VIRTUAL CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR CONSULTING

VirtualAssessments and work sessions provide step-by-step behavior guidance.

Short virtual session to help you decide if your case is something you can handle. 

Virtual discussion of and support in making the difficult decision of behavior euthanasia.

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Behavior Consulting (2hrs)

Behavior Assessment

Step-by-step guidance for addressing your pets' concerning behaviors.

  • Up to 2hrs session

  • Virtual services only

  • Cats and/or dogs, multi or single pet homes

  • Ideal for owners, potential adopters, rescues and shelters, etc.

  • Discuss pets' behaviors, severity, safety concerns, prognosis, timeline, options, and more

  • Learn the motivation behind pets' behaviors and how to improve them

Rates

  • Virtual: $295

Work Sessions 

In most cases, multiple work sessions are needed in order to see meaningful results.

  • Typically ~1hr

  • Virtual service only

  • Cats and/or dogs, multi or single pet homes

  • Take place AFTER the Behavior Assessment

  • Most cases require multiple work sessions to see meaningful improvement

  • Where most of the "work" gets done

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Rates

  • Virtual: 

    • 30min (for quick guidance, questions, etc.): $75

    • 60min (for general guidance, questions, etc.): $150

    • 90mins (for more complex cases, multiple pets etc.): $225

    • Schedule

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Case Review (1hr)

Learn about severity, safety and commitment needs to assess if this is something you can handle. 

  • 1hr session

  • Virtual service only

  • Cats and/or dogs, multi or single pet homes

  • Ideal for owners, potential adopters, rescues and shelters, etc.

  • Designed for anyone uncertain whether they can or should proceed, are wondering about severity and prognosis, or are looking for second opinions

  • Review what is going on and why

  • Does NOT include detailed advice, handouts, written materials, or session recording

  • You may opt to extend into a 2hr Behavior Assessment

Rates

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Behavior Euthanasia Support (1hr)

Help in deciding if euthanasia is appropriate, get that second opinion or confirm your decision.

I've seen dogs bred for generations and trained from birth to fight to the death, end up living in harmony with other dogs, cats, birds, and children. I've seen well-bred pets, properly reared and trained in loving homes, grow up to become incredibly dangerous. Behavior is just not that simple. Sometimes even though we do everything right, pets can still develop serious behavior problems.

Euthanasia is something that most pet owners are familiar with, but typically in association with physical concerns like extreme pain or untreatable disease. Behavior euthanasia (BE), on the other hand, is far more complicated. There are no blood tests, no Xrays, no diagnostics to definitively know how dangerous the situation is or the prognosis, and there is no cure. However, there is behavioral information that can help you decide.

  • Up to 2hrs

  • Virtual service only

  • Cats and/or dogs, multi or single pet homes

  • ​No need to make the decision alone - I've guided many families over 20yrs and have also made the decision with my own dog, Shadow

  • Review factors including quality of life, safety, risks, liabilities, other options, etc.

  • Talk openly, confidentially and free of judgement 

  • Ask any questions, such as how to handle the final days, talking to children, helping other pets grieve, logistics of the process, etc.

  • Does NOT include recordings of virtual sessions, handouts, written notes, summaries, etc.

  • Learn more

 

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Rates

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FAQs

What are your hours? Are you available nights and weekends?
Brown Dog

Mon to Fri, 9am to 4pm ET depending on the service. Please ensure our scheduled are compatible!

If you require evening or weekend hours, I am happy to refer.

Why are you so much more expensive than other trainers?
Bulldog

My work is almost exclusively behavior consultation, not training. All services include a Master's Degree, twenty years' professional experience, multiple certifications, memberships, continuing education, and knowledge of how cats, dogs, and humans think and learn. 

What are your cancellation policies?
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Deposit and history are required to secure your appointment. Missed and cancelled sessions with less than 48hrs notice may result in loss of deposit. Inclement weather, illness, etc. will not impact your deposit​.

How will I know if you can cure my pet?
Pup

There is no "cure" when it comes to behavior. Behavior develops via a combo of learning, genetics, etc. so cannot be erased or removed. Instead, your pet will learn to make different choices, trust you, and more.

How can a virtual session possibly work?
Dalmatian Dog

Cases begin by identifying and addressing contributing factors, laying foundational training, 

changing your behavior, etc. I rarely have to be in the room to get started and, in fact, can often resolve the case without ever meeting in person!

Do you take pet insurance?
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Yes! If your policy covers behavior modification from a "Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist" you can be reimbursed !

What can I expect in the first session?
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To get the most out of our time, avoid other appointments or distractions. Others are welcome to attend, including children

Prepare rewards your pet LOVES, just in case. In virtual sessions, portability is recommended in case I need a "tour" or to see your pet

My trainer told me cookies won't work for my dog and that I need to be the alpha. Is that true?
Bone Cookies

No, no one should use alpha or dominance based training - it's been known to be ineffective, confusing, and damaging in the 80s.  Learn more hereMy approach isn't a trendy, new, touchy-feely gimic. It is supported by published research as effective and humane. If it works for a gorilla, it'll work for your dog.

Don't you need to see the behavior in action in order to address it?
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