We will give you an overview of training starter steps, management, and other possible options based on your particular situation and needs.
* Some aggression and more complex cases must be handled by Jill and first appointments set up in Westfield.
NEW YEAR SPECIAL! Schedule a consult with new trainer Damiana Gonzalez and receive a $20.00 discount.
1 hour and 40 minutes evaluating and discussing your dog.
0 – 10 miles - $190 (There will be an extra $60.00 charge for behavior consults involving 2 or more dogs. Appointment will run 20 to 30 minutes longer)
11 – 20 miles - $215 (There will be an extra $70.00 charge for behavior consults involving 2 or more dogs. Appointment will run 20 to 30 minutes longer)
1 hour Private Lessons after completing Behavior Consult.
0 – 10 miles - $115
11 – 20 miles - $135
What it is: Review of Canine Questionnaire and pre-consult phone interview. Interview with owner and other family members within the home. An evaluation, interaction, and observation of dog’s behavior within the home and/or neighborhood. A discussion and summary of training and management recommendations as well as other available options to improve dog’s behavior. We will give you informational and detailed handouts pertaining to everything we have discussed. Depending on the behavior issue, we may also get you started on some hands on training exercises.
We offer Behavior Modification Training Plans for all areas of behavioral problems as well as compassionate and caring counseling services to help you make the best decision for you, your family, and your dog. Fear, aggression, food & object guarding, separation anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorders may not be resolved through one or two sessions with a trainer. These behavioral problems may take a lot of time, effort, patience, and commitment. We understand how overwhelmed you may feel, and we have helped countless families feel empowered in the direction they take for their dog.
If during the consult it is decided that your dog falls into one or more of these categories, the level of severity will be assessed and thoroughly explained. You will be given all possible options for your situation, including non-training options as well. Quality of life and safety issues for all humans and animals involved in the household is taken into consideration when discussing all available options.
We are based out of Westfield, Massachusetts. We serve communities throughout Hampden and Hampshire counties of Western MA, as well as the communities surrounding Granby and Simsbury, Connecticut.
Are you outside our service area? We offer 1-1/2 hour behavior consults at Sandy Meadow Farm Dog Obedience School in Westfield, MA. We do out of area in-home appointments on a case by case basis.