CONSULTATIONS

In home consultations 

Consultations are provided in the pet owner’s home.  We see clients all over Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC..  This helps us understand the pet’s environment and meet with the family to view the dynamics surrounding the dog or cat.  After a detailed behavioral history and evaluation, pet owners are given our assessment of the problem with written recommendations for solving it. Pet owners receive help in a supportive, professional, and objective manner. Our positive program includes recommendations that are practical, scientifically based, and effective.   Contact us to get more information and a quote for your pet’s issues.

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Custom Behavior Plans:  Our treatment plans consist of a variety of positive and proven behavior modification and behavior management techniques.  Treatment plans are customized to your pet’s issues and may include a combination of effective behavior modification, environmental modification, positive training, stress reduction and anxiety, fear or aggression management.  We offer phone, email, and in-person follow up plans.

Positive and Effective:  Our focus is, and always has been, a positive program that will help you build a healthy relationship with your pet.  You can rest easy; our programs do not rely on aversive techniques, force methods, shock collars, or harsh punishment.  Your pet will thank you for choosing us!

Follow up plans:  Since most behavior problems did not start overnight, they may not resolve overnight.  This is why we encourage our clients to follow up with us on a regular basis.  We are available by phone, email, or in-home visits, depending on your pet’s issues and your follow up preferences.

Have you visited your vet?  A recent medical evaluation including any relevant diagnostic testing performed by your veterinarian is recommended prior to your consultation or soon after, to rule out medical conditions that may be contributing to the behavior problem.

Not in our travel area?   If you are not in our local travel area (we see clients in Northern Virginia, most of DC and parts of Maryland), we may be able to help via a phone/email consultation.  We cannot help with long distance serious dog aggression (dog bite cases) since it is important to see these dogs in person.

Contact us for a quote:  Our fees vary depending on the type of pet, type of problem, and your location.   We are very affordable compared to the rates of several competitors in our area.   Contact us to get more information and a quote for your pet’s behavior issues.