Behavior Consultations

help fix dog problems, behavior problems

Yup, dog problems happen.  Sometimes they're a mild nuisance, and sometimes they reach a level when quality of life is impacted for both pet parent and dog.  But even if the problem has been in place for a long time, chances are very good that significant improvement and even resolution is achievable.  And while some solutions are quick, others will require your time, patience, and dedication.  Smart management is often an important piece of the puzzle as well.

The point is, you don't need to just live with the problem behaviors!  Let me help you turn things around so you can enjoy a more peaceful and enhanced relationship with your canine companion.  Working together, we can solve many different types of behavior problems using science-based, humane, and effective techniques.  Some of the many issues I have expertise in resolving include:


  • Barking, lunging, and aggressive displays towards strangers or other dogs

  • Fearfulness of people, other animals, sounds, novelty, and/or new environments

  • Body handling issues  (fear or uncooperative behavior during grooming, vet care, restraint, etc.)

  • Food or object guarding (being unable to safely interact with dog when he has food or a prized toy, and/or not being able to take the item away)

  • Destructiveness/chewing

  • Counter-surfing/stealing taboo items

  • House soiling 

  • Excessive barking in home, yard, while out on walks, and/or in car

  • Chasing cars, bikes, joggers, wildlife, etc.

  • Inability to settle or relax

  • Inappropriate greeting behavior with people or other dogs

​​​​​Our first meeting takes place via a Zoom session ($100/hour), so that I can learn more about your dog's behavior, make some initial recommendations, and prepare you for what to expect during our in-person training/behavior sessions to follow. 

Please contact me to discuss a plan to best suit your individual needs.