Do you have a dog you might call difficult? We can help! Our initial behavior consulting is done in the comfort of your home, if you live in the Sioux Falls area.

If you do not live in Sioux Falls, contact us here: What does a behavioral consult look like?

What does a Behavioral Consult look like?

We ask the whole family is home and able to participate. . These typically take 60-90 minutes as they involve collecting historical information, observing the pet(s), providing you with basic management and safety guidelines. Furthermore, we provide an outline of what treatment for these behaviors is likely to include for future appointments. All of our behavior modification plans are rooted in modern science- based protocols developed by the best in the industry. We also want you to note, we prefer a team approach, when appropriate, we may recommend a veterinary visit. We do this as we want to work alongside your veterinary team to know they have ruled out any underlying medical conditions. Some of the behaviors we can help with include:

Some of the behaviors we can help with include:

  • Aggression to Other Dogs
  • Aggression to People
  • Anxiety
  • House Soiling
  • Fearful
  • Shy or reserved
  • Resource Guarding
  • Separation Issues
  • Lack of impulse control
  • Excitability

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Our initial behavior consulting is $145. Follow up sessions are $100 per session, if consultating or training has been on going in the last 30 days.

Please note: the quantity of follow up individual training sessions recommended will likely vary from pet to pet based on the complexity of the behavior concerns, goals set, and the rate of which progress is being made. Lastly, behavior change does take time and effort on behalf of the whole family. Please make sure are able to committ the necessary time each day to work with your dog on our behavior modification plan.

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Dog Trainer Maggie Pearson working with dogs at Best Friends Animal Society