"Keira used to not be able to walk past another dog without reacting and now she can approach, sniff, and even wags her tail, and it’s all thanks to Sophie’s help!" - Natalia and Sean, Keira's humans
"I love the way Sophie is able to break down complicated behavior principles into everyday examples and strategies" - Jean, Julius and Caesar's human
Having a dog with some behavioral issues can be difficult and even embarrassing! I'm here to help you get to the root of these issues. Rather than a one method fits all approach, we will conduct an initial consult in order to create a customized plan including enrichment recommendations, wellness recommendations, management strategies, and teaching new behaviors with techniques such as desensitization, counter-conditioning, pairing, de-escalating techniques, etc.
Possible Behavioral Problems:
Aggression towards other animals
Compulsive disorders (excessive licking, pacing, etc)
Destruction of property
Jumping/mouthing as adult dog
Initial Consult/Assessment: $200
During the initial consult, we will discuss the dog's behavior and training history as well as observe the dog's behavior and do some behavioral assessments as well. After the consultation is over, based on the information gathered, I will create a written assessment including training recommendations. During the session, we will discuss what Training Package makes the most sense.
Option A: Basic Training Package ($960)
Package of 6 lessons spread out over 3 months
This is the option for you if you want to do the majority of training with your dog. I will come to your house and train you to train your dog. Based on the assessment, we will focus on the training plan during our lessons to achieve your set goals. Includes advice through email for 3 months after your start date
Option B: Training Intensive* ($1450)
Let me do the work for you!
This is the option for you if you just don't have the time or feel as though you need someone with the experience to do the bulk of the training. I will come to your house to work with JUST your dog 3x / a week for 30 min each session and then do a transfer session with you once a week for an hour for 3 weeks to help you maintain the new behaviors. Includes advice through email for 3 months after your start date
*limited to areas close to waltham