Here are some of our most commonly asked questions:
Why can't I buy some of the services on your site?
We don't want clients to be able to mistakenly purchase the incorrect service for their dog. Behavior clients cannot participate in regular training sessions as they are specifically assigned to our Canine Behavior Consultant(s). Training clients would be wasting their resources (ie: money) if they purchased behavior sessions, since those sessions require a more specifically designed behavior management and training plan than their dog actually requires. If you believe your access has been restricted incorrectly, please reach out to us using the contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the difference between a Dog Trainer, Canine Behavior Consultant, and a Veterinary Behaviorist?
Here is a brief rundown of the differences and overlapping skills sets of these three specialized skill sets.
- Teaches basic obedience
- Can help with socializing
- Teaching tricks
- Teaching dog sports like agility or flyball
- Teaching dogs jobs like rescue, detection, or retrieving
- Teaching service or therapy dogs
- Working on unruly behaviors like jumping, barking, or pulling on walks
Canine Behavior Consultants:
- Work with unusual or abnormally intense behaviors like obsessive barking, fence fighting, or resource guarding
- Work on injurious behaviors like biting
- Help with problems relating to fear or anxiety
- Often works in partnership with a veterinary behaviorist. Think of this like the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist who work together to help solve problematic behaviors and ways of thinking.
- Help with behaviors not typical to dogs including extreme aggression
- Help with behaviors that are typical but are performed to an extreme degree or extreme frequency
- Help with injurious behaviors like biting
- Can diagnose and treat underlying medical issues which may be causing or worsening undesirable behavior
- Can diagnose and treat underlying emotional disorders