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Pre-Training Evaluation


A pre-training evaluation is required for dogs struggling with fear or aggression issues to make sure my training programs would be a good fit. The evaluation lasts approximately 75 minutes.


The evaluation will cover:

  • Your dog's behavior history

  • Observation of your dog's behavior 

  • Some management and basic training skills to get you started

  • Discussion of prognosis and next steps

If your dog is a good fit for the Let's Be Friends training program, the evaluation will count as the first session and this fee will be incorporated into the total package fee. 

Let's Be Friends!


This program consists of seven 45 minute in-home sessions and includes:

  • Introduction to reward-based training and using a clicker

  • Defensive leash handling skills

  • Management skills to set your dog up for success

  • Finding out your dog's triggers, personal space needs and thresholds

  • Focus and calming exercises

  • Redirection and disengagement techniques

  • Advice on calming aids or supplements (if necessary)

  • Proper greetings

  • Muzzle training (if necessary)*

  • A visit to a dog-friendly public space when your dog is ready

Personalized notes and progress reports are included with every session, as well as free help via email or phone during program enrollment.

* For dogs with a bite or fight history, muzzle training is required.


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