In-Home Behavior Consulting

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If Your Dog Has a Troubling Behavior, Relax! 

 Christine has helped hundreds of clients resolve troubling behavior issues and is referred by veterinarians, colleagues, shelters, rescues and clients to help with behaviors such as:


  • Aggression toward humans
  • Aggression toward other dogs or animals
  • Leash reactivity
  • Separation distress/anxiety/attachment
  • Resource guarding
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Abnormal behaviors such as obsessive tail chasing, spinning, excessive licking, air snapping, light chasing 
  • Shy or fearful behavior
  • Impulse control 
  • Excessive barking, jumping, chewing, digging
  • Nipping, snapping, growling
  • House soiling
  • Unruly behavior, hyperactivity


When Should You Call Christine For Help?

As soon as you notice a concerning change in behavior.  Don't wait, the sooner the behavior cause is identified and addressed, the better for everyone!  This minimizes your stress and your dog's stress, and will help build and strengthen your relationship.  


Christine's expertise as a Certified Behavior Consultant makes her uniquely qualified to assess, identify and modify a wide range of challenging behaviors.  She will help you understand your dog's concerning behavior and its underlying cause in a clear and concise manner.  This is an important first step in developing a sensible behavior, training and management plan that is designed to produce real results. 


How Long Is a Behavior Consultation?

Consultations are typically 90 minutes long, but can run longer based on your dog's behavioral issue.


What Training Methods Are Used?

Christine uses science-based training techniques (the study of dog, its behaviors and how it learns) based on positive training principles.  She never uses aversive training equipment or harsh corrections and is an advocate for the humane treatment of animals.


How Do I Prepare For an Behavior Consultation?

All behavior consultations require that you complete the "Behavioral History Questionnaire" located at the bottom of this page.  The questionnaire has many questions and serves as a foundation for your upcoming consultation.  It is important that you answer the questions thoroughly.  Once the questionnaire is received, Christine will contact you to schedule an appointment and provide you with additional instructions for your consultation. 


What Can I Expect During a Behavior Consultation?

Christine will have reviewed the completed questionnaire prior to your scheduled appointment and will discuss the content with you at the consultation.  Afterwards, she will observe your dog's behavior and his/her interaction with you and family members, and will work with you to implement an appropriate plan to address and modify your dog's behavior.


What Happens After The Behavior Consultation?

A one-hour follow-up session is typically recommended 1-2 weeks after the initial consultation to assess progress and/or make adjustments to the plan.  Additional one-hour sessions are contingent upon your comfort level and your dog's behavioral response.  Christine will, of course, provide you with complete support during the behavior modification via email or phone, and has many ongoing support plans available if needed.


How Much Does a Behavior Consultation Cost?

Consulting fees start at $150.  Travel fee may apply.

This questionnaire is to be completed for all behavior consultations: