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Behavior & Welfare Consultation
Our initial 90-min consultation is designed to learn all we can about you and your animal companion, with a specific focus on your current needs and your long-term goals.
We work with you to design a detailed and individualized path to success, and can often jump right into some hands-on learning during this session!
The consultation fee covers two-way travel up to 45min, the 90 minute in-person session, creating the behavioral plan and resource library, and any communication about this plan and its implementation for the two weeks following.
Click "Let's Get Started" to fill out our consultation questionnaire. Once we receive it, we will email you to schedule your consultation!
One Step at a Time
For those who are looking to understand their canine companions, learn how to meet their needs, teach them key skills to make life together harmonious and joyful, boost their confidence to prepare them for the human world, and modify or create non aggression-related behaviors.
Have you ever seen someone who just seems to have an organic connection with their dog? A relationship where communication seems clear and fluid, and everyone seems happy? One Step at a Time is all about empowering you and your pup to be that team!
We have two goals in this program:
1. Establish and grow all the invaluable skills your canine companion needs to navigate life in a health, resilient, joyful, and safe manner.
2. Teach you how to hear and speak with your dog, empower you with a whole toolbox of techniques, and provide you with the framework needed for lifelong confident decision making!
Canine Behavioral Therapy
Aggressive and reactive behaviors are deeply rooted in emotion, mental health, and life experience. Because of this, the diagnosing and modifying of these behaviors requires deeper knowledge, skill, and nuance than your average program.
We are happy to provide educated and experienced guidance to help you and your dog navigate these challenges.
In our CBT Program, we take a step-by-step approach that teaches you how to prevent and avoid emergencies, manage your pup's big feelings in a safe and efficient manner, make space for your own healing, and create long-term lasting changes by bringing healing and learning to the root causes of the behaviors instead of putting a band aid on the symptoms.
Lodge & Learn
Our welfare-first Lodge & Learn program provides a safe and enriching environment where your pup will experience joy-filled, effective, and individualized care and training.
For pups coming to Lodge & Learn with a healthy baseline, our primary goals will be to create a solid foundation made up of imperative life skills and to teach and strengthen selected cues.
The minimum stay for this type of L&L is 1 week.
For pups who come to Lodge & Learn with behaviors rooted in fear, stress, panic, and other mental and emotional health-related spaces, the primary goal is to observe, decompress, and possibly diagnose (by partnering with our team of professionals) the root cause of you and your pup's challenges. We can then prioritize skills and cues, create the necessary foundation for continued success, and craft a welfare and behavior plan tailored to you and your pup.
The minimum stay for this type of L&L is 2 weeks.
Any Lodge & Learn Program will require four in-home follow up lessons to ensure you and your pup can apply these skills in your personalized daily life. These lessons are offered at a discounted rate of $25 off each lesson.
Trainer Takes the "Lead"
These one-on-one sessions between your pup and us are ideal for jump-starting learning, boosting progress, adding enrichment to your pup's week, or ensuring training takes place when you are booked solid with work and other responsibilities.
We require a consultation prior to participation in these sessions, as well as at least one lesson with a guardian present for every two Trainer Takes the Lead sessions.
We offer both "on-site" sessions, which will take place in your home or neighborhood, and "off-site" sessions which can take place at parks, stores, or other public locations.
Each session is tailored to the needs of you and your pup, and our plan for the day is designed around what will set them up to succeed!
After each session you will receive photos and/or videos as well as a written synopsis of what we accomplished!
Shelter & Rescue Support
We are incredibly grateful for the work done by shelters and rescues around the globe, and are honored to support these amazing teams in their missions.
We would be happy to assist with a variety of needs including but not limited to:
Behavioral consulting and hands-on training for specific in-need animals.
Educating and developing practical skills for staff, volunteers, and fosters.
Program consultation and development. These programs include things like establishing resource libraries for in-house and the public, enrichment programs, and behavior protocols.
As we know resources for shelters and rescues can be limited, we are happy to offer our services at a discounted rate.
If your shelter or rescue is in need, please email us for support.