Sometimes our dogs are just being dogs; digging, barking, chewing, jumping, stealing socks, and so on, and well, they are just doing what dogs do. We love our dogs, but sometimes all their doggie-ness can be a bit much when they bring it into our homes and our gardens, but how do we get them to stop?
Then there are other dog behaviors that are downright disconcerting, such as snarling, growling, lunging and even biting. These aggressive displays are a dog’s way of saying that he is uncomfortable, afraid, frustrated, or feeling protective of his resources, such as toys, bones or food. Regardless of the reason for a dog’s aggression, from the human perspective, living with a dog who growls, snaps, snarls, or bites can be alarming, disconcerting and stressful.
Whether it’s aggression, barking, digging, house soiling, pulling on leash, or anything in between, our Certified Professional Dog Trainer can help you manage and change those unwanted behaviors, so you can enjoy your canine companion to the fullest! Serious behavior problems demand a serious trainer. Animal behavior and learning is a scientific field of study, and Christine is a qualified and educated professional in canine learning and behavior, and has earned Pat Miller Certifications in Canine Behavior, Behavior Modification, and Canine Aggression. So if you are serious about getting help for your dog’s behavior problems, we are serious about helping you. All training and behavior modification for your beloved family companion will be scientifically sound, rewards-based and force-free.
How to Schedule a Consultation
If you would like help modifying your dog’s unwanted behaviors, please begin by scheduling a consultation using the form at the bottom of this page, and the trainer will contact you within 1 business day to schedule an appointment. A consultation session is required for all new clients, and the consultation fee is $225. At the consultation, the trainer will assess your dog’s behavior, and we will discuss your goals for the dog’s behavior. The trainer will get you up and running with immediate management solutions to prevent further aggression, and work with you to decide on a training program that is right for you.
I am not currently taking any new behavior modification clients while enrolled in The Academy for Dog Trainers. I will be accepting new clients in the winter/spring of 2018. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Packages and Pricing:
4 week Basic Package: The basic 4 week program includes 12 private training sessions and 4 transfer and coaching sessions with the owners. $1,520.
2 week add-on: Once you have completed the basic 4 week program, additional training can be purchased in 2 week increments. The add-on package includes 6 training sessions and 2 transfer sessions. $ 760
Please note. The amount of training that is required for any given dog, can vary widely, depending on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the dog’s behavior and learning rate, presence of fear or anxiety, the number of dogs in the household (and possibly other animals), and your goals for training. The trainer will work with you at the consultation to give her best estimate of time needed to reach your goals for your dog’s behavior. Just like people, dogs are individuals and learn at different rates. Day training is not be suitable for all dogs and all behavior problems.
Hourly training (Coaching): $100/hour
Package of 5 training sessions (Coaching): $475
What people are saying….
“When our puppy was 7 months we called Christine because our dog had shown some aggressive behavior we needed addressed. Christine got a full picture with a pre evaluation form so I felt she really understood the problem and the big picture. She came over and got right to work with us. Christine is a great trainer. She listens, provides resources you can look back on as needed and I love how she explains, models and then watches you and makes adjustments. It’s a fluid system that empowers owners and dogs to be successful!” – Susan, Fairfax Station, VA