Behavioral Modification

Please be mindful that there are never quick fixes in behavior modification, especially if you are dealing with fear, anxiety, or aggression. Most behavior modification training may take up to several weeks or months to resolve.

Is your dog a Feisty Fido? For whatever reason they exhibit aggressive growling, barking, or lunging at other dogs or people. Whether your dog is being fearful or angry, this behavior modification training will help you manage and rehabilitate your dog. Behavior consults are done on a one-on-one basis either in-home or at a pre-arranged training location, preferably in the environment where the behavior manifests itself.

Chelsea applies science-based dog training principles and methods for helping dogs with moderate to severe behavior problems. She’ll help you help your dog overcome fear, aggression, hyperactivity, and destructive behavior without the use of force, intimidation, or pain. She can provide you with guidance on understanding why your dog is behaving the way it does, teach you the underlying principles of how to humanely and effectively treat the issue, and also show you how to implement the exercises and protocols required to help your dog over the long-term.

Common Behavior Problems:

  • Reactivity, fear and aggression towards other dogs
  • Reactivity, fear and aggression towards strangers, children, or inanimate objects
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Handling Sensitivity (e.g. grooming, handling, nail trimming, touching)
  • Resource Guarding (e.g. protectiveness towards toys, bones, or stolen objects)
  • Territorial Behaviour (e.g. barking at the doorbell, chasing people or other dogs away from the property, fence fighting)

After you register for a session, you will complete a comprehensive history form for Chelsea to read before the session. That way, she can get right to work helping you and your dog have a better future, rather than spending the whole time learning about your dog’s past. This saves you time and money.

During the session, Chelsea will ask you some additional questions during the first portion to get a complete picture of your dog’s issue(s). After that, she will teach you how to use the most appropriate, modern, dog-friendly techniques, based on what is the best fit for your dog and your family. She will create a training plan for you to be able to review the topics covered during the session.

The initial lesson is 90 minutes long and is $135. Each one-hour lesson after that is $100. Private lessons must be completed within six months of purchase – book now.