We are known for our work with fear-aggression and general reactivity. Laura’s bestselling book has helped tens of thousands of owners to connect with their reactive dogs and teach new skills for calmer, more social behavior.
If you’re reluctant to walk your dog where you’ll encounter others, or if answering the door is an exercise in loud frustration and embarrassment, let us help both ends of the leash.
We offer three scaled programs to help your dog learn to collect and calm himself. All three require owner participation and training at home.
Package pricing is available on weekdays. Weekend sessions are charged at the individual session rate, except in cases where the trainer can offer a trigger training session on a weekend at the package rate, subject to availability.
Package pricing is available for weekdays. Weekend sessions are charged at the individual session rate. Rates include 20 miles of roundtrip travel to the dog, after which a nominal mileage fee of $0.50/mile is charged. See our policies.
So you’ll fix my dog?
That depends on what you mean by “fix.” Our goal is to teach the dog (and handler!) new reactions to previously triggering situations, but this does not necessarily mean he can turn into someone he’s not. Some dogs just don’t enjoy dog parks or close hugging, and we need to respect that. All dogs are individuals and have genetic and individual proclivities and preferences. But dogs can learn to tolerate veterinary handling or passing other dogs on walks. Just as a recovered alcoholic should not return to drinking, some dogs should not be placed in situations they cannot handle, but all dogs can improve from where they start.
Does this mean you’ll train my dog for me?
No. We may do sessions with your dog to give him the benefit of a skilled handler who already knows how to support and reinforce the behaviors we want, but that is an extra aid, not a replacement for working with the person who is going to be with him for the rest of his life in those situations which were difficult for him. Practicing with your dog is essential to continued success.