Los Angeles Dog Behavior Solutions
What is a dog consultation or dog behavior consultation?
A consultation is the right choice for you if you want to concentrate on one behavior issue. We discuss what you want before our meeting. When we meet, we assess the cause of the problem and give you practical, clear-cut steps and solutions which bring about positive change by giving you a program tailored to your lifestyle and your dog.
What’s the difference between a consultation
and dog training?
In a consultation, we meet and we find out more about what exactly is going on with your dog. Then we concentrate on what is called management, which are things you can do to prevent your dog’s behavior from happening or encourage the behavior to happen.
For example, if your dog always barks out the window at people or dogs passing by, you can cover the window or prevent him from entering the room. That’s management. Also included in management is giving your dog other things to do rather than what you don’t want him to do to occupy his mind so that he doesn’t feel the need to bark.
Management differs from training, which is to train your dog not to bark when someone passes by even though he is looking out the window. Management is changing the environment so he won’t do something. Training is teaching him to do something else.
What are your fees for the consultation?
Fees are determined by the time and distance involved but begin at $275 in West Los Angeles and selected surrounding areas. Consultations are generally 1.5 hours, which we can extend at a pro rated hourly rate. If more lessons are needed, you may take our six-hour program. Fees vary depending on distance.
What are common behavior issues we work with in dog consultations?
- Adjusting to children and babies
- Aggression (some exceptions apply)
- Bolting out of doors and gates
- Car sickness and car behavior
- Chasing animals, bikes, or people
- Choosing a Dog or Puppy
- Fearfulness and shyness
- Fence jumping
- Garbage raiding
- Guarding toys or food
- House soiling or potty training — and you receive a free copy of my book
- Jumping on people, furniture, etc.
- Marking territory with urine
- Multiple dogs (sibling jealousy or rivalry)
- Pet Loss
- Potty training
- Preparing your dog for a new baby
- Pulling on a leash
- Puppy socialization
- Renting and moving with a dog
- Running away
- Separation anxiety (We have had great success with this program. Click here for our Separation Anxiety Program for more information.)
- Stool eating
Doggie Manners Los Angeles Puppy Dog Training
12021 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, California 90025