We begin with a 2-hour initial consultation ($150) in order to observe your dog and to share critical information that you will need in order to set yourself and your dog up for success. During this initial consultation, you will receive education on
how to read your dog's body language,
understand the underlying mechanism for serious behavior issues,
and a protocol for helping your dog change his underlying emotional response from scared/threatened to relaxed and confident.
Follow-up consultations are 1 hour long and are booked in packages of 2 sessions. The price for both follow-up consultations is $150. You get a 1-hour per session of our trainer's undivided attention where you will be coached through the protocols established and help determine when your dog is ready for the next steps in said protocols.
1 Hour per Session
Sessions are ideally spaced at twice per week. However, private training allows for flexibility of scheduling to allow for "Life to happen".
Behavior issues mean different things to different people. For some, these may include things such as getting help with housetraining a dog or puppy, or getting them to stop jumping on people, or chewing on the furniture, or, um, well, showing amorous behavior to any object that crosses their path.
While these are behavioral issues, they are the type that can be addressed in either the Little WaggersSM or the Waggers MannersSM programs.
The Behavior Modification sessions that Waggers Dog Works℠ offers addresses the issues that pertain to dogs who are having issues of reactivity. - Yeah, I just got all fancy on you, didn't I? Reactivity is simply where a dog will react to situations in a way that is exaggerated by human standards. To quote the movie The Princess Bride: "let me explain... No, there is too much. Let me sum up." (simply because it's too long to post on the website):
If you have a dog that you consider "aggressive" or "fearful", where they pretty much go nuts when they see another dog, or when people approach it (or you), you may have a reactive dog. These dogs can be helped to where you can keep them calm in this situation. How calm will depend on two factors:
The dog's predisposition and innate temperament, and
How much you, as the dog's person, are willing to work with your dog.
This service includes a consultation, needed to help determine the best course of action to take. From the findings from this consultation, a behavior modification protocol will be developed and established.
This session will not guarantee your dog is "cured" of its behavior issue(s). It is imperative that the owner understands that a dog with these types of issues will in all likelihood require a long-term commitment (in some cases for the life of their dog) in order to help the dog out. The sessions will give the owner a good sense of what will be needed for this, and followup sessions are strongly encouraged.