FEAR & AGGRESSION
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
(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
FEAR & AGGRESSION package
Ready for relief from complex behavior issues? You're in the right place.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
A LA CARTE SESSION
One 45-minute follow-up after initial consultation package expires
Practice plan steps
Ask questions & get answers
Email support for one month