving forward with gentle behavior modification. (Position Statement on Humane Dog Training.)
How many sessions might you need after the initial appointment? That depends on the type and severity of the issue(s), the length of time it has been a problem, and how much time you can devote to working with your dog in between sessions.
During the follow-up sessions, Bob will coach you through the training to improve your dog’s behavior. In between sessions, you and your dog will practice the exercises Bob teaches you.
All of our training methods are force-free, fear-free, and pain free.
We never use or recommend shock (aka e-collars) prong, or choke collars.
The cost is $250 if you live in *Bloomington/Normal, and the session lasts about 90 minutes (masks required).
Follow-up training: We will customize a package for you based on your dog’s assessment and your training goals. A typical six session package costs $550 if you live in *Bloomington/Normal, and includes a treat bag. Each session includes a summary report, resources, and support between sessions.
NOTE: Our methods are based in the science of positive reinforcement / reward based training (using treats as rewards), and gentle counter conditioning for behavior modification.
*If you live outside of Blo/No, there is an additional travel charge, and our travel radius is limited to 20 miles from SE Bloomington.
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