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Fear ◆ Anxiety ◆ Reactivity ◆ Aggression
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Cowering, hiding, trembling, barking, growling, lunging, snapping, biting. It breaks my heart just to type these words. How stressful it must be for your dog – and you – to be struggling with these behaviors. Please know that there is hope.

Help for your dog's fearful, anxious, reactive, or aggressive behaviors begins with a remote video consultation (in-person options after). We will discuss in detail your dog's behavior history, your goals, my assessment and prognosis, and "homework" you can start right away. Examples of behavior concerns I can help with include:

  • Barking or lunging on walks 

  • Snapping or biting people

  • Hiding or avoiding people

  • Growling or biting over food or toys

  • Possessive about beds or couches

  • Uncomfortable being touched

  • Barking or growling at visitors

  • Settling in a fearful rescue dog

  • Aggression toward other dogs

  • Hesitating to get in the car

  • General fear or anxiety in daily life

  • Sensitivity to certain sounds 


2-hour video consultation via Zoom

Introductory video

Behavior assessment and prognosis

Recommendations for immediate steps

Consultation summary and homework

Email support up to 4 weeks after consultation


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At the initial consultation, we'll discuss my training recommendations and agree on a plan for follow-up training sessions. I'll make a realistic recommendation based on our discussion. I usually suggest scheduling your first follow-up session within 2 weeks of the consultation.

Follow-up sessions may be in-person at my home (located in 60646), in-person at your home, or remote via Zoom. For some behaviors, I may suggest remote sessions until we reach a certain point in the training.

In-Person Sessions

Each session is approximately one hour

Trainer's home or your home

Custom step-by-step training plans

Summaries and homework

$175 for a single session

$450 for package of 3 sessions

$750 for package of 5 sessions

$20 travel fee per visit

(Travel locations are listed at the bottom of this page) 

Remote Check-Ins Package

Available for some behaviors

30-minute check-in sessions via Zoom

One per week for 4 consecutive weeks

Custom step-by-step training plans

$350 for 4-week package

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