SERVICES

Our services are designed with you and your pet in mind.  We believe in working as much with you as with your dog. We also know time is valuable. That's why we offer custom-tailored training options in the comfort of your own home. 

 

Services Include:

  • Early Planning & Preparation

  • Behavior Consultations (Initial and Follow-ups)

  • Day Training

  • Additional Services Upon Request

Examples of Behaviors Addressed:

  • Foundation training (sit, stay, come, leave it, place, etc.)

  • House training 

  • Crate/confinement training

  • Marking issues

  • Loose leash walking

  • Jumping, barking, mouthing, attention-seeking behaviors

  • Destructive behaviors

  • Lunging/ barking on leash

  • Escape issues/containment strategies

  • Counter surfing, food stealing and garbage raiding

  • Handling, touch sensitivities, grooming issues

  • Door training/polite greetings

  • Anxiety 

  • Compulsive behaviors

  • Aggression/reactivity towards other dogs (resident & unfamiliar)

  • Resource guarding/possessiveness (towards toys, food, people & locations)

  • Aggression towards people (owners & strangers)

  • Fearfulness/shyness

  • Acclimation to a new home (for rescued/adopted dogs)

  • Growling/snapping/nipping

  • Children/dog dynamics

  • Dog/cat dynamics

EARLY PLANNING & PREPARATION                                                                                 

Planning For a New Pet

Before bringing a dog into your family, it's important to consider many factors. Is a dog right for you? Which breed fits your lifestyle? Have you considered all the factors involved in owning a dog? Do you have realistic expectations for the dog you’d like to bring home? Where should you obtain your new pet from? How can you prepare for the new addition?  Let us help you pick the right dog to fit your lifestyle, energy level and personality.


Preparing Your Current Dog for a New Baby or New Pet

Expanding your family? Want the transition to be smooth and trouble-free for you and your current dog? What about preparing your pet for a new baby? Learn how to make a positive and successful adjustment for all members of the family.

Daytime, weekday session (session starts between 9am - 4pm): $199

Evening/Weekend session (session starts after 4pm weekdays or Saturday/Sunday): $239

Consultation Includes:

  • Preparation for in-person meeting

  • 1.5-2 hour in-home session

  • Discussion and demonstration of techniques or methods suggested

  • Typed summary report

 

*Includes up to 15 miles of travel from Appleton, WI office, each additional mile will incur a $1/mile round trip fee

 

BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONS

Initial Consultation (STEP 1):

Have you encountered a specific behavior problem with your dog that is disrupting your household? Are you looking for the knowledge and tools to extinguish the behavior? We handle various forms of aggression, anxieties, house-training, behavior on leash, attention-seeking behaviors like barking, jumping, mouthing and many more behavioral concerns.

Seeking help from a canine behavior specialist is much like a human visiting a specialist, in that, there are generally no quick fixes. Changing behavior is a multi-step process that takes time and commitment.

Consultation Includes:

  • Preparation for in-person meeting and a complete history and personality profile of your dog

  • 1.5-2 hour in-home session for observation of dog's behavior and environment  

  • Discussion and demonstration of techniques for behavior modification

  • Typed summary report - also sent to your vet upon request

Daytime, weekday session (session starting between 9am - 4pm): $199

Evening/Weekend session (sessions starting after 4pm weekdays or Saturday/Sunday): $239 

*Includes up to 15 miles of travel from Appleton, WI office, each additional mile will incur a $1/mile round trip fee

 

Follow-up Consultations (STEP 2):

Specially designed to build upon and reinforce the skills learned at the initial consultation. Sessions are generally 1 hour in length and can be paid as you go or by prepaying for a package of discounted sessions (all packages must be prepaid at the time of the first follow-up and are non-refundable):

Consultation Includes:

  • 1 hour in-home session for updates and continued training

  • Discussion and demonstration of techniques for behavior modification

  • Typed summary report - also sent to your vet upon request

Follow-up Consultations Package Rates:

 

 

 

* Includes up to 15 miles of travel from Appleton, WI office, each additional mile will incur a $1/mile round trip fee

* Evening rates apply to consults that begin after 4pm

VIRTUAL BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONS (VIA ZOOM PLATFORM)

There are many canine behaviors that can be successfully understood, addressed, managed and trained without us physically in your living room. With more than 12 years of professional experience, we understand that dog behaviors are rather typical and thus we don’t need to directly witness them to assist you. History taking, direct questioning and gathering feedback is generally enough to assess, improve and resolve many issues. Virtual consults provide effective results, while ensuring everyone's health and safety. If we believe your case is not appropriate for this platform, we will recommend an in-person consultation. 

 

This option is also available to clients living outside the Fox Valley area. We can help regardless of location! 

 

Virtual consultations eliminate the need to travel and reduce lengthy reporting (clients receive a recording of the consult), which allows us to offer them at a reduced rate and pass the savings on to you!

Virtual Behavior Consultation Reduced Pricing

Initial Consultation: $175

Follow-up Consultations: $85

The Process:

  • Contact us with a brief description of the case and to determine appointment date/time options available.

  • Complete the Intake Form (click here).

  • Submit payment via payment button on the bottom of the homepage (click here).

  • Wait to receive confirmation and your Zoom invite via email.

  • Login to Zoom via the emailed link at your scheduled date/time. 

  • Afterwards – we’ll forward a recording of our meeting for your reference as well as any pertinent handouts.

DAY TRAINING

Are you interested in providing your dog with a foundation of basic training? Are you too busy or frustrated to train your dog or attend group classes?  Does your dog need extra guidance with basic skills like: sit, down, stay, off, leave it, drop it, place, watch me, etc.? If so, consider our Day Training program. Our in-home day training program provides a fast, convenient path to a well-mannered dog. We will customize a plan to meet your concerns and your dog’s specific needs. Work is focused between the trainer and the dog - so you don't need to even be home (except for the meet-and-greet and debrief sessions). We will debrief you once work is accomplished.

Program Includes:

  • 1 hour meet-and-greet session. We come to your home to determine your priorities and design a custom in-home day training plan to meet your needs.

  • 3-5 (45-60 min) in-home sessions with your dog. You are welcome to be home, but many times these sessions occur while owners are at work. Leave a key or code to keypad for trainer's access.

  • 1 hour debrief to review all of the skills your dog has learned and teach you how to maintain the skills. 

  • Handouts may be offered based on skills covered.

 

Daytime ONLY - all packages include meet-and-greet and debriefing:                   

(3) 45-60 minute sessions with trainer and dog $475     

(4) 45-60 minute sessions with trainer and dog $575     

(5) 45-60 minute sessions with trainer and dog $675

      

**Please note, this program is not appropriate for major behavior issues. This service is also only offered Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (Daytime) and is also limited to clients within a 15 mile radius of our Appleton, WI office.

 
 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Terms of Service

  • Packages are non-refundable and will not be honored indefinitely. Pre-paid packages EXPIRE after remaining inactive for 3 MONTHS. Please see more in the FAQs section on this. 

  • Price of preparation appointments and consultations includes travel within a 15 mile radius of our Appleton, WI office, consults further than that radius will incur a $1/per mile round trip fee.

How to Make the Most of Your Time With Us

  • Be prepared to participate in the learning process. Many behavior issues with our dogs are influenced by human behavior.

  • Minimize distractions (tv, phone, children etc.) for the duration of your appointment.

  • Be flexible. Understand that when working with another species, things don’t always go as planned. Some dogs learn more slowly than others, some cases are more involved than others and thus may require multiple appointments.

  • You will need high value (often people food like: chicken, ham, cheese etc.) treats available for our work with your dog! Due to diet concerns for some dogs, we ask that clients supply these for training.

  • Having your dog well-exercised prior to our work helps with focus and learning!

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