BEHAVIOR EVALUATIONS & TRAINING
Private In home consultations involve meeting in your home, to evaluate your dog and the relationship with family members and the environment the dog lives in. A behavior and health history is collected, while reviewing goals, safety, in home and out of the home management, physiological development, how to solve behavior problems and how to prevent them, equipment etc. The in home consultation is a first step to address common behavior problems such as:
- Aggressive behavior toward other dogs and/or people, destructive behavior, anxiety, house manners, separation anxiety, resource guarding (food, location, people etc.), leash reactivity and dog to dog issues, destruction of items etc. We specialize in fear based behavior, with or without the aggression component. After the initial consultation we can help you with a behavior modification plan to improve the situation.
- Common desired behaviors and cues: sit, down, place, wait, watch, recall.
- General manners: threshold boundaries (doors, vehicles etc.), counter surfing, attention seeking behaviors, jumping up, walking on leash, chewing.
***If aggressive behavior is present and younger children and teens are part of the home environment, it is mandatory that we meet with them and they are present during a consult. The same applies for adult members of the family that have been involved in problematic behavior and/or live in the household. ***
Location and travel information: X Learning K9s LLC, is located in Davis County. Consultations are held in your home or at my home, depending on the problem at hand. A standard $25 travel fee applies to anywhere within Davis County. Outside of Davis County the travel fess is $ 55 (Great Salt Lake areas, Utah County Weber County, Cash Valley County, Box Elder County etc.).
Private Training Rates:
Basic training sessions: they involve basic puppy or dog manners and minor behavioral issues (such as house training, jumping, digging, food stealing, etc.) or basic obedience ( sit, stay, down, leash walking, boundaries work etc.) are $95 per hour. Training sessions may last anywhere from 1 to 1 ½ hours
Aggressive Behavior: Anything involving aggression and behaviors that are the results of anxiety issues (fear based behavior, non-clinical separation anxiety, aggression toward dogs and/or people, fearful behavior, etc.) require a two hour initial consultation. Cost for the two hour initial session is $195 (a $95 deposit is due upon registration to reserve spot, remaining amount due the day of the session).
Follow-up sessions: they are scheduled depending on owner availability and the issues at hand. A behavior change plan will be given and the owner will need to work with the companion animal on a daily basis. When significant aggression is present we strongly advise not to wait to booking follow up sessions. Aggressive behavior means liability and we want to make sure that our clients are given the tool to safely keep and live with their companion animals. Follow up sessions are $95 per hour.
Evaluations write-ups: While we have moved away from write-ups for court cases (private owner, rescues or other needs) on a regular basis we still can provide them when needed. Please ask if such a service is needed.
***We accept cash, check, and Pay Pal payments (required for deposit). Payment with Pay Pal is higher due to credit card company fees. If a check is preferred it has to be sent in a timely manner, in order to reserve a consultation, board & train services and other services. For services requiring a deposit, half of the total price is to be paid through PayPal in order to book***
***All training programs and program prices subject to change. X Learning K9s LLC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason. **