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 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 important management techniques, assess your goals and establish a clear path toward achieving them.
After the initial consult, you receive a customized guide including:
An individualized assessment of your dog, the “whats and whys” of your dog’s behavior
Management safety plans to get immediate relief for you and your dog
An overview of your dog’s long-term goals and how to reach them
Foundational steps of behavior modification & interactive training log
A veterinary referral letter if a clinical assessment is recommended
Essential gear checklist
Up to 2 hours of remote support is offered after your initial consultation.
I'll guide you through snags and cheer on your progress.
Depending on your needs and goals, 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.