East Bay puppy training
We can help you with...

  • Puppy training and socialization

  • Fear and anxiety

  • Reactivity toward people or other dogs

  • Separation anxiety

  • Resource guarding

  • Jumping/mouthing behaviors

  • Leash-walking

  • Impulse control

  • Basic manners and foundation cues

In addition to the issues listed above, I can help you address a variety of behaviors your dog may be struggling with. I prioritize providing personalized individual attention to each private client I work with, and specialize in positive reinforcement and clicker training methods. 

Services include online virtual behavior consultations and coaching sessions. We can meet through apps such as Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime. We can also use recorded videos of your dog to assess and treat your dog's behavior outside of the home. All sessions begin with an Initial Consultation. Rates and details for each training option are listed below. 

 

Initial Consultation (Online)

$150 for 1.5-2 hours

 

I will gain as much information about your dog as possible and assess your long and short-term goals. You will be given immediate practical advice to manage and prevent the behaviors from getting worse. I will then create a training plan tailored to fit both your dog's issues and your family's needs. From there, we will discuss how many private sessions would be the most beneficial for your dog.

Private Coaching (Online)

$90-$130/hour depending on consultation assessment

 

After we've met at the Initial Consultation, we can set up private coaching sessions where I continue to meet online with you to coach you how to train your dog. Typically sessions are once a week and last 1 hour. This is a good option for owners who have the time and ability to work consistently on their own with their dogs. 

Photos by Sachiko Eubanks

 
Getting Started

Before signing up for sessions with ANY trainer, it is important to understand how they will be teaching you to train and interact with your dog to make sure it is a good fit. Below are a few articles and videos that show the type of positive reinforcement training I use with dogs. With Choose Positive Dog Training, you can rest assured knowing that your dog is being trained with up-to-date researched methods using positive reinforcement and clicker training principles. If you feel comfortable with these methods after reviewing the information below, I'd love to hear from you to discuss setting up an Initial Consultation. 

Articles

Dominance and Dog Training

by The Association of Professional Dog Trainers

 

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers wishes to inform the dog owning public about the ramifications of a reliance on dominance theory as it relates to understanding dogs, interpreting their behavior, and living harmoniously with our canine companions.

Progressive Reinforcement Training

by Dogmantics Dog Training

 

A type of animal training exists that involves no forms of intimidation, confrontation, violence, reprimands, or domination. This non-violent type of training has gone under many names: “Clicker Training,” “Positive Training,” “Positive Reinforcement Training,” and “Reward Training,” among others.   There is a need for a more specific, more accurate, more inspirational term. 

Videos

10 Behavior Problems Solved!

Courtesy of Sarah Owings

 

Here's is a compilation of success stories and inspirational moments, showing that clicker training is not just for tricks!. Each of these dogs were trained with 100% force free, reinforcement-based strategies. No "pack leader" needed! 

How to Stop Unwanted Behavior

Courtesy of Kikopup

 

I can empathize with pet parents who may be thinking "I am all for positive reinforcement, but what am I supposed to do when my dog is doing something I don’t want her to do?!"   A simple effective solution is to choose a positive, friendly noise that you can use to get your dog’s attention, called a positive interrupter. You can also read Choose Positive Dog Training's blog article about the Positive Interrupter.