Behavior issues mean different things to different people. For some, these may include things such as getting help with housetraining a dog or puppy, or getting them to stop jumping on people, or chewing on the furniture, or, um, well, showing amorous behavior to any object that crosses their path.
While these are behavioral issues, they are the type that can be addressed in our other coaching programs.
The Behavior Modification sessions that Waggers Dog Works℠ offers addresses the issues that pertain to dogs who are having issues of reactivity. - Yeah, I just got all fancy on you, didn't I? Reactivity is simply where a dog will react to situations in a way that is exaggerated by human standards. As the well-known sage, Inigo Montoya, once said:
"Let me explain... No, there is too much. Let me sum up." :
If you have a dog that you consider "aggressive" or "fearful", where they pretty much go nuts when they see another dog, or when people approach it (or you), you may have a reactive dog. These dogs can be helped to where you can keep them calm in this situation. How calm will depend on two factors:
- The dog's predisposition and innate temperament, and
- How much you, as the dog's person, are willing to work with your dog.
This service begins with an initial consultation, needed to help determine the best course of action to take. From the findings from this consultation, a behavior modification protocol will be developed and established.
No program can guarantee your dog will be "cured" of its behavior issue(s). It is imperative that the owner understands that a dog with these types of issues will in all likelihood require a long-term commitment (in some cases for the life of their dog) in order to help the dog out. This program will improve your dog's behavior and will give the owner the knowledge and confidence to keep advocating for their dog.
Jaxx's and Juanita's Story
"When Lorena first came to us Jaxx, my 95lb American Bulldog, was extremely overprotective. When someone would come into the house he would bark and growl and shake all over. I would keep him on a leash and watch him the whole time. It was very uncomfortable and scary. I thought I had a bad dog.
Lorena started teaching me how to change Jaxx's thinking so that when people came he would no longer be afraid but would learn to trust me and realize that it wasn't scary when people came but an enjoyable experience. She taught me that I didn't have a bad dog but a fearful dog. She is teaching me how to read his body language so I can keep him safe. I am ecstatic to say that I no longer fear when people come to the door. He no longer growls or shakes. I no longer worry about what he might do when people pass us on the sidewalk.
Jaxx is a totally different, much happier dog and I am a much happier dog mom thanks to Lorena's behavior modifying methods. "
Format & Pricing
One-on-One Online Behavior Modification Coaching Program
1 initial online consultation (60 minutes)
It begins with a 1-hour online consultation to expand on the information shared in the behavior history form you filled out for your dog. You'll receive valuable knowledge that will teach you how to better read your dog and to understand the science of behavior modification.
12 online private coaching sessions (30 minutes) 2x per week
Based on this initial consultation, a bespoke protocol for behavior modification will be developed for your dog. 30-minute coaching sessions will take place twice a week to help you implement the protocol and make sure that progress is being made. The program includes 12 of these coaching sessions.
Daily Logs to Track Your Dog's Progress
Initial Behavior Consultation Report
Weekly Behavior Modification Sessions Reports
One-time payment of
Are you ready to help your dog?
Let's get the process started:
to download the Dog Behavior History Form
Return completed: ☞ Dog Behavior History Form to: [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you train my dog via a Zoom meeting?
Online coaching for dog training is actually quite effective. Because we only use methods that are recommended by the Veterinary and Applied Animal Behavior communities, as your instructor, I don't need to touch your dog to help you train her, nor do I need to use any electronic remote collars to do so, either. It may sound like magic, but it's not. It's science.
Even when I was coaching clients in person, I never touched the dogs we worked with (unless the dog solicited petting from me- which I never turned down. I'm not a monster.).
What do I need for online coaching?
- A reliable internet connection
- An internet-ready camera (most computers have them built in), or if you are using a tablet, it will have one.
- Speakers for your device so you can hear me (most have them built in)
- Microphone for your device so that I can hear you (most have one built in)
I can provide you with a video that will show you how to join a Zoom meeting if you need it.
What if I have questions on my dog's behavior outside of the coaching sessions?
I will be available via email to answer and support you throughout the program.
How do I schedule my coaching sessions?
Once you sign up for the program, you'll receive further instructions on how to book a time for your appointment.
Don't worry- it's super easy and you do it right from your dedicated coaching area. 😊
Do you have a refund policy?
Due to the personalized nature of this coaching program, there are no refunds once you sign up.
When you are ready to commit, we'll be there for you 100% of the way.
Can I purchase coaching more than once?
Absolutely! If you find yourself in need of coaching more than once, simply purchase the program again.
Is this program guaranteed?
It would be unethical for us to offer any type of guarantee when it comes to the behavior of any dog. What you can be sure of, however, is that you will be getting solid, evidence-based coaching and guidance on how to help your dog improve his behavior!