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First, let me empathize. If you’re here, you’re probably experiencing some very difficult behaviors. And there is little that is more stressful than living with a reactive dog who growls, barks, lunges, and/or bites. Or, maybe you're having trouble getting your dog to go in the car, on walks or to the veterinarian because they are hiding, fleeing or refusing to move. You’re in the right place, and you’ll need an experienced guide.


Aside from specializing in fear and aggression cases for many years, I have personally been in your shoes with dogs of my own. This is not an easy hike. Dogs rarely spontaneously “just get over it.” And it’s very easy to make fear and aggression worse.


Like any view worth climbing to, there will be peaks and valleys along the way. Progress is not linear. You will have good days and bad days. Together we can develop the patience, skills and highly individualized behavior modification plans necessary to create the most efficient behavior change possible for your dog. I will support you throughout the journey.

I can help with:

fear of strangers

Resource guarding / possessive aggression

Generalized fear
or anxiety

handling sensitivity

 (touch, petting, grooming & vet procedures)

noise phobias & Sound sensitivity

dog-dog aggression, intra-household aggression


(aggression directed toward cats & small animals)


recovery from trauma


Aggression toward guests / Territorial aggression

Environmental fears

holden's premier

Ready for relief from complex behavior issues? You're in the right place.

initial consult

It all starts with a 90-minute Zoom consult where we will discuss your dog's behavior history, how to lower risk & increase safety, assess your goals and your dog's prognosis. 


trail guide

After the initial consult, you receive:

  • An individualized assessment of your dog, the “whats and whys” of your dog’s behavior

  • Management/safety plans & gear recommendations to get immediate relief for you and your dog

  • Easy-to-understand trail guides, step-by-step plans & videos

  • A veterinary referral letter if a clinical assessment is recommended, educational resources from board-certified veterinary behaviorists

  • Explanation of your dog's prognosis

  • Easy 1-2-3 checklist to do before we meet again 


LEt's go!

Complete your 1-2-3 checklist & schedule your 60-min follow-up session.


I'll guide you through snags and cheer on your progress.


Depending on your needs and goals, additional live follow-up sessions may be recommended.


Your Journey

Every case is different. Depending on your and your dog’s needs, I may recommend a series of follow-ups where we fine tune skills and monitor your dog’s progress, keeping you on-trail long term. Most clients see long-lasting changes after 4-8 sessions. These may be weekly or bi-weekly.

Ready to get started? Book Your Initial Consult

individualized support

Packages & options


  • 30-minute discovery session

  • Management guide & process overview

  • Fee applied to full consultation if we're a fit!



  • Initial 90-min consult

  • Trail guide & email support for one month

  • One 60-min follow-up within 4 weeks of initial consult



  • Initial 90-min consult

  • Seven 45-min follow-ups

  • Stay on-track & make progress

  • Training plans, video review & coaching



  • One 45-minute follow-up after initial consultation package expires

  • Practice plan steps

  • Ask questions & get answers

  • Email support for one month


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