Behavior Modification

Is your dog having behavior problems?  We have SOLUTIONS!

Behavior problems typically gets worse over time, not better, so it is important to address them at the start of the issue.  Behavior issues are complex so two dogs may display similar unwanted behaviors, but the causes and solutions may be a bit different.  Arrange a Behavior Consultation with Eileen and receive certified, experienced help in your own home at a time that is convenient for you to begin addressing your dog's unwanted behaviors. 

The dog training industry and the terms "trainer" and "behaviorist" are unregulated, so anyone can open up a business and work with dogs.  Many trainers use quick-fix methods, such as shock collars (often called stim/remote/e-collars), prong collars, choke collars, and leash jerks to the collar that initially appear to stop the aggressive behavior, only for the dog's behavior to worsen exponentially in the long term.  What they do not tell people is that their dog will always have to wear the shock or prong collar (to remain under the threat of punishment) to hopefully keep the unwanted behaviors at suppressed.  It is essential to address the root causes of unwanted behaviors, taking into account the whole dog -- to include health, genetics, past experiences, fear, anxiety, socialization, environment, or other factors -- that may need addressed to resolve the issue in the long term.  Otherwise, the behavior issues will continue to resurface and worsen in the future.  

 

Eileen is a fully certified dog behavior consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and will address your dog's aggression issues with positive and humane methods.  Eileen uses behavior modification through positive reinforcement/reward-based training to change the undesirable behaviors that your dog exhibits.  Reward-based methods are the exclusive methods recommended by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) for addressing behavior issues including severe aggressionThis involves teaching your dog new, more desirable behavior patterns, creating positive emotional associations with triggers that cause fear/anxiety/stress, and ultimately teaching him to make better choices.  Eileen will NEVER instill fear, intimidate, or cause your dog pain through the use of shock collars, prong collars, or leash corrections.  She gathers information to learn why your dog is displaying aggression and will create specific training and protocols unique to you and your household to manage and/or modify the behavior(s).

will create specific training and protocols unique to you and your household to manage and/or modify the behavior(s).

 

Behavior Issues include but are not limited to:

  • Separation Distress or Anxiety

  • Noise sensitivities or phobias

  • Chewing and Destructive behaviors

  • Compulsive behaviors

  • Aggression toward people, dogs or cats

  • Nervousness

  • Leash reactivity

  • Territorial behavior

  • Possessive behavior

  • Fear of dogs/people/cats

  • Marking

  • Chewing

  • Digging

  • Running away

  • Herding behaviors in inappropriate contexts

  • Eating rocks, poop, or other scavenging

  • Resource Guarding

  • Nipping or Biting

What will happen during a Two-Hour Behavior Consultation?

  • Gather information on your dog's behavior, social, medical, and training history

  • Discuss your goals and concerns 

  • Observe and evaluate your dog

  • Provide helpful suggestions and information

  • Discuss options for behavior modification 

  • Discuss safety &/or management strategies

  • Develop a behavior modification plan

  • Begin training/behavior modification

  • Eileen will work with your veterinarian or veterinary behaviorist as needed to help you and your dog reach your behavior goals

Eileen provides in-person Behavior Consultations to clients located in the greater Las Vegas and Henderson areas in Nevada, as well as Lake Las Vegas, Boulder City and Indian Springs (additional fee).  She also provides Online Virtual appointments for clients worldwide.  In-person behavior consultations are $225 and two hours in length.  Follow-up appointments are one hour in length and $120 each, and continue every two weeks until issues resolve.  Online Virtual behavior consultations are $180 and 1.5 hours in length.  

Begin your dog's transformation today!

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