Here's how it works:
I would come to your home and teach you simple effective techniques that will help you create a strong healthy relationship with your dog. Dogs function best when given direction, guidance and structure that define the boundaries and limitations of their environment. My expertise and the focus of this visit lies in teaching you how to effectively communicate with your dog and show you how to get your dog deferring to you and the training for decision-making instead of to their impulses. Dogs often receive mixed or confusing signals about acceptable states of mind and behavior. This confusion often creates anxiety, stress or attitude issues that cause issues with the dog. These unbalanced states of mind can lead to unwanted pushy, challenging or destructive behavior, along with nervous and/or fearful behaviors. I will teach you how to create rules, boundaries and structure in a way they understand, then show you how to extinguish old toxic behaviors and put new healthy patterns into their place. If they are left to navigate "gray" situations or figure life out on their own, the unwanted behaviors often escalate.
This is our most popular service!
It's amazing what we can accomplish together using strong energy, body language and cues that your dog understands!
**Yeah, but what about SIT, DOWN, STAY??**
I do teach obedience, but not during this foundation visit. Think of obedience as the 2nd floor of a house...The work we do in the home visit is like fixing cracks in the basement. We work in the instinctual world (where the dog lives) because it's where you get the most impactful change in their associations (memory)and state of mind.
Rate: $100/hour (most visits last~3 hours) + Mileage from Antioch. Added fee for distances farther than 60 minutes
This program begins with a 45 minute zoom call to get to know your pup and identify any issues/concerns, followed by 5 one-hour, in-home training sessions where we will utilize clicker training to cover:
Commands (Sit, Down)
Beginning Duration Work
Rate: $550 plus mileage and tolls from Antioch