Canine Behavior Counseling & Orientation Programs
I know how frustrating it can be when your dog exhibits behaviors that seem beyond your control. I can help you make sense of your dog's behavior and design a program that will replace undesirable, inappropriate behaviors with more desirable ones.
I offer training for problem issues such as:
- Growling over food or toys (resource guarding)
An initial 1 1/2 hour evaluation is required so I can build a training plan that is appropriate for you and your dog. I will come to your home and take a detailed case history. After the evaluation, a customized training program is created which will be based on your dog's level of need.
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Whether it be a rescue dog, puppy, or any creature in between, management is the key to a successful integration into your home and family. I will make sure you are well prepared for your new arrival.
New Puppy or Rescue Dog Orientation
Congratulations on welcoming your new dog into your household! This can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful if you are not prepared or lack the right tools. I provide a personality assessment, management and training tips, and lots of literature. I will also help you puppy proof your home and give you solid information on how to housetrain and socialize your new puppy or rescue dog.
Canine Behavior Counseling
"If someone has a reactive dog I highly recommend North Fork School for Dogs. I had a leash reactive dog and with guidance and instructions from Asha, and hard work, I was able to walk my Girl anywhere without her reacting." Deborah and Holly, Southold
Behavior Change Package Example
if your dog is leash reactive or fearful of other dogs on walks, a training plan would look something like this:
Learn the mechanics of how to carefully expose your dog to fearful stimuli. I will show you the proper timing and how to judge your dog's body language to determine your dog's comfort level around other dogs. From there, the systematic training with exposure begins.
Practice new learned technique at home or in your dog's familiar environment (neighborhood walk) using a decoy dog or familiar neighborhood dog.
Exposure to other dogs in an unfamiliar environment (We might meet at a dog park, shopping center or other place).
Continuation of exposure to other dogs, working on decreasing reactivity and furthering your dog's coping skills.