In-Home Behavior Consulting

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Dogology Canine Behavior and Training

Why Choose Christine? 

 Not all trainers and training methods are alike!  Anyone can call themselves a dog trainer.   Christine has passed the rigorous certification process through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) for Certified Behavior Consultant Canine and Certified Professional Dog Trainer.  She 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


If Your Dog Has a Troubling Behavior, Relax!  

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 sensible behavior, training and management plans designed to produce real results using positive, force-free methods. 


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.  


What Training Methods Are Used?

Christine uses science-based training techniques (the study of dog, its behaviors and how it learns) that always support positive, force-free 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. 


How Long Is a Behavior Consultation?

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


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 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?

Consultation fees can vary depending on travel charge, but start at $150.

This questionnaire is to be completed for all behavior consultations, assessments/evaluations: 

Behavioral History Questionnaire

Remote Behavior Consulting

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Phone, Skype or FaceTime

 This is especially convenient for people with time constraints, who live further away or out of state.  


Not all behavioral problems are appropriate for a  Remote Phone, Skype or a FaceTime consultation.  Christine will make that determination after questionnaire review.


How Do I Prepare For a Remote Behavior Consultation?

You prepare for a remote consultation the same as an in-home consultation, beginning with completing the "Behavioral History Questionnaire" located at the bottom of the previous page.


How Long is a Remote Behavior Consultation?

Remote consultations are 60 minutes long.  Additional  30-minute support consults are available as needed.


What Can I Expect During a Remote Behavior Consultation?

Christine will have reviewed the completed questionnaire prior to your scheduled appointment, discuss the content with you during the consult and outline a behavior plan based on your dog's specific issue(s), and provide supporting materials as needed.  If you select a Skype or FaceTime consult, she may ask to observe your dog.   


What Happens After a Remote Behavior Consultation?

Christine will provide you with email support during the behavior modification process.  Additional 30-minute support consults are available as needed.


How Much Does a Remote Behavior Consultation Cost?

60-minute consultation - $100

30-minute support consult - $55


To schedule a Remove Behavior Consultation, please click on the following link:

Remote Behavior Consultation