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This consultation is geared towards puppies, adolescent dogs, new rescues, dog guardians that want to learn how to communicate with their dogs, and dog obedience!
In this, consultation we’ll go over your complete history (training, medical, socialization), training goals and needs, our philosophy and methodology and develop a customized training plan.
45 minutes | Starting at : $175
A dog is not aggressive, nor is a human, they are showing an emotional response to a stimulus in the environment. That being said, this is a session dedicated to getting all of the pertinent information to help us help you and your dog.
We will collect a thorough current and history of training, health, veterinary care, socialization, enrichment, as well as a detailed incident report, and go over your training goals, our training and methodology, and develop a customized training plan.
Reactivity and aggression are behaviors, not personality traits.
1.5 hours | Starting at $300
I cannot stress how integral of a role they played in helping me raise my German shepherd puppy. My puppy is still learning, as I am as well, but everywhere we go my puppy gets compliments on how sweet and well behaved she is! Their approach to training is supported by science and it’s force free. I’m super grateful for reaching out to them for their services! I highly highly recommend them!
ill is absolutely the best. She is not just training your dog. She is teaching you to understand your dog and communicate better. We have 2 dogs. One has been adopted very recently and needed some help. Jill was so patient and so kind with her. At some point she worked with both of our dogs. Now our dogs get along better, behave better and we could not be happier.
Ginger has progressed so much over the course of the sessions we've had, but so have my partner and I as dog owners! It's clear that Jill cares not just about her work during our sessions, but the continued quality of life for the dogs and owners she works with.
We are not in the business of fixing dogs, only in the business of helping humans to help their dogs. Behavior is complicated and nuanced; there is also no way of giving any timeline or promise to any behavior change. We are here to help; we can promise that. If, after a consultation, we believe that behavior is something we cannot handle, we will refer to someone more qualified to handle your case, often a veterinary behaviorist.
We handle all training questions in our consultations and training sessions; we do not train via email or phone.
I am certified in applied animal behavior through The University of Washington and certified Karen Pryor Academy for Animal training and behavior, which means that I went through extensive education to be at the level I’m at in my craft. It was important to me to be the best at my craft.
Since switching to positive reinforcement, I have been entrenched in courses and education! I believe in giving the utmost respect to all living beings and their handlers by educating myself wholeheartedly on my work. It’s so detrimental that our industry isn’t regulated; anyone can say they are a dog trainer or behaviorist—But what does that mean? It means they’ve had a dog or handled one—Maybe.
The damage I’ve seen done to animals in the name of training is horrible and often irreversible. I will make it my quest to share my knowledge with those who want it.
What is most important to me is to be the best advocate I can be for animals and humans. Training without education is not enough; there is so much to learn and many mistakes you can make if you’re not careful. I have seen and worked on the other side of science, and it’s harmful and unethical.
While punishment does absolutely decrease behavior (we all have experienced this in school or at home) —— Does it actually work to change behavior? Punishment is not training. It’s a short-term fix that will only lead to pain, fear, and confusion for our animals and humans.
Punishment is suppressing the behavior, creating fear, and not allowing our learners to express their emotions. If dogs are pulling on the leash, we need to figure out what is happening in the environment that is making them pull, then we can set up training to help them. If your dog is fearful or anxious about an unknown or distracting environment, they will pull.
This behavior is often involuntary, as they speed up their walking, when they’re nervous or excited. This is the time that all of the yanking on the leash would happen… While your dog is experiencing stress. What are you doing to their mental state? You’re making them more anxious and fearful!