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 aggressive or reactive towards other dogs or people. Or he chews up the house. Or barks uncontrollably. Or has anxiety brought on by noises, car rides, you leaving the house…or maybe just everything.

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

We offer behavior consultations, both in-person and via phone or video chat. We offer pre-made packages for specific behavior problems, and a class designed specifically for your dog’s Human Stranger Fear or Aggression.

Choose from a few effective options for addressing dog behavior problems:

Behavior Consultations

Two-Part Consultation, Two Hours Total

$190 or a Training Package purchase

During these private, one-on-one consultations, 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 consultations in-person (you come to us), via phone, video chat and even via Facebook Messenger! Ah, the joys of modern technology. While certain behavior issues need to be addressed in-person in order to be effectively resolved, behaviors with a star (*) can be addressed in any other format.

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

  • Aggression or fear towards people (we have a class for this, too!)
  • Barking (see our Behavior Packages for help with this)*
  • Kids & Dogs: preparing for and living with babies, young children and dogs*
  • Food aggression (AKA “Resource Guarding”) treatment and prevention*
  • Destructive chewing*
  • Separation Anxiety*
  • House training (We have a Behavior Package for this one, too!)*
  • Handling
  • 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 (see our Behavior Packages for help with this)*
  • Semi-private training for small groups of three dogs is also available, please contact us for details.*Please note that some of these behavior problems are best – and more effectively – addressed via a phone, email, video review and video chat (AKA “remote training”). See more info on this to the right 👉🏽, and we can discuss this when we schedule our consultation.

What you get:

  • Temperament and behavioral assessment in a neutral, well-managed setting
  • Practical strategies for behavior modification that fit into your real life
  • Family-oriented training plans so everybody can be on the same page
  • Behavior-specific, printed homework in a folder to take home with you
  • A built-in follow-up session (you can always schedule more than one!) to make sure your 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? Read our FAQ page.

Remote Training

$190 or a Training Package purchase

Despite what it sounds like, we won’t be pointing a remote control at your dog and changing his channels. Instead, we’ll be working with you via phone, video chat, webcam, and email to offer personal attention and a customized behavioral plan for addressing your dog’s needs. 

Our clients who choose Remote Training love, love, LOVE it! And here’s why: 

  • Saves time and money by not having to travel to a training location 
  • Reduces stress on your dog by keeping them in a familiar environment 
  • Ongoing support from Emma throughout the week (versus typical once-per-week private consultations) when you choose

What issues/situations can be addressed with Remote Training? 

  • Puppy preparation (also included in some of our puppy packages) 
  • Puppy play biting (also included in some of our puppy packages) 
  • Help with a puppy or adult dog right away if your class doesn’t start for a while (check out our adult training packages and puppy training packages) 
  • Human-fearful or aggressive dog if you’re on the waiting list for our Stranger Fear Class 
  • If your dog is too scared to leave the house or ride in the car
  • If you live far away
  • House training for puppies and adult dogs* 
  • Dog-dog aggression within the household* 
  • Emergency help before or between scheduled in-person consultations 
  • Families with dogs and small children 
  • Unwanted behavior like jumping on people, play biting and barking* 
  • Separation Anxiety*
  • Car phobia  
  • Resource guarding treatment and prevention

What is Remote Training NOT appropriate for? 

  • Human/Stranger Fear, unless your dog isn’t a good candidate for our Human Stranger Fear Class.
  • Generalized anxiety beyond the initial consultation/management planning 
  • Basic obedience and puppy socialization. That’s why we offer our Puppy Classes (for dogs under nine months old) and our Adult Dog Classes (for those over nine months old)*We offer Behavior Packages for these issues. See below.

More questions? Read our FAQ page.

Pre-Made Behavior Packages

House Training Package: Initial Consultation + Three Hours of Follow-up Support

$365

What: If you’re struggling to teach your puppy or adult dog to eliminate in the right places (i.e. NOT inside your house!), the last thing you want to think about is how to go about fixing it. You just need it fixed! That’s where we come in. We’ve put together this four-hour House Training Package to take the guesswork out of it all.

With this package, you’ll get:

  • An initial, one-hour consultation
  • Three hours of follow-up support to get your pup on track
  • Video review or video chat sessions as part of your support package, if necessary
  • Written materials in PDF format for easy printing and tracking

Where: The initial consultation is typically held via phone, with some video review as needed. Although it’s not required to come to us for a consultation, you’re welcome to if you’d prefer it. Our office is about 8 miles south of Tumwater via I-5. After the initial consultation, we’ll schedule your remaining three hours of support in a way that gets you the help you need – fast.

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

Barking Package: Initial Consultation + Four Hours of Follow-Up Training & Support

$455

What: Is your dog barking at everything? This package is helpful for two types of barking: if they’re barking at you when they want something (i.e. “Demand Barking”), or they’re barking at noises around the house, noises they hear outside or people coming to the door (i.e. “Watchdog Barking”). We’ve put together this five-hour training package to take get you some peace and quiet!

With this package, you’ll get:

  • An initial, one-hour consultation
  • Four hours of follow-up support to get your pup on track
  • Written materials to help guide you through your training plan

What it’s NOT: If your dog barks at people or other dogs, this probably isn’t the package for you. Don’t worry, though, we can still help! If they bark at people beyond the door (and they’re very upset about having people in the house or getting approached when out and about), then you probably need our Human Fear & Aggression Class.

If they’re barking at other dogs, click here to contact us. Click here for information on Behavior Consultations.

Where: Once you purchase your package, we’ll contact you to schedule your first session. These are held at our office, about 8 miles south of Tumwater via I-5 – they can also sometimes be held remotely (via phone or video chat). After the initial consultation, we’ll schedule your remaining three hours of support in a way that gets you the help you need – fast.

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

Sibling Rivalry Package: Initial Consultation + Five Hours of Follow-Up Training & Support

$545

What: Oh boy, your dogs are fighting. Maybe it’s over food or bones, or maybe it’s just upon sight at this point. It’s one of the most stressful and difficult issues to live with, and we get it. Let’s bring some peace back into your household again!

With this package, you get:

  • An initial, one-hour consultation
  • Five hours of follow-up support to help your dogs live harmoniously with each other. This training needs to be done by you, day in and day out, so your five hours is conducted via phone, video chat and video review and email while you work your protocol. We’re here to give you specific homework and guide you through each step of the way as you make progress.
  • Written materials for easy tracking as you work your training plan

Where: The initial consultation is typically held via phone, with some video review as needed. Although it’s not required to come to us for a consultation, you’re welcome to if you’d prefer it. Our office is about 8 miles south of Tumwater, via I-5. After the initial consultation, we’ll schedule your remaining three hours of support in a way that gets you the help you need – fast.

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

Separation Anxiety Package:
Four Weeks of Remote Training, Homework & Support, Including an Initial Separation Anxiety Assessment

$390

What: Separation Anxiety is a fear of being left alone and causes extreme distress in some dogs. It can result in behaviors like excessive barking or howling, destructiveness, self-harm, pacing, excessive drooling or panting, and inappropriate elimination. Not only is the condition stressful for the dog, it’s stressful for their humans as well. 

 If your pup has separation anxiety and you’re feeling at the end of your rope, take a deep breath. We can help!  

With this package, you get:

  • A free, 15-20 minute initial phone consultation (please be sure to schedule this before purchasing a package)
  • Four weeks of support, including homework for 5-6 days of training.
  • Support throughout the week via email, phone and video chat
  • Initial and ongoing video chat separation anxiety assessments to facilitate customized homework assignments and optimum progress
  • A steep 50% discount to make this package as affordable as possible
  • Written materials for easy tracking as you work your training plan
  • A re-assessment after four weeks to determine progress and next steps

Where: For this package, we conduct a free 15-20 minute initial phone consultation to review what a separation anxiety protocol entails before you commit. After the initial consultation, we’ll setup your package and schedule your first video chat assessment. From there, weekly support is via phone, video chat and customized homework via Google Sheets.

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

Human Fear & Aggression Class

Ready to Get Started? Here’s What to Do:

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Step 1: If you’d like to schedule a consultation, start by contacting us. If you need help specifically with house training, barking or dog-dog aggression, click here to learn about and purchase a Behavior Package. If you need help with Human Fear & Aggression, click here.

Otherwise, a consultation is the best place to start when you need some in-depth or customized behavior help. Or when a class simply won’t work with your schedule or with your dog. Consultations are two parts: a one-hour initial session and a one-hour follow-up, and cost $180 for both parts.

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Step 2: We’ll contact you to schedule your consultation. We’ll also ask that you fill out some paperwork beforehand (don’t worry, it’s not much!) so we can prepare for your session.

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Step 3: During our consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns and develop a customized, private training plan to get you and your dog.

Et voilà! We’re off to the races!
More questions? Visit our FAQs page.
Feel free to email us or give us a call with any questions at 360.915.7130.

“I wanted to thank you again for meeting with us last week. That…technique is working amazingly well with Maizey….It’s really incredible to see Maizey’s progress and we wouldn’t have gotten here without you!! The sincerest of thank yous from our whole household!!”

—Rebecca, Andrew, Meeko & Maizey