Due to Governor Inslee’s recent mandate, all of our classes and services have been transitioned to an online format as of 11/16/20, and until further notice. Click here to learn about the benefits and Value of Virtual Training, and click here for our FAQ page for additional COVID-related information.

After reading the above information, click here if you have a puppy under nine months old or click here if you have a dog over nine months old. Click here to learn about behavior consulting and private training. Contact us if you have questions.

Help for your dog’s behavior problem is just a click away.

Is your dog’s behavior driving you up a wall?

Maybe he’s really barky or even aggressive towards other dogs or people, so a group class wouldn’t be a good fit (or very helpful, either). Or he chews up the house. Or barks uncontrollably. Or has anxiety brought on by noises, car rides, you leaving the house…you name it.

First, take a deep breath. We can help. After all, we’re in the business of creating happier dogs and happier humans.

Private Training & Dog Behavior Problems

During these private, one-on-one training programs, you’ll get practical solutions that get real results, in addition to peace-of-mind, sanity and a big sigh of relief. We use science- and reward-based methods to solve behavior problems, and we’ve got the credentials and experience to back it up.

We offer in-person behavior consulting (you come to us) and virtual/online consulting. While certain behavior issues need to be addressed in-person in order to be effectively resolved, most can (and some should!) be addressed in any other format. Click here to learn about the benefit of virtual training.

We can work with you on virtually any behavior problem, including:

  • Aggression or fear towards people
  • Barking
  • Kids & Dogs: preparing for and living with babies, young children and dogs
  • Food aggression (AKA “Resource Guarding”) treatment and prevention
  • Destructive chewing
  • House training
  • Handling and veterinary visit issues + cooperative care training
  • Submissive urination
  • General anxiety
  • Impulse control
  • Puppy training (we also have Puppy Classes!)
  • Basic obedience training (check out our group Training Classes, too)
  • Help with unwanted behaviors like jumping on people, play biting and barking
  • Dog-Dog aggression within the household
  • Semi-private training for small groups of three dogs is also available, please contact us for details.

Whether you choose in-person or virtual training, you’ll see results. Every behavior package includes:

  • An hour-long behavior and training assessment
  • Practical homework that that fits into your real life
  • Family-oriented training plans so everybody can be on the same page
  • Behavior-specific homework and assignments. Our virtual weekly support packages include frequent check-ins and homework reminders.
  • A built-in follow-up sessions for the duration of your training plan to make sure the training plan is working for you
  • The option to transition to a class or another service when your dog is ready, and support doing so

More questions? Contact us or read our FAQ page.

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING PACKAGES

Fear, Anxiety & Aggression Package | Five Hours of Support + Live Coaching + Written Materials

$575

What: If you’re struggling with your dog’s fearful or aggressive behavior, you’ve come to the right place. We specialize in aggression and anxiety behaviors, and we’re here to help you and your dog live together more harmoniously. Is it impossible to take your dog anywhere because they bark at everything or they spend the whole time shaking in their boots? Do they bark their head off and have a hard time settling when guests come over (God forbid they use the bathroom and then come back out!)?

That’s where we come in. We’ve put together this package to take the guesswork out of it all.

What you get:

  • An initial, one-hour assessment to get you help ASAP
  • Four additional hours of support  for the duration of your package
  • Step-by-step homework and video review, as necessary.
  • A training plan that makes sense, is humane and effective, fits with your lifestyle and that you’ll feel comfortable and confident doing (our job is to decrease your stress, not throw you into the lion’s den!)
  • Written materials in PDF format for easy printing and tracking

Where:
Option #1: Online. You don’t need to be a techno whiz to use our online services, you just need an internet connection and a computer or tablet with a webcam. You can use a smart phone, as well, but it’s great if you have both a smart phone and another device with a webcam. Click here to read about how virtual training works. Please note that depending on the situation, we might choose to convert some of our sessions to in-person training even if we start virtually, and vice-versa.

Option #2: In-person at our office south of Tumwater. The exception is if your dog is too fearful to come to a new, unfamiliar space or they are too aggressive or reactive to be in relatively close proximity to us.

Our office is about 8 miles south of Tumwater via I-5. After the initial consultation, we’ll schedule your remaining support in a way that gets you the help you need.

More questions? Visit our FAQs page or click here to contact us.

Household Dog-Dog Aggression/Sibling Rivalry Package | Five Weeks Hours of Support + Live Coaching + Written Materials

$575

What: Your dogs have started fighting, and you need some help – yesterday. Or, maybe you brought a new dog home and you need help incorporating them into your household. Maybe they suddenly started fighting, maybe it’s been brewing for awhile or you’re trying to prevent anything from cropping up with a new dog in the household. Regardless, let’s get you some help!

With this package, you’ll get:

  • An initial, one-hour assessment to get you help ASAP
  • Four additional hours of support for the duration of your package
  • Step-by-step homework and video review, as necessary.
  • Written materials in PDF format for easy printing and tracking
  • A training plan that makes sense, is humane and effective, fits with your lifestyle and that you’ll feel comfortable and confident doing. This includes a big whopping dog-dog fight prevention plan right from the get-go, with your first session.
  • Written materials in PDF format for easy printing and tracking

Where:
Option #1: Online. You don’t need to be a techno whiz to use our online services, you just need an internet connection and a computer or tablet with a webcam. You can use a smart phone, as well, but it’s great if you have both a smart phone and another device with a webcam. Click here to learn about how virtual training works.

Option #2: In-Person, but we don’t encourage you to bring dogs to us for this particular issue. It’s not the most effective resolution method – we really need to focus on working with your dogs in their own environment, therefore via virtual training. Virtual training also allows us to support you more frequently and throughout the week, which isn’t the case with in-person training. We want to get you help no matter what, though, so contact us with your questions or if you just can’t do your training online. We can also provide you with a virtual sample session should you need help making a decision.

More questions? Visit our FAQs page or click here to contact us.

Harmony Among Kids & Dogs | Four Hours of Support + Live Coaching + Written Materials

$465

WHAT
This topic is near and dear to our hearts. Living with kids and dogs can be HARD! Whether your dog is unhappy about your baby who’s started moving around, your grandkids moved to town or your have a new puppy and they’re chewing on your little ones – we get it. We’ve (almost) seen it all, and we’re here for you.

WHAT YOU GET

  • An initial, one-hour assessment to start problem-solving right away
  • Three hours of additional support for the duration of your package
  • Live feedback to troubleshoot behavior issues as they’re happening
  • Step-by-step homework and video review, as necessary.
  • A training plan that makes sense, is humane and effective, fits with your lifestyle and that you’ll feel confident doing
  • Written materials in PDF format for easy printing and tracking

WHERE
Option #1: Online. Bring your whole family to our virtual training session! You don’t need to be a techno whiz to use our online services, you just need an internet connection and a computer or tablet with a webcam. You can use a smart phone, as well, but it’s great if you have both a smart phone and another device with a webcam. Click here to learn more about virtual training.

Option #2: In-person at our office a bit South of Tumwater. Although it’s not required to come to us for your training, you’re welcome to if you’d prefer it. Be sure to bring your kids or video of their interactions, depending on your kids’ age and attention span. Need help making a decision? Contact us!

Our office is about 8 miles south of Tumwater via I-5. After the initial consultation, we’ll schedule your remaining support in a way that gets you the help you need – fast.

More questions? Visit our FAQs page or click here to contact us.

Puppy Support Package:
Puppy 1 + Puppy 2 Class + Two Hours of Individual Support

$545

WHAT
If your puppy is using you as a chew toy, or just not “getting” house training, or you’re tired and overwhelmed and just want some HELP, we’ve put together this four-hour House Training Package to take the guesswork out of it all.

WHAT YOU GET

WHERE
Option #1: Online. Bring your whole family to our virtual training session! You don’t need to be a techno whiz to use our online services, you just need an internet connection and a computer or tablet with a webcam. You can use a smart phone, as well, but it’s great if you have both a smart phone and another device with a webcam. Click here to learn more about virtual training.

Option #2: In-person at our office a bit South of Tumwater. Although it’s not required to come to us for your training, you’re welcome to if you’d prefer it. Be sure to bring your kids or video of their interactions, depending on your kids’ age and attention span. Need help making a decision? Contact us!

Our office is about 8 miles south of Tumwater via I-5. After the initial consultation, we’ll schedule your remaining support in a way that gets you the help you need – fast.

More questions? Visit our FAQs page or click here to contact us.

Customized Private Training or Behavior Consulting Package

Starting at $295 – contact us for details

What: Don’t see what you’re looking for in one of our other packages? Do you want help with something else? Are you already enrolled in class and are looking for some additional support? Or perhaps you’d like some basic manners and obedience, help with puppy training & socialization, etc. Let us put together a package for you.

With every package, you get:

  • An hour-long initial assessment to get you help ASAP
  • Either weekly virtual support sessions or in-person follow-up sessions, depending on the topic
  • Demos and/or live or recorded video review
  • A training plan that makes sense, is humane and effective, fits with your lifestyle and that you’ll feel confident doing
  • Written materials for easy tracking as you work your training plan

Where: Either virtually via video chat or in-person at our office, which is about 8 miles south of Tumwater via I-5. Click here to contact us about smaller or customized packages.

More questions? Visit our FAQs page.